Right now DICE, the guys behind Battlefield, are busy making the long-awaited sequel to Star Wars Battlefront. It’s a game that many have been clamouring for for nearly ten years. Though original developer Pandemic was shuttered, there was going to be a Battlefront III from Timesplitters developer Free Radical – but it was cancelled at the eleventh hour. That hasn’t stopped images and footage of the game escaping in to the wild. Here’s some more.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is out locally today, while well-connected PC gamers laugh at you from the safety of their massive bandwidth allowances. It’s pretty much more Borderlands 2, which means more guns and oddball humour in the end. It also means more references to films, television and tropes of ye older days of pop culture. And trust me, the Pre-sequel has many Easter eggs waiting to be discovered.
For all of our advances in console and PC hardware, there’s still something attractive about the good old-fashioned arcade that vomits out lights and sounds like it’s going out of style. And that could be because arcades sure as hell know how to create a singular experience based on a particular game. Take for instance the new Star Wars Battle Pod arcade games. Now that’s one game that I’d like to do a Kessel Run in.
Star Wars games in the past pretty much had the opportunity to craft whatever story they wanted to. It’s how we got gems like Jedi Outcast, The Force Unleashed and Dark Forces. It’s an approach that is also responsible for turkeys such as Force Commander, Masters of Teras Kasi and that horrid Obi-Wan game. Expect this expanded universe approach to be jettisoned however, as all future Star Wars games tie directly into the official canon.
Almost a year ago, I told you about Tiny Death Star, the first Star Wars game to be released since Disney took ownership of the IP. It was cute, fun and addictive, and I hope you played it while it was available because it has been pulled from the App Store and Google Play without warning, even to the developers.
A couple of weeks ago, I reckoned that The Sims 4 was a damn fine game, but one that was quite lacking extra features. It’s a side of the game that veterans will feel is lacklustre. But fear not! Content is on the way. Heck, this content is even free, which makes me wonder where the real EA is and if this imposter can stay for longer.
I don’t think anyone has experienced great space combat in gaming untile they’ve played at least one Star Wars game AND GET BACK IN YOUR HOLE STARLANCER!..Ahem. The Star Wars Rogue Squadron games are great examples of the genre, from PC all the way to the Gamecube. A new version of that revered genre was on the way to PC. Was.
A lot of games are getting announced in these weeks leading up to E3 - it's making me worried that the awesome reveal and surprise at the event will be diminished. However, EA will be showing off some new things - any guess as to what?
I like to think that Lazygamer.net provides a healthy working environment, but chances are, anyone at any time can and will go psycho in our offices, forcing you to shoot first. And judging by the fact that we’ve had a freezing chamber installed for “beers”, our next red-shirted intern could suffer a cruel fate soon.
After getting pushed out of leaving Naughty Dog, Amy Hennig grabbed the cool job of creative director on Visceral Games' Star Wars game. Now, she seems to have picked up some new talent, teasing that there may be even more on the way.
According to science, about roughly 87% of all Star Wars games have featured the sister-kissing hero of the Rebel Alliance, Luke Skywalker, in the lead role. That’s not bad, but there happen to be plenty of other characters who deserved a shot at having their own game. Like Darth Maul, who had a title in development that was tragically vivisected.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, one former writer and creative director of the Uncharted franchise decided to head back to EA to start work on a Star Wars game…