Star Wars Tag

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 17 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 15 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Oct 2014

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.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 23 Aug 2014

The Internet, and by extension, the world, is a strange place filled with odd creatures known as human beings. Their actions make zero sense at least half of the time, which means zilch (0 x 1/2 = 0). You can’t fight with those numbers, my maths is sound!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Jul 2014

Star Wars Battlefront may be on the way, but it’s still going to be a long, long time before we get to play the game. And that could be because EA wants it to launch in time for the next cinematic chapter of Star Wars.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 May 2014

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.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 May 2014

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?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 14 Apr 2014

I like to think that 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.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Apr 2014

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.