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Execution Versus Ideas: Another Cancelled LucasArts Game Surfaces

Cancelled Darth Maul GameThere seems to have been a lot of discarded skeletons in LucasArts’ cancelled game closet and recent news marks a Darth Maul-centric one as another casualty. Read more

Lead Uncharted Writer Joins Visceral Games Star Wars Project

Amy Hennig

I almost had a heart attack, jumped around for joy, and yelled, “Wizard!” and actually meant it, when I first read this next bit of news. And while you might not when you read it, I’m going to do my best to make sure you realize why I did. Amy Hennig, known most recently and awarded a lot for the Uncharted series of video games on the Playstation 3, has joined Visceral Games as Creative Director for their upcoming Star Wars project.

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Star Wars: Assault Team Sneaks Onto Mobile Devices

As silently as Assault Team was announced back in January, it sneaked right onto mobile devices everywhere in the wee hours of the morning. And like any good small assault team, it took everyone by surprise…when it wasn’t as bad as Force Collection. But it’s still a card game, so you’ve kind of need to be into that sort of thing.

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Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within Initial Details

I had begun to worry whether we’d ever see all ten of the tables promised all those binary sunsets ago, but today laid that worry to rest. Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within was announced this morning, and it includes the final four tables (one more than previous packs): Han Solo, Ep. IV, Droids, and Masters of the Force. Han Solo’s table gets the first trailer and from all Chewie’s howling and Han’s blasting, it’s a good bet you know fun is here.

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The Old Republic Starfighter Expansion Open for Free-to-Play

Back in October 2013 we reported on the second digital expansion for The Old Republic MMO Galactic Starfighter, which launched for Subscribers two months later in December. As of the 4th of February, it’s now open to the Free-to-Play players. Not only does this expansion include the ever alluring starfighting aspect, but you’ll find a new Flashpoint (think story-missions) centered around Kuat Drive Yards! Bioware is celebrating the expansion’s launch to free-to-play members with the above video, which gives you a look at all the incredible, and now free, content available in TOR today!

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Star Wars: Assault Team Storms Mobile Devices


With little fanfare and with even less information, Star Wars tweeted and Disney Interactive blogged very vaguely about an upcoming mobile game called Star Wars: Assault Team. What little they did say is it’ll be a turn-based combat game with strategy and card-battle elements. Some international markets are getting early access (give me a holler if you’re playing this already!), while it’ll release for everyone sometime this Spring. Here’s hoping it’ll be better than Force Collection. Read more

1313′s Trademark Abandoned


The saga of Star Wars: 1313 has (basically) met it’s end after Disney chose not to renew the game’s trademark. My hopes, along with the hopes of many others, have been dashed that EA would continue the work done for the next-gen bounty hunting 1313. It’s been a long and winding road since early 2012 and it’s initial reveal, but 1313 looks to have been lost amongst the underworld it was once set to reveal. As disappointing as this news is, it has been a long time coming, so lets start looking forward to the future of what EA does have in the plans for us with their licensing deal.  Read more

Lock S-foils in Attack Position: Attack Squadrons Announced, Sign-Up for Beta Now!

We and most of the gaming-sphere reported on Lucasfilm registering domain names for a ‘Attack Squadron’ back in July, but nothing has come of that news until today. Disney Interactive (still weird to write instead of LucasArts) has just announced Star Wars: Attack Squadrons, a free-to-play space combat game launching in 2014. You’ll be battling 15 other players across numerous locations, game-types, all while customizing your starfighter. Ever wanted to have an X-Wing that looked like Corran Horn’s, Face’s, or any other member of Rogue/Wraith Squadrons? Well, now’s your chance, but just don’t go expecting to be as good as the aforementioned pilots from the get go. But to get a jump on the competition, head to Attack Squadrons‘ website and sign-up to be a beta tester for the game. Good luck and may the Force be with us all once this highly desirable time waster launches next year. Read more

6-Minute Demo Reel of Cancelled 1313 Unveiled

Throughout the intervening year and a half from June when E32012 took place, bits and pieces of the entire 6-minute demo reel of 1313 shown behind closed doors leaked online. Now it’s online in its entirety and while the video above was published back in May of 2013 (around a year after 1313‘s initial reveal), it has only come to my attention until today. It’s here and ready to be watched, so enjoy the whole thing while you can (and there’s one word in here I don’t think I’ve ever heard or read in Star Wars, which goes to show their more mature aim with the game.) Read more

Lego Star Wars on iOS and KotOR iOS Updated

iphone lego madness

It’s getting increasingly harder to avoid owning good Star Wars games, as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga joins Knights of the Old Republic for iOS devices. You can download and play Ep. I’s content from the original Lego Star Wars for free, but an in-app purchase of $14.99 nets you the rest of the Lego saga. If you’re like me and don’t own any Apple devices, you might have to wait for your holiday’s “opening of presents” day in hopes of getting a mobile device to play this version. Or you could just bust out the ol’ systems you originally purchased these games on (don’t lie, we all own a copy of one of the Lego Star Wars games). Read more

Open World Star Wars Game And Tempering Expectations


Lots of people look at job listings because they want a job, but there are sleuths out there who look at job listings to get information on what the company is working on next. The industrious team over at Kotaku noticed EA Canada job listings related to a Star Wars team making, “a major new next gen open world action game.” Read more

Tiny Death Star Up For Download Now

Just over a month ago, Star Wars: Tiny Death Star was announced for mobile devices everywhere, then it all went dark. Until today that is! And viola, just like that, Tiny Death Star is available for download on a variety of app stores for free. The Emperor and Vader are recruiting you to finish their Death Star, and what better way to fund such a massive project than building residential spaces, shops and cantinas, and so much more. Secretively, don’t forget your still fighting a war with the Rebels, so building Imperial spaces underground to help the war effort should factor into your job description. The announcement might have been overshadowed by a much bigger bit of news, but tiny or not this Death Star needs building and you’re the one to do it.  Read more

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