Star Wars: Empire at War, one of the best space games on PC, has never looked this good before. The Empire at War Remake mod has been around for years but the latest incarnation is especially swish, as you can see from the fancy Star Destroyer battle above. “This mod catapults Empire at War into 2018,” reads its ModDB summary. “It maintains the game's design philosophy, while adding new units, better graphics and deeper gameplay.”It’s been updated a lot this year. The mod’s creator, Jeroenimo, has big plans. They want to turn the galaxy into a “varied and alive ecosystem”. The three main factions—Rebellion, Empire and Underworld—have been reworked, while new factions like the Mandalorians and Clone War Separatists have been thrown into the mix. The Vong are in the works, too. A ‘Lite’ version of the mod is available at the moment. From now on, though, instead of incremental updates, Jeroenimo plans on … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Empire at War looks new again thanks to this mod
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Star Wars Destiny is a collectible card game from Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) that uniquely blends a dice and card game into a great, fast paced competitive game. Star Wars Destiny has been going since 2016 and the next release, Way of the Force, has just become available in the USA and is releasing internationally over the next few weeks. We thought it would be a good time to look into this exciting product and look at the Star Wars Destiny Legacies starter products. Bluffer’s Guide to Star Wars Destiny Star Wars Destiny currently has two Card Cycles, Awakenings and Legacies, of which both contain several releases. Awakenings Kylo Ren & Rey Starter sets Awakenings Booster Packs Spirit of Rebellion Booster Packs Empire at War Booster Packs Legacies Luke Skywalker & Boba Fett Starter Sets Two-Player Game Rivals Draft Set Legacies Booster Packs Way of the Force Booster Packs It’s important to know which card cycle you are buying cards from right from the start if … [Read more...] about Star Wars Destiny – A Legacies Introduction and Booster Opening
Despite the decades that have passed since its release, it would be hard to argue that any film is as relevant to the way movies are made today than George Lucas’ 1977 space opera, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Kevin Feige, the Marvel head honcho who presides over what is the most lucrative and successful film franchise currently operating — including Star Wars — talks openly about how much of an impact the original trilogy had on him. The list of filmmakers who directly crib from Lucas would be like a census of Hollywood royalty. And the subsidiary industries that Star Wars has spawned, from toys to novels to video games, has changed how the entertainment business works. But when you eliminate the biases that come from living in a Star Wars-addled world and look back at the circumstances of its creation, what’s far more surprising is that the film got made at all. That a USC grad in his early 30s best known for a coming-of-age story about small-town … [Read more...] about What if Star Wars never happened?
Star Wars Day is this Friday. And while that normally prompts a grumble from me about being force-fed dodgy date-related puns on social media, I'd much rather talk about how GOG has added 1999's Star Wars Episode I: Racer to its storefront. It's live now alongside a pretty comprehensive Star Wars sale. Which is great news. Particularly given the fact Star Wars Episode I: Racer was, before now, GOG's most requested SW game on its Community Wishlist. On a personal level, I've many fond memories of careering around foreign planets in pods to the tune of LucasArts' wonderful orchestral soundtrack—all the while assuring my mates that, yes, this was much more entertaining than Wipeout 3. With a limited-time 14 percent discount, Star Wars Episode I: Racer costs £6.09/$8.49. From now through next week, GOG is also discounting the likes of Knights of the Old Republic (£2.39/$3.39), TIE Fighter Special Edition (£2.89/$3.99), X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Episode I Racer soars onto GOG
Star Wars: Legion, the latest game in the Star Wars line from Fantasy Flight Games, is not a complete experience. It’s not even a complete retail product. But it sure is pretty. The miniatures game that stole the show at the country’s largest tabletop gaming convention last year is really just a starter set, equivalent to something similar from Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. While Legion has a slightly more complex rule set, it also uses a bit more paperwork and a lot more dice. However, Fantasy Flight hasn’t actually included enough of either the dice or the documentation to really get you started. First, the good news: The miniatures are drop-dead gorgeous. The starter set comes with 33 unassembled plastic models divided between two factions, the Rebels and the Imperials. On the Rebel side, you get eight generic troopers, two trooper leaders and two pairs of heavy weapons. There’s also Luke Skywalker, clad in his Bespin fatigues, and a … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Legion is a starter set, not a complete tabletop experience