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Posts tagged “Star Wars”

Star Wars: Squadrons battles are “inspired by World War II aerial combat”

I feel like I missed out on a lot of the old Star Wars space battle games because, well, most of them are older than me. But with Star Wars: Squadrons on the way, it seems I'll finally get a chance to have a go at one of those dedicated Star Wars flight sims. It all sounds pretty good, too - on top of the…

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Star Wars: Squadrons trailer explains a whole lot more

EA tonight showed off more Star Wars: Squadrons in a new trailer, following its cinematic announcement on Monday. It may not be a straight gameplay video with all the answers you'd hope for but it does explain and show a fair bit. It does also: look very pretty with its lasers and explosions.

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Feature: Let the past die; kill it if you have to

Why, on further thought, Star Wars: Squadrons can’t be the next TIE Fighter

Last night, after watching the trailer for EA's forthcoming space combat jamboroo Star Wars: Squadrons, I finally fell prey to the nostalgia that had remained unstirred by an entire trilogy of Star Warses, and got excited enough to blurt the words "TIE Fighter successor". Reader: I'm sorry. I was drunk on lasers. Utterly trolleyed on spaceships, and slurring that a trailer was my best mate.…

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Feature: Sucked right back in

I thought I was immune to Star Wars nostalgia until I saw the Squadrons trailer

I was a massive Star Wars nerd as a kid. Obviously. But by the time the prequel trilogy had been and gone, I was out of my teens and largely out of love with the whole thing. I mustered a bit of "ooh, that's pleasant" for The Force Awakens, and I had fun with the other two movies, but I definitely didn't feel any of…

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Star Wars: Squadrons will bring spaceship dogfights to October

EA today revealed Star Wars: Squadrons as a first-person spacehip dogfighting game, coming in October. It's set after Return of the Jedi, will let you fly both Rebel Alliance and Empire, and yes, it will have a singleplayer campaign as well as 5v5 multiplayer. Three pleasant surprises: it'll have cross-platformer multiplayer between PC and consoles; it'll support VR; and it will be on Steam at…

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Star Wars: Squadrons name and art leak on the Microsoft Store, trailer coming Monday

Update: EA have now announced they'll reveal Star Wars: Squadrons with a trailer on YouTube on Monday, June 15th at 4pm (8am Pacific).Electronic Arts just can't keep a lid on these new space opera games they've got hanging in the hangar. A game titled Star Wars: Squadrons popped up on the Microsoft Store today with some key art and the phrase "pilots wanted." There wasn't…

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Star Wars Day means star-sized sales on Star Wars games

Oh look, it's Star Wars Day and to celebrate of course an entire galaxy of Star Wars games are on sale. There are discounts to be had on all yer old favorites from back in the day and some of the newer laser sword adventures of the decade as well.

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Oh look, a Twitter bot leaked a new Star Wars game

Ain't technology a beaut'? You press one wrong button and suddenly things just leak all over the floor—names and pictures and prices and dates mostly. This leak, courtesy of a Twitter bot that tracks updates and releases added to the PlayStation Network, has two of the four. It's a (possible) name and an image for a new Star Wars game that we're probably not meant…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is out now

Dust off that beige robe, reader. Jedi: Fallen Order came out overnight, and you don't need to pop off to a galaxy far, far away to jump in. The folks behind bangers like Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends have put together the first proper singleplayer Star Wars romp in years, letting you blast fascists through a beautifully complex star system as a sword-slinging, force-flinging slice…

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Feature: Can Jedi: Fallen Order join them?

The 10 best Star Wars games on PC

A new hope. After two boring-but-fine Star Wars: Battlefront games, we're now on the verge of EA's third swing of the lightsaber with the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. There are reasons to think it might be more interesting than early trailers suggested, after writers such as our own Matt came back from a recent preview event with his pockets filled with (qualified)…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order won’t come early to Origin Access cos spoilers

Origin Access subscribers will not get to play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order before launch but will receive cosmetic trinkets instead. Early access to new games is one of the marquee features of EA's service, with a ten-hour trial usually available for Basic subscribers and the full game for Premier members. EA claim they're changing the usual deal for this one because of a terrible…

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Take a longer, more lasery look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in motion

While Lucasfilm may object to wanton limb-chopping, they can't stop Respawn from giving us a big slice of the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video today. A little under half an hour long (double shown publicly at E3), we get to see a little Uncharted-ish clambering across an AT-AT walker, some mech combat, and a lot of lightsaber stuff. We also get some extended dialogue, a…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date, trailer, everything we know

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order didn't make much of a first impression when it was shown off at E3 this year, but we at least now know a bit more about what kind of game it is, as well as the release date. Granted they're important things to know, and we now have a better idea of what to expect in November.

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Lucasfilm say you can’t chop people’s limbs off willy-nilly

Dismemberment. We've all done it, but Lucasfilm have reportedly forbade the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order developers from letting players chop off limbs too jediciously. In the trailers, gameplay footage and behind closed doors demo we've seen so far, all limbs have remained attached. The internet is aghast, even though developers Respawn Entertainment have stated that limb removal will be reserved for critical plot moments.

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GOG Star Wars sale celebrates 4th of May

Every year on the 4th of May, Star Was fans celebrate America's National Bird Day and how our avian friends inspired George Lucas to invent spaceships. You'll see Warries swooping through the streets, arms outstretched as they shriek like a Tawny Indiana Eagle (which famously inspired the TIE Fighter). Others spread their fingers to mimic the x-shaped wing profile of the Lothian Gannet (which inspired…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to be unveiled on April 13th

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the upcoming Star Wars game by Titanfall and Apex Legends studio Respawn Entertainment, will be a little less shrouded in mystery this April. In this official blog post, they announce that EA will be showcasing the game on Saturday, April 13th at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago. If you've been off in a galaxy far, far away, Fallen…

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Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order due in autumn, more NFS and PvZ coming

Electronic Arts have said that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the new boldly go 'em up from Titanfall developers Respawn Entertainment, should launch in autumn 2019. We still don't know much of anything about the game, but there's a wee update for you from EA's latest earnings conference call for investors. They also mentioned that a new Need For Speed Game is in the works,…

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EA reportedly cancels Star Wars game for a second time

Remember that ill-fated Star Wars game codenamed ‘Ragtag’ that was being made by Dead Space developers Visceral? It was supposed to be an Uncharted-inspired single player action adventure, helmed by Amy Hennig, director of the first three Drake ‘em ups. But it got cancelled (amid various development problems) and the whole project was thrown to Canadian studio EA Vancouver who were then told to make…

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