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Up To 77% knocked off Star Wars Pinball at Xbox.com

Author:
oUkTuRkEyIII
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Deals
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Pinball FX 2, Star Wars, Xbox 360, Xbox 360 games, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One, Xbox One Games

Up To 77% knocked off Star Wars Pinball at Xbox.comIf you head over to Xbox.com you can now get up to 77% off Star Wars Pinball bundles for the Xbox 360 & the Xbox One if you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. The one that stands out the most is the Star Wars Pinball bundle that has been massively reduced from £6.75 down to just £1.55.

A big thanks to J1MB0 over at HUKD for the great find.

Click here for great prices on Xbox Live subscriptions.

Grab the Jedi Knight Collection on PC for just £3.82

Author:
oUkTuRkEyIII
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Deals
Tags:
PC bundle, PC games, Star Wars, Steam

Grab the Jedi Knight Collection on PC for just £3.82To celebrate the first birthday of Games Republic you can buy the  Star Wars: Jedi Knight Collection (Steam redeemable) on PC at the reduced price. It comes bundled with 5 classic Star Wars games and you also get a birth day gift from Games Republic which is a copy of Anomaly 2 for PC. All you have to do is click below on the link provided and enter the code 1ST-BIRTHDAY-15OFF at checkout to get the bundle discounted and Anomaly 2 automatically will be added to your basket. The bundle includes:

  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

GamesRepublic Star Wars Sale

Author:
BuzzDuraband
Category:
Deals
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GamesRepublic, Star Wars, Steam

GamesRepublic Star Wars Sale

Before we get started on what GamesRepublic have on offer for the Star Wars Sale, I would just like to point out that nobody is actually forcing you to purchase them, but you have to admit there is some really good prices so maybe take a minute and just saber the moment before they are gone.....far far away. (I'm done now)

Use code 1ST-BIRTHDAY-15OFF to gain 15% discount off these listed prices.

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Even more Star Wars titles hit GOG - Rebellion, Rogue Squadron, Empire at War now available DRM-free

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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PC games, Retro games, Rogue Squadron, Star Wars, Star Wars: Empire At War, Star Wars: Rebellion

Even more Star Wars titles hit GOG - Rebellion, Rogue Squadron, Empire at War now available DRM-free

GOG have dished out another helping of LucasArts classics to add to their roster this week. Now comes the news that Star Wars: Rebellion and Rogue Squadron 3D are making their digital debuts for the very first time, and EmpireAt War: Gold Pack has been added to the store as well, though that's been available on Steam for some time.

Still, if DRM-free games are your thing, then this is absolutely brilliant news. Next up, Rogue Leader please. It's high time I took on that Death Star trench run again.

Click here for some DRM-free classic Star Wars goodness over on GOG.com >>

Remember, this week GOG have knocked 20% off of selected LucasArts titles.

Black Friday and the Lightsaber Claymore - Game Buzz #99

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Game Buzz, Podcast, PWNCAST, Star Wars

Black Friday and the Lightsaber Claymore - Game Buzz #99

This week, we break down the Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens teaser trailer and reflect on a manic Black Friday before looking ahead to a weekend of deals and some hot tips for Cyber Monday.

Game Buzz | Episode 99 - Black Friday and the Lightsaber Claymore. Recorded 28th November, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language

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Prepare to Dyack – Game Buzz #95

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Denis Dyack, DriveClub, Game Buzz, Halo 2: Anniversary, Podcast, PS4, PWNCAST, Share Play, Star Wars, TIE Fighter, X-Wing

Prepare to Dyack – Game Buzz #95

This week, we talk about Denis Dyack's comeback and who he should form the worst superteam ever with Uwe Boll, we take a look at the new PS4 update the significance of Share Play, we lambast Driveclub some more, and rejoice in a great week for Star Wars fans.

Game Buzz | Episode 95 - Prepare to Dyack. Recorded 31st October, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language

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The Force is strong with the Star Wars Steam Sale

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
Tags:
LucasArts, PC, PC games, Star Wars

The Force is strong with the Star Wars Steam Sale

May The Fourth

This weekend marks the fourth of May, a hallowed day for Star Wars fans, which is typically celebrated by throwing enormous bags of money at Gabe Newell while chanting "backlog! backlog! backlog!" around a pile of unplayed games. Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

Either way, the Steam sale is happening, including the magnificent Knights Of The Old Republic for £2.47, Dark Forces for £1.18, Battlefront 2 for £2.20 and the mighty Empire At War Gold Pack at a paltry £5.09. Check out all the savings here.

Oh bugger, we missed March of the Si(x)th again. Don't think our alternative Dark Side holiday will ever catch on. Many jaystans died to bring us this information @ HUKD!

Would you have bought a Darth Maul game from the creators of The Force Unleashed 2?

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Darth Maul, LucasArts, Red Fly Studio, Star Wars

Would you have bought a Darth Maul game from the creators of The Force Unleashed 2?

It's like everything I've wanted, combined with all of my worst fears.

I'd love a Darth Maul film. For me, seeing Ray Park cartwheel menacingly around Liam Neeson and Ewan MacGregor, smashing things up with his double-bladed lightsaber -- he was the best thing about The Phantom Menace. I wept tears of joy when Jedi Academy brought double blades in as an option.

And apparently everyone's favourite evil Zabrak was due to get his own game.

According to Game Informer (via Polygon), LucasArts and Red Fly Studio sunk eight months of hard work in a Star Wars game featuring a playable Darth Maul as the main character, before it got mightily canned by LucasArts and the publisher itself dissolved.

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Game Buzz | Episode 70 - Fire!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Amazon, Amy Hennig, Body pillows, Fire TV, Game Buzz, Microsoft, Phil Spencer, Podcast, PWNCAST, Star Wars, Visceral Games

Game Buzz | Episode 70 - Fire!

This week on Game Buzz... We chat about Jon's love of body pillows, we ask if Amazon's Fire TV is likely to be a game-changer, we pay homage to Phil Spencer: King of Xbox, dissect ID@Xbox's controversial parity policy, and congratulate Amy Hennig on her new gig at Visceral Games.

Game Buzz | Episode 70 - Fire!. Recorded 4th April, 2014.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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Amazing Adaptations: Licensed games can and SHOULD be better than their source material

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Adaptations, Goldeneye 007, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Tie-ins

Amazing Adaptations: Licensed games can and SHOULD be better than their source material

It sounds ludicrous, doesn't it. You mention the phrase "licensed game" or, worse still, "tie-in" and a deathly pallor comes across the faces of everyone in the near vicinity as they contemplate the swathes of interactive mediocrity that have been commissioned and published under such loose genre umbrellas. Reviewers grin gleefully and ready their knives for yet another hatchet job, preparing to fillet what is likely to be a boring, repetitive trudge, filled with well-worn mechanics, brainless button mashing, QTEs, endless fetch quests. That's if it works in the first place, of course.

It's not exactly news that games spun out from pre-existing, popular IPs are generally rubbish. For every KOTOR or TIE Fighter or Jedi Knight II, there are reams of opportunistic bilge produced in the name of Star Wars like Super Star Wars, Masters of Teras Kasi, and the dreadful Rebel Assault. Marvel characters have had good outings on occasion -- hello Spider-man 2 -- but then there are the swathes of mediocrity like Thor and Hulk and Iron Man and Avengers: Battle for Earth. So many of these games showcase a lack of ambition, a desire to make a quick buck  (particularly in the case of tie-ins), with developers caught in a system that is neither interested in, nor allows for, leveraging the unique capabilities that this medium offers.

Amazing Adaptations: Licensed games can and SHOULD be better than their source material

But it doesn't have to be that way. In short, because of the interactive nature of gaming, there's a capacity for gaming adaptations to be better and to mean more than their source material.

Consider The Walking Dead, for a moment. Robert Kirkman's series is fantastic in its own right -- rife with moral quandaries and the horrors that men and women face as they battle (often against one another) in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead. It's a fantastic study in psychological pressure and human horror, and one that often poses direct questions to the readers. The game, though, takes that one step further. It does everything that the graphic novels does, but it adds on an extra layer to the relationship between creator and consumer by giving players the means to answer the question underpinning everything: what would you do?

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Kinect Star Wars only £7.99 at Sainsburys

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Kinect games, Star Wars, Xbox 360 games

Kinect Star Wars only £7.99 at Sainsburys

Kinect Star Wars | Sainsburys | £7.99 | Kinect Star Wars Price Comparison

Want to feel like a Jedi for less than a tenner? Been looking for a Star Wars deal that'll allow you to feel the thrill of pod racing? Well, Kinect Star Wars
won't give you that, because it's fairly rubbish. But if you can overlook the lag and if you want something to keep the kids occupied while you sleep off last month's turkey hangover, then Sainsbury's might just have what you need now that Amazon have bumped their price back up again.

Nice spot groakybaby!

Star Wars 1313 Concept Art Shows The Boba Fett Adventure That Might Have Been

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Boba Fett, Concept Art, LucasArts, Star Wars, Star Wars 1313

Star Wars 1313 Concept Art Shows The Boba Fett Adventure That Might Have Been

Star Wars 1313 fell under the rails of the Disney Lucasarts buyout earlier this year, which proved to be rather disappointing since the gritty adventure was looking decidedly promising. Then we learned that it was going to star Boba Fett and promptly started crying like the Mandalorian fanboys we are.

To rub salt in the wound, artist Gustavo Mendonca has now published some concept art of the game, which gives us an idea of what the shooter might - might - have offered. We've rounded up some of the most eyecatching images below.

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Disney Register Star Wars Attack Squadron Domains

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Disney, EA, Star Wars, Star Wars: Attack Squadron

Disney Register Star Wars Attack Squadron Domains

Disney's LucasFilm have gone and registered a whole bunch of domains for something called Star Wars Attack Squadron. These include the likes of StarWarsAttackSquadrons.comSWAttackSquadrons.com,AttackSquadrons.com, and AttackSquadron.us.

EA are currently the owners of AttackSquadron.com (WHOIS) and AttackSquadron.net (WHOIS), and have been for a number of years. Having signed an agreement earlier this year to develop and publish a whole bunch of Star Wars titles, the extensive securing of these domains by Disney points perhaps to a new game, although at this point it could really be anything from a special mug series to mini-series of pay-per-view webisodes. [Fusible]

 

Dead Space Not Dead, But Visceral Working On "Something Else Very Exciting"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Dead Space, EA Games, Patrick Soderlund, Star Wars, Visceral Games

Dead Space Not Dead, But Visceral Working On "Something Else Very Exciting"

EA's Patrick Soderlund has revealed that Dead Space franchise is alive and kicking, but that the developers at Visceral are working hard on something completely different.

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DICE LA: EA Forming New Studio, Will Start Work On New Star Wars Games

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Danger Close, DICE, DICE LA, EA, Star Wars

DICE LA: EA Forming New Studio, Will Start Work On New Star Wars Games

Electronic Arts has unveiled a new DICE studio in Los Angeles, funnelling a bunch of staff from EALA/Danger Close into the new offices, along with "outside talent", and setting a staffing target to recruit 60 more people before the end of the year.

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Game Buzz | Episode 31 - Devil's Dance

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Activision, Avalanche Studios, Denis Dyack, Disney, EA, Game Buzz, Podcast, Precursor Games, PWNCAST, Silicon Knights, Star Wars, Ubisoft, Wii U

Game Buzz | Episode 31 - Devil's Dance

This week's Game Buzz kicks off with a look at Disney farming out the Star Wars licence to EA, and the hopes and fears that come with such an arrangement; we take a look at the Precursor Games crowdfunding push, and assess the messy tangle that has been the Silicon Knights saga; once again we find ourselves chatting about the Wii U, only it's not us ragging on Nintendo's machine this week, it's Avalanche; we touch upon the recent re-departure of Patrice Desilets from Ubisoft; and we look at the recent handbags between Activision and ShopTo.

Game Buzz | Episode 31 - Devil's Dance. Recorded 10th May, 2013.

Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.

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COMMENT: Can EA Possibly Make Star Wars Shine Once More?

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
DICE, Disney, EA, Star Wars, Visceral Games

COMMENT: Can EA Possibly Make Star Wars Shine Once More?

So the task of creating new gaming adventures from that galaxy far, far away has fallen to EA. To be fair to the company, they do have some sort of success in this area. SWTOR is not as much of a joke as some would have you believe, particularly in light of the recent financial report. EA misfired on the MMO, and it might have cost Riccitiello his job in the end, but the figures point to a turnaround since game took the freemium route.

But let us consider Star Wars simply as a tie-in licence for a moment, for really that is what it will represent to EA: a big name with a rabid fanbase, a large chunk of whom will probably buy into anything with those two words emblazoned on the box.

COMMENT: Can EA Possibly Make Star Wars Shine Once More?

And as a publisher who handles licenced products and tie-ins, EA has always been synonymous with mediocrity.

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