May 6th, 2012 by Dunc · No Comments
May 4th stuff was a busy Friday, Saturday wasn’t much better, and a whole bunch of stuff got lost in the shuffle. As we nurse our Avengers hangover, here it is.
MTV has wondered why Luke Skywalker got no love from the famous folks, asking our pal Bryan Young why not.
Geekmom is throwing a Star Wars week. So far, they’ve highlighted a video on the 501st and the Rebel Legion, are giving away a GPS and interviewed the Wampug.
The Hollywood Reporter looked at where the stars of Star Wars are now. You probably know that already.
There was a couple at Kotaku: A look at Masters of Teräs Käsi, which they call ‘possibly the worst Star Wars video game ever made,’ as well as great moments of Star Wars gaming. And, finally, why Battlefront III was cancelled.
Entertainment Weekly highlight ten things ‘worth celebrating,’ mostly EU stuff.
And finally, Chris Hardwick pimped Course of the Force on Today. He also revealed that they’ve build a sail barge that we’ll see at Celebration VI.
Filed: expanded universe · fandom · gaming · star wars
Tagged: 501st legion · battlefront · course of the force · luke skywalker
July 6th, 2009 by jawajames · 3 Comments
LucasArts announced via Twitter that they are going to be releasing many of their older PC game titles for direct download. The first batch of ten classic games, including Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, LOOM, Star Wars: Battlefront II and The Dig will be re-released on July 8 via Steam, the online delivery system from Valve Entertainment. Steam will also be the download system for the PC version for the upcoming Monkey Island remake The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, coming out July 15.
The full list of games being released on July 8 contains some classic graphic adventures, and some more recent action titles:
- Armed and Dangerous
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventure
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars Republic Commando
- Star Wars Starfighter
- The Dig
- Thrillville: Off the Rails
This is only the first batch of classic LucasArts games to be released – and noticeably some popular game franchises are absent, possibly to be re-released in future batches: Maniac Mansion, X-Wing, Dark Forces, and Grim Fandango. No pricing information is yet available.
Meanwhile, the new Monkey Island game from Telltale Games, has its first episode coming out tomorrow, Tales of Monkey Island – Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal for PC. The Wii version will be released in the coming weeks.
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was also included as a bonus game in the Wii version of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, released in June 2009.
Filed: film · gaming
Tagged: battlefront · indiana jones · lucasarts · republic commando · x-wings
June 3rd, 2009 by jawajames · 1 Comment
Lots of big video game announcements coming during E3, happening this week in Los Angeles, besides the cinematic trailer for The Old Republic MMO:
Filed: expanded universe · gaming · the clone wars
Tagged: battlefront · harry potter · the old republic (mmo)
May 29th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Nonfiction. Here we have the cover for Star Wars: 1,000 Collectibles. Steve Sansweet and Anne Neumann take us into the depths of Rancho Obi-Wan… Okay, maybe not the depths. Look for it October 1st.
Random. TheForce.Net has some random updates on upcoming books, mostly The Clone Wars kids stuff, which honestly I’m not even trying to keep track of. There is an episode guide that might be of interest to some.
A Padawan’s Journal. Bohnhoff on Plotting the Wily Star Wars Novel and First Impressions.
Games. Another Battlefront on the way. On that note, here’s the Threat of Peace web comic is now on #7.
Filed: expanded universe · fandom · the clone wars
Tagged: battlefront · collecting · maya kaathryn bohnhoff · steve sansweet · the blogside · the old republic (mmo) · webcomics
January 20th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Star Wars: People seemed really excited about the Battlefront III Sith Obi-Wan concept. I’m underwhelmed. Slightly more interesting is this Vader gas mask, which is the first piece revealed from a new round of The Vader Project.
Filed: fiction · gaming · star wars · tv
Tagged: battlefront · battlestar galactica · concept art · lists · star trek · the vader project
October 13th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
EUC spotted a news item from PALGN that Battlefront III for the Nintendo DS received a PG rating earlier this month… Though it hasn’t even been announced yet.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: battlefront · rumors
July 9th, 2008 by Dunc · 3 Comments
It contains all the lightsaber-wracking we’ve come to expect, but is
actually fairly plotty.
And while I’m posting gaming news, something something Battlefront III?
Tagged: battlefront · the force unleashed · trailers · video
May 11th, 2007 by Dunc · Comments Off
May 3rd, 2006 by Dunc · Comments Off
Revenge of the Sith did well at the Saturn Awards – Best Science Fiction Film and Best Music. Battlefront II won the Best Science Fiction Video Game Release.
Batman Begins won Best Fantasy Film, and Lost and Battlestar Galactica both won for Best TV series in their respective catagories. Christian Bale, Matthew Fox, James Callis, Katee Sackhoff and Serenity’s Summer Glau all took home actor awards.
Filed: film · star wars · tv
Tagged: batman · battlefront · battlestar galactica · firefly · katee sackhoff · lost · revenge of the sith · saturns · summer glau
November 8th, 2005 by Dunc · Comments Off
The double-punch of the Revenge of the Sith DVD and Battlefront II have generated $210 million dollars so far.
ETA: Records! Shattered!
Filed: gaming · star wars
Tagged: battlefront · dvds · records · revenge of the sith