July 22nd, 2010 by Dunc · 6 Comments
San Diego Comic-Con is here, and StarWars.com has snapshots from Preview night. (Watch their Flickr for stuff from today/tonight.) Of special note for EU fans: The cover to John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel. Newsflash: It snows.
The geek girls panel was this evening, but I’m not seeing any reports just yet… It did launch a hashtag, though.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · star wars
Tagged: knight errant · sdcc · the force unleashed
July 3rd, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
TeeEffYou, too. A summary has appeared at Random House for The Force Unleashed II novelization. Admiral Ackbar may appear in the game and Hayden Blackman wants a movie and/or TV show. I’m torn between eye-rolling and snickering, and ended up just pulling something from Robot Chicken. As you do.
Sample. With less than a month to go to release, there’s an audio excerpt of Sean William’s The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.
Maybe they should just start a blog. The Insider is going digital.
Interviews. SWBooks.co.uk talks to comic writer Tom Taylor; The EU Review has John Jackson Miller.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: excerpts · insider · john jackson miller · podcasts · sean williams · the force unleashed · the old republic (mmo) · tom taylor
June 7th, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Legacy. Comic Book Resources interviews John Ostrander and Jan Duursema about the series as it winds down to the final issue.
Fate of the Jedi. Allies has made #8 on the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists.
Kemp is a busy dude. Crosscurrent author Paul S. Kemp is interviewed at EU Cantina and reveals the dramatis personae for his Old Republic novel, Deceived.
Sorry, no photoshop today. Pablo Hidalgo has another book coming: a Scholastic guide to Lightsabers.
Gaming annex. The box art for The Force Unleashed II. Starkiller is pissed that Vader is invading his senior portrait!
…What? The Insider has an advertising campaign. Try not to giggle.
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: bestsellers · fate of the jedi · insider · interviews · jan duursema · john ostrander · legacy · pablo hidalgo · paul s kemp · the force unleashed
March 3rd, 2010 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Tagged: lego · the force unleashed · video
February 14th, 2010 by Dunc · 1 Comment
The fully-featured mobile version of The Force Unleashed is on sale in Apple’s App Store for 99 cents, down from the usual $6.99. Don’t know how it’ll last, so nab it while you can.
Filed: gaming · space & science
Tagged: technology · the force unleashed
November 12th, 2009 by jawajames · No Comments
Slipping out last week was The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition video game, a re-release of 2008′s The Force Unleashed game, with additional content (the exclusive Hoth level, and 2 levels previously only available as downloadable content), and also finally, a PC version. Here’s what gaming reviewers are saying about it:
- TheForce.Net gives the XBox 360 version a 4 out of 5, while cautioning those who already own the original game (and downloadable content) to consider renting instead of buying.
- IGN gives it 7.5 out of 10, liking the new content, but again pointing out that this version really is for people who didn’t get the game the first time around.
- Gamespot gives the PC version a 5 out of 10, calling it a mediocre port of the game, with frustrating graphic frame rate issues, and bland level design on Hoth, which is the only actual new content.
- About.com gives the PC version 3 of 5 stars, and still enjoys the storyline and new levels, but finds the controls fidgety.
But don’t worry, I’m sure all of these issues on the PC version were fixed in the v1.1 patch. Judging from these reviews, stick to the PS3 or XBox360 version, but if only you don’t already have the original game.
Tagged: reviews · the force unleashed
August 25th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
Comic fans are getting two titles this Wednesday: Legacy #39 and Dark Times #14. As for book fans, you can pick up the paperback of Sean William’s The Force Unleashed novelization today.
(It’s also a good time to start keeping an eye out for Ryder Windham’s A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker. The official release date is next Tuesday, but Scholastic doesn’t seem to use the same strict streeting as Del Rey, so booksellers may put it out whenever it arrives.)
Filed: expanded universe
Tagged: comics · dark times · legacy · releases · ryder windham · sean williams · the force unleashed
July 25th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
StarWars.com has posted all the video shown at the Spectacular: Star Wars: In Concert, the Fan Stories Project, TFU Sith Edition, The Clone Wars S2 teaser and The Clone Wars box set trailer that was shown during the G4 commercial break.
Filed: fandom · star wars
Tagged: blu-ray · dvds · fan stories project · sdcc · star wars in concert · the force unleashed · video
July 24th, 2009 by Dunc · 11 Comments
We got nothing, folks. Nothing. Okay, there was TFU and Clone Wars, but nothing else major. Not even Blu-Ray! The StarWars.com write-up is up for those of you who want a less grumpy take on things… My unhinged ramblings, and what Moulin Rouge has to do with The Clone Wars, are beneath the cut (or on the twitter.) (more…)
Filed: conventions · the clone wars
Tagged: anthony daniels · celebration v · sdcc · star wars in concert · the force unleashed
April 23rd, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
High culture, with bunnies. A friend of mine actually went to see this production of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre involving lightsabers, but us uncultured barbarians are probably better off with Chuck Jones and DVDs.
High culture, geek edition. Does the world really need another Tolkien book? Apparently, yes.
It’s on TV! Variety’s Season Pass blog has a great interview with Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. Sorry, no snark here: If you watch the show, this is a must-read.
Video games. Bad reviews make creators sad? Come on guys, you work for LucasArts. Embrace the pain.
Filed: fiction · gaming · geek life · tv
Tagged: embrace the pain · here there be sarcasm · lightsabers · lost · lucasarts · the force unleashed · tolkien