Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars 1313 is the Star Wars Game I’ve Been Waiting For – Forbes

There’s a new Star Wars game called Star Wars 1313, and it just might be the game that gets me interested in Star Wars again. Details are very, very scant, and we’ll be waiting for E3 for any kind of blockbuster reveals, but here’s what we know so far: it’s a third-person action adventure game where you play a bounty hunter that makes his kills with gadgets and weapons rather than any “force nonsense.” People have speculated that it might star Boba Fett, and this has neither been confirmed nor denied.

And, most interestingly, it’s shooting for an “M” rating, according to Kotaku.

Star Wars has always been a clean world. The original, kid-friendly movies have set the tone for an entire universe that rarely strays too far from the PG-13 – sex is mostly represented through innuendo, laser weapons make blood a rare occurrence, morality is always binary, and so forth.

Which makes 1313’s decision to go for M exciting. Jedi are cool, don’t get me wrong. They move stuff with their minds and have lightsabers – these are things I can get behind. But the mythic, spiritual soldiers at the center of the Star Wars universe never interested me as much as the dirtier elements around the outside – smugglers, bounty hunters, crime lords, gas miners and the like.

via Star Wars 1313 is the Star Wars Game I’ve Been Waiting For – Forbes.

Strange Random Star Wars Quote:

I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur. – Han Solo, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

 

Send an e-card for Star Wars Day!

It's Star Wars Day!

This and many other designs, plus games, sounds and more at StarWars.com. And May the 4th  be with you!

Strange Random Star Wars Quote:

“When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” Yoda to Luke Skywalker, Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi

 

 

 

Star Wars – The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online – NYTimes.com

December 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Over the last third of a century no new fiction has engaged the popular imagination and become as thoroughly essential an element of mass culture as “Star Wars.” There can’t be many people anywhere who wouldn’t at least recognize a lightsaber or Darth Vader.

Over the last decade no video game has engaged a broader global community than World of Warcraft. The first online game to enjoy planetwide popularity, World of Warcraft had more than 12 million paid subscribers last fall. Yet it has lost around two million players over the past year, and now the original evil empire is at the door.

On Tuesday [20th], Electronic Arts will release Star Wars: The Old Republic, a sprawling multiplayer online adventure that is the first legitimate competition that World of Warcraft has faced for the hearts, minds, hours and dollars of millions of players. “Star Wars” games have been around for decades, but the Old Republic provides the most extensive opportunity to become your own Jedi warrior, Sith assassin, snarky smuggler or powerful sage.

via Star Wars – The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online – NYTimes.com.

Strange Random Star Wars Quote:

Well, you can forget your troubles with those Imperial slugs. I told you I’d outrun ‘em.

[nobody is listening]

Don’t everyone thank me at once.

Han Solo

Enhanced by Zemanta

Toys’R’Us: Hottest toys for 2011

November 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Trash cans, ‘ugly’ dolls, and vampires. CNNMoney‘s Jessica Dickler speaks with Toys’R’Us CEO Gerald Storch about this holiday season‘s hottest toys.

Strange Random Toy Quote:

“Apparently the new high-tech Star Wars toys will be in stores any day now. The toys can talk and are interactive, so they can be easily distinguished from Star Wars fans.” – Conan O’Brien (American Television talk show host and Writer, b.1963)

Enhanced by Zemanta

Did you feel the 4th?

Happy Star Wars Day

Image by Cayusa via Flickr

A bit late on this one, but worth the mention. We found this really interesting post yesterday regarding Star Wars Day, with some excellent photos. Title? May the 4th be with you. Of course, it’s obvious when you think about it …

Next year we’ll do something BIG!

Strange Random Star Wars Quote:

I think my eyes are getting better. Instead of a big dark blur, I see a big light blur. – Han Solo, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Enhanced by Zemanta
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 30 other followers

%d bloggers like this: