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  3. Hot on the heels of the resurrection of Lucasfilm Games, VP Douglas Reilly has revealed that Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment is among the studios lined up to develop new games for set within the Star Wars universe. We’re looking to work with best-in-class teams that can make great games across all of our IP. We’ve got a team of professionals here at Lucasfilm Games who can work with the developers, shape the stories, shape the creative, shape the games, to make them really resonate with fans and deliver across a breadth of platforms, genres, and experiences so that all of our fans can enjoy the IPs that they know and love. Douglas Reilly, VP Lucasfilm Games The new as yet untitled game is to be a story-driven open-world experience. According to Massive Entertainment managing director David Polfeldt and creative director Julian Gerighty, discussions have been ongoing for around a year already and they are excited to finally reveal that things have progressed to the point where they can confirm that they will be building on their extensive experience from crafting open world games in their proprietary game engine, Snowdrop. Reilly has also stated that EA will be sticking around, too and will have a big future in Star Wars gaming with a number of projects already underway. It seems Lucasfilm Games will take on a guiding role in the creation of future Star Wars titles, acting in a a capacity similar to the Lucasfilm Story Group to ensure that games all have the authentic Star Wars aesthetic and retain a connection to the larger themes.
  4. Lucasfilm Games is now the official home of Star Wars gaming, according to news from the official website. Relaunching their social media channels and releasing a new sizzle reel celebrating current Star Wars titles, Lucasfilm Games is being repositioned as the hub for Star Wars gaming news and promises to push the franchise into "a new and unprecedented phase of creativity" by collaborating with Lucasfilm and top games studios. It's currently unclear what this means for the oft-criticised EA exclusivity deal that has been the source of much consternation amongst fans and gamers over the years since Disney disbanded LucasArts, but it does seem that by bringing all Star Wars games under a new and familiar banner the plan may be to allow more developers to play in the Star Wars universe. There is no hint that Lucasfilm Games will become a developer in its own right, of course. Older fans will remember that the Lucasfilm Games brand was originally launched in 1982 before being renamed LucasArts in 1990. LucasArts were prolific, developing and publishing many games throughout their tenure before being disbanded by Disney in 2003 when the licence for Star Wars franchise games was handed over to EA. Does this mean that Star Wars gaming news is on the way? I guess we will have to follow them and find out. You can follow Lucasfilm Games on Twitter @LucasfilmGames, and on Facebook @Lucasfilmgames.
  5. jedimaster1043

    The Inebriation Station

    Just popping in for my annual visit lol. Been to the outer rim and back a few times. Won and lost everything in Sabaac a few times. Cheers.
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  7. Star Wars: Battlefront II: Celebration Edition will be free on Epic Games Store from 14 January until the 21st. The game will, for next week only, be free to keep as part of your Epic Games library, with the previous two years of content that was previously available through in-game purchases. As the second game in the rebooted series from DICE and EA, Battlefront II is playable both online and offline and includes familiar heroes and villains from across the franchise up to and including The Rise of Skywalker customisations that were released on 20 December 2019. So set a reminder for 14 January to check the Epic Games Store, as the offer won't be around forever.
  8. Mara

    Titans

    So my sister and I just binged the first season. And wow, what a ride. Hope to get my hands on the second season soon. That end credit scene was an interesting teaser.
  9. Wonder Woman 1984 Theaters opened up again in time luckily, so I didn't have to watch at home. Good, enjoyable movie. I liked it.
  10. Mara

    The Mandalorian

    Nope... But I'm willing to say, BEST. EPISODE. YET.
  11. Andy

    The Mandalorian

    Okay, well I don't remember anybody predicting THAT.
  12. Spoilers ahead: If you have not yet seen The Mandalorian season 2 finale, continue reading this article at your own risk. The existence of a Boba Fett series has been heavily rumoured right from the very beginning of The Mandalorian. In season two we were finally reintroduced to Fett, played by Temuera Morrison as he helped Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) on his path the bring Grogu to the Jedi. After playing his part, Fett splits from the group along with his companion Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and jumps into hyperspace. After the credits have rolled on the episode we are treated to a post-credits scene which reveals the title card for The Book of Boba Fett and a date of December 2021. A Boba Fett spinoff was not part of the Disney Investor's Day announcements, but this isn't the first time that Disney have kept something quiet to avoid spoiling their plans. So what is The Book of Boba Fett? Theory 1: It's just the title of The Mandalorian season 3 Given that Djarin has now fulfilled his obligation to bring Grogu to the Jedi (I did warn you there would be spoilers), series 3 will need a new focus. There are unresolved threads that the series needs to address, such as Mando's possession of the Darksaber which Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff) needs to legitimise her claim to Mandalore. Reclaiming Mandalore itself would seem to be an obvious choice for a series titled The Mandalorian. There had also been rumours that Fett would take over as the lead character of the show, but with the aforementioned unresolved issues and Pascal coming out recently to address this year's earlier rumours of tension with the production team, this seems even more unlikely. Theory 2: It's a brand new Disney+ show To me, this theory holds the most weight. With Fett's return to Tatooine at the end of the episode, he clearly has some old scores to settle. The given release date of December 2021 does match up with the third season of The Mandalorian, suggesting that the series' may retain some kind of link. With Mando returning to Disney+ in late December, it seems that The Book of Boba Fett may be a short limited series that leads up to its return. Jon Favreau, one of the forces behind the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, previously said that The Mandalorian would follow a Game of Thrones style route with characters and story lines, sending them off on their own arcs, and this ties in with this month's announcements of new shows for Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic, and also fits neatly with Fett getting his own spin-off too. Ahsoka and Rangers are already said to be linked and crossover with each other, and The Book of Boba Fett would mean that there are now four interconnected shows that share a common cast and space in the timeline. It seems that when Favreau mentioned Game of Thrones he was attempting to throw us off the scent that really Disney are creating an MCU-style ecosystem of shows within the Star Wars universe.
  13. Andy

    The Book of Boba Fett

    The Book of Boba Fett was announced at the end of the second season finale of The Mandalorian. It will be set within the timeline of The Mandalorian. It is set for release on Disney+ in December 2021.
  14. Andy

    Obituaries

    I know.
  15. Mara

    Obituaries

    First David Prowse, now Jeremy Bulloch...
  16. EA have released version 4.0 of Star Wars: Squadrons, adding two new starfighters to the game along with a host of bug-fixes. This free update is available to all players, giving New Republic pilots access to the B-wing, while the Galactic Empire have obtained the TIE Defender. The B-wing is classed as a bomber, and was first seen in Return of the Jedi, having been designed for the movie by Joe Johnston and Bill George, whereas the TIE Defender with it's unusual tri-wing design was created for the 1994 LucasArts game Star Wars: TIE Fighter, as a top spec TIE variant that hardier than the standard TIE Fighter due to having shields. For the full list of changes, see the official patch notes.
  17. Andy

    Queen's Peril

    Queen's Peril is a young adult novel by E K Johnston, centred around Padmé at the start of her time as Queen of Naboo. The novel is a prequel to Queen's Shadow, starting before and continuing concurrently with the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
  18. Andy

    The Acolyte

    Star Wars: The Acolyte is a Disney+ television series set as a dark force emerges in the final years of the High Republic era. Leslye Headland, co-creator of Russian Doll, will write and executive produce the show as well as serving as the showrunner. It was announced on 10 December 2020.
  19. Andy

    Rangers of the New Republic

    Announced during Disney's 2020 Investor's Day call. The Disney+ show will reportedly tie-in with the Ahsoka Series.
  20. Andy

    Ahsoka

    Announced during Disney's 2020 Investor's Day call. Starring Rosario Dawson. Created and executive produced by Dave Filoni. Set after the events of Star Wars Rebels but before The Mandalorian season 2. Ties in to Rangers of the New Republic.
  21. Seemingly coming out of nowhere, the Disney 2020 Investor's Day call has revealed that the next Star Wars spin-off movie will be Rogue Squadron, from Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins. As you would expect, there are very few details available right now, but long time fans and those that have delved into the Expanded Universe will be well aware of the exploits of the legendary Rogue Squadron, founded by Luke Skywalker after the Battle of Yavin, and spawning a myriad of novels, comics, and video games over the years. Rogue Squadron is due to hit theatres Christmas 2023.
  22. In today's Disney Investor Day call, it has been confirmed that a new Disney+ show featuring Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano is in development. Due to the early stages of development, we have no timeline on when we can expect to see the new show launch, but it was confirmed that the show would be set after the events of Star Wars: Rebels but before she encounters Din Djarin and Grogu in The Mandalorian season 2. As fans of the togruta former Jedi would expect, Dave Filoni will serve as creator and executive producer for the new show. Filoni handled Ahsoka's live-action debut in The Mandalorian and is certainly no stranger to the character having executive produced The Clone Wars and Rebels. The show will also tie in to another new series, Rangers of the New Republic, with which it will apparently have a climactic crossover. Ahsoka is expected to return with her own show in 2022.
  23. There aren't a lot of drive-ins anymore, though I think a few more have been opening up to take advantage of the situation lol. There is one about a hour's drive from me, but a theater nearby has also done a pop-up drive-in in their parking lot. I'm considering doing that to see WW84 on the big screen, because I dunno when the actual theaters will be back up and running (the closures have been extended till the 20th now ugh), and I don't want to wait too long after it release, because accidental spoilers. Though the prospect of sitting in my car for two and a half hours isn't too appealing, especially when I can do just do a free trial of HBO Max and watch at home in a comfy chair, just on a much smaller screen. Anyway, this past weekend, I watched the new live-action Mulan, now that it's 'free' for subscribers and no longer hidden behind the premium pay wall. I enjoyed it... but I definitely would have rather seen it on the big screen, especially those battle scenes/set pieces. Oh well. Some is better than none.
  24. Mara

    The Mandalorian

    But man that last episode, though short, was so packed with emotion lol.
  25. Andy

    The Mandalorian

    I just had a random thought, and I don't think they would do it but...
  26. Radioactive Isotope

    The Mandalorian

    My only issue with But other than that, loved it.
  27. Andy

    Jedi: Fallen Order

    Ah, I don't know about that, I played it on PS4.
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