star wars

February 7, 2012

Kinect Star Wars Gets a Release Date and a Ton of Screen Shots

 

Today Major Nelson from Xbox Live revealed on his blog that Kinect Star Wars the game and limited edition console will be released on April 3rd. He also stated that there will be 5 game modes including: Jedi Destiny: Dark Side Rising, Podracing, Rancor Rampage, Galactic Dance Off and Duels of Fate. Yes that’s right there is a dance mode! He also stated” That as you travel the Galaxy to face an evil that threatens to undermine the fabric of the Republic, you will engage with forces of the Empire in intense space battles. “

 

Also included with the Limited Edition console bundle will be an exclusive unlock able C3PO dance mode to add to the family friendly theme this game is portraying. Pricing for Kinects Star Wars will be $49.99 for the game and the Kinect Star Wars Limited Edition console will run you $449.00 according to Amazon.com.

 

Check out the screen shots and new trailer below and tells us what you think!

 

 

 

Kinect Star Wars

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July 22, 2011

Star Wars the Old Repubic Pre-Orders!

 

Pre-orders are now available for Star Wars the Old Republic and there are a few different choices, all with some goodies. All pre-orders will recieve early game access and a color stone in-game item. The color stone will change the color of your lightsaber and blaster bolts. All games come with 30 days game time. After that they are as follows:

Collectors Edition – 149.99

  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Game disks collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan
  • The Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-quality Collector’s Edition box
  • Includes 7 Additional Digital Items:
  • Flare Gun
  • Training Droid
  • HoloDancer
  • HoloCam
  • STAP
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store

 Digital Deluxe Edition – 79.99

  • Includes 5 Additional Digital Items:
  • Flare Gun
  • Training Droid
  • HoloDancer
  • HoloCam
  • STAP

And then of course you have the regular base version of the game for 59.99 with no extras other than early access and a color stone. I will probably go with the Digital Deluxe Edition but the Collectors Edition is tempting with all of those wonderful toys. Which one are you getting?

 

July 2, 2011

Space Battles!

The title says it all, it’s a nerds wet dream, watching massive starships slugging it out.  It doesn’t matter if there is a reason for it or if they are just there because they can be.  It’s exciting and entertaining and today we are going to take a look at some of the best games and movies to play and watch space battles in and we are going to link you to all of the best space battles videos that we can find in one spot.  While this does stray from our usual article style I think everyone here loves space battles so I don’t think we will have any complaints!

I am one of  ‘those’ individuals that could watch a 2 hour movie that consisted entirely of spacebattles and I would watch it over and over again.  I’ve actually gone on youtube and spent hours searching for random videos of space battles that I can find.  What is it about space battles that entertain us so much?  Is it the flashing lights?  The majestic sight of million ton starships slugging it out for supremacy or perhaps it’s just the notion of an epic firefight in space.  Whatever it is it has lead to the creation of usermade videos and websites such as SpaceBattles.com which has a very large user base and games dedicated entirely to space battles such as Gratuitous Space Battles and Star Wars: Empire at War.  The ways space battles are portrayed has changed drastically over the past 40 years.  The original Star Wars films used individual models for their space battles and large sets and self made and timed explosions.  Creating a space battle such as one seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi would have been extremely labor intensive and if you messed up you would have to rebuild a model and that could be expensive and time consuming.  Now fast forward 25 years and we have CG generated space battles and they can be created from small to large scale without having to setup scale models and filming them one by one.  This allows companies and fans to generate large scale space battles at almost no cost.  Granted the ones you see in cinema cost a great deal of money to create but they also look a great deal better then ones you might see in a fan made movie. 

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi –   this was the first space battle that I was ever exposed to as a child.  My father told me I should watch these movies and that he thought I would love them.  I believe that I was 8 at the time and he was correct.  I loved the movies and still watch them to this day and even though it was made over 30 years ago it still looks amazing

 

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – the intro this film is intense and probably one of the best in the series

 

Serenity – this is one of those movies that you either love or you hate and it’s sadly a underrated title and really good film based in the firefly universe.  Firefly for those of you who don’t know was a very short run show that was cancelled very early during it’s run.  If you haven’t watched it you should do yourself a favor and pick it up at your local store.  Serenity coincidently contains one of the best space battles in current live action cinema.

 

*I apologize for the bad music*

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine  – Probably the best space battles a Star Trek series has boasted if not the most grand.   Deep space nine actually sported several large space battles including two sieges on Deep Space Nine, one by the Klingons and one by the Dominion and several other large engagements

 

 

Mass Effect –  The battle of the citidel is the best example of a space battle rendered in game.  It’s also one of the best I’ve seen as well. 

 

Babylon 5 – One of the best Sci-Fi shows ever to see the light of day and it also has some of the best space battles.  There were many space battles through Babylon 5’s five seasons and several made for TV movies.  I’m going to pick the ones that I thought were the best. 

 

 

EvE Online – The creators of EvE and fans have created several impressive space battle movies.  Here are a couple for you to enjoy. 

 

Battlestar Galactica –  While the name suggests there would be alot of space battles in this show there really isn’t.  That being said it has some truly gorgeous ones that shine when they come about.  I pulled a couple of videos that I think really showcase this.

Fan made – I’ve gone around and collected a group of what I consider to be the best fan made space battles.  I’m sure there are more out there and if there are more that I don’t have and you think that they should be on this epic list I would encourage you to post them in the comments and I will try to add them. 

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