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Star Wars: First Assault

See the Star Wars game that was cancelled before EA got the rights


Star Wars: First Assault
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
There's Star Wars: Battlefront III. There's Star Wars 1313. There's even that Darth Maul game. But no one mourns Star Wars: First Assault. According to the YouTube description, "This was a tech beta ran on Xbox Live a while ...
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Star Wars

Star Wars Battlefront's four gorgeous planets in just 30 seconds


And possibly more, you tourist
Nov 05
// Brett Makedonski
Most everyone who is interested in Star Wars Battlefront has a good idea by now if they're buying it. The open beta last month served as a nice test run in that sense. We've all had an opportunity to see what we're gett...
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EA Access

Star Wars Battlefront EA Access trial good for 10 hours of play


$5/month for 5 days in advance
Nov 04
// Steven Hansen
If you're dropping the five bones per month (get you, Mr. Moneybags; some of us need that $5 for carrots to make soup) on EA Access (Xbox One only), you'll get to play 10 total hours of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront. Acc...
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Battlefront

Force Awakens' Jakku shows up in Star Wars Battlefront


Looks pretty cool
Nov 03
// Jordan Devore
In the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there was a striking shot of Rey speeding past a long-abandoned Star Destroyer. The scene takes place on a desert planet, Jakku, and the massive ship crash landed...
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Battlefront

EA shoots (first) for 13M Star Wars Battlefront sales


That is a ridiculous number
Oct 30
// Brett Makedonski
Electronic Arts isn't trying to be Greedo greedy, just ambitious when it says that it expects Star Wars Battlefront to move 13 million copies. Maybe realistic, too. The Star Wars maelstrom of fandom is at a fev...
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Halo primed for big sales

Microsoft man: 'Halo is to games' what 'Star Wars is to movies'


Pump the space breaks
Oct 29
// Steven Hansen
Microsoft must be pretty happy that for the second year in a row it has more big exclusives in its holiday lineup (what with Uncharted 4 delayed and the paid timed exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider) than nearest competi...
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Battlefront

Nice sarlacc pit you got there, Star Wars Battlefront


Fool me once
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
The Star Wars Battlefront beta gave rise to funny moments with Luke and Darth Vader, but I need to see more. More gifs, more videos. All of it. Today's trailer from Paris Games Week shows other heroes and villains in action, ...
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Star Wars

Because Star Wars Battlefront is Star Wars related, 9.5 million people played the beta


Popular franchise is still popular
Oct 26
// Chris Carter
With all of the hype surrounding the new Star Wars film, it's no surprise that 9.5 million people downloaded the beta for EA's new Star Wars Battlefront. When the upcoming J.J. Abrams joint is crashing every ticketing sy...
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Darth Maul

A cancelled Darth Maul game from a few years ago might still happen


Hoping to pitch it to EA soon
Oct 26
// Joe Parlock
A few years ago, Red Fly Studios was tasked with making a Star Wars game known only as Battle of the Sith Lords. Featuring Darth Maul being an absolute badass, prototypes of it were made until eventually the game got cancelle...
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RIP Battlefront III

More footage uncovered from the cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III


Now THAT is how flying works
Oct 22
// Jed Whitaker
Remember a couple of years ago when footage was leaked of pre-alpha gameplay for the now-cancelled Star Wars: Battlefront III? Well more footage from Free Radical's third entry in the series has been leaked from a supposedly...
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Uncharted drama

Star Wars actor left Uncharted 4 cast after 'weird changes'


More on last year's Naughty Dog unrest
Oct 20
// Steven Hansen
Uncharted 4 lost its writer and then its director in early 2014 amid allegations that writer Amy Hennig was "forced out" by The Last of Us’ Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the pair that would go on to take control of ...
Star Wars photo
Star Wars

Star Wars Battlefront introduces playable Leia, Han, and Palpatine


Well beam me up!
Oct 20
// Steven Hansen
The best part of the recent Star Wars Battlefront beta was the incongruity and anticlimax of seeing iconic characters like Luke Skywalker and Daddy Vader die on the field of battle squished by an AT-AT. Can't wait for it to h...
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Old men have bad opinions

George Lucas, writer of Star Wars Episodes 1-3, said video games can't have plot


'It's not going to be Shakespeare'
Oct 19
// Steven Hansen
The man whose just about only claim to fame is biting Akira Kurosawa films but making all the characters wear pajamas, and then doing three more really fucking awful versions of that, has some opinions about story-telling in ...
Star Wars commercial photo
Star Wars commercial

Sad and unfulfilled? Star Wars Battlefront will make you feel like a kid again


Escape into that thing you liked once
Oct 19
// Steven Hansen
Sometimes while I sit at my white collar job in a gorgeous skyscraper office doing nothing in particular, I, too, feel bored with my life and remember how much I used to like Star Wars. The new Battlefront (and the new films...
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Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront's Walker Assault mode was 'too tough'


I sure died a lot
Oct 15
// Vikki Blake
EA will address "balancing" issues with that Walker Assault mission in Star Wars Battlefront. Responding to a fan who asked if they "sucked," community manager Matthew Everett confirmed unsuccessful Rebel attacks were more likely to be as a result of a "balancing issue within the beta," rather than players just being... well, a bit shit.
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Deals

25% off Star Wars Battlefront PC deal closes in as beta ends


Will totally sell gazillion copies
Oct 14
// Dealzon
Nine million strong was the verdict in the Star Wars Battlefront beta test weekend. By all accounts, the beta seems to be well received as the Internet was flooded with videos/gifs aplenty. Green Man Gaming must have received the memo because during an unannounced sale, it's headlining Battlefront as the deal to grab for the season.
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Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront won't have any VOIP on PC


On consoles, you'll need party chat
Oct 14
// Joe Parlock
Did you just have a fun time enjoying the Star Wars: Battlefront beta with your friends? Yelling about AT-ATs while smushing Darth Vader into a fine paste, maybe? Well if you want to do that in the final release, you&rsq...
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Star Wars

That's how Vader dies? Uh, badass!


Like father, like son
Oct 13
// Jordan Devore
Not to be outdone by Luke, Lord Vader has taken this death-by-vehicle thing to new heights.
Star Wars Battlefront photo
Star Wars Battlefront

Over 9 million people played the Star Wars Battlefront beta


That's a lotta stormtroopers!
Oct 13
// Mike Cosimano
According to the gang at Electronic Arts, over 9 million people played last week's Star Wars Battlefront open beta. The beta worked exactly as intended -- a legitimate concern for players after 2013's disastrous Bat...
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season PASS

Star Wars Battlefront has a $50 season pass


Burn it all to the ground
Oct 12
// Brett Makedonski
No! No, no, no! We were doing so well, Star Wars Battlefront. We had that open beta that anyone could play, with nothing locked behind a pre-order wall. Gameplay looked like fun, and we got a bunch of amusing clips out of it....
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Battlefront

The Star Wars Battlefront beta has been extended by a day


More time to test their server load
Oct 12
// Chris Carter
Star Wars Battlefront kicked off its beta last week, and is currently still running. It was supposed to end today actually, but publisher Electronic Arts has revealed that the program will be extended until Tuesday. They...
Super Battlefront photo
Super Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront looks so good as a 16-bit game


Thank the Force
Oct 09
// Brett Makedonski
Enjoying that Battlefront beta? It seems like plenty of people are thrilled to play in a Star Wars universe that looks as good as this one does. Bear with me here, but Battlefront has a pleasant charm to it if...
Battlefront beta photo
Battlefront beta

That's how Luke Skywalker dies, huh?


Good clips from the Battlefront beta
Oct 09
// Brett Makedonski
I always imagined he'd go out with a bang. You know, something real epic. He's done so much Big Stuff in his life, it feels like he deserves to go out like a hero. Well, all that hopping is pretty heroic, I guess. Springy little bastard.
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Deals

$350 PS4 arrives, Bloodborne coincidentally 50% off


Why how did that ever happen
Oct 09
// Dealzon
Everyone holding out on buying a PS4 the past few weeks has won the waiting game, as the PS4 price drop went official starting today. Most major retailers have the bundles on sale at the $350 starting price tag, so if you've ...
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Star Wars Battlefront

EA opens more Stars Wars Battlefront PC servers


Trooper or a rebel?
Oct 09
// Vikki Blake
Electronic Arts are opening more PC servers to cope with demand for the Star Wars: Battlefront open beta. In a recent tweet, the official Star War: Battlefront said that owing to "a lot of interest around the beta," it will s...
Battlefront beta photo
Battlefront beta

The Star Wars Battlefront beta starts today, here's how to get in


It's free and easy
Oct 08
// Brett Makedonski
Any way you slice it, Star Wars Battlefront is one of the most highly-anticipated games releasing this fall. But, you don't have to actually wait until the November 17 launch date to get your hands on it. There's a ...
Star Wars Battlefront photo
Star Wars Battlefront

Han Solo, Emperor, and Leia heroes datamined through Star Wars Battlefront beta


You'll find them quite operational
Oct 08
// Chris Carter
Thanks to a dedicated dataminer, we now know that Star Wars: Battlefront will sport three additional heroes -- Princess Leia, Han Solo, and the Emperor. Files have been located similar to the other announced heroes so fa...

I'm not too impressed by the Star Wars Battlefront beta

Oct 06 // Chris Carter
Today, I had the chance to play the beta on PS4, and I came away with some mixed thoughts. Right now in the beta there are three modes available: Drop Zone, which supports 16 players, Walker Assault, which supports 40, and Survival (a two-player gametype that can be played offline or online). The former is a gametype that sees two teams of eight battling it out for pods, which randomly drop from the sky and inhabit the battlefield one at a time. It's up to each side to locate the pod, capture it, and maintain ownership until a timer runs out. Once it's done, power-ups will pop out, and it's onto the next one. I actually liked the objective-based feel of Drop Zone quite a bit, and the timers feel spot-on to add some form of tactical depth to each match without feeling like a slog. Walker Assault might be 40 players, but it will allow 10 in a lobby to initiate a match. It's here that I witnessed a fairly keen matchmaking system, which drew in players gradually and located games that were mostly full first before dropping me into an empty lobby. This asymmetrical mode sees rebels defending Uplink objectives to call in Y-Bombers from imperials. It has more of a classic Star Wars feel to it, most notably due to the inclusion of AT-ATs, AT-STs, and Tie Fighters (which are essentially killstreak power-ups now, picked up on the battlefield) into the proceedings. Although we only started with 10, it gradually escalated to a crazy 20-on-20 match, and that glorious Battlefront entropy was in full force. As for the gameplay, again, there are no microtransactions, and you'll have to unlock everything through credits. There is some rank-gating involved, but not nearly as bad as other online shooters (at least, so far), and the credit system allows you to buy, for the most part, the exact equipment you want -- from rifles, to thermal detonators. The game uses a card system for equipment (which isn't nearly as kooky as Titanfall's Burn Cards) that lets you customize which slot each piece of gear falls into (L1/LB or R1/RB, with an additional slot for Triangle/Y). I really dig the option to default to first- or third-person at any point as well. I don't miss classes or squads. [embed]314178:60645:0[/embed] The game feels...a bit cheap at times in terms of its gunplay. It looks beautiful (it can go 4K on PC) and runs smoothly, especially when you're gazing up at the sky and watching ship battles take place before your eyes, but there's a certain clunky feel to combat. Weapons really lack impact or "oomph" all around, and I experienced a bit of lag at times. You can chalk part of that up to being a beta, but the game is right around the corner after all. Survival mode lists four potential locations on the menu (Hoth, Sullust, Endor, and Tatooine), but only the latter is playable the moment. AI battles are also shown, but aren't active in the beta as well. It's horde mode, in essence, with a gradual ramping up in difficulty with each wave. It's here that I was able to experience most of the perks (which are unlocked from the start), such as a vertical jetpack boost, grenade launcher, and a temporary boost for your primary, all of which have cooldowns involved. To be blunt, without a second player, this mode gets old quick. After just three waves I wasn't really feeling it, as there isn't a whole lot of deviation from the horde formula, and the fact that you're a grunt rather than a hero character really puts a damper on things. I don't expect to get much play out of this outside of the occasional session with a friend or my wife by way of local co-op. For diehards, though, you'll probably enjoy tackling the various challenges like "no death" runs. So there's the Star Wars: Battlefront beta so far. It's not bad by any means, but I'm not sure it's worth the full asking price. When the actual game launches next month we'll have a better idea of all of the different modes involved, but again, solo players will probably want to wait for a price cut straight out of the gate.
Star Wars Battlefront photo
But I'm not disappointed either
There seems to be a healthy amount of skepticism surrounding the upcoming release of Star Wars Battlefront, and I don't blame people. After all, EA is involved -- always lurking in the shadows, ready to strike at consumers. T...

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Battlefront PC specs

Why the hell does Star Wars Battlefront recommend 16GB of RAM on PC?


That seems excessive
Oct 06
// Brett Makedonski
The Star Wars Battlefront beta starts in just a couple of days, and everyone's invited; there's no barrier to entry. Well, let me clarify. There's one barrier to entry if you're on PC -- you need to have a rig that'...
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Single-player campaign

Will you buy a game if it doesn't have a single-player campaign?


Star Wars Battlefront, Rainbow Six Siege
Sep 28
// Chris Carter
While it was once a weird one-off thing, more games are starting to eschew single-player campaigns in favor of totally online experiences. While the cynic in me knows a lot of this is to cut costs in favor of pushing controll...

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