Games & Gear of 2015 : Star Wars – Battlefront

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Star Wars: Battlefront, also known as the good Battlefield game, is finally making the 3rd sequel everyone (including me) was waiting for. I still remember the joy I had leading the Confederacy of Independent Systems against the mutant clone army. My weapon of choice Droideka, of course; speed, suppressive fire power, portable shield, intimidation – the perfect class in my opinion. Sadly the droids lost that war in the prequels and gave rise to the more famous ‘Star Wars’ of the Rebels vs the Empire. And while those factions didn’t have the Droideka; they all had vehicles, turrets, and even ‘hero classes’ to use on the battlefield. It was a hoot and a half! Now with the new Force Awakens movie coming soon; this game will be perfectly timed to the Star Wars madness that’s soon to follow. The release date could be as early  as April or as late as this winter holiday, either way get ready to wage war in a galaxy far far this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer-Rama: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

 

Who loves Star Wars?

Yes we do!

Who loves Star Wars?

I do too!

 

Yes people the first trailer of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, was revealed days ago and already its making waves. Now people I know there’s a controversy but you all need to relax about it. I mean the droid in the trailer (mark 0:29) was of irregular shape and the ball body was not something people were expecting. However people its 2014 and it’s a new day; droids can be of any shape, size, color, so why not ball locomotion? We’re seen flying, wheels, and the trusty legs for our robotic pals; now is the time for new, now is the time for change, and for the detractors I’m afraid you’ll have to get use to it.

 

 

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Now some words from J.J. Abrams

 

The director of the latest Star Wars movie (Episode VII) J.J. Abrams decided to take a break from, well, directing of the latest Star Wars movie to promote the ‘Force for Change‘ charity which: ‘dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems’. Also they are hosting a special contest of people who donate, that lucky person will get once in a life time moment to be in the next Star Wars movie. This is a very noble cause and a fantastic opportunity, but people the real story is the the bird handler, er, thing that went across the shot while Abrams was speaking. As you can see he was practical effects, not CGI, meaning all you ner- I mean hyper serious Star Wars fans know that J.J. Abrams have heard your bleats and will be using them in the next movie. Yay! Victory for the fans at last!  Down with CGI and there ability to make  awesome looking movies people still enjoy in animated films but mixed in other movies is a no-no for some reason. Seriously though donate to Force for Change and try your luck silver screen immortality.

 

 

 

This just in (Or not): Stars Wars

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You know with all the celebrities who want a piece of the Episode VII goodness I’m tempted to create another segment on Armada to feature it. However I know it once the movie is made and canned I can’t use again until another I high profile Star Wars movie is in the works, and who knows how long that will be. So I’ve decide it will a sub-segment under the ‘This just in (Or not)’ line called Stars Wars (see I added an ‘s’), where I report on the huge onslaught of ‘A’ list actors wanting to be included in the next great sci-fi adventure. Today it’s Seth Green: you know him from such works as the Austin Powers movies, Mass Effect games, and Robot Chicken. He’s also quite the Star Wars fan and in an interview with Esquire (the killer of G4, remember) he mentions he wouldn’t mind being a part of the universe. Here the exert, but I recommend reading the whole thing, it’s very interesting (despite coming from Esquire):

 

 ES: Has J.J. Abrams given you his blessing for the inevitable Robot Chicken parodies of his Star Wars sequels?

SG: I haven’t had a conversation with J.J. since he’s gotten the job. But for the record, I think he’s a great choice, and the perfect liaison for the old generations and new generations of Star Wars fans.

ES: Do you know him well enough that you could give him a call and say, “Hey, put me in the movies? I’ll take anything! Make me a ginger droid, whatever!”

SG: I wouldn’t pitch a specific character, but I’ve definitely mentioned to Kathleen Kennedy that if there was anything that seemed organically reasonable to put me in any of these movies, this would be the only time she’d hear me ask.

 
Read more: Seth Green Interview – Seth Green The Story of Luke – Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/seth-green-interview#ixzz2RFCqytT9

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Han Solo is slated to appear in Episode VII

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That’s right, the original cocky, super smuggler is coming back for Episode VII: Han Solo. The legendary Harrison Ford character showed a different kind of hero for people to look up to; ones that lies, cheats, smuggles, and  always shoots first. But under that underworld shell beats the heart of noble gunslinger who risk his freedom and life to help people he didn’t know and a fight a war that was a hopeless cause in the eyes of any other criminal. He even got a princess in the end (the princess of a destroyed planet but still) so yeah Han’s awesome. What role will he play, only J.J. knows, but I’ll say this more and more people want in Ep.7 – stay tune for more info.

 

 

 

This just in (Or not) – Star Wars Episode 7 slated for a galaxy not so far away.

Obi-Wan: “I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror (or joy) and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible (or wonderful) has happened.”

 

Ok people I’ve got some news that could interpreted good, bad or both. Me? I think this news is generally good, but then again I like Sewer Shark so there you go. Anyway new #1: Disney is purchasing Lucas Film lock, stock, and barrel from George Lucas himself for about $4.05 billion dollars. Ah poor Emperor Palpatine; if he only had $4.05 billion dollars he could have ruled the galaxy by buying it from the creator and not concoct an insanely elaborate (but still impress) plan to seize power. Again some might see this as the ruination of the most famous IP in the world (while others would say it’s too late), but it’s been 3 years since they claimed Marvel and both companies seem to be doing alright – more or less.

 

The other bit of news is that in 2015 the seventh episode of Star Wars will be a reality. That sentence right there is enough to blow up the internet so I’ll leave it alone for now.  Rest assured people we’ll keep you all in the loop once more information becomes available.