New Star Wars Game in the Works

April 14, 2014 at 4:27 pm | Posted in News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Video Games | 3 Comments

Visceral-GamesLately some news has been popping up for a new Star Wars video game that EA is working on. First it was announced that Amy Hennig would be the Creative Director on a new Star Wars project…

Over the last few weeks, Amy and I have spent a lot of time talking about what her first project would be. There are a lot of different directions we could have gone, but I could sense that what really excited her about this opportunity (because let’s face it, we weren’t the only ones knocking at her door) was Star Wars. Amy’s a huge fan. We happen to be making a Star Wars game. Just thinking about the possibilities made both of us even more excited about having her join the team.

Later on, she revealed on Twitter that Todd Stashwick would be working on the project as a co-writer. Continue Reading New Star Wars Game in the Works…

More Rebels at Wondercon

April 14, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Posted in Conventions, Events, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Star Wars Rebels, Television | Leave a comment

vanessa-marshallJoining Dave Filoni at WonderCon this weekend will be Star Wars Rebels voice actor Vanessa Marshall, the voice of Hera. Click here to check out the official announcement.

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Monday Funny: Attack of the Clones Bloopers

April 14, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Courtesy of the official Star Wars YouTube channel, an Attack of the Clones blooper reel. I think Jango Fett dancing with the umbrella is my favorite.

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Around the Web

April 11, 2014 at 12:01 am | Posted in Books, Conventions, Detours, Episode VII, Events, Fantasy, Movies, Rumor, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Television, Toys | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Books News

  • Suvudu has a 50 page preview of Troy Denning‘s latest book The Sentinel which takes place in the Forgotten Realms.
  • Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller has been nominated for the 2014 Scribe Awards Speculative Novel Original category.
  • The Dance Like A Monkey kickstarter is raising money to benefit author CJ Henderson. The anthology will include short stories by authors such as Timothy Zahn, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Michael A. Stackpole, and even Ed Greenwood.
  • Star Wars author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff was interviewed as part of an article on religious themes in science fiction films. It’s kind of interesting and worth a look.

Convention & Event News

Here’s a list of upcoming conventions and events this month. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Happy Birthday, Greg Keyes

April 11, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

greg-keyes-2013Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of our favorite New Jedi Order authors, Greg Keyes. Be sure to wish Greg a happy birthday over on Facebook.

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Essential Guide to Warfare Author’s Cut Part 7

April 10, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Posted in Books, Del Rey, Random House, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart are continuing their twelve part series on the cut material from Star Wars: The Essential Guide to WarfareClick here to check it out part seven which covers The Grand Army of the Republic.

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Darth Maul Game Concept Art

April 10, 2014 at 4:51 pm | Posted in Art, Star Wars, Video Games | Leave a comment

darth-maul-damage-concept-artGame Informer has posted some concept art form the canceled Darth Maul game by Red Fly Studio. There’s some interesting, and even controversial, art from characters to landscapes. There’s a very strange re-design of Darth Krayt, an Imperial officer who looks like Ralph Fiennes, and some images of Maul in his cyborg stage. You can check them out here.

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Podcasts in Review

April 10, 2014 at 12:00 am | Posted in Books, Podcasts, Podcasts in Review, Regular Feature, Reviews, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars Rebels, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Podcasts in Review.

Assembly of Geeks: Their “Superman Dies and Kermit is Framed” episode covers a little bit of Superman as they talk about the 1992 graphic novel The Death of Superman and whether DC should use that in their next movie. From there, they delve into the idea of television shows with movie endings before getting into some serious Muppets talk with special guest Ryan Dosier. It’s an entertaining episode and I really enjoyed the Muppets discussion.

The “Getting Inside Batman’s Head” episode changes gears as they dive into the Dark Knight. This is a really meaty episode as they cover some very cool insights into the character that is Batman with their special guest Dr. Travis Langley. If you’re a Batman fan, you will not want to miss this one.

Bombad Radio: Episode 135 continues their EU book series by covering some of the more prominent tie-in books for the Original Trilogy era. This includes a book-by-book breakdown of the Han Solo Trilogy written by A.C. Crispin, an overview of Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry and some discussion of the Bounty Hunter Wars and Tales of anthologies. The Han Solo Trilogy gets focused on the most, and for good reason: it’s a great series. There are a few minor audio problems in this episode, but it’s still a good one to check out for those interested in the EU books set around the original films. Continue Reading Podcasts in Review…

The Darth Maul Game That Could Have Been

April 9, 2014 at 6:54 am | Posted in Star Wars, Video Games | 3 Comments

IGN broke a story about a game project that Red Fly started which would have starred Darth Maul and went under the working title Damage. The game would have come out in 2010, but was canceled. Interestingly enough, the story concept for the game included other Sith such as Darth Krayt and Darth Talon at one point and would have tackled the origins of Darth Maul. Star Wars Underworld has a nice write-up on the incident. Below, you can check out the test footage of the game.

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New Release and Review: ‘Star Wars #16′

April 9, 2014 at 12:02 am | Posted in Comic Books, Dark Horse, Reviews, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Dark Horse Comics has one new Star Wars release today, Star Wars #16. In this issue, Luke goes hiking in the mountains of Arrochar with their elite Rangers as he tries to find some peace with his troubled feelings. Meanwhile, Leia and Han investigate a suspicious ship broadcasting a distress call above the planet. Is the Empire on to the Rebel presence? Click here to read our full review.

Star Wars #16

Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadron’s secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a “routine” mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife. So why is everyone so uneasy?

Writer: Brian Wood
Penciller: Stéphane Créty
Inker: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Sean Cooke

Format: FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
Price: $2.99

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