jump to navigation

Star Wars The Force Unleashed – Secret Apprentice is like a Dark Luke Skywalker September 21, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, force unleashed, juno eclipse, LucasArts, nintendo, nintendo wii, Sci Fi, science fiction, scifi, secret apprentice, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars the force unleashed, the force unleashed, video games, wii.
5 comments

“No Jedi in history has ever used the force the way that the secret apprentice uses the force …he’s a force wrecking ball. He’s unstoppable

– Sam Witwer LucasArts

Star Wars The Force Unleashed is the next BIG game from LucasArts (and its coming for the Wii too).

In a recent production video (linked below), LucasArt big wigs give some color on the characters in the game.

The big five characters:

The secret apprentice that’s the character you play in the game

Juno Eclipse – she’s the love interest and is an imperial pilot that ferries the appretice around the galaxy

General Koda – a hardboiled Jedi Master

Proxy – the droid sidekick

Darth Vader

In the video, the game’s production lead describes the Secret Apprentice as a Dark Luke Skywalker – what Luke would have been like had he joined Vader.

Check out the full vid below ENJOY!

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #19 – now it finally starts to come together September 10, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in chum, comic books, comics, Dark Horse, darktower, knights of the old republic, KOTOR, mars, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, spacey, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars comics, star wars games, star wars legacy, starwars, zarek, Zayne Carrick.
1 comment so far

After a year and a half of suffering with this title, it’s finally coming together. From a plot point of view Dark Horse’s Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic issue #19 is easily the best issue this year pulling together all the major characters of the series.
We’ve got Mandalaorians
We’ve got the Republic Fleet
We’ve got Jedi (good and bad)
We’ve got the Arcanians (offshoots and purebloods)
Zayne Carrick is coming face to face (or back to back) with his Jedi tormentor

And its’ all coming together..the plot lines and the characters.

The only thing missing is the Sith – then again – Lord Adasca, head of the massive corporation Adascorp – might well be a Sith considering the way he’s manipulated the universe.

The weak link in this issue is the art. It is painfully pathetic at points and very amateurish. As I’ve complained before Zayne Carrick our main ‘hero’ in this series gets yet another treatment – so he look different again. If you compare how Zayne is drawn across say 5 issues you’ll see what looks like 5 different characters.

Still KOTOR #19 is a solid issue continuing from the solid issue #18. It’s a good trend and we can only hope that Dark Horse’s editors wizen up and put some real artists to work on this book.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic #18 July 27, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in comic books, comics, Dark Horse, darktower, knights of the old republic, KOTOR, mars, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, spacey, star trek tng, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars knights of the old republic, star wars legacy, starbuck, starwars, weird al, zarek.
1 comment so far

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Continuing on from issue #17 – we finally get a decent issue.

After at least 6 issues that totally sucked, Dark Horse has finally put together really decent issue of Knights of the Old Republic. No it’s not even 1/10th what Legacy is, but hey it’s a start.

In this issue we finally figure out what camper was hiding in his brain – truth is until this issue i couldn’t have cared less about camper. But in one issue we get alot – we find out what he knows and we find out why it’s important.

Even more interesting is the fact that after WAY WAY WAY too many issues we may finally be getting closer to a reunion with Zane and some kind of Jedi confrontation.

Will Zane save them all? I’d guess so. But hey after being ready to give up on this series now once again I’m interested enough to keep reading and see what will happen next.

Darth Vader’s PSP – Sony set to debut new Star Wars themed gaming device July 17, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in barbarella, chad vader, NASA, psp, Sci Fi, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, sony, star trek tng, Star Wars, Star Wars Battlefront, star wars games, star wars legacy, starwars.
add a comment

 vaderpsp.jpg

Apparently Sony is set to roll out a new PSP later this year that will be  33 percent lighter, 19 percent slimmer, the battery will be more efficient, and there will also be faster loading of games. It’s also expected to include a TV output in high def maybe.

They’re planning on rolling a Star Wars themed new PSP too –  the new Star Wars Battlefront PSP pack, which will include the Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron game and the special Star Wars PSP.

 Star Wars: Battlefront Renegade Squadron is a PSP only game that extends the Battlefront saga.
It’s expected to hit shelves in October. Woohoo!

Star Wars Lego Coming to the Nintendo Wii May 31, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in nintendo, Star Wars, star wars games, starwars, video games, wii.
3 comments

starwarslego.jpg

Lucas Arts has confirmed that Star Wars Lego – The Complete Saga will be available for the Wii this fall.Star Wars Lego could well be the first Star Wars game for the Wii and it will be interesting to see how far Lucas Arts goes to actually support the Wiimote and the Numchuck.

No this won’t be Star Wars The Force Unleashed but hey..the Wii may make this real interesting.

Trailer below:

Star Wars The Force Unleashed – more details emerge May 30, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in Darth Vader, lucas arts, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, secret apprentice, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars the force unleashed, starwars, The Force, YouTube.
1 comment so far

At last weekends’ Celebration Event in LA new details emerged about the highly anticipated next gen Lucas Arts Game The Force Unleashed. The game is set for a November release and falls in between Episodes III and IV with the player being Darth Vader’s Secret Apprentice hunting down Jedi.

Lucas has put up a new documentary that goes above and beyond what was detailed at Celebration – check it out below…No its not KOTOR – but it could be something even better.

Star Wars: Resurrecting the Sith Lords. KOTOR III In the Making? May 17, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in knights of the old republic, KOTOR, science fiction, sciencefiction, scifi, sith, Star Wars, star wars games.
73 comments

The Knights Of The Old Republic Return

Though KOTOR II is an excellent game, many gamers say that it feels rushed and incomplete. Indeed, it was discovered as early as 2005 that a lot of material designed for the end of the title was deleted. Additionally, it was discovered that certain character development scenes were left out, and some characters were even cut altogether. An intrepid band of fans have discovered the missing pieces that were not included in the final production version of KOTOR II, and slowly but surely, they’re making those hidden chapters and pieces available.

The effort is officially called The Sith Lords Restoration Project (TSLRP), and its goal is to add back in as much of the cut content as is possible.

No this is not KOTOR III but hey in the absense of that next game (rumored to be announced on May24th) Sith Lords Restoration may well be the next best thing.

KOTOR and KOTOR II are the two best Star Wars games of all time..Sith Lords Restoration truly is the missing link.

Read the full story on this awesome group at TwitchGuru.com

And here’s a trailer of some of the stuff they’ve got:

Star Wars : The Force Unleashed Lucas’ next great game February 21, 2007

Posted by showmescifi in force unleashed, games, KOTOR, LucasArts, scifi, sith, skywalker, Star Wars, star wars games, star wars the force unleashed, starwars, video games.
3 comments

forceunleashed.jpgNo it’s not KOTOR III. But yes it is the next greatest thing to happen to Star Wars Gaming.

LucasArts has announced a November shipping date for Star Wars The Force Unleashed which should be available for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and PSP. It is unclear whether a Wii version is in the cards.

LucasArts is claiming that the new game will introduce all kinds of new gaming innovations – as well as a new playable dark lord wannabe.

The Star Wars saga continues this November in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a videogame developed by LucasArts, which casts players as Darth Vader’s “Secret Apprentice” and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The expansive story, created under direction from George Lucas, is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.