Google+

News

The newest Star Wars novel is being released tomorrow, April 28th. The newest novel, Lords of the Sith focuses on Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. The plot appears to focus on both Sith Lords on a mission together, which is not something we have...

Read More …

Collapse

Lords of the Sith

The newest Star Wars novel is being released tomorrow, April 28th. The newest novel, Lords of the Sith focuses on Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine. The plot appears to focus on both Sith Lords on a mission together, which is not something we have actually seen before. It will probably be the first time we actually see these two characters, in their "final" incarnations, working together on a mission.

The novel is written by Paul S. Kemp, who has written a few Star Wars novels, including Deceived, Crosscurrent and Riptide. I've actually enjoyed most of his work in the SW universe, so I'm optimistic about this novel.

There is a 50-page excerpt up on the Random House page (click on "Look Inside"). It should give you a strong idea about the direction of the book. Hopefully we can have a good review up for everyone in a couple of weeks!

Collapse

jedi star wars sith random house

First, just over an hour ago Gorefest began running. If you haven't already gotten out there and started submitting Gaming Activities to this you should start! Next, Star Wars Galactic Defenses newest event started this afternoon. Pirate...

Read More …

Collapse

First, just over an hour ago Gorefest began running. If you haven't already gotten out there and started submitting Gaming Activities to this you should start!

Imgur

Next, Star Wars Galactic Defenses newest event started this afternoon. Pirate Trouble is an Arena based event with the Event Reward of General Kenobi (obviously light side). Light Side Special Champion is Ahsoka and Dark Side Special Champion is Hondo. Its worth noting that Ahsoka is a Durasteeel Pod champion who only costs 10k for a chance to recruit and she's 5 times more powerful during this event. Hondo, on the other hand, is a Carbonite Pod champion and costs a few gems. Clearly we're in a Light Side favoring round. Expect a competition similar to previous ones launching soon.

Finally, Star Wars Commander has opened up the ability to construct Level 9 Headquarters (and everything else that comes with it). Once your Base is Level 9 you'll be able to build additional Shield Generators, Vaults, Turrets and a Sonic Cannon. No Event showing up for Commander right now, but I'll be watching to see if one appears.

Collapse

star wars commander star wars star wars galactic defense

Ever wish you could read back over the old Star Wars Legends comics? Wouldn't it be nice if they were available digitally? Well they are now! Marvel Unlimited now has over 500 issues of Star Wars Legends comics available to subscribers, and is...

Read More …

Collapse

Ever wish you could read back over the old Star Wars Legends comics? Wouldn't it be nice if they were available digitally? Well they are now!

Imgur

Marvel Unlimited now has over 500 issues of Star Wars Legends comics available to subscribers, and is offering a one month subscription free to new or returning subscribers. Just use the promo code, stealthily hidden in the graphic above.

Comics will include stories with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Rogue Squadron, and more in them. Now, before February I didn't much consider myself a comic guy. I tried getting into them when I was younger, but it never took hold. After the new Star Wars Comics started coming out (they'll be on Marvel Unlimited later this summer) I found myself much more interested, which was a rather pleasant surprise. I'll most likely take a dive and try this out, even if its only for the free month.

Don't delay too long though! This offer is only good until May the 5th.

Collapse

jedi star wars marvel

So, slight delay on this competition creation (in progress) and posting due to my weekend at the Celebration. Tomorrow is the final day for the Royal Strike event in Star Wars Galactic Defense. This event is the traditional map layout, not the new...

Read More …

Collapse

So, slight delay on this competition creation (in progress) and posting due to my weekend at the Celebration. Tomorrow is the final day for the Royal Strike event in Star Wars Galactic Defense. This event is the traditional map layout, not the new Arena style. Nute Gunray is the Event Special Recruit and can be purchased in Durasteel Pods. Queen Amidala is the Event Champion, who's special move is to call in a Royal Guard to assist.

Imgur

Over the next few days I'll be going through the competition que and grading/awarding any which are ready. Hoping to be caught up by the weekend.

Collapse

jedi star wars star wars galactic defense

So I've been back in Ohio from Star Wars Celebration for under 24 hours. In that time I've been watching Live Streams of Panels I missed and thinking of creative ways to get my wife to come to STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2016 in LONDON next...

Read More …

Collapse

Imgur

So I've been back in Ohio from Star Wars Celebration for under 24 hours. In that time I've been watching Live Streams of Panels I missed and thinking of creative ways to get my wife to come to STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2016 in LONDON next year!!!

Just over one hour ago tickets for Star Wars Celebration at the London Excel Center on July 16, 17, 18 of 2016 went up for sale. Tickets prices are pretty good:

  • 3 Day Adult: £70 ($103)
  • Friday: £30 ($44)
  • Saturday: £35 ($51)
  • Sunday: £30 ($44)

The Excel Center appears to be right next to the London Airport from what I've seen looking at a few maps. For all of our European members, this is an awesome opportunity! I hope you have the chance to get to it, and I really, really, really hope I can make it to it and meet a few of you all there!

Collapse

jedi star wars swce

With Star Wars Celebration this past weekend there was a ton of news that came tumbling out of it. A lot of it could easily get lost, so here is some of the details that were released concerning upcoming books and novels. From now until the...

Read More …

Collapse

Lando Comic

With Star Wars Celebration this past weekend there was a ton of news that came tumbling out of it. A lot of it could easily get lost, so here is some of the details that were released concerning upcoming books and novels. From now until the movies, these will be your true source of information for how the "new canon" will be shaping up.

As you can see from the image above, there will be a new Lando Calrissian mini-series coming out in July. This series takes place before Empire Strikes Back, and will even feature Lobot. Apparently the plot will revolve around Lando trying to steal a highly coveted starship. Writer Charles Soule and artist Alex Maleev will be the creative team on the mini-series.

Shattered Empitre

The creative team for the post-RotJ comic, Shattered Empire, was also released. The writer will be Greg Rucka and the artist is Marco Checchetto. Both of them have worked together, and their style can be considered a lot more grounded or street-level than many others working for Marvel. They did a fantastic Punisher series together, and Rucka does a lot of spy and street-level work. While they have not release any details as to the plot of the series, the creative team may give an indication of where they could be going with things. It may be a much rougher and darker story, and maybe not a lot of big space battles ground battles. It would be something very different to the current Star Wars series.

And speaking of that series, the current artist on it will be leaving after issue 6, which will complete the current storyline. There will be a one-shot with issue 7 that will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine and will be drawn by Simone Bianchi. His work is unique and quite pretty, but also very different so it will be interesting to see how it melds with Star Wars. Taking on regular art duties with issue 8 is Stuart Immonen, who is a very strong artist, with fluid artwork, who is great both with action scenes and character scenes.

DB Logo

There wasn't quite as much news on the novel-side of things. One of the larger news items was that there would be a Battlefront tie-in novel called Battlefront: Twilight Company. It will focus on the Rebels, and give you a view of the front-line soldiers in the trenches. I was actually hoping for something on the Battle of Jakku, but this appears like it will focus on the time period between ANH and ESB.

There was a little news on the novelization of The Force Awakens, with the e-book being released on the same date as the movie (Dec. 18th) and the hardcover coming out sometime in January of 2016. Alan Dean Foster, who actually ghost-wrote the original A New Hope novelization, will be writing this one.

Lastly, on October 6th there will be a collection called Rise of the Empire, which will include A New Dawn (prequel to the Rebels series), Tarkin and 3 short stories, with one of them tying into the post-RotJ novel Aftermath.

I hoping for more information for all of the various novels that will be coming out, and it looks like I need to catch up on some comics since there seems to be a lot of good things going on there. They have top-level talent working on the Star Wars books, so it may be worth to at least pick up the collected storylines.

Collapse

star wars the force awakens marvel del ray swca

As we previously reported there's going to be a lot of live streaming options for the Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. The Livestream will once again commense at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific, and we've got a good lineup of Rebels...

Read More …

Collapse

Celebration Live!

As we previously reported there's going to be a lot of live streaming options for the Star Wars Celebration over the next few days. The Livestream will once again commense at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific, and we've got a good lineup of Rebels news, the ever popular Smuggler's Bounty original audio drama and for all you cinephiles, the Star Wars fan film awards drops later on tonight, as well as a sit down with Luke Skywalker himself!

The times for each of the major panels are: (All times in PST)

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. PT: New Allies & New Villains: Star Wars Rebels Season Two
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT: Smuggler's Bounty - Original Star Wars Audio Drama by Kyle Newman
  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT: Star Wars Fan Film Awards presented by StarWars.com
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PT: Mark Hamill: The Return of the Jedi

You can check out the live stream at the link below!

Day 3

You can also watch the entirety of the previous days livestreams including major panels like The Force Awakens and Battlefront on youtube.

JustTheSeal

Collapse

battlefront star wars news star wars the force awakens star wars rebels swca

This morning/afternoon we saw the Star Wars Battlefront Panel at Celebration, and while it wasn't quite as enthralling as the Force Awakens panel, we did get to see the first new footage of the game since last year's E3. The footage, to...

Read More …

Collapse

SWBF

This morning/afternoon we saw the Star Wars Battlefront Panel at Celebration, and while it wasn't quite as enthralling as the Force Awakens panel, we did get to see the first new footage of the game since last year's E3. The footage, to say the least, was beautiful.

Star Wars Battlefront

That is all in engine footage (obviously tweaked in cinematic styling) to showcase the beauty of the game. The developers shared during the course of the panel the depths they went through to create the environments: actually going to the barren deserts of Death Valley, or the infamous Redwood forests of Endor to be able to live and breath the places we're going to be seeing in the game. The attention to detail is obvious, and from the looks of it we'll have at least a new visually stunning platform on our hands as of November 17th, 2015.

There was some other information that was released both in the preview granted to the press, as well as in the panel. These are the highlights that I took away from all that was said in the panel. Obviously this is only scratching the surface, but hopefully we'll have more information soon!

Gameplay notes

  • Will feature 20 vs. 20 Gameplay
  • First and Third person perspective
  • No Campaign Mode, has Missions (Can be played alone, online and locally)
  • Heroes Available: Vader and Boba Fett confirmed, no idea how they interact online.
  • Able to Fly: TIE Fighters, X-Wings, Millenium Falcon, but no dedicated space battles at launch
  • Planets confirmed: Sullust (new), Endor, Tatooine, Hoth
  • Free DLC of Jakku on the Week of the Force Awakens' release, ties into the "Battle of Jakku" which takes place a year after Endor. Pre-orders will get access to this a week early.
  • Deluxe edition will also ship with instant access to in-game items such as the infamous DL-44 Blaster, as well as some other weapons.
  • The is also apparently going to be an accompanying novel to Battlefront released before the game.

Just The Seal

Collapse

battlefront gaming episode vii star wars the force awakens swca

As we previously reported there's going to be a lot of live streaming options for the Star Wars Celebration over the next few days, making sure that we'll all be testing the patience of significant others and employers alike. After...

Read More …

Collapse

Celebration Live!

As we previously reported there's going to be a lot of live streaming options for the Star Wars Celebration over the next few days, making sure that we'll all be testing the patience of significant others and employers alike. After yesterday's amazing coverage, it'll be tough to top it, but for today, the Livestreaming will once again commense at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific.

Today on the livestream we'll see the following panels: (All times in PST)

  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT: Star Wars Battlefront: An Intergalactic Debut
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. PT: Ray Park: The Man; The Sith; The Legend
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT: Date with the Princess: Carrie Fisher
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT: Behind the Scenes: LEGO Star Wars Droid Tales

Watch Here!

The Force Awakens Panel LIVE

You can also watch the entirety of Day 1's Livestream broadcast, including The Force Awakens Panel here

JustTheSeal

Collapse

battlefront star wars news star wars the force awakens swca

The second teaser trailer to Star Wars Episode VII has been released at Star Wars Celebration. I've still got chills.

Read More …

Collapse

The Force Awakens Second Teaser Trailer

The second teaser trailer to Star Wars Episode VII has been released at Star Wars Celebration. I've still got chills.

Collapse

jj abrams episode vii star wars trailer the force awakens