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Disney announces new free-to-play Star Wars shooter, Attack of the Squadrons

Disney announces new free-to-play Star Wars shooter, Attack of the Squadrons

A new free-to-play Star Wars game going by the name of Attack of the Squadrons has been announced by Disney, and it will be a “space combat title.” The game will offer up to 16 player battles across three different modes of play which are free for all, team dogfight and base defense, you will also be able to team up in communities. There will be a number of a spaceships from the series available for you to play with, […]

Microsoft Store pre-order listing shows very little information about Star Wars: Battlefront

Microsoft Store pre-order listing shows very little information about Star Wars: Battlefront

A listing offering pre-orders of the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefont spotted by Official Xbox Magazine has allowed us to peek inside the game ever so slightly, the blurb reads: “Relive and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Play as one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront, and conquer the galaxy, planet by planet.” This probably points to the Galactic Conquest mode, where (surprisingly) […]

EA hiring for open world, next-gen Star Wars game

EA hiring for open world, next-gen Star Wars game

EA Canada is working on a new Star Wars game for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game, as reported on by Kotaku, is set to be an open world title. A recent job listing by the company says, “EA Canada is looking for an experienced Animation director to help define and deliver on the vision for a major new next gen open world action game.” In other listings, there are two positions for executive producers that possibly reveal […]

EA deal for Star Wars license is for 10 years

EA deal for Star Wars license is for 10 years

It’s no secret by now that EA has secured the rights to Disney’s Star Wars license to make games. The publisher has even announced the first game out of this agreement which is a new take on Battlefront and is being developed by Battlefield developers. DICE. In a conversation with analyst Eric Sheridan, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has revealed that the deal spans 10 years when asked how the deal came about, and the challenges of creating a game alongside […]

Telltale Games will be working on a “few licenses” that fall into their “dream IP scenario” that they can’t wait to announce

Telltale Games will be working on a “few licenses” that fall into their “dream IP scenario” that they can’t wait to announce

Following yesterday’s The Walking Dead: Season Two reveal, it seems Telltale Games has more games in the pipeline aside from The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead. In an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) on Reddit, Telltale co-founders Dan Connors and Kevin Bruner discussed the possibility of them working on a Star Wars game, and even revealed that they’re working on a “few licenses” that fall into “dream IP’ territory but they can’t announce ‘em just yet. I’ll also say […]

Oculus Rift gets a run on the Death Star trench

Oculus Rift gets a run on the Death Star trench

I suppose it really was just a matter of time. Another cool addition to simulators and games for the Oculus Rift has hit the interwebs, and while we don’t have any details just yet, it’s sure to be a winner. In the video below, you can see someone has put together a Death Star trench run, which was made popular in the original 1977 landmark film by George Lucas. Programmed in Unity (like so many other cool Rift simulators), the […]

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to consoles

I’ll be honest here, I thought that Angry Birds did badly on home consoles, so releasing the Star Wars version of it on home consoles should have surprised me, should have. Today, Activision announced they’ll be working with Rovio to bring Angry Birds Star Wars to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on the 29th October, 2013 . It’ll add on 20 new levels to the 200 levels already on the game, it’ll feature two player co-op […]

Mass Effect executive producer returns to Star Wars IP

Mass Effect executive producer returns to Star Wars IP

Casey Hudson, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect series executive producer, is working on Electronic Arts’ upcoming Star Wars games, President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau told CVG today. When asked if the Star Wars projects would be a resource issue for the company with its bevy of games, Gibeau said, “Yeah it is – if you want to do something you’ve got to do it right. Our most talented guys, people like Casey Hudson, are […]

EA have “half a dozen” original IPs in development, plans to release “one or two” each year

EA have “half a dozen” original IPs in development, plans to release “one or two” each year

Frank Gibeau, EA’s executive, has been talking to CVG about EA’s plans to release “one or two” new IPs each year on the next-gen consoles which will form part of the “second wave” of next-gen games. We’ve announced a couple of them, Mirror’s Edge and Battlefront, but we’ve also added some as well. The last time I spoke about this we hadn’t done the Star Wars deal, so there are those games too. We’re going to try and announce the […]

Disney registers 26 Star Wars Attack Squadron domains

Disney registers 26 Star Wars Attack Squadron domains

Disney has apparently decided that July 27, 2013 will be the day when the company went domain-crazy, since Disney has registered 26 domains for an unannounced project called “Star Wars Attack Squadron”. Most of these domains were registered under LucasFilm, thanks to Corporation Service Company, a brand protection agency. With the flak people are giving the studio, and Disney, for Star Wars: Episode VII, LucasFilm might need it. However, we don’t know if “Star Wars Attack Squadron” refers to a […]

Star Wars: Battlefront:  We want to “innovate, try new things,” claims EA boss

Star Wars: Battlefront: We want to “innovate, try new things,” claims EA boss

For Star Wars and shooter fans like me, chances are the news that DICE is developing a multiplayer shooter based on the universe has you a little giddy. I’m of course, talking about Battlefront III, which was revealed officially at E3 last week. While we haven’t seen any significant other than a CGI trailer and DICE saying it won’t be a “re-painted” Battlefield game, it’s enough to get Star Wars and Battlefield fans flush with excitement on the possibilities. It […]

Time to crack open the books with this new “Monsters University” Disney Infinity trailer

Time to crack open the books with this new “Monsters University” Disney Infinity trailer

Disney has released the newest trailer for their upcoming “toys-to-life” videogame, Disney Infinity.  Previously, I reported on the games “Toy Box” mode which allows you mix and match any Disney property and go wild with it! If you wanted to play as Goofy and save Tinker Bell from the likes of the evil Hades, while tripping-out in the colorful Tron universe….you could do that. This new trailer shows off another one of Disney Infinity’s “Play Sets.” These are specific, thematic areas that are designed solely (and only) for […]

New DICE studio opens in L.A, focusing on Star Wars

New DICE studio opens in L.A, focusing on Star Wars

EA have opened a new DICE studio in L.A. According to Gamasutra the studio will focus on creating new Star Wars games. The studio will have around 60 staff, and they’ve already hired a handful of veterans that worked on Medal of Honor This comes following news that Disney and EA have agreed to a multi-year deal. DICE’s Star Wars games will use the Frostbite engine 3; which is obviously used in Battlefield 3. Karl-Magnus Troedsson, the company’s general manager […]

Lucasfilm registers multiple Star Wars domain names, Gungan Frontier 2 scares me

Lucasfilm registers multiple Star Wars domain names, Gungan Frontier 2 scares me

We reported earlier in the week that Electronic Arts and the Walt Disney Company announced a new multi-year exclusive agreement to develop and publish new games based on the Star Wars characters and universe. We also told you that these games will not be seeing the light of day until after March 2014. Well, Fusible has reported that Lucasfilm has registered multiple Star Wars-related domain names that could wind up being some new games. Several of the new domains reference Star Wars […]

No new Star Wars games from EA until after March 2014

No new Star Wars games from EA until after March 2014

Yesterday, EA announced a deal with The Walt Disney Company that made them the exclusive developer of “core” Star Wars games. These games will be delivered on “all interactive platforms” and will run on the Frostbite 3 game engine. However, gamers who are excited about the new Star Wars games from Battlefield studio DICE and Dead Space developer Visceral Games may want to sit back, and get comfortable. During their post-earnings financial call today, EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen […]

EA and Disney agree to multi-year, multi-game Star Wars deal

EA and Disney agree to multi-year, multi-game Star Wars deal

Electronic Arts and The Walt Disney company have announced a multi-year agreement to develop and publish new games based on Star Wars characters and stories. EA will create new Star Wars titles for a “core gaming audience.” These games will span “all platforms” and “the most popular game genres.” Disney, meanwhile, will retain rights to create new Star Wars games for the mobile, social, tablet, and online markets. EA Labels president, Frank Gibeau said in a statement: “Every developer dreams […]

Indie group developing Battlefront 3 using CryEngine3

Indie group developing Battlefront 3 using CryEngine3

An independent group of developers is putting together a third installment in the popular Star Wars: Battlefront series using the CryEngine 3 game development engine. Entitled Star Wars: BattleCry, the indie group is hoping to launch the alpha version sometime later this year, but all bets are off on a solid release date. Billed as a “standalone ‘spiritual successor” to the Battlefront series, the group (comprised mostly of college students who are inspired by the Star Wars universe) is attempting […]

Star Wars The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel Digital Expansion, now available

Star Wars The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel Digital Expansion, now available

Today, Bioware and LucasArts (R.I.P) have announced that the first digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is now available for players worldwide. Rise of the Hutt Cartel is Available for $19.99 (USD), or available at half price for current Subscribers ($9.99 USD). We recently reported on everything new that was going to be in the digital expansion, but here is a quick reiteration of what players will be getting with Rise of the Hutt Cartel. Players can extend their personal Star […]

Let’s Get Pixelated episode 6: This is the podcast you’re looking for  

Let’s Get Pixelated episode 6: This is the podcast you’re looking for

Hello Pixel nation and welcome to episode 6of Let’s Get Pixelated: The Pixel Enemy podcast. In this episode we: We  go “around the horn” Will’s got himself a shiny new PS Vita. He tells us all the game he is (or isn’t) playing. Teach has finally gotten time to sit down and play some games…but are were they any good? Ted talks training for an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament coming up Espo babbles on about all the games […]

Star Wars: The Old Republic Double XP weekends announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Double XP weekends announced

BioWare has announced a slew of dates for Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Double XP weekends. Yes, there’s an “s” since the event will start this month, and will run until April. Here’s the full schedule: March 15, 2013 at 1:00PM CDT / 6:00PM GMT to March 18, 2013 at 2:00AM CDT / 7:00AM GMT March 22, 2013 at 1:00PM CDT / 6:00PM GMT to March 25, 2013 at 2:00AM CDT / 7:00AM GMT March 29, 2013 at 1:00PM CDT […]