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5 Great Tabletop Games and RPGs for When It’s Too Damn Hot Outside

Calling out around the world, are you ready to camp your butt next to an air conditioner? Because summer’s here and the time is right for staying the hell away from all outdoor activities. As summer temperatures continue to break records and raise sea levels, I highly suggest keeping it cool and pull out some […]

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The Most Awesome Toys and Collectibles That Will Destroy Your Wallet at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

If you’ve heard a rumbling sound recently, it’s probably the tumultuous herald announcing that, oh god, San Diego Comic-Con is next week. That doesn’t just mean new trailers, crazy cosplay, and wild panels, though; it means there will be so many cool and expensive toys you can try and get. Here’s a few (dozen) of […]

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Introducing the Marvel Curriculum: A look at film history via the MCU

One of the biggest criticisms leveled against the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that the films are too similar—that they, for example, too frequently end with the hero battling some (usually) forgettable supervillain or army in an orgy of CGI destruction. There’s some validity to this, but it overlooks how varied these…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Star Wars’ Ships Have Terrible Aerodynamic Designs

When you’re flying around in space, where there’s no air or wind resistance, aerodynamics aren’t important. That’s why the Star Trek Borg ship is just a giant cube and still works just fine. But when ships are also visiting planets with atmospheres, aerodynamics do come into play—and apparently neither the Rebels nor…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Respawn’s Star Wars Game Is Called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 

Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind the awesome Titanfall 2, shared details on their upcoming Star Wars project today at the EA Play press conference. It will be called Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and take place during the time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Nissan’s Star Wars Commercial For Its Semi-Autonomous Driving System Is So Very Stupid

Nissan’s had this Star Wars tie-in deal for years now, and there’s no evidence it makes any real sense at all, or sells cars. Well, I think Nissan finally figured out what it’s good for: making their semi-autonomous system look useless and stupid. Great job, team!Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What We Liked (And Didn’t Like) About Solo

There’s a new Star Wars out, have you seen it yet? It’s more likely than ever that the answer is “no.” Solo: A Star Wars Story, the origin tale of everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder, has been struggling hard at the box office since its release on May 25.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Don’t We Know More About Star Wars’ Droids?

Some of the most interesting bits of world-building introduced in the most recent Star Wars spinoffs have come from the films’ droid characters. Sure, droids have always been a part of Star Wars’ mythos, but what’s been so surprising about Rogue One and Solo is how they gave us a glimpse at the inner lives […]

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A Critical Analysis of Kinect Star Wars’ “I’m Han Solo” Song, the Definitive Text on the Character

Solo: A Star Wars Story has hit theaters, in Lucasfilm’s latest attempt at exploring the man behind the mythos, Han Solo. But it is not the first time the company has deeply explored the beloved smuggler, scoundrel, and hero. It’s done so before, in one of the greatest works of art in our modern times: […]

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An N64 Star Wars Game Had One Level That Was Ahead Of Its Time

My friend and game development colleague Brent Porter and I throw around the term “Honest Geometry” when we talk about 3D video game levels we like. Gall Spaceport, from 1996 Nintendo 64 game Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, is the flagbearer of this term. “Honest Geometry” means the interior of a structure perfectly…Read more… […]

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