Disney’s CEO, Bob Iger, announced that the new Disney streaming service will be called “Disney +“. Among the original works being added to the service are a reboot of High School Musical, an original series based on Monsters Inc, and movies such as Noel, starring Anna Kendrick as Santa’s daughter, and Togo starring William DeFoe about the 1925 Nome Serum Run. But what content does NerdBastards such as you, dear reader, care about? With the acquisition of Fox, Disney bolsters their content library. The 2019 launch of Disney + is still a few months out, so more news could pour in at any moment. But with access to Marvel, LucasArts, and Disney libraries, even without Fox’s considerable properties, there’s a lot for fans to look forward to. Rumors abound, but Mr. Iger was kind enough to confirm a few things.
The last time we heard anything about the Star Wars gaming franchise it was an uncertain future for several triple-A titles, many of which were in the middle of completion. After LucasArts’ acquisition by the Galactic Empire – I’m sorry, I mean Disney – the company would no longer be making their properties in-house, opening up the market for big name gaming companies to buy up a multi-year license to sell the Star Wars name.
Now, with the first day of the annual E3 convention underway Electronic Arts, who acquired the multi-year license, unveiled what many of us have been waiting for since 2009, Star Wars: Battlefront. Not much is known about the game, but EA was kind enough to tease the fan base with a short trailer. Check it out below.
It looks great and even knowing it’s all a rendered cut scene doesn’t hurt it. It’s a Star Wars game people actually want. Although what will the game include? Seeing as the teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront only gives us so much, but wanting so much more, we did some digging and came up with a possibility.
For starters the title was built using EA’s exclusive Frostbite 3 gaming engine, the same engine used by the company DICE and the very same one that will debut with the release of the upcoming Battlefield 4. If you’ve been paying attention to E3 and the history of the Battlefield franchise, that means highly destructive environments, beautiful graphics and lighting, as well as dynamic gameplay. And if EA is smart they’ll have included the use of lightsabers and force powers because you know somebody is going to play a game as a Jedi or Sith, it’s a given.
A release date and rating is unknown at this time and any other information on Battlefront comes up drier then a moisture farm, but well be sure to keep you updated on more information as it becomes available.
The advertisement for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II was incredible as it hyped the hell out of the showdown between Starkiller and Darth Vader but in the end, the game ended up with meh reviews. Even with that said, the game did have its moments and it looks like one of the upcoming DLC will have its moments as well.
LucusArt’s announced that the upcoming DLC will be part of the Infinite storyline, which places Starkiller in what-if scenarios. The DLC will give players the chance to play on planet Endor during the Return of the Jedi time frame. That’s right folks, you’ll get your chance to go up against the cute little Ewoks and do whatever Sith thing you want to them.
No release date or price was announced but I’m sure this DLC will interest some of you. Click the jump button to check out to larger images.
With less then three weeks (Oct. 26th to be exact), LucasArts’Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be playable for everyone and Yahoo!, who for some reason decided to have a Shaun White game image for its still image, released a jam packed trailer.
Force Unleashed II is set seven months after the first game and a year before A New Hope. Starkiller seems to be having some strange visions due to cloning which leads him to escape the hands of Darth Vader. We get some Boba Fett action in the form of him tracking down Starkiller’s love interest, Juno. Also, Yoda is in the game doing what he usually does. The gameplay will be more refine from the first game, players will be able to dual wield lightsabers and also pilot a TIE Fighter.
What do y’all think about the trailer? Are you excited for the next installment of Force Unleashed or are you worried that they are doing too much for the second game? Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.
A quick recap for our new and/or stoned readers… A company called Wicked Lasers became an internet sensation with the creation of real working ligtsaber (read about it here). Ol’ George Lucas himself caught wind of this monster and was none to happy, so LucasFilm slapped the boys at Wicked with a cease and desist letter (read about that here). Essentially cockblocking us all. We were so close friends, but in my sadness I digress. Wicked Lasers being the awesome mother fuckers that they are have put up the original cease and desist letter they received from LucasFilm for sale on eBay. Smart boys, got to have some way to pay the lawyers. Last we checked the auction was up to $585 with four days to go.(LINK!) The item description reads;
Up for grabs is the original, authentic Lucasfilm Ltd. Cease & Desist letter sent to Wicked Lasers in response to their new 1W Arctic 445nm laser.
The term “Danderman” is found on the footer of select pages which leads us to conclude that this document is from the desk of David Anderman himself.
Law.com describes David as the “enforcer of Lucasfilm’s worldwide intellectual property.”
While we hope that Lucasfilm reconsiders their position and merit, we are prepared to defend the rights of our customers and those of the laser industry.
Someone PLEASE buy this. We’ll update you in four days and let you know what the final selling price is. If any of our readers ends up the lucky winner contact us, we’ll have a few questions for you! Show your support by becoming a fan of Wicked Lasers as well as the Lasers for Liberty Campaign on Facebook. While you’re over at the book of face don’t forget about your favorite NerdBastards!