Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

First announced in June, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has just unleashed its first trailer. The EA mobile game invites players to collect iconic Star Wars characters and form teams to fight battles in familiar locations across the galaxy. Check out the first Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Star Wars 9 cover

This week isn’t done quite yet, and neither is the steady stream of Star Wars news. After the jump:

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is already sold out for Saturday
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 developer on bringing Star Wars Rebels characters to life
  • Star Wars Rebels may have finally set a return date
  • Get details on the rest of the Disney Store’s plans for Force Friday
  • Just how much money is Star Wars: The Force Awakens gonna make?
  • Captain Phasma (and for some reason Jar Jar) cover a German Star Wars magazine
  • Find out what the new First Order star destroyer is called
  • Take a peek inside the pages of Star Wars #9
  • See gorgeous art from the Battle of Jakku DLC for Star Wars Battlefront
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Nintendo May Finally Start Making Movies Again

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Nintendo made their first and only foray into motion pictures with the positively disastrous 1993 adaptation Super Mario Bros., which was recently skewered by the folks at Honest Trailers. Since then, the video game company has steered clear of bringing any of their other characters to the big screen, and we don’t blame them

But it’s been 22 years now, and with a new deal at Universal Studios bringing Nintendo characters to life in a new theme park environment, the company might be turning over a new leaf when it comes to expanding the media reach of their most treasured characters to create some Nintendo movies. Read More »

Mad Max Fury Road GoKart video

We’ve already seen a fair share of mash-ups involving this summer’s blockbuster favorite Mad Max: Fury Road. Recently someone made an Adventure Time version of the trailer, and before that someone took elements of Mario Kart and inserted them into the trailer. And now we’re getting an almost real-life version of the latter mash-up done in quite the professional manner, complete with impressive stunt work.

For those who don’t know, there’s a Mad Max video game arriving in stores the same day that Mad Max: Fury Road hit shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD. And the folks at Devin Super Tramp were asked to team up with Warner Bros. Games to make a viral commercial for the video game where they recreate the non-stop chase from Fury Road with GoKarts and paintball guns, and it’s impressive as hell.

Watch the Mad Max Fury Road GoKart video below! Read More »

Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire variant cover by Francesco Francavilla, for Third Eye Comics.

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Ewan McGregor responds to rumors that he will be reprising his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars Anthology film. His answer may surprise you a bit.
  • Is a new Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game being worked on for 2016 release?
  • See two more variant cover images for the Journey To Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Shattered Empire comic book series which will help fill in the thirty year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
  • One of the Force Friday releases is teased in a magazine ad: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Monopoly.
  • See Boba Fett on the cover of the X-Box Official Magazine to promote Star Wars Battlefront.
  • And find out if the Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are still standing in Abu Dubai.

All that and more.

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Star Wars Battlefront Millennium Falcon

We’ve already seen enough footage from the forthcoming video game Star Wars Battlefront to convince me to buy the game when it arrives this fall. However, some new footage from the game gets me even more excited to play around in a galaxy far, far away.

EA has just revealed footage from a gameplay mode called Fighter Squadron which allows players to take part in an insane 20-player dogfight. That means there will be a ton of X-Wings, TIE Fighters and even the Millennium Falcon flying around, all piloted by you. Watch the Star Wars Battlefront Millennium Falcon game footage below! Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

Grand Theft Auto Iron Man mod

Even though the newest edition of Grand Theft Auto is always something that gets people excited, like any other video game, it gets old after awhile. Sometimes not even expansion packs can make it much more exciting.

However, there are gamers out there who are much more skilled with computers than the average gamer, and they craft some pretty awesome mods to be thrown into a game like Grand Theft Auto V. For example, JulioNIB, who has been creating mods for the video game franchise for a few years now, has been working in an Iron Man suit that allows you to fly around Los Santos, shooting repulsor beams from the character’s hands and chest.

Watch the Grand Theft Auto Iron Man mod after the jump! Read More »

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reenacts T2 Bar Scene For WWE 2k16 Commercial
Okay so Arnold Schwarzenegger has been revisiting a lot of his old Terminator scenes lately, not just in Terminator Genisys which resets and revisits some moments from the first film in different ways, but also in a new commercial for the WWE 2k16 video game. But you’re probably thinking to yourself — “that doesn’t make any sense, why would Arnold Schwarzenegger be promoting a pro wrestling video game?”

Well as it turns out, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as the T-800 model Terminator in WWE 2K16. Thats right, Arnold is a playable character in the video game if you preorder (but, of course, WWF/WWE legend Hulk Hogan will not be in the game). So hit the jump and watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger WWE reenactment of the iconic bar sequence from Terminator 2: Judgement Day with some current WWE wrestlers.

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Video game movies coming soon

It’s no secret that the majority of movies based on video games are not very good. We’re not talking about movies set in the world of gaming or featuring fictional and real video games like TRON, Wreck-It Ralph, and this week’s release of Pixels. We’re talking about movies based on an existing video game title being brought to the big screen.

The first video game movie was Super Mario Bros. in 1993, and while that movie should have been terrible enough to kill the entire subgenre (the recent Honest Trailer for the film illustrates that pretty well), there have been about 26 video game movies released theatrically since then, and not one of them deserves to be called great (many of them can’t even be called okay).

However, there might be a chance that the future has some genuinely good video game movies on the horizon, that is if the talent attached to some forthcoming projects is any indicator. Below, we look at seven forthcoming video game movies that could break the apparent curse that plagues the subgenre.

Check out some promising video game movies coming soon after the jump!
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