Tuesday, June 28, 2016

My Highlights from Bloodline

In a somewhat ironic twist, I'm not going to be going over my personal highlights as far as the story goes, rather the actual highlights I made on certain passages and what takeaways I get from them now. I figure, since I took my sweet time getting through Bloodline (not because it was bad, mind you, I enjoyed it immensely, I'm just a slow reader, so if I don't really buckle down it's a long process), there are roughly 1.5 billion reviews on the plot and so forth already available, so why not do something else...makes sense, right? Right, okay, so, think of this as a Bloodline review from a different point of view, and, as we Star Wars faithful know, certain points of view can allow you to see things in ways you may never have otherwise...oh, and if you haven't already finished Bloodline (you should be embarrassed because I beat you...only kidding), caution, spoilers ahead...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Star Wars Gaming’s Future’s So Bright It’s Gotta Wear Shades

And by "shades," I mean, of course, VR goggles (get it?)...anyway, I don't think anyone can deny Star Wars gaming is headed in an extremely promising direction, with at least three years' worth of interesting titles on the way, but exactly what kinds of games should we be expecting? Well, I'm guessing Battlefront 2 (or whatever they call it) will just be the game that Battlefront should have been, i.e. it'll be a sharp-looking first person shooter with a compelling Star Wars campaign as well as VR and multiplayer options; the other two action/adventure games, however, are, in my opinion, the gooey center around which the excitement for the future of Star Wars gaming revolves. We know so precious little about these to-be-determined titles that, at this point anyway, the sky's the limit as far as expectations go. So, since speculation is kinda my bag (baby!), I'm going to go over three upcoming Star Wars games and discuss what I'd love to see come to life...read on to see if you smell what I'm steppin' in...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Bringing a gun to a sword fight, Or: Check out my new weapon, weapon of choice...

Jenmarie is at it again, and picked a pretty interesting topic that I hadn't ever really thought about before:  what is your Star Wars weapon of choice? At first blush, this seems like a no-brainer, right? Just pick lightsaber and talk about how cool it would be to deflect blaster bolts and slice off body parts and badda bing badda boom you've got yourself a nice post...well, turns out, if I'm being honest with myself, it's not that simple, and, as I'm sure you've noticed, the main image for this post is indeed not a lightsaber, but a classic DH-17 blaster, but is that my weapon of choice? I guess you'll have to read on to find out...

Friday, June 3, 2016

Unraveling the Truth in Legends


"There's always a bit of truth in legends." - Ahsoka Tano

By now, I'm sure everyone's aware of the aforementioned loaded quote from the season finale of Star Wars Rebels, and you've probably come up with your own ideas about what it means. Personally, I took it as an homage to the old expanded universe, a way of saying "just because the story's going in a different direction, it doesn't mean everything's been forgotten;" I didn't think there was necessarily anything in particular about Legends content that Filoni & Co. were referring to...that is until I saw the following on Twitter: