A little over 24 hours after its community team scored the worst received comment in Reddit history, EA and DICE have responded to the criticism of the cash-grabbing practices in Star Wars: Battlefront II by announcing changes to the pricing of the unlockable hero characters in the game.
Gamers have been vocally opposed to the industry’s move to introduce more microtransactions and loot boxes into games, especially when they can upset the balance of a competitive multiplayer experience.
This battle between the gamers opposed to constant and unbalanced microtransactions and publishers who are putting millions in their pockets through said microtransactions has come to a head in the run up to Star Wars: Battlefront II. EA’s defense of their progression through loot box acquisitions and the advantage of paying to progress was so bad that it is the most disliked comment in the history of Reddit.
When Disney said that they plan on releasing one Star Wars movie a year for the foreseeable future, I couldn’t help but write that off as a corporate cash in on a once-loved franchise that they purchased for $4 billion. Of course, that was before JJ Abrams came in to reinvigorate Star Wars with Episode VII – The Force Awakens, a movie that was loved by critics, Star Wars fans and movie goers to the tune of $2 billion.
Hot off the heels of The Force Awakens, LucasFilm and Disney bring us back thirty-some years from The Force Awakens to just before Episode IV – A New Hope. The first Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, tells the tale of how the Rebels stole the Death Star plans.
We’re just six weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. From the time this post went up to the earliest EST showings at 7:00 PM on December 17th, that’s only 1,018 hours. It’s not like I’m counting down but I’m keeping a close eye on the ever slowing movement of my clock and calendar.
Anyway, to celebrate the six weeks remaining mark, Disney has unveiled five new character posters featuring Leia, Han, Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. All five have their right eyes covered in the posters. I wonder if that’s foreshadowing something.
If you’re a Star Wars fan and onboard the hype train for Episode VII – The Force Awakens, today is the big day. After revealing the official poster, the folks at StarWars.com announced that the new trailer for The Force Awakens will launch during Monday Night Football tonight and tickets will go on sale today.
One thing that often happens when comic book movies come out is that fans will compare the comics to the movies. Sometimes, the comparisons are favourable. Sometimes, less so. I’d like to think that the likes of The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy were better movies than the comics. Spider-Man and the later X-Men movies, on the other hand, should probably have stuck to print.
Anyway, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a very limited number of Avengers through the first two movies. That’s in direct contrast to the never ending members of the Avengers throughout the years in the Marvel Comicverse, including to this very day. To see who is and has been part of the Avengers through the years, we have a handy little infographic for you.
I’ve never heard of Star Wars Celebration but it’s a semi-regular convention and fan event held by LucasFilm with the first three Celebrations coinciding with the release of the prequel movies. Naturally, they held one ahead of this December’s release of Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
The highlight of this year’s Star Wars Celebration was the release of the second trailer for The Force Awakens.
The shawarma break is over. In two months, The Avengers return to the big screen for their second movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. This movie is effectively the last major film of Phase Two of the Marvel cinematic universe and will lead into the next Captain America movie that will kick off Phase Three. Not that you’re interested in that. We’re all more interested in a kick-ass blockbuster inspired by the recent Age of Ultron comic arc, even if Hank Pym doesn’t exist in the MCU yet.
Just one note before you watch the trailer: It says that the movie comes out in April but that’s the UK release date. In Canada and America, it opens on May 1st. It’ll probably be a good movie but I don’t think you should hop on a plane and go to London just to watch Age of Ultron.
It’s been over eight years since Kingdom Hearts 2 came out and things at Disney have changed quite a bit in that time. They’ve added a few new franchises and made three major corporate acquisitions, including Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm. So what does that mean for the eventual Kingdom Hearts 3? The sky’s the limit.
The moment that Star Wars fans have been waiting years for arrived last Friday. Since the announcement of a third Star Wars trilogy after LucasFilm’s sale to Disney in 2012, Star Wars fans have been hotly anticipating Episode VII.
Now, some thirteen months away from the film’s scheduled release, Disney is ramping up the already massive hype train for Episode VII with the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.