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Star Wars Boy Band

Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 15] : A Freaking Sci-Fi Boy Band with Light Swords

Get out your lightsabers and your Millennium Falcons, kids, because we’re talking Star Wars on this week’s episode of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast. From EA’s Battlefront beta to Super Star Wars (and some even older stuff than that), we cover several decades of Star Wars video games. What was LucasArts up to before they were legally allowed to make Star Wars games? Whatever happened to Star Wars 1313? Are female Storm Troopers a thing? Which little-known NES game featured a Darth Vader who could transform into a pterodactyl? Was the naming format for the Dark Forces games inspired by the Rambo movies? What’s Boba Fett’s pin number? And we don’t just limit ourselves to video games. We’ve got some stuff to say about Star Wars toys and, of course, the prequel movies too.…

The Tim and Andy Show: “A Bag of Tacos and Tony Danza”

In the fifth episode of their show, Tim Evans and Andy Reierson discuss the retro games that ruined their lives by sucking away all of their free time. That doesn’t mean there isn’t also time for Star Wars trailers, Tony Danza, flatulent Frogger parodies, and a bonus top ten countdown of 10-year-old Andy’s favorite NBA players. Click here to listen to the episode or direct download by right-clicking and selecting ‘Save link as…” Subscribe to The Tim and Andy Show on iTunes! Links: Star Wars Episode VII (George Lucas Special Edition) Trailer PSone 20th Annviersary PS4…
Starhawk

The First Star Wars Arcade Game Wasn’t Officially a Star Wars Game

In the 1970s, video games were just starting to find their commercial foothold. During this decade, classic arcade cabinets containing games like Pong (1972) and Space Invaders (1978) would begin passively stealing quarters from wide-eyed children. A very different game, Starhawk, has sort of fallen out of many of the history books on the medium, but it’s in the unique position of being the very first arcade game to ever rip off Star Wars. And, I mean, this was a pretty blatant plagiarism. Just try to tell me these aren’t TIE Fighters: Cinematronics, the company behind the game, never received permission to use the Star Wars license, and I’m not sure they ever asked for it. They just decided to make a game where players flew through a trench in an ambiguous-but-Death-Star-looking thing while shooting at TIE fighters (and, admittedly, other types of ships as well).…
Star Wars

Hey, the Sega Master System Looked like a Star Wars Computer Panel

When I was growing up, no one I knew had the Sega Master System. In fact, I didn’t know about it until I was a full-grown adult, because let’s face it, no one cared about the Master System when it was originally released. However, I absolutely cared — and still care — about Star Wars. And if I’d known about the Master System as a child, its appearance probably would have made me want the thing. To this day, I couldn’t confidently name more than one game that was released on the Master System. Though, I seem to recall that it had a more robust version of Ultima IV, and I mostly enjoyed that game on the NES. Other than that, I have no idea what the thing could play.…
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