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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #67: August 20-27, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from August 20-27, 2014.

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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #60: June 4-18, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from June 4-18, 2014.

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Star Wars

‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Trailer Unveiled


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Well, it’s sort of a trailer. Really, it’s a behind the scenes look at the research and preparation the Electronic Arts team is engaged in as they work on the hotly anticipated Star Wars shooter.

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Gaming

Fiendish Soviet Puzzle Game Tetris Turn 30 This Week


Tetris_5Soviet Academy of Sciences computer programmer Alexey Pajitnov created TetrisĀ using an Electronika 60 terminal computer on June 6, 1984. Pajitnov’s game proved to be a hit in Moscow – so much so that Pajitnov’s boss banned it from their work space – and soon it was spreading across Eastern Europe. The game reached American gamers a few years later when Spectrum Holobyte released an unofficial port for the IBM PC. The cost was $34.95, or about $70 in today’s money.

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Gaming

Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Grounded… For Now?


imageStar Wars: Attack Squadrons alpha testers: Your Sortie is over.

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Gaming

YouTube’s Got ‘Next’ On Twitch – The Internet’s New-School Old-School Game Arcade


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Watching other people play video games might sound like an extremely “niche” kind of entertainment, but the only thing that’s new about that is doing it online. Talented gamers have been drawing audiences since the very first mom and pop video game arcades, and arcades were always social places.

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Suvudu

Legend Confirmed: ‘E.T.’ Atari 2600 Cartridges Uncovered At New Mexico Landfill


250px-EtvideogamecoverFor years now, urban legends have circulated regarding a certain landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico that was supposedly the last resting place of hundreds of thousands of copies of Atari’s E.T. the Extraterrestrial video game. Well, it turns out the legends are true: Film director Zak Penn and a work crew have unearthed the cartridges.

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Star Wars

Star Wars HoloNet Digest #53: April 2-16, 2014


Suvudu Star Wars contributor Eric Geller brings you a roundup of Star Wars news from April 2-16, 2014.

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Suvudu

Three Old-School Arcade Games That Could Make Ridiculously Good Movies


Three Old-School Arcade Games That Could Make Ridiculously Good Movies

For most of this week I’ve been writing about the problems inherent with video game movies and how these might go a long way toward explaining why Hollywood never releases good ones. If you read that series (If not, they’re here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three) then you may recall that I mentioned half [...]

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Suvudu

Why Aren’t There Any Good Movies Based On Video Games? (Part Two)


2351121-trailer_titanfall_angelcity_20131022 Getting a good director to commit to a video game movie is a major problem because there’s a stigma attached to these kinds of projects. Even if Uwe Boll were to walk away from directing right now (please consider it), there are plenty of low-rent directors ready and willing to step into his place

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