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The Eternity Clock Hits PC

Months and months after the console release back in May, Doctor Who game The Eternity Clock is finally out on the PC.

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"Hungry Hungry Hippos" The Movie?!?

Universal’s decision to mothball their big-screen version of Monopoly hasn’t daunted Hasbro.The game company is reportedly pursuing big-screen versions of not only Monopoly but also Hungry Hungry…

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Smith: It’s “Game Over” for Ponds

Past new Who companions have had a habit of coming back after leaving, but Matt Smith has promised that it really is Read more …


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After 8 years, Star Wars Galaxies MMO ends (and guess who won?)

In 2003, LucasArts released a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMO) called Star Wars Galaxies … and last night, the controversial MMO ended. Cleverly, Sony Online Entertainment let the players decide who would win the game. And the rulers of the galaxy are …

The Rebellion. Take that, Imperial tyranny!

Eight years ago, the MMO started out with good reviews and a fan base eager to craft characters from more than 32 professions. But SWG’s numbers dwindled when players balked at how difficult and time-consuming it would be to become a Jedi. And then, in 2005, Sony simplified gameplay by cutting the number of character professions to nine. In addition, in what seemed to be a move toward competing with World of Warcraft, the game shifted toward more intensive combat, which meant players lost the ability to interact and fight at the same time. SWG lost players and never recaptured them.

Still, some players held on to SWG because they loved its “sandbox” nature, that is, the ability to go anywhere in the world, not bound by the limits of storytelling. Fans also enjoyed its crafting customization, player-made cities and its economy.

But the lack of players was only one of the reasons SWG folded. December 15 also happens to be the end date of a licensing agreement between LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment.

But more importantly, SGW shut its virtual doors to prevent competition from LucasArts’ upcoming MMO from Electronic Arts and BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Based on the extremely successful (and absolutely fabulous) videogames, The Knights of the Old Republic and The Knights of the Old Republic 2, SW:TOR opens on Dec. 20. Early reviews say the videogame takes the best of Star Wars and mixes it with the best of World of Warcraft.

Best of all, anyone in SW:TOR who wants to be a Force user can be. SW:TOR is set in the days of the Old Republic, when Jedi and Sith were legion.

There’s a lesson in SWG’s ending here: if you’re an MMO based on a property as awesome as Star Wars, just be yourself and don’t try to compete with Warcraft.

Oh, wait …

For an emotional description of the end of SWG, please read Chris Thursten’s piece at PC Gamer.

(via Kotaku)

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12/4/11 – Khaaaaaan

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The Weekend EFP Returned as Walkie
and Mindwipe Look at this Past Weeks
Top News Going on in the world of
Sci-Fi and with a Few News Stories
From the World of Star Trek and
Doctor Who that came as no Shock
to the Hosts but still wonder what
in the World is going on in Hollywood

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.JJ Abrams Denies Star Trek Sequel Villain Rumor
.Eve Joins “Trek”
.Ford Wants to Play “Game”?
.M. Night Shyamalan’s New Sci-Fi Movie Now Being Called ‘After Earth’
.Steven Moffat scotches rumours of a Doctor Who Hollywood reboot
.Walkie and Mindwipe Look at a Feedback from
Listener Mike Pringle about the Old Cartoons
That had Walkie and Mindwipe Marking Out.

We Welcome any Feedback on what you Heard on the Elite Force Podcast
that we will read on the next on the Next Episode Via Facebook. Twitter.
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7/21/11 – A Dark Tower

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The Midweek Elite Force Podcast Returns after a Few Weeks off.
This Midweek Saw A New Host make Solo Debut in Chuck W and on this
Episode Chuck Looks at Some of the New Storys Going on in the world
of Sci-Fi

Amongst This Episode Discussions

.Universal Cancels “Dark Tower”
.Johnson Wants to Do A Boba Fett Movie
.The greatest Star Wars game ever? Why you’ll never get to play it
.What does Harrison Ford really mean about that Blade Runner sequel?
.Also Chuck Talks about the Sci-Fi Movie that he is looking Foward to

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‘Game Of Thrones’ – Fire And Blood

Series concludes exceptional season with a gripping finale
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‘Game Of Thrones’: Go Inside Episode 10

Producers, director talk about the season finale
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No One Is Safe On ‘Game Of Thrones’ … No One

SPOILERS: Find out what the events of the penultimate episode means for rest of series
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E3 Impressions: New “Star Trek” Video Game Looks Amazing

Last week at the E3 show in Los Angeles I had a chance to see a special demo of the upcoming Star Trek game, set in the new movie universe. It has been a long wait for a new Star Trek video game, but this new title was worth the wait. More details and …

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