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By Kira Nance On 29 Apr, 2017 At 10:09 PM | Categorized As News, Xbox 360/Xbox One | With 0 Comments

No GravatarMicrosoft has announced May’s Games with Gold and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to add these hits to your library.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams- Director’s Cut May 1-31 on Xbox One

Successor to The Great Giana Sisters (Commodore 64) and sequel to Giana Sisters DS, we once again join Giana as she attempts to save her sister Maria from the Dream World in Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams- Director’s Cut. Transform Giana between “Cute” and “Punk” to tap into new abilities and warp the world around you as you progress through this beautiful puzzle-platformer by Black Forest Games.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II May 1-15 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Discover exciting new force powers and wield dual lightsabers in this engaging third-person action-adventure platformer by LucasArts. The sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II follows a renegade clone of Starkiller, a former secret apprentice of Darth Vader, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and a tireless search for Starkiller’s lost love Juno Eclipse.

Laura Croft and the Temple of Osiris May 16-June 15 on Xbox One

Laura’s at it again in this action-adventure by Crystal Dynamics, sequel to Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light, Laura Croft and the Temple of Osiris is a four-player co-op multiplayer game. Team up with former rival treasure hunter Carter Bell and gods Isis and Horus to recover lost artifacts, solve puzzles, avoid traps, eliminate enemies and ultimately defeat the evil god Set.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga May 16-31 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

From LucasArts, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is an action-adventure game spanning the first six episodes of the Star Wars saga in LEGO form. Collect, build and battle your way through in true LEGO style, with 160 collectible characters and endless customizations, this is a must have boredom fighter the whole family will enjoy.

 

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By otakuman5000 On 20 Aug, 2011 At 03:54 PM | Categorized As Company Spotlight, Contests, Featured, International News, PC Games, Previews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarKorriban’s Lancers, a (mostly) Texan guild involved with the upcoming video game Star Wars: The Old Republic is raffling off a collector’s editions and digital deluxe editions of the game. Valued at $150 USD, this includes both hard and digital items including:

•Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
•Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectable metal case
•The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
•Old Republic galaxy map
•Custom security authentication key
•Exclusive music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
•High quality Collector’s Edition box
•Flare gun: Fire flares into the air
•Training droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
•HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
•HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
•STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
•Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky droid to join your adventures
•Exclusive Collector’s Edition store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items
The Digital Deluxe Edition does not include the hard items, or the Mouse Droid, or the Exclusive Digital Store.

The tickets run $10 apiece, payable through our website at www.korribanslancers.com via paypal. Please specify that you are entering the raffle. You will recieve a return email with your number.

We four of CE’s available. We will be giving away one collector’s edition for each sixty tickets sold up to 240 tickets After we run out of our CE’s, we will be purchasing digital deluxe editions every 60th ticket sold. This raffle is to benefit Child’s Play, a charity that provides toys, games, books, and cash to sick children in partner hospitals across the United States.

How to enter: Enter by donating on our website: www.korribanslancers.com.Email the reciept(s) from your entries to us at:  korribanslancers@gmail.com along with your real name, address, and telephone number so that we can notify you after the drawing. Your reciept number(s) are your raffle ticket numbers. You may email multiple reciepts as attachments. Reciepts will be verified through our records. Entries will be accepted starting at 12:01 AM on August 19, 2011. The contest will end at 11:59 PM on September 15, 2011.

For more information about the raffle, or more information about donating to Child’s Play through Korriban’s Lancers please contact me at
roninbear@gmail.com

 

By otakuman5000 On 25 Jun, 2011 At 12:56 PM | Categorized As Featured, International News, PC Games, TableTop Gaming | With 1 Comment

No GravatarIt seems to be the end of an era, as of Yesterday June 24, 2011 Sony Online Entertainment has officially announced the end of the Massively Mulitplayer Online Role Playing Game, Star Wars Galaxies. It has been online for seven years and has gone through many updates and patches. For Star Wars fans this is sad day indeed. We are not sure if it the pressure of Star Wars The Old Republic looming over the horizon, or if it is just players have grown tired or disenfranchised with the game as a whole. The game will be missed. Here is the official word from Sony Online Entertainment.

 

Dear Star Wars Galaxies™ Community Member,

We write to you today to inform you that on December 15, 2011, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and LucasArts will end all services (MMO and Trading Card Game) for Star Wars Galaxies (SWG). The shutdown of SWG is a very difficult decision, but SOE and LucasArts have mutually agreed that the end of 2011 is the appropriate time to end the game.

We are extremely grateful to all of the SWG fans. We have had the rare opportunity to host one of the most dedicated and passionate online gaming communities and we truly appreciate the support we’ve received from each and every one of you over the course of the past eight years.

In recognition of your incredible loyalty, we are extending special Fan Appreciation offers to the current SWG community. We also plan to go out with a bang with a galaxy-ending in-game event in December and hope to see you all there. The details relating to these offers and events as well as the timeline and specifics regarding the discontinuation of the service, are provided below.

Again, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to our player community for making SWG one of the best online communities in gaming history.

Sincerely,
Sony Online Entertainment & LucasArts

THE FINE DETAILS:

Discontinuation of Services:
As of September 15, 2011, the SWG MMO and Trading Card Game will no longer be available for sale or subscription at both retail and all online digital retailers. All billing for active subscribers with accounts in good standing, except for Station Access subscribers, will end on October 15, 2011.

If you are an active subscriber in good standing as of September 15, 2011, then you can play for free for the final months. Players wishing to play through the end of the game and participate in the galaxy-ending event planned for the last week of live service in December will need to re-activate or join the game on or before September 15th. No new or reactivated accounts will be accepted after September 15, 2011.

As of today, June 24, 2011, we are discontinuing the 12, 6, and 3-month subscription plans, meaning these subscription options will no longer be offered for newly created SWG accounts. SWG subscribers who have prepaid six (6) or twelve (12)-month game time plans that extend their subscription period past October 15, 2011 will receive a pro-rated refund for any such pre-paid excess subscription payments*. Such refunds are expected to be issued within 90-days after the game ends.

In addition, we will be discontinuing the sale of all Star War Galaxies™ Trading Card Game (TCG) digital card packs as of today, June 24, 2011. Loot cards will not be redeemable in the SWG MMO after September 15, 2011. The TCG will continue to operate until the final service closure on December 15, 2011.

Galaxy-Ending Event – Be Part of this Historic Event
During the last week that SWG is available, we’re inviting the community to participate in a galaxy-ending event. We’re going to end with a bang and we want the final chapter of the galaxy to be written in part by the dedicated and passionate SWG community. Details will be announced at a later date.

Fan Appreciation Offers
We welcome those active SWG subscribers in good standing to play one or all of the below SOE massively-multiplayer online PC games at a fully-paid subscriber status (or “membership” status where relevant) at no cost between October 15, 2011 and December 31, 2011 (subject to the terms and conditions described below). To activate these special offers, use the same Station Account you use now to subscribe to SWG** and simply click on the game you would like to try to download the game software. We are offering the following SOE games: Free Realms®, Star Wars®: Clone Wars Adventures™, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and DC Universe™ Online. The game software will all be made available for download on a link accessible from the StarWarsGalaxies.com web site beginning on October 15, 2011.
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I played the game.  I learned how to use the tilda key.  It wasn’t a perfect game, but it had a little of something for everyone in it including the best crafting system I’ve ever seen in a video game.  With ToR coming out, I guess Sony decided fans were going to migrate en masse (probably correctly).  I’m going to miss my Twi entertainer.

So long Galaxies.  It’s been a great seven years!