Hard to get a glimpse of the propellers in French enthusiast Oliver C’s X-Wing drone. It is a completely rebuilt and customized quadrocopter that now looks like the iconic fighter from Star Wars.
X-Wing Alliance, the last proper space sim set in the Star Wars universe, was released in 1999. The 20th century. The chances of us getting another one are approximately 3722 to 1. But that’s OK! We can always dream. And hope that this indie game actually gets made.
Jeez, it only took decades, but two of the finest space combat games - not to mention best Star Wars games - of all time are about to get a re-release.
Reader Ben, knowing I have a very soft spot for the X-Wing miniatures game, sent this in yesterday. If you've played the game, you'll probably laugh your ass off. If you haven't played it, get on it.
The X-Wing miniatures game is almost the perfect tabletop experience. At least if you like Star Wars and fun things. About the only thing that could make it better would be to start introducing more units based on video game starfighters and oh what's this?
It's OK to get frustrated by a video game. They're often designed to do just that. But there's a line you cross once you get past frustration, and once you get to the other side, you're in angytown. That's usually not OK. It's a sign you should maybe put the controller down, take a step outside and take a deep breath.
Whether it's playing X-Wing or Tie Fighter, Super Star Wars or Jedi Knight, one of the defining experiences of the world's favourite fictional universe - including, you know, watching the movies - is defined by its sound effects.
Amidst a slew of remakes and re-releases, LucasArts is preparing to announce a brand-new original title on this week's GameTrailers TV.
TIE Fighter was released in 1994, a time in which serving as the instrument of an oppressive, corrupt government against insurgent forces didn't raise the kind of uncomfortable questions such a game would after Sept. 11, 2001.
Virgil Griffith is a hacker. You might not know him by name, but you may well know him by deed, he's the guy behind WikiScanner, the tool that lets you find out who's been tinkering with Wikipedia entries. His background in exploiting security systems could see him labelled a hacker. He prefers the term "disruptive…