X-Wing, Tie Fighter Are FINALLY Getting Re-Releases [Update: Out Now]

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. » 10/28/14 4:45pm 10/28/14 4:45pm

Idea: Resolve Star Wars Battles With Game Rules

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. » 9/04/14 8:48pm 9/04/14 8:48pm

Lucasarts' Star Wars Creations Return For X-Wing Tabletop Game

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? » 2/18/14 10:30pm 2/18/14 10:30pm

This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a 1:1 scale model of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding 5,335,200 bricks! It's as big as the real thing, capable of fitting the real Luke Skywalker—and Porkins. » 5/23/13 11:13am 5/23/13 11:13am

Have You Ever Broken A Controller In Anger? I Have.

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 » 6/21/12 11:00pm 6/21/12 11:00pm OK. It's a sign you should maybe put the controller down, take a step outside and take a deep breath.

How The Sounds Of Star Wars Were Made

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. » 12/15/10 12:30am 12/15/10 12:30am

Weekend Reader: The Themes of 9/11, and After, in TIE Fighter

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. » 8/15/09 2:00pm 8/15/09 2:00pm

Famed Hacker Cut His Teeth On...Lucasarts' X-Wing

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… » 11/24/08 4:00am 11/24/08 4:00am