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You Can Play These Original Xbox Games On Your Xbox One Right Now

The launch of original Xbox backwards compatibility has begun! Microsoft has released the list of these 13 games you can play on your Xbox today:

  • Black
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Dead to Rights
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • The King of Fighters Neowave
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

If you don’t own some of these games and would like to play them they are now available in the Xbox Live marketplace.

Check Out The Newest Star Wars Episode 8 Photos

Entertainment Weekly has just released a series of brand-new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos for all of us to feast our eyes upon. The photos don’t necessarily give away any of the plot and are mostly close-ups of people looking moody or shocked. We also get a first look at a few new characters, locations, and behind-the-scenes shots featuring director Rian Johnson at work.

Take a look:






Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi will be released December 15, 2017

Han Solo Spinoff Directors Quit Over “Creative Differences”

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially left the Han Solo spinoff. Kennedy says the grounds for the departure were over “creative differences”.

Here’s what she said in a statement:

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.”

This is troubling news for the film which began filming in January of 2017. What sort of “creative differences” could cause the duo of directors known for writing The Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street?

Here’s what Lord and Miller said in a statement:

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”


This is a very troubling development. Changing directors after a huge block of the movie has already been filmed can result in some very damaging shifts in tone, and well, direction. How substantial are the differences that would cause two very well respected directors to opt-out of filming what is set to be a huge step for the Star Wars franchise?

It’s possible that we will never know what the Lord-Miller film will have gone. So let’s hope Disney and Lucasfilm find a director that aligns with their vision while also being conducive to the creative mind, and vision of whichever director they decide to bring on.

New Star Wars Content

Group manager of Motive Studios and Visceral Studios, Jade
Ramond, discussed plans for adding new content to Star Wars: Galactic Heroes,
Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Star Wars: Battlefront at E3 2016. EA DICE and
Motive Studios are collaborating to release a new installment of Star Wars:
Battlefront in 2017, which will include content taken straight from the new
film trilogy. In addition, Ramond announced that Visceral Studios is hard at
work on a new Star Wars action-adventure game set to be released in 2018.

Star Wars fans certainly have a lot to look forward to!

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by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)

In this clip we see new footage from the new Star Wars film. We get a glimpse into what the Empire has been up to. It doesn’t look good. Despite what happened in Return of the Jedi, it seems the Empire definitely hasn’t crumbled. From this clip, you might even say there is a new “coldness” to it it all. A dark, ruthlessness. We’ll have to wait, and see what this “new” Empire brings, but things are looking a little bleak for our heroes.


by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)

We’ve stayed quite about Battlefront since E3. With their Gamescom presentation we’re right back into the fray. Reminiscent of the old Rogue Squadron game, we’re getting to sit in the cockpit of a fantastic range of vehicles. It seems to run, and be as graceful as you’d hope it would be from watching the films.  Watch the video, and come up with your own impressions of Rogue Squadron. Battlefront is shaping up to be quite the game.


by Joey Pedras (@joeyPedras)

Friday night, we got to see legendary rebels back together again to discuss the new Star Wars film, and show off some new footage. Ford, seemingly doing great after his awful plan accident a couple months back, was greeting with absolute love, and joy. “I’m fine. I walked here so had bad can it be?” regaled Ford. Good to see the scoundrel’s doing well.

JJ Abrams, director of The Force Awakens, says the movie is in its “fine tuning” stages. Good to know the first sequel to the original series in decades is getting the TLC is definitely requires. I trust the folks over at Disney really know how to treat this license. I mean, they’re planning on throwing money at it for a very long time. With the countless spinoffs, and games, and merch coming out in the next few years. Disney would be remiss not to make sure everything was as absolutely perfect as possible.

Abrams also discussed the implications of directing a film that is so deeply loved, and ingrained in our culture.

“Because we love it and care about it so much, our job is to not be
blinded by that. You can’t be a fan and say you’re going to make a good
movie because you’re a fan. That’s not enough. I’ll tell
you from personal experience, when you’re directing a scene on the
Millennium Falcon, it doesn’t make the scene good. Now it’s bitchin’
that it’s on the Millennium Falcon, but it doesn’t make the scene
automatically good.“

It’s reassuring to know that he’s coming at this film as if it were any other. To know that first, and foremost to tell the story that needs to be told. It’s purpose is not to drop names, and faces, and locations. The purpose is to move these characters, and continue their stories while also introducing new ones. I think we’ll get just that.

(Source: Yahoo Movies)