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‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ Players Pay Their Respects To Carrie Fisher (Videos)
The Movie God   |  

Star Wars: The Old Republic Players Gather At Castle Organa

Fans of Carrie Fisher have been mourning the loss of the actress in various ways, such as attending lightsaber vigils.

For some gamers, there was no need to go anywhere in the real world. Many people who play the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic jumped into that game world, and visited Castle Organa—the ancestral home of House Organa, including Fisher’s Princess Leia, located on the Apalis Coast of the planet Alderaan—to pay their respects. One player even created a character that looks like Leia to be there for the many visiting fans. And some of the players’ characters were considered enemies to House Organa, forcing them to fight through NPCs just to join in the memorial, which they did. Friends and enemies alike stood together in honor of the fallen princess.

Below you can find multiple videos of players gathering at Castle Organa.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Volume Three: The Lost Suns
cGt2099   |  

Star Wars: The Old Republic, Volume Three – The Lost SunsStar Wars: The Old Republic, Volume Three – The Lost Suns
Written by Alexander Freed
Pencils by Dave Daza, George Freeman, Dave Ross
Inks by Mark McKenna
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Cover Art by Benjamin Carré
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 21, 2012
Cover Price: $18.99

Continuing an era begun in Knights Of The Old Republic, Volume Three of the graphic novel series based upon The Old Republic (the latest Star Wars MMORPG) takes a glimpse of several individuals caught up in what seems to be the tail end of the new war between the Jedi and the Republic against the Sith and their Empire. The Lost Suns delivers a unique glimpse of the Star Wars galaxy of the era, through the eyes of a wonderfully individual team serving as our heroes and protagonists.

Theron Shan is the primary character we follow through this collected edition, essentially a spy or secret agent, fulfilling a role echoing that of Jahan Cross from another Dark Horse Star Wars series, Agent Of The Empire. This time, however, Theron has an ancestry that rivals that of the Skywalkers – his mother is Satelle Shan, current Grand Master of the Jedi Order; and descended from some of the greatest Jedi of all time: Revan and Bastila Shan.

There is just one problem: he is blind to the Force. Despite his ancestry, Shan is unable to access or use the Force. Caught up in the detriment of the war against the Sith Emperor, Satelle Shan passed care of her infant son to another Jedi Master called Ngani Zho, who was deemed too old for the war. In spite of the boy’s inability to touch the Force, Zho trained Theron in the ways of the Jedi, until they separated during his teenage years.

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Video Game Deal: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Empress Eve   |  

Star Wars

Right now Amazon has a sale on the PC game Star Wars: The Old Republic for only $19.99 (that’s $67% off the list price of $59.95).

Note – this deal is valid through the end of today, Saturday, June 16, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

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Got $6,000 To Blow? Sideshow Collectibles Offering Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Darth Malgus Figure
The Movie God   |  

Darth Malgus Figure #1

Have you ever thought to yourself “Gee whiz, could I sure use a terrifying life-size Sith lord standing guard over my home!”? Well, if you happen to have $6,000 hiding somewhere deep within the cushions of your couch, you can now have it.

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a life-size Darth Malgus figure from Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is now available for pre-order.

You can see a full-size image of the figure below.

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Video Game Deal: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Empress Eve   |  

Star Wars

The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon day is Star Wars: The Old Republic for only $39.99 (that’s 33% off the list price of $59.95).

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

The item currently has a free one-day shipping promotion on it: Use a Discover Card to purchase this and enter promotion code DSCVRSHP to get free one-day shipping. See the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page for more details.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi #0
cGt2099   |  

Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi #0Star Wars: Dawn Of The Jedi #0
Text by John Ostrander
Art by Jan Duursema
Cover Art by Rodolfo Migliari
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: Febuary 1, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50

“Your Guide to the Dawn Of The Jedi era of Star Wars: It is an era of legend, an era before the discovery of hyperspace travel, before the foundation of the Old Republic, and before the philosophies of the Jedi and the Sith were codified. This is a tale of a great and mythic society, established and nurtured by powers unthinkably ancient and mysterious, on a collision course with an empire founded on darkness and death. These are the true roots of both the Jedi and the Sith Orders . . . the dawn of the Jedi.”

Issue #0 of the brand new Star Wars comic series Dawn Of The Jedi is not really a comic book. Instead, it is more of a text overview and an artistic preview of what is to come – and there is a LOT in this new series that will break a lot of ground in the Star Wars mythos.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic: War #1
cGt2099   |  

Knights of the Old RepublicStar Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic: War #1
Written by John Jackson Miller
Pencils by Andrea Mutti
Inks by Pierluigi Baldassini
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Cover Art by Benjamin Carré
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: January 11, 2012
Cover Price: $3.50

Following the highly anticipated release of the new MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dark Horse has published a new related series in the form of Knights Of The Old Republic: War. Similarly to recent novel, Star Wars The Old Republic: Revan, the new KOTOR story arc promises to help build the bridge of continuity, adding more insight into the events during this era of the Star Wars universe.

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Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2011: Video Games
Hunter Camp   |  

Holiday Geek Gift Guide: Video Games

Put on your coats and caps, everybody! There’s pine needles on the living room floor, snow on the ground, and a scent of cinnamon in the air. Your dogs and cats are tearing apart wrapping paper, your family’s in town, and you can’t stop drinking eggnog for some reason. That could only mean one thing, folks, it’s the nondescript religious holiday season! And that means that it’s time to go into credit card debt so that you can show those closest to you that you care, you know? And to make it a little bit easier on you guys, we here at Geeks of Doom have been shoveling our driveways so that we can deliver to you this, The Holiday Geek Gift Guide! The best gifts possible for the geeks on you gift-giving list!

Got a gamer on your holiday list? Well this list is for you! Or, if you are a gamer with limited funds, this list is also for you! It’s a list of a lot of the most popular and revered games of the year, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have not played any of these, but I want to. I’ve got all these games on my Christmas list, so I’m sure someone you know will want one of these, as well. So, let’s get to it! Here’s a list of some of the hottest games of 2011!

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Comic Review: Star Wars: The Old Republic-The Lost Suns #4
Merkader   |  

Dark Horse Comics: Star Wars: The Old Republic #4Star Wars: The Old Republic-The Lost Suns #4
Written by Alexander Freed
Pencils by Dave Ross, George Freeman
Inks by Mark McKenna
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Letters by Michael Heisler
Covers by Benjamin Carré
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 14, 2011
Cover Price: $3.50

One of my favorite time periods in the Star Wars universe is the Old Republic. The original game for Xbox is one of my all time favorites. It is with this background that I dove into Star Wars: The Old Republic #4.

This issue follows two Jedi spies who are on an Imperial ship. Here we learn what is making it possible for the Empire to build their power weapons and ships so quickly, the Sun Razer. The Sun Razer harvests the energy of the Sun and allows the Empire to use the energy. One of the Jedi ends up having worked on the slave planet that built the prototype, and he is dealing with the guilt of not stopping the Sun Razer from being built.

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‘Star Wars’ Novels Finally Released In E-Book Format By Random House
cGt2099   |  

Star Wars

Star Wars fans, it may be time to update to the digital era of reading: recently, Random House FINALLY released a vast majority of the expanded universe novels in e-book format. The release had been long awaited by fans, and vendors such as Amazon are now offering the full catalog of Star Wars titles from Bantam and Del Rey, both owned by Random House.

To coincide with the release, Del Rey released an e-book trailer, which you can check out at the bottom of this post.

Fans who are new to the expanded universe may find our recent post, 10 Star Wars Novels Worth Checking Out, as a good starting point for choosing which book(s) to start with.

For the more seasoned fans, here is a list of the new e-book releases, listed in chronological in-universe timeline order…

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