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Rebels Will Treat Thrawn as a Vader-Level Threat

IGN.com - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 05:54

Yesterday it was confirmed that Grand Admiral Thrawn would be returning to official Star Wars canon in the next season of Star Wars Rebels.

Today at Star Wars Celebration, the show's executive producer Dave Filoni discussed how Rebels will make the villain work and drew similarities to how the show previously tackled Darth Vader.

"You are cautious on a weekly series to put them into a 'Oh, he lost again!'

. You can't play him that way. He's way too smart," said Filoni.

In that regard, using Thrawn is comparable to using Darth Vader in a serialised format: "If Vader is around all the time, he's just gonna take our guys out." Rebels dealt with this problem by using Ahsoka, a character who could confront Vader and potentially hurt him, if not defeat him.

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Han's Funeral Takes Place Between Force Awakens and Episode 8

IGN.com - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 05:54

Carrie Fisher may have confirmed that the funeral for Han Solo takes place between The Force Awakens and Episode 8.

Speaking at Star Wars Celebration in London, Fisher misheard a question posed to her by fellow Star Wars actor Warwick Davies, and when asked, “What do you know of the period between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens?”, she answered sadly, “Han’s Funeral.”

She quickly corrected herself, saying, “The old one, oh,” before continuing, “Han and I have a very volatile relationship obviously, which leads to space divorce. No, I don’t think we are divorced, we’re just estranged.”

Previous reports suggest Solo’s funeral may have taken place in the film, but Fisher’s answer to the question suggests otherwise. However, it seems strange not to give such a pivotal character a proper send-off, so take it with a pinch of salt.

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Daily Deals: PlayStation VR, The Last Guardian, Xbox One

IGN.com - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 04:45

Help us get to 1000 likes! Like our page to get the latest deals straight to your news feed and also look out for exclusive codes for our readers.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Release Date Appears on Italian Site

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 19:52

The formerly Xbox-exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming out November 10 of this year, if a listing on the Italian GameStop site is to be believed.

Spotted by NeoGAF user piccio_ssl, the game's listing shows the November release will be full priced. The 

is listed on Amazon at $60 USD, but the December 30, 2016 release date is more than likely Amazon's generic placeholder date.

The game originally released in November of last year. In our Rise of the Tomb Raider review, we gave it a 9.3, saying it improved on its excellent predecessor in almost every possible way.

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Vice Principals: Series Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 16:41

If Kenny Powers’ baseball career never took off, you could almost imagine him trying to find validation as a power-tripping high school vice principal. Thanks to Danny McBride’s latest HBO entry, Vice Principals (debuting Sunday), we no longer have to imagine that premise as we’re introduced to such a character in the form of Neal Gamby.

The premise of the dark comedy is fairly straight-forward: vice principal Gamby and his rival vice principal Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) compete with each other for the new head honcho gig when the current principal (guest star Bill Murray) is forced to retire and care for his ailing wife. From the opening moments it’s clear there’s no love lost between these guys, as they hurl insults and a particular four-letter F-word at each other in a way that’s only possible on a cable network like HBO.

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Hints Dropped About 2018 Star Wars Game

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 15:47

The creative director of Visceral's as-yet-untitled 2018 Star Wars game has dropped a few hints about the project she calls, "an original Star Wars story with new characters, new locations, new tech, new creatures, you name it.”

As part of a panel on EA's Star Wars games, Amy Hennig explained that in studying the Star Wars films, "the first thing that jumped out was that these are always ensemble stories

So the same is true of our game."

Hennig was understandably hazy on details, but her words seem to hint at a game focused on more than one principal character, whether that's through multiple playables, a squad or otherwise:

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Intel ChromeBooks Can Now Run Wine and Steam

Slashdot.org - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 15:35
"With Google Play and Android app support hitting Chromebooks, it's now possible to run Windows applications/games on Chromebooks via CrossOver For Android," reports Phoronix. Slashdot reader grungy writes: The first Intel ChromeBooks have access to the Play Store now, and the Android version of Wine apparently runs on them... Pictures show the Steam client running, and a clip of a D3D game. Of course, the Play Store is only available on the ChromeOS developer channel so far, but that should change later this year. CrossOver for Android also hasn't been officially released, but Thursday CodeWeavers' president blogged excitedly that "we are staring at a Leprechaun riding on the back of a Unicorn while taking a picture of a UFO. We are running CrossOver through Android on a ChromeBook running a Windows based game launched from the Steam client. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE...EVER!!!"

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Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Premiere Review

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 14:12

Note: The Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 premiere was shown at Star Wars Celebration in London, hence this early review. There is no set airdate yet for the episode, though Rebels is announced as returning this fall. This review will not go into full spoilers for the episode but will discuss the set-up and new characters introduced, including some who have been revealed in the new Season 3 trailer.

Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3 premiere begins with a deceptively “fun” scene – one released earlier this week showing Ezra, Zeb, Sabine and Chopper breaking Hondo (and an Ugnaught associate) out of jail, but not without a few Imperial problems.

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7 Crazy Pokemon Go Stories

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 14:00

Pokemon Go has seen tremendous success since its release last week. And though its rollout around the world has been a slow one, that hasn't stopped the app from reportedly making $14 million in its first few days, causing a rise in Nintendo shares (despite Nintendo only having a stake in The Pokemon Company and not being primarily involved in its development), and renewing interest in the rights for a live-action Pokemon movie.

But outside of the game itself, and the renewed interest in the Pokemon franchise as a whole on its 20th anniversary, Go has also seeped into seemingly all facets of modern life. And because of the game's prevalence, it's resulted in some... strange stories.

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Rogue One DLC Announced for Star Wars Battlefront

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:48

Rogue One DLC is coming to Star Wars Battlefront this holiday season.

It will be the fourth and final DLC planned for the game and will take place on the recently-announced planet of Scarif (that's the tropical and rather idyllic location glimpsed in the trailers for Rogue One).

Jyn Erso.

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Chewbacca and Bossk Are Coming to Star Wars Battlefront

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:42

Chewbacca and Bossk were today revealed as the playable hero and villain in Battlefront's Death Star DLC, the game's third major expansion, out this September.

The announcement came during EA's panel, The Minds Behind EA’s Star Wars Games, at Star Wars Celebration 2016.

Concept art of Chewie in action aboard the Death Star.

Battlefront's Death Star DLC will become the third of four major drops planned for the game. A new teaser trailer for the expansion was also debuted at Celebration, and you can check it out below:

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New Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 Poster and Images

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 13:40

There's a ton of new info about Star Wars Rebels today, as Star Wars Celebration saw the debut of a big new trailer for Season 3, along with the huge reveal that Grand Admiral Thrawn is coming to the show, plus a screening of the Season 3 premiere.

On top of that Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released new poster art for Season 3. Featured in the art are two characters who look to have big storylines this year, Ezra and Sabine. Plus, there are two looming villains - the aforementioned Thrawn and the returning threat of Maul. And of course, Chopper. Because how could you leave Chopper out?!

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See All of Star Wars: Rogue One's New Aliens

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:17

Lucasfilm debuted new footage of Rogue One this week at Star Wars Celebration 2016, providing a first look at several of the film's new aliens and other interesting characters.

Check out our slideshow below to see all of the exciting new additions that were revealed.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16. The film will explore a brand-new location called Jedah, which director Gareth Edwards described as being the spiritual home of the Jedi.

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Forbes Names Dwayne Johnson World's Highest-Paid Actor

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 12:16

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is now the world's highest-paid actor, according to Forbes.

Among Forbes' list that ranks all of the highest-paid celebrities of 2016, Johnson came in 19th place with $64.5 million. Topping the entire list was singer Taylor Swift with a whopping $170 million.

Johnson responded to the news in a post on Instagram, saying, "this will always serve as my anchoring reminder to continue to work even harder. We not only want to 'embrace the grind,' but take the grind to new levels."

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Star Wars VR 'Trials on Tatooine' Free for HTC Vive

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:31

The Star Wars VR experience Trials on Tatooine will be free for HTC Vive owners from 18th July, 2016.

The experience has been developed under the guidance of Lucasfilm's chief technology officer, Rob Bredow, and is co-written by Bredow and long-time Star Wars canon-keeper Pablo Hidalgo.

Trials on Tatooine is a first-person experience set after the events of Return of the Jedi, with players assuming the role of Luke Skywalker's Jedi apprentice. It features some basic lightsaber combat, but is more pitched as an immersive Star Wars experience than a traditional game.

IGN played the game at GDC earlier this year, and you can read more about our experience right here.

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Maul Holds all the Cards in Star Wars Rebels: Season 3

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:30

Straight from its debut at Star Wars Celebration, IGN has a new clip for you from Star Wars Rebels: Season 3, showing Maul -- don't call him Darth Maul anymore! -- is back and seemingly holding all the cards.

In this scene, which doesn't take place in the Season 3 premiere episode shown at Celebration but rather in a later episode, Maul (voiced by Sam Witwer) greets Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray), though it's clear that there is no true alliance between them. In fact, Maul has put Kanan and Ezra's friends in danger and has very specific plans regarding what will happen to the blinded Jedi and his Padawan.

Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 debuts this fall.

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Watch the Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Trailer

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 11:09

The new trailer for Season Three of Star Wars Rebels debuted today at Star Wars Celebration in London.

You can watch the trailer in full down below:

The trailer features a new haircut for Ezra (stylish), Mandalorians who serve the Empire, wearing armour very much inspired by Ralph McQuarrie's prototype Boba Fett armour (even more stylish), and the appearance of Grand Admiral Thrawn, officially returning him to Star Wars canon.

You can see more of Thrawn by swiping through the gallery below:

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Grand Admiral Thrawn Is Now Star Wars Canon

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:40

Grand Admiral Thrawn is finally a part of the official Star Wars canon.

The trailer for Star Wars Rebels: Season 3, shown at Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London, confirmed inclusion of the iconic Expanded Universe villain.

The character first appeared in Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy of novels (1991-1993), but was placed under the Star Wars Legends banner (non-canonical story) on April 25, 2014, when Lucasfilm trimmed back the Expanded Universe in preparation for the upcoming sequel trilogy, beginning with The Force Awakens.

Reveal of Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels Season Three trailer.

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Zoe Saldana Is All in For Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:15

With obligations to both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Trek film franchise as well as young twin sons to raise, you might think actress Zoe Saldana would be a little less than enthusiastic at the prospect of spending the next several years shooting not one but four sequels to Avatar down in New Zealand -- but you'd be wrong. The actress is very excited to return to the world of Pandora and to the set of a director, James Cameron, whom she holds in great personal regard.

"Yes, he promised me that I am

. I made him promise me," Saldana told IGN during a one-on-one chat last week to promote Star Trek Beyond. "I love it. I was a part of something super-duper special that wasn’t revamped or anything, that was created by someone’s utopian mind, just like a Gene Roddenberry

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Rogue One Content Coming to Star Wars: Commander

IGN.com - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 07:30

Mobile game Star Wars: Commander will be introducing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story content, Disney and Lucasfilm announced at the show's Commander-focused panel.

Additionally, the game will be adding Squad Perks, which give squads temporary boosts, with new levels allowing players to choose from a skill-tree comprised of different perks. The Perks are intended to allow squads to work together while all individually benefitting from their progress.

An ability to customize bases and troops will also be introduced using a new armory. Platers can customize in accordance with the planets they're battling on. Rebels on Hoth, for example, can use Tauntauns, and Empire units can be decked out in Snowtrooper armor.

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