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The Galaxy Awaits in The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Dark Horse Books, Lucasfilm Ltd., Respawn Entertainment, and Electronic Arts present The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The new book, which was created in close collaboration between the four companies, is a full-color, oversized hardcover volume that captures the design process of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a galaxy-spanning, action-adventure video game from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts arriving later this year.

The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will guide readers through Cal Kestis’ perilous and heroic journey across the galaxy in an attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order as he learns the ways of the Force, travels to exotic worlds, and battles tyrannical foes. This uniquely designed work is sure to thrill dedicated Star Wars fans and gamers alike.With detailed concept art of all-new characters, exciting equipment, and locales both familiar and new, this tome offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a highly anticipated video game—all accompanied by intimate artists’ commentary that reveal how this incredible galaxy is brought together.

The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order goes on sale November 19, 2019.

The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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killorbekilled04-coverThe weekend is almost here! Saturday is Local Comic Book Day, so head to your local comic shop and help support them!

While you count down the hours until then, there’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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Kotaku – EA Requires YouTubers And Streamers To Put Labels On Sponsored Videos – No, it’s not murky. It’s actually quite clear.


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Nothing But Comics – Kill or Be Killed #4

ICv2 – Sp4rx

Talking Comics – Uncanny Avengers #16

Dark Horse Delivers Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Series

Blooming out of the worldwide success—over one million copies sold!—of Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon, Plants vs. Zombies: Timepocalypse, and the new Plants vs. Zombies ongoing series comes a new comic masterpiece, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare!

In the first Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare video game from Electronic Arts, Dr. Zomboss and his legions of zombie minions attacked the lush plant utopia of Suburbia. In the recently announced Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, zombies have taken over, and now, for the first time in franchise history, the plants are on the attack. Delivering a story taking place between Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, the Garden Warfare comic has the exclusive reveal of how Dr. Zomboss conquered Suburbia. The evil-genius leader is up to a whole new set of tricks—and this time, he’s succeeding, thanks to his mighty Imp and Z-Mech! But hope remains, as our zombie-battling champs Nate and Patrice discover horticultural help from the future and the past, and Crazy Dave misses out on an ice-cream cruise!

Written by Eisner-winning comic genius Paul Tobin with art by artistic wunderkind Jacob Chabot, this series that takes PVZ and you on a highway to the danger zone of awesome fun hits the stands on October 28, 2015!


EA E3 Press Event – Live Update and Reacti

Welcome back, dear readers. It is almost time for the Electronic Arts E3 2015 press event. Expect to hear more about EA Access, all the upcoming EA Sports titles, Star Wars: Battlefront, and more. Peter Moore and company will show us what one of the largest publishers has in store.

This page will not automatically refresh. I will put the latest update at the top of the list, so if you join us late, scroll down. Here is the full E3 coverage schedule, so stick with us.

Update 15: We get our first look at game play for Battlefront. It looks like Battlefield with a Star Wars skin on it. We did get Skywalker and Vader fighting on Hoth, but it is unclear who gets to be those characters as opposed to just being grunts. I want this game to be good, but I’m pretty sure it cannot live up to its hype. Well, that is all for EA. I guess the Mass Effect teaser counted as one of the promised 3 new IPs? We knew it existed, but now it has a name? I’d give this presser a C as well. Nothing really groundbreaking again. There certainly were some neat features and games, but I’m not coming away feeling I know a ton more about any of them. Oh well, break time, and then it is on to Ubisoft!

Update 14: Okay, I lost the feed for a bit, but it is back now, and we are talking about Star Wars Battlefront.

Update 13: Madden time. The intro movie focused on the Patriots, which is an interesting decision right now. Madden 16 will have a mode called Draft Champions in which you build a team of current players. It is a mode for Ultimate team. You get three options for each round. Then you can play as your team in a mini-season. They’ve overhauled the passing game….and we’re having some technical difficulties, please stand by.

Update 12: Mirror’s Edge time. The new game is not a sequel. It is called Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst but we still follow Faith. In fact, it is her origin story. The environments look phenomenal. It is first-person, but it is open world free roaming. No levels or loading. Release February 23.

Update 11: Okay, on to FIFA 16. More focus on defense and mid-field play. More motion capture of Messi for better dribbling off the ball. Women’s teams make their debut this year. That is a ton of models in this game. Also, FIFA 15 players will get Pele and Messi in their ultimate team accounts.

Update 10: Pele comes to the stage. He tells a story about coining the phrase “the beautiful game” in relation to football. While I like Pele, this is showing the danger of bringing someone bigger than gaming to the stage. His stories are great, I would watch a 30 for 30 of nothing but him telling stories, but we are here for video games and this is making the presentation lose steam.

Update 9: Let’s talk about mobile. Good news everyone! You can control your FIFA Ultimate Team auctions from you Apple Watch. A new Star Wars digital CCG coming. Also, the Minions are getting their own mobile game. It is a building/resource management game. You are on a tropical island and have to build a paradise with lots of mini-game like activities. Oh boy. Look for Minions Paradise later this year. Okay, FIFA time, and Pele is going to tell us why it is rad.

Update 8: Time to turn to sports. Starting with NHL 16. Do you like hockey video games? Well, here is the one that is available. It looks good, but EA is good at good looking, they aren’t always good at making a great game. Rory MacIlroy PGA Tour will be the first game using the new Frostbite engine in the sports. They promise no load time between holes. All the games with have contextual hints in modes to help improve your playing ability. NBA Live 16 is reintroducing Game Face HD face scanning technology through an app. It looks pretty good this time. Also, we can “up your swag” through the game. I don’t think they are talking about playing as Swaggy P. Look, you can play basketball in this basketball video game with new controls that change the game by making it more like the game.

Update 7: Solo play and local split-screen available. Also, players of the first game can transfer their characters into the new game. Now they are promising free content updates following launch. So maybe EA is learning.

Update 6: The guy on stage wants us to clap for a guy in a zombie suit from Plants vs. Zombies. The crowd is not so interested in that. We’re going to get a live game-play demo. I’m sure this will be amazing…or, you know, not. There is very little here that interests me. Third-person shooter/tower defense is not a genre that appeals to me. Though, EA claims over six million people played the first one, so I guess it works for a lot of people.

Update 5: New IP time. First up, Unravel. You play a tiny creature called Yarny made of yarn. Yarny looks like a cross between an Ugly Doll and Chibi-Robo. It is a puzzle platformer about connections between people. As Yarny moves through the level, he leaves a trail of yarn behind and uses the yarn to navigate the environment. The trailer had me smiling the entire time. It looks really cute.

Update 4: Star Wars the Old Republic is getting a story driven expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire coming out October 27th. New worlds, new companions, and shaping the world through the choices. It is free to all subscribers. They show a pretty CGI trailer, which as always looks awesome.

Update 3: Need for Speed returns. More street racing, more cop chases. The title is simply Need for Speed. They are trying to pull the best elements from the past 20 years into one package. It is using the latest Frostbite engine. Five modes to capture all of the elements. You can specialize or switch between. Coming Nov. 3rd. It looks like another Need for Speed.

Update 2: Promise of 3 brand new IPs, a sports legend, Mirror’s Edge, and Star Wars. That is a pretty solid line-up for the show.

Update 1: Here we go. Opening with Mass Effect teaser!!! Woo! Exploration jet pack, Mako 2.0, and massive exploration. We also get a name Andromeda, but we don’t get it until Q4 2016.

Dark Horse & Dice Announce Mirror’s Edge: Exordium

Dark Horse Comics and Electronic Arts have announced Mirror’s Edge: Exordium, a six-issue limited series that delves into the backstory of Faith, the protagonist of the new Mirror’s Edge Catalyst video game.

Published this September in partnership with Electronic Arts and DICE, creators of the Mirror’s Edge franchise, Mirror’s Edge: Exordium will grant fans special insight into the origin of Faith, one of the most unique and celebrated heroines in video games. Written by Christofer Emgård, narrative director at DICE, with art by Mirror’s Edge in-house artists Emgård, Mattias Häggström, Robert Sammelin, Henrik Sahlström, and Erik Persson, Mirror’s Edge: Exordium is the perfect introduction to the game’s lore.

Witness Faith’s transformation, from a careless young woman to the heroine who opens the eyes of the city.

Mirror’s Edge: Exordium #1
Christofer Emgård (W) Mattias Häggström, Robert Sammelin, Henrik Sahlström, Erik Persson (A)
Robert Sammelin (Cover)
$3.99, 32 pages
On sale September 9

Mirror’s Edge Exordium #1

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It’s the weekend, yay! It’s a long weekend for me, double yay!  Here’s the news to keep you busy.


GamePolitics – Minecraft to Go Dark in Protest of SOPA, PIPA

GamePolitics – Six Senators Urge Harry Reid to Slow Down on PIPA Vote Plans

GamePolitics – Good Old Games Comes Out Against SOPA, PIPA

GamePolitics – Anti-SOPA Petition Aimed at EA Hits 120K Signatures

GamePolitics – Firefall Maker Plans SOPA Blackout Protest Jan. 18

Kotaku – PC Game Cancels E3 Appearance as SOPA Protest, Shutting Down Beta for 24 Hours

Kotaku – Sega Responds to SOPA Question Like a Heartless Robot, Apologises Like Funny Human

Mashable – Victory for SOPA Opponents: DNS Blocking Struck From Bill

TechCrunch – Victory for SOPA Opponents: DNS Blocking Struck From Bill


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CBLDF – Japanese Censors Discuss Banning Comics for “Making Kids Gay” – Bring this fight.

Kotaku – Get a Glimpse at an Elseworlds Batman in the Cancelled Gotham by Gaslight Game – Looks pretty cool.

38 Studios & EA Drop Mighty Hammer w/ Reckoning at NYCC

Official Press Release



Electronic Arts and 38 Studios announced today new details from the upcoming RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, will be revealed during New York Comic Con this week at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. 38 Studios Founder and Chairman and three-time World Series Champion, Curt Schilling, and critically acclaimed artist and creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane will be at the show on Saturday to sign an exclusive New York Comic-Con poster for a limited time.

Attendees can visit the 38 Studios booth throughout the show to learn more about Reckoning, including a new creature reveal and to get their hands on posters and other Reckoning giveaways.  Attendees can also get a sneak peek at prototypes of upcoming Reckoning action figures designed by McFarlane Toys.

WHAT: New details on the first title from 38 Studios, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

  • Reckoning giveaways at the 38 Studios booth, including a limited edition poster and new swag
  • Learn about a new creature from the world of Reckoning
  • Exclusive poster signings by Curt Schilling and Todd McFarlane on

Saturday, October 9th


Exclusive poster signings by Curt Schilling and Todd McFarlane at the 38 Studio’s Booth 2257.

o    Saturday, October 9th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Visit the 38 Studios Booth and learn more about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and get an exclusive sneak peek at prototypes of upcoming Reckoning action figures designed by McFarlane Toys.

o    Friday, October 8th, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

o    Saturday, October 9th, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

o    Sunday, October 10th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WHERE: New York Comic Con

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York

655 West 34th Street

New York, NY 10001

38 Studios Booth 2257