First Strike is a Star Wars total conversion modification for Battlefield 2142. The goal of First Strike is to totally immerse the players into the amazing universe of Star Wars by presenting the most accurate representations of famous Star Wars locales, weapons, and characters, and combining them with exciting, fast paced gameplay and features new to the Battlefield scene. Within this mod you'll find yourself as a soldier of the Galactic Empire or as a freedom fighter for the Rebel Alliance. You'll fight across lovingly detailed recreations of various Star Wars locations with a wide array of weapons and vehicles.

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Greetings Troopers! Well whether you're celebrating the news or lamenting it, there is no doubt that this week's news is a pretty big deal if you're a Star Wars fan. With Disney buying up Lucasfilm and all the intellectual properties that go with it, and in addition to that the promise of a new Star Wars film in 2015 it is a very exciting time indeed.

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Greetings Troopers!

Well whether you're celebrating the news or lamenting it, there is no doubt that this week's news is a pretty big deal if you're a Star Wars fan. With Disney buying up Lucasfilm and all the intellectual properties that go with it, and in addition to that the promise of a new Star Wars film in 2015 it is a very exciting time indeed.

George Lucas will be stepping down as part of his ongoing retirement plans, and though he will still be staying on as a creative consultant, Star Wars will effectively be transferred into new hands, and fresh talent is going to get the chance to have a crack at that galaxy far, far away.

Now after an initial reaction of a pitiful Vader from Episode III like scream of...

"NOOOOOoooooooo!!!"

If you think about it this could very well be the best thing to happen to Star Wars in a long time. The prequels didn't exactly go down a storm with everyone though they still did very good box office, and Star Wars seems to be at its best when it is the combination of George Lucas' grand ideas, a good scriptwriter who can write great snappy dialogue, and a director who can draw fantastic performances from their actors. Yes The Empire Strikes Back, that's you I'm looking at. And with rumors abound that a Lucas treatment for a third trilogy may form the basis of this new trilogy of movies I'm cautiously optimistic. Of course it is too early to tell if this will be the greatest thing ever, or an unmitigated disaster, but one thing for sure is that this has really got everyone excited about Star Wars again which is no bad thing.

To help celebrate this brave new world of new future Star Wars movies, First Strike will be holding a gaming event weekend hosting games on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of November, for further details check out the image above.

See you out there Troopers!

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Nathanius
Nathanius

Maybe a Star Trek fan will take the reigns for the new Star Wars? Like JJ Abrams (a big Star Wars fan apparently) has done for the new Star Trek?

*mind explodes*

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ADTeam™
ADTeam™

Excuse me, but Justin Bieber in the role of Luke Skywalker ISN'T exciting at all IMHO

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EclipseStardestroyer
EclipseStardestroyer

I'm actually curious as too who's gonna do the music. That's one of the major things Star Wars was famous for. John Williams gave so much to this franchise with his way for music, especially the iconic "Imperial March"!

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MrPerson
MrPerson

Me and my friends all thing this will end horribly. It could either go very well, or horribly wrong. I personally liked episodes 1-3. only time will tell how well this goes. I just dont know how they are going to get actors to fill the roles of the faces we know so well from the old movies. I heard though that it may be an all original writing and have nothing to do with the original 6. who knows, only time will tell

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK

Well hopefully John Williams will be on board again, it just wouldn't be Star Wars without his score.

With regards to getting new actors to fill the old roles, the rumor mill has it that the new trilogy will be set 30/40 years after Jedi allowing Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to reprise their roles, and they met with Lucas not long ago. This would be a major coup for continuity. I'd like to see them not as central characters in the new movie, that should be all fresh new characters and talent, but as the old guard handing over the torch, perhaps with Luke in the Obi-Wan mentor role, or leader of the Jedi Order, and Leia as an elder stateswoman akin to Mon Mothma in Return of the Jedi.

You're right though, could either be a roaring success and a rebirth for the franchise or a disaster, only time will tell indeed.

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MrPerson
MrPerson

and harrison ford, did he talk to lucas so he could be an old timer han solo?

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Zorder
Zorder

I just hope for the best.

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Nachino
Nachino

Why don't we play all weekends (Saturdays/Sundays) at a determinated hour always that the server is on for players instead of waiting for an event to be announced?

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK

Well we do, every weekend at Sunday 8pm GMT are the Community Game nights, so bob on at that time and people are usually gaming. These events just help to encourage more players to come out of the woodwork, the upcoming new campaign which is soon to be announced should be something else which draws people out as the one we had last year was very successful.

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK

Just a quick reminder that the First Strike New Star Wars Gaming Event Weekend starts tomorrow night at 8pm GMT, and continues on Sunday night at the same time. See you there.

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK

Only about an hour to go until tonight's games commence, see you then if you're about tonight troopers.

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TALON_UK Author
TALON_UK

Some good games tonight, thanks to all those who came.

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