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Memories
Hello everyone, how are you? I was just thinking about when I first got my first PC game, Empire at War. It was a cold night in 2010. In fact it was so cold I was wearing my heaviest hood. It was in the evening, too. If I remember correctly it was like 8 something PM. I walked into Target and found the last copy sitting on the shelf. I remember thinking, I hope my laptop can handle this game. When I got back to my mother's vehicle her and everyone else sitting in the back seat sounded like "Really, Larry-3? A computer game?" I remember saying, shut it I can play what I want. I had no idea I would be modding for it. In my four years of high school I only took one semester of computer classes, and I made a B- in that class. In fact the only reason I took that class was to talk to a pretty Asian girl I knew. Any I'm really off topic, back to Star Wars.

Episode VII
So one of the things people ask me is, what do I think the title to Episode VII might be? I cannot tell you much more than what the rumor are preaching. The title might be "A New Dawn." Not my first choice for a name but it is a lot better than what I've heard in the past. Anyway, I came up with a list of titles. I think some of them sound much better.

Star Wars: Episode VII: Legacy of the Alliance
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Yuuzhan Vong
Star Wars: Episode VII: Tales of the light side
Star Wars: Episode VII: Reborn Empire
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Darkness Returns
Star Wars: Episode VII: New Jedi Order
Star Wars: Episode VII: Saving the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith Return... for the millionth time
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith... again
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Empire strikes back... again
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VII: What gives with the Dark Side
Star Wars: Episode VII: Shadows in the Galaxy
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Galactic Alliance
Star Wars: Episode VII: Remnants of the evil Empire
Star Wars: Episode VII: Galactic Readiness
Star Wars: Episode VII: Legacy of the Republic
Star Wars: Episode VII: Re-return of the Jedi... Order
Star Wars: Episode VII: Galactic Entropy
Star Wars: Episode VII: Imperial Navy Scum
Star Wars: Episode VII: Thugs of the Underworld
Star Wars: Episode VII: The lost planet Earth
Star Wars: Episode VII: The triple-bladed Lightsaber
Star Wars: Episode VII: Star Wars is a twelve part saga?! That's not enough!
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith Twi'lek get's some Part 1
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith Twi'lek get's some Part 2: The Sith Twi'lek is suddenly not a dark side person anymore
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Sith Twi'lek get's some Part 3: the offspring
Star Wars: Episode VII: The Mass Effect, Halo, Star Trek, Firfly, Falling Skies, Star Gate crossover
Star Wars: Episode VII: Second Galactic War
Star Wars: Episode VII: Into Lightness Part 1
Star Wars: Episode VII: Into Lightness Part 2: Into Darkness

Okay now I'm just being silly. Regardless do you like the rumored title?

These details have been confirmed: R2-D2 will return, it will take place after 19 ABY.

These details are things that I'm assuming. Also they seem like the most logical things to assume: It will take place after 40 ABY, Chewbacca will be dead, the New Republic will have evolved into the Galactic Alliance.

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR - - 889 comments

Either way, i cannot wait for SW:7

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Larry-3 Author
Larry-3 - - 669 comments

The suspense is killing me, Ht. Well maybe not killing me -- but I will be at the movie theater for the 12 am showing.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber - - 917 comments

Episode VIII: The Rise of Thrawn :-)

My first Star Wars PC game was the Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Demo. The game was included on a disc with the PC World 2003 magazine. Shortly after that, I purchased the Jedi Academy from Walmart for about $10 or so, and it remains one of my favorites, largely due to the lightsaber styles and force attacks. Unlike so many SW games, the player can throw enemies backwards with force lightning...

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Larry-3 Author
Larry-3 - - 669 comments

That game is addicting, Darth Saber. I have the both of them for the original x-box. I played them a whole lot. But I slightly liked the campaign more in Outcast. In Jedi Academy I remember how all the Imperials would scream their lungs out, especially the Dark Jedi. In Jedi Outcast I remember using the rocket launcher in multiplayer games -- blasting fools left and right.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber - - 917 comments

I definitely liked the campaign in Outcast more than the one in Academy, and the level of detail seemed to me, to be far better than in Academy. One of my favorite weapons in Outcast was Kyle Katarn's Bryar pistol, and in Academy it was the lightsaber. I think that the developers did not do the Jedi Knight series justice though, when it came to the explosives. The detpack was supposed to open doors, although they never did, and what was the point of using trip mines, if the enemy can see the laser beams emanating from them? In Academy though, one of the heart pumping, adrenaline inducing bosses had to be that mutated rancor. It took me days of frustration before I finally beat that guy, but the chases were the stuff of nightmares. I also love the part where you could choose the dark side and fight Kyle, in Academy. Watching Kyle using "kung fu" to beat up the player was entertaining, especially if you knew the code which would enable your player to return the favor. In Academy though, one of my chief amusements as a dark side player, is where the Jedi would ask you to surrender, and some of them promising that you wouldn't be harmed: yeah, right. Just for fun, I would power down my weapon and kneel on the floor before the Jedi, the look of abject surrender, and the Jedi would gleefully commence to carve my player up while telling me that I "won't get away." Now to me, the player ought to have a chance to answer them back, at least with sarcasm if nothing else... Unlike KOTOR I&II, there isn't very many dialog choices, but since these were the forerunners of the games which we have now, I can cut them some slack on that... Still, it would be nice if Disney / LucasArts were to take all of the old games, and bring them up to date with enhanced graphics, -etc.

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Larry-3 Author
Larry-3 - - 669 comments

I used detpack's to lure people. I would place quite a few on the wall, run around the corner, then have them chase me back to their doom. As for the wall mines -- I took them like a boss. I used my "protect" power, run through them -- not giving a care, heal myself up on the other side. I can recall a mission where you had to free the prisoners while avoiding a rancor. That beast kept chasing me. And I remember shooting it with lighting. I kept saying, unlimited yet somehow temporary power! Of course it never worked, but I was just having fun. I was always the good myself, but I made use of dark side powers. I wish Jedi Knight III: Brink of Darkness was not canceled. They let a good series go when nothing was wrong with. Plus I especially liked the time period of the Jedi Knight series. I know everyone goes on about the Old Republic Era. But I can never fully get into that time period because I'm reminded that no matter what happens Darth Sidious destroys the Republic and the Jedi.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber - - 917 comments

Ah, but the KOTOR period sets up the back story of Darth Sidious. Permit me to elaborate on this: The descendants of the original Sith settled on Dromund Kaas, led by an immortal Sith Emperor. The Emperor tricks the Mandalorians into fighting the Republic, in order to test its strength and weaken it to the point where the Sith Emperor could conquer the Republic easily. This leads Jedi Master Revan to fight the Mandalorians, which in turn leads him to the Sith Emperor. Turned to the dark side, Revan and his apprentice Malak all but conquer the Republic, leading to the Battle of the Star Forge, above the Rakatan planet of Lehon. Revan later hides a holocron containing his teachings and insights within the Rakatan temple on Lehon. Hundreds of years later, Darth Bane locates Lehon through his study of ancient Sith manuscripts. He goes to Lehon and finds Revan;s holocron, and uses its knowledge to create a new order of Sith: "The Rule of Two: One Master, One Apprentice." Darth Bane teachings follow a direct line from master to apprentice, until we get to Darth Plagueis: the Sith Master who trained Palpatine / Darth Sidious.

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Larry-3 Author
Larry-3 - - 669 comments

I knew some of the history but not that much. Thanks, Darth Saber. Each story line I come across I pay attention to the details, even the little ones. I do enjoy the Old Republic era, just not as much as the New Republic era. Call it a sixty-forty. I love playing out the real historical events that lead to the more modern day. I especially love connecting the time lines. I like the fact that their is a time line to everything rather than just random events scattered around.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber - - 917 comments

Knowing the back story enables us to recognize the errors of the Jedi and Sith, their histories, and the reasons for which most of the galaxy viewed the Jedi with mistrust and contempt. We can see the events of the past, and how they shaped the events of the present and the future. So for me, learning about the KOTOR periods actually enriches my experience in dealing with the other eras of the Star Wars timeline.

Subject change: Detpacks. I used them to great advantage when I visited Bespin, and Bakura. Bakura was fun because I was able to ambush the Stormtroopers which appear in a hallway after one of the explosive canisters is defused. On Bespin, I would place them where I knew the Stormtroopers and Sith would be at the finale. If you bind the force lighting and the "give force" cheat code to easy to reach keys on the keyboard, you are able to fight using unlimited lightning power. For me, there was great fun in blasting trip mines with force lightning. I agree with you about the "Jedi Knight III: Brink of Darkness;" I was hoping that it would follow the dark side ending of Jaden Korrs, and allow one to play either as Jaden, or as Kyle - out to redeem or destroy his former apprentice. Perhaps Disney could be persuaded to make the game if the monetary potential could be shown to them in such a way as to make a refusal to create it seem ludicrous. One can always hope...

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Larry-3 Author
Larry-3 - - 669 comments

Well Battlefront did not go quietly in the night. People requested that over and over again for many years and now it's finally being rebooted. I think if their was more hype for Jedi Knight III -- the dream of it being created could finally become a reality.

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Darth_Saber
Darth_Saber - - 917 comments

That would be a day worth seeing, Larry-3!

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