9 Important New Details from Star Wars Aftermath

Editor’s Note: This feature includes major spoilers for Aftermath, the new Star Wars novel set after Return of the Jedi and before The Force Awakens. I’ll try to be vague where I can, but I highly suggest

first (It’s quite fun!) and then coming back to discuss all the juicy details and Episode VII speculation.

Star Wars Aftermath is finally here, and with it, the first big (official) look at what’s happening after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Aftermath is unique in that it does tell one connected story with new characters, but every few chapters it takes a 2-3 page break to share tiny glimpses of what’s happening throughout the galaxy. In these moments, author Chuck Wendig (working with Lucasfilm) shines light on the future of some of the series’ most beloved characters: Han, Luke, Boba Fett, and more.

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Is Making the Core Game of Guild Wars 2 Free a Good Move?

There’s no doubt that ArenaNet has made a major impact upon the world of mmorpg games with their buy-to-play model. Their original Guild Wars launched when subscription-based games ruled the land, and their Guild Wars 2 began life when free-to-play mmos had taken over. Yet their brand of having players buy the core game and play forever without any subscription fees proved to be a winner. However, the company has moved into new territory when they announced at PAX Prime that the core game of Guild Wars 2 was now going to be free to all players. Was this the right decision? Is making the core game of Guild Wars 2 free a good move? —> Read More

Jeb Bush has already annoyed Stephen Colbert ahead of their ‘Late Show’ interview

Stephen Colbert Jeb Bush Interview

The last thing I’d want to do before appearing on the debut episode of a talk show is make the host angry with me, but that’s exactly what Jeb Bush did this week when he announced a contest to fly one lucky campaign contributor out to New York to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sounds reasonable enough — so why is Stephen Colbert unhappy?

Bush never consulted him about the contest.

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Watch the trailer for the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ documentary Rockstar tried to shut down

Grand Theft Auto Trailer

If there’s one surefire way to drum up interest in a movie or documentary, try using the court system to have the entire project scrapped. In an obvious lesson that many companies are still learning the hard way, most efforts to prevent a film from being seen will only serve to increase awareness and overall viewership down the line.

So it goes with BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama dubbed The Gamechangers. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games president Sam Houser, The Gamechangers chronicles development studio’s battles with the litigious (and since disbarred) Jack Thompson over video game violence.

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Destiny Will Preview New Crucible Modes & Maps for Free Next Week

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Destiny: The Taken King is so ubiquitous in gaming news and discussion that it’s a wonder people haven’t started thinking no other games were releasing this month. The way Bungie has dominated social media in the build up to the DLC’s release is remarkable, and Guardians who have pre-ordered the game are anxiously awaiting its release in a couple of weeks. Those who prefer to see what the game looks like as a finished product before making their decision, however, might be getting the chance sooner than they’d expected, according to Destiny‘s community manager DeeJ.

The Bungie Weekly Update published today announced that Update 2.0 is on its way, due September 8th, and will contain “much of the Year 2 groundwork”. On top of this, Bungie stated that Update 2.0 has a few surprises for every Destiny player, and one in particular from Lord Shaxx that promises to make September 8th a very popular week for Destiny‘s PvP faithful.

Bungie will be letting all players, regardless of whether they have pre-ordered Destiny: The Taken King or not, into the Crucible to sample the new PvP modes on every single brand new map that will be included in the expansion. DeeJ was quick to point out in the update that the new Super abilities for subclasses won’t be available in the preview, as players will have to visit their class Vanguard in The Taken King to earn their new subclass once the game launches.

What Bungie is cleverly referring to as the Crucible Preview Event will take place from September 8th to September 14th, giving Guardians a full week to get a feel for the new Rift and Mayhem modes that will be making their official debut once The Taken King releases a day later. Once —> Read More

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