Star Wars

virtual reality

The Real Future of VR Probably Isn't at Your Computer, It's at the Mall

It may not be the Holodeck, but it's surprising how much The VOID feels like it.
Rich Monahan
8.17.18
Listen

Occasionally, We Like a Game a Little Too Much

Episode 179 of Waypoint Radio is all about our obsessions.
Danielle Riendeau
8.17.18
E3 2018

At E3, Electronic Arts Threw Its Developers Under the Bus Over Loot Boxes

The company refused to take responsibility for last fall's backlash, and let the creatives behind 'Battlefront II,' 'Battlefield V,' and 'Anthem' promise things would be different.
Patrick Klepek
6.19.18
Modders

This 'Battlefront II' Modder's First Creation Was a Middle Finger to EA

EA didn't want a pink Darth Vader, so this modder made it for them.
Patrick Klepek
1.4.18
The Pantheon of Games

2017 Was a Year of Reckoning for Video Game Microtransactions

The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.
Patrick Klepek
1.2.18
Podcasts

We Discuss Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes

'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.
Patrick Klepek
12.28.17
Podcasts

We Discuss FOMA, Hot Takes, and Spoiler Culture on Waypoint Radio

With 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' out, there's a rush to see the movie before everyone's takes start dropping.
Patrick Klepek
12.15.17
open thread

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Made Me a Fan Again

Some spoiler-free thoughts on ‘The Last Jedi,’ a Star Wars movie that wants to say something about war.
Danielle Riendeau
12.15.17
Star Wars

We Need More Games That Take Chances With Major Franchises

From Star Wars to Star Trek, we're better off when creators take risks on an established IP.
Carli Velocci
12.5.17
open thread

In Appreciation of the Han Solo Dance from ‘Kinect Star Wars’

In trying times, it helps to remember the time Han Solo did a very goofy dance.
Danielle Riendeau
11.29.17
open thread

Loot Boxes Suck, But What Takes Their Place?

Games aren’t getting any cheaper to make, but companies have created an air of mistrust.
Patrick Klepek
11.22.17
Podcasts

We Discuss Star Wars’ Complicated Video Game Legacy on Waypoint Radio

From 'Dark Forces' to 'Shadows of the Empire,' Star Wars has always been there.
Patrick Klepek
11.17.17