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  1. Fly Casual X-Wing Simulator

    Just gave it a quick spin, I really like it, so far. Fun way to kill a lunch break.
  2. Luke Skywalker and Episode 8

    To this particular point, when Rey reaches out into the force, or whatever, she comes back out and says that she didn't see Luke at all, that Luke had completely cut himself off from the force.
  3. Ewan Beard Watch 2018

    I am 100% in on an Obi-Wan movie with Ewan McGregor. He was just about the only watchable part of the prequels (I enjoyed Qui-Gon too, I suppose) and given what he had to work with, I think he did a really good job of it. I don't know why, but as I've grown older, more and more Obi-Wan is probably my favorite character in the movies. I wish Luke had grown to become more like him.
  4. New Falcon? *possible spoiler* ?

    I don't mean to imply that I think they do anything *just* for merchandising. I'm a big fan of most of the new stuff but since that marketing angle exploded, that has to be a part of the equation somewhere. (That said, I think Krennick's shuttle is pushing things - it's ugly as a butt and there is a perfectly appropriate shuttle already available that I never get tired of seeing.)
  5. New Falcon? *possible spoiler* ?

    Not sure where he said anything about Disney. Star Wars has been all over the merchandising from Day 1, they practically invented the action figure. It's A Thing. It's a huge part of how GL made the money he did, because he retained the merch rights and leveraged that **** like no one had before.
  6. New Falcon? *possible spoiler* ?

    I'm leery enough about the movie as it is. I'm sure I'll still see it, but this is the least excited I've ever been for an upcoming Star Wars movie since Revenge. What I'm more certain of, though, is that in it's current state, I don't think this game needs a THIRD Han Solo/Chewbacca in a THIRD Millennium Falcon. It's such an obvious tie-in that I don't know how FFG could resist it, but there's going to have to be something amazing in that box to convince me that I need to find a way to store another Falcon.
  7. All new dials. How would you go on about it?

    Not dials, specifically, but I'd like to remove the rear guides from the bases. Let the ships slip and slide a LITTLE, but still require the full template end to be in contact with the ship base at it's new position. Or maybe allow the final position to be IN the guides or touching one of the guides from the outside. (This makes the slop a little more controlled and doesn't break the system for large ships.)
  8. Battlefront 2 and Rey theory [Spoilers]

    If we'll have an answer about who this is two days before TLJ releases, I think that should definitely put a whole bunch of nails in any "Rey is Iden's Daughter" coffin there might be. I'm pretty sure that coffin was a silly cardboard Halloween decoration in the first place, though...
  9. Battlefront 2 and Rey theory [Spoilers]

    We know Lando broke the old one, sure, but there's a ton more there. WHY does the Falcon alone have such a weird external dish when no other ship seems to need it? Why was this new addition necessary? Couldn't it have been internalized such that it was less likely to be broken off again in the future during a crucial operation where it might compromise everything? What does this one do better and worse than the old one and what does it do that's better and worse than a more protected, internalized system? There's every bit as much potential for a story there as there is for Threepio's red arm. And it matters just as much to the story at large, it's just background color and flavor.
  10. Battlefront 2 and Rey theory [Spoilers]

    The way I saw it, it was just a running gag for Threepio and another demonstration of the passage of time. No additional information is needed for the story. The Falcon has a new dish, do we have to go out and look up the story for that too (because I'm sure someone's made one) or can we just roll on and not worry about it? Star Wars has ALWAYS done this - they make an off-hand reference to something just to imply that there's a bigger universe than what's on the screen. "That bounty hunter we ran into on Ord Mandel changed my mind." We don't know anything about Ord Mandel, "the bounty hunter," or how he or she convinced Han that the responsible thing to do in life is to pay off your debts. It doesn't matter because it's Just a little flavor text, you don't actually need the details.
  11. Battlefront 2 and Rey theory [Spoilers]

    Honestly, I don't know why there would be any "reveal" of who Snoke is, I expect he's just Snoke, the Bad Guy with the Stupid Name. (Seriously, it sounds a little worse each time you hear it...) Much like The Emperor, he was just "The Emperor," you know? No reveal that he was a long-lost relative, just a bad guy.
  12. The big geeky question of 2017-2018

    Last Jedi. Outside of RDj's Iron Man and New Spidey, I just don't care about Avengers at all.
  13. The Missing SKU: SWX71

    Seems like a Heroes of Scariff (or similar) wouldn't have gotten left behind and not announced. My money's on something that takes longer in development - another Huge or a campaign box.
  14. Battlefront 2 discussion thread

    I've been enjoying it well enough. It's a grind, and I'm not very good at ground fighting (and only somewhat better in a starfighter) but it's enjoyable just the same. (Am I the only one who thinks the TIE Interceptor flies like an old truck?) The big complaint that I have is that I can't pick the board I want to start on. I have no interest in playing a droid, and if I only have an hour or less to play, it's a drag to never get to the one board I was really hoping for. I don't mind randomizing after that, but being able to jump in where I want would make me happier. The loot boxes are an interesting mechanic. I can't imagine paying money for them, so I'm a little slow to get upgraded cards/gear, but it doesn't bug me the way it does some people.
  15. What if There Was an X-Wing 2.0 and it was The Clone Wars

    X-Wing 2.0 as a Prequel/Clone Wars game would get a hard pass from me. I think we're close to needing a 2.0, but if it isn't a re-work allowing existing models to be used and improving the game as it exists, I'm out.