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Happy Saturday morning everyone. We got slammed with a snowstorm last night, needless to say there are some definite benefits to massive blizzards on Friday afternoons. Specifically, getting out of work at noon and getting to the bar by 5. With some solid fallout in between. Yes faithful readers, I was drinking and gaming instead of writing yesterday. I hope you forgive me.

As a peace offering, I wanted to share with you this very cool gift idea from the fine folks over at Skywalker Ranch. Basically this bad boy toasts your bread with Darth Vaders face. Don’t believe me? Click here to buy. I’m hungover and want to play some more video games so see you in a little bit.

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For Star Wars fans out there, and my guess is that you probably like Star Wars, there has to be one thing more disappointing then George Lucas’s dialogue. Rewatch any scene with Hayden Christensen or Jar Jar if you need any example. But I’m not talking about bad acting or cheesy lines, I’m talking about the lack of quality games out there for Star Wars fans. There’s been a lot of Lucasarts games. Sure, Shadows of the Empire rocked. So did Rebel Assault I and II, and Tie Fighter. And I’ll definitely give you Knights of the Old Republic (I and II) and The Jedi Knight Series. But really, what have you done for me lately, Lucasarts? Other then KOTOR (which was mostly Bioware), I am struggling to think of any recent Star Wars game that truely fulfilled its potential. I’m look at you, The Force Unleashed…

The thing is, I don’t want to spend any more time talking about the ways that Lucasarts has let me down. I’d much rather remain optomistic about the future, and as you may or may not have heard, the future was announced on Oct. 21, 2008. I am referring, to of course, the Massive Multiplayer Role Playing Game based in the Star Wars Universe. Wait a minute!?!?! Didn’t they already do this? Wasn’t it called Galaxies? Well that game was somewhere in between the Matrix Online and my asshole. Seriously. It was awful. I don’t even want to talk about how bad that game was because it makes me sad, angry, and disappointed all at the same time. That’s all I have to say about that.

Instead, lets start talking about Star Wars: The Old Republic.
More on this on the other side

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