TWS: Thinkin’ ‘Bout Ink – Darth Vader #25 End of the End of Games

Marvel Star WarsThis. Is. The. Best. Star. Wars. Comic. Series. Ever. EVER. I know three books came out today (whoa! right? Three books in one day?!?! We only got three books all last month!), but this is the end of my favorite series, so it gets its own post. I have to say, I was insanely curious how things were going to pan out with this issue, and it did not disappoint. That’s not to say there weren’t things I didn’t necessarily love, but there was nothing about it I didn’t at least like, so it was an overall winner for sure…so, yeah, that’s a sufficient intro, would you say? Right, that’s what I thought, so let’s get to it!
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The Weekly Scoundrel Presents – Bendu, Neutrality & the Broader Force

Going back to an idea I touched on a few weeks ago, when I was kid watching the original trilogy, and even when I was older and watched the prequels, I was under the impression that the Force was a two-sided coin:  it was either used for light, or dark; good, or evil; Jedi, or Sith. There wasn’t really any middle-ground. But now, with the Sith destroyed, the dark side of the Force should be gone too, leaving the light as the only remaining side of the Force coin, right? Well, I think the Bendu, Supreme Leader Snoke, and the Knights of Ren would all disagree…so let’s put the Force stew back on the burner, add elements of neutrality along with different forms of good and evil, and then see how it tastes, huh? (Yay, cooking reference!)
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The Weekly Scoundrel Presents – “Hope” & “He lives!” Or: Maul’s Return to Star Wars Rebels Season 3

I assume you all watched that episode of Rebels last night, yeah? (Or Saturday night, depending on your time zone and when I actually get this published…) Pretty bad ass, right? Right, okay, we agree, awesome, I knew we would…and, yeah, I get that a lot of people are jazzed about the idea of the “twin suns” being the secret to destroying the Sith, but I’m more interested in Maul’s vision, his search for “hope”…what does “hope” even mean for someone like Maul? What does someone who’s been through everything he’s been through hope for? Vengeance? Power? Immortality? All of the above? I’m going to postulate a few possible hopes for Maul based on his “he lives!” line following what was probably a partial vision of his would-be true “hope”…and, just as fair warning, these are all definitely old hopes, not a new hope, like the one Ezra saw…
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TWS: Thinkin’ ‘Bout Ink – Star Wars #23

Marvel Star WarsIt’s (a few days past) comic book day! So, yeah, I’m late…sorry. “Life gets in the way” has basically been my mantra for, well, a while now, but the past few weeks its ramped up even more…I’m not really complaining, mind you, it’s all been good stuff, but it also takes time away from things like writing about comics and other things Star Wars, which is a definite bummer…anyway, there’s a bit of a lull in the action on the page this week, but it’s a pretty fun read, nonetheless, so let’s cut the chatter, set s-foils to attack position and accelerate!
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The Weekly Scoundrel Presents – Star Wars: Uprising is SHUTTING DOWN

unnamed“Dear Player,

Despite the best efforts of our team here at Kabam, unfortunately, Star Wars: Uprising will soon be decommissioned. On November 17th, 2016, all Star Wars: Uprising servers will be shutting down permanently. As part of this shutdown, we will be shutting down payments on November 17th, 2016 to prevent additional payments from occurring. For information about the shutdown, please visit the FAQ HERE or your in-game message. We hope that you enjoyed Star Wars: Uprising, and would like to invite you to come check out one of Kabam’s other great mobile games, listed below. Finally,We would just like to again thank you for your commitment to Star Wars: Uprising. We hope to see you again soon!

The Kabam Team”

So, just over a year after its full launch, Star Wars:  Uprising is going the way of Disney Infinity and getting shut down…it’s a little sad, even in this Star Wars-rich era, to see anything Star Wars-related get canned, especially after such a short run, but, at the same time, I’m a fairly huge Star Wars fan that tries to be involved with anything and everything Star Wars and I didn’t even play this game through…and if hardcore fans fall off the wagon, there has to be some kind of stellar hook to keep casual fans and/or gamers interested…unfortunately, Uprising just didn’t have that…for more on the quelling of the Uprising, we go to special gaming correspondent me, me:
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