Day: October 2, 2020

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Star Wars: Squadrons Single-Player Review

By tracy

[Editor’s Note: This review is just for Star Wars: Squadrons’ single-player campaign. We’ll have a review of the PvP multiplayer once we’ve had a chance to properly try it out after launch.]

Like the Force itself, the Star Wars: Squadrons single-player campaign is a balance. The balance between playing as both the New Republic and Empire, between arcade and simulation-style controls, and between fun and flashy action and blunt exposition dumps. It’s full of great references for fans and charming (if ill-used) new characters alike, all crammed into a series of cockpits that are accessible to jump in and pilot without dogfights feeling mindless.

Squadrons has found a sweet spot between the point-and-shoot simplicity of the classic Rogue Squadron series and the insanely detailed simulation of Elite: Dangerous. You can, for the most part, just pick up a controller and start chasing down enemy ships – but there’s also a nuance to adjusting your throttle for better turning, swapping power between engines, weapons, and shields in the style of the grand old X-Wing games, and countering missile locks. Things like that make flight more engaging and give good pilots a chance to shine without requiring you to literally

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Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches Remake: October Release Date and First Official Poster Revealed

By tracy
The release date for the reimagined version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches has been revealed alongside a colourful new poster, an it will arrive on HBO Max on October 22.Warner Bros. has announced that Robert Zemeckis’ remake will be flying into homes just in time for Halloween, as the movie is set to premiere exclusively in the U.S. on HBO Max on October 22. Feast your eyes on the first official poster for the remake below:

Image credit: Warner Bros.

As the Grand High Witch, Anne Hathaway is commanding attention on the red carpet at the centre of the one-sheet, with the secret society of witches (disguised as humans) looking on. Stanley Tucci also appears on the poster, as the hotel manager who unwittingly hosts the witches’ convention, alongside Octavia Spencer, the tough but loving grandmother who will try to put a stop to the witches’ evil plans.

Kristin Chenoweth is also lending her familiar voice to the new adaptation, together with Chris Rock, who is providing the adult narration for the young boy at the heart of the story, played by Jahzir Bruno. He will become the brave but unlikely hero of the film, which is coming from Robert

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Star Wars: Squadrons Review – Roaring With Excitement

By tracy
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Motive Studios
Reviewed on: PC
Also on:
PlayStation 4, Xbox One

A hail of green laser fire rips dangerously close to my X-Wing’s cockpit as I rocket through the debris of a downed Star Destroyer. A TIE Fighter gives chase, and my astromech unit alerts me that a missile strike is imminent. I put my X-Wing into a spin and dive through a narrow gap in the wreckage, narrowing scraping a wall. In this moment, the Star Wars fantasy of piloting an X-Wing screams with excitement, showing how thrilling the dogfighting between the Rebellion and Empire can be. Developer Motive Studios has created a fantastic multiplayer experience that has the visual detail and edge-of-your-seat thrills of Star Wars’ epic space battles, but only fires direct hits in the online space, struggling to captivate with both its single-player content.

Star Wars: Squadrons is set after Return of the Jedi, with the second Death Star scattered to cosmos and the Empire retreating while looking for ways to strike back at the Rebels. This era gives us the cool ship designs from the original movie trilogy, but with more firepower than Luke Skywalker had at his fingertips. Whether …