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Nostalgia Bomb Part 1: What Games Invoke the Best Memories For You?

Life goes, it's as simple as that, the slow march of time is one that none of us can avoid. Inevitably we all end up hanging on to that moment or two (or five or ten) that really left a sweet taste in our mouth. That moment when everything was just as it was meant to be and worry or doubt were laid to rest for a time.


As gamers, there inevitably are games that hit at the right time and place in our life where we can truly enjoy them to their fullest. What are yours?

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And just like that the inspired revival of Free Radicals Star Wars: Battlefront 3 has officially been cancelled. In a blog post shared on the Frontwire website yesterday, company president Tony Romanelli confirmed that LucasFilm has in fact issued a cease-and-desist order, which halts development immediately. 

“On Wednesday June 22, 2016, we received a letter from Lucasfilm requesting that we halt production of Galaxy in Turmoil with any Star Wars related IP at once,” says Romanelli. “Rather than laying down at the first sign of trouble, I requested a meeting with the Lucasfilm executives to discuss our project and to find some common ground to work with. Honestly, I didn’t expect too much negotiation to occur. But much to my surprise, executives at the top of Lucasfilm agreed to meet. A week later, that meeting took place.”

Romanelli went on to describe what the future holds for Galaxy in Turmoil:

“Our highly publicized project as you have come to know it will no longer be a Star Wars game inspired by Battlefront,” he says. “Upon speaking with Lucasfilm, they informed us that they have no issue with a Battlefront inspired game that is not using the Star Wars IP itself. Regardless of what some have said, all of our code, sounds and many other non-Star Wars assets have been created in-house, which means they are indeed owned by us.

“Going forward, Frontwire Studios will be pivoting away from Star Wars and embarking on a mission to create a new, original game in a never before seen universe. Our game will still have massive 64-player battles, ground-to-space combat, destructible capital ships, and a full single-player campaign. We will also still be releasing Galaxy in Turmoil on Steam as planned and it will remain a free game.”

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John Boyega put his newfound Star Wars fame to good use by asking EA for a single player campaign for Star Wars: Battlefront. No promises were made, but he is going to visit their base, and with any luck, convince them of the error in their ways.

"Been playing battlefront for years," added Boyega, "What's weird is killing stormtroopers online before .... Actually killing stormtroopers..." Mm yes, what a struggle that must be. Keep fighting the good fight, John. Single player or bust!