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Monday February 08, 2016
The Force Awakens Crosses $2 Billion Worldwide

Entertainment Weekly has an article about Disney reporting that as of Saturday, The Force Awakens has officially made more than $2 billion worldwide, making it only the third film in history to hit that number. The other movies to have made more than $2 billion are Titanic ($2.19 billion) and Avatar ($2.79 billion), unadjusted for inflation.

On Friday, Disney announced The Force Awakens had made $900 million domestically, becoming the only film in history to hit that number.

“This is a historic moment for Star Wars, for Lucasfilm, and for Disney, and all of us here are extremely gratified to be a part of this journey with fans around the world who have made Star Wars: The Force Awakens such an extraordinary success,” Disney chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. “The film’s achievements are truly astounding, and it’s our great honor to relaunch this cinematic galaxy not only for all the devoted decades-long fans but for a new generation who will keep the Star Wars legacy alive for many years to come.”

The Force Awakens’ new global total is one more accomplishment it can add to its long list of box office achievements. Since opening in mid-December, The Force Awakens has set multiple records, including the biggest domestic opening day of all time ($119.1 million), the biggest domestic ($247.9 million) and global ($528.9 million) opening weekend ever, and the fastest film to $1 billion (12 days of global release).

The next adventure in a galaxy far, far away will hit theaters later this year, as Rogue One is released on December 16, 2016. Episode VIII will premiere on December 15, 2017.


Posted by: Jedi Power


Monday February 08, 2016
Daily Video Clip

Today's new video is Rebels Recon #2.13: Inside "Legends of the Lasat." In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com takes a deep dive into the Star Wars Rebels episode “Legends of the Lasat,” with creator interviews and more.

In “Legends of the Lasat,” we learn that Zeb was a captain in the Lasan Honor Guard. “People have recognized that Zeb seems to be the most militaristic of the bunch,” says the Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo. “So now we get to see where that comes from. Zeb meets fellow survivors, Gron and Chava — a significant development for the Ghost crew’s bruiser.

“He has, finally, some balance in his life, when he realizes he’s not the only one,” executive producer Dave Filoni says. “He doesn’t have to carry that burden.” 

The episode also offers insight into Lasat culture — including a connection to the Force. “Spirituality and what you can label as the Force, is not something the Jedi have exclusive access to,” Hidalgo says.

Finally, Andi Gutierrez contacts Pablo — on vacation — with a fan question: Is Sabine’s father Obi-Wan Kenobi? And is Rey Sabine’s daughter with Ezra? The answer should be interesting! Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Monday February 08, 2016
Daily Star Wars Card

Today's new card is available and comes from the Star Wars Cards section. This specific The Empire Strikes Back card can be found under Series 1 (Red Cards) and there were 132 cards and 33 stickers in all from 1980. Today's new card is 108-Escape From Their Captors of that series. Look for more cards and stickers every day!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Friday February 05, 2016
Daily Video Clip

Today's new video is the We Jump preview from Star Wars Rebels Season Two - Episode 14 entitled "The Call." In this clip, Sabine, Ezra, and Kanan take the fast way down to their destination. And they have some unexpected, big company. Be sure to watch the "The Call" Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD! Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Wednesday January 27, 2016
Daily Video Clip #2

Today's second video is the Star Wars Drunk Driving Public Service Announcement (PSA) Commercial from 1979! This video has been available on Galactic Voyage for years in the TV Commercials Section, but you can now view it directly on YouTube with the link below or download Star Wars Drunk Driving PSA directly. You can find all of our videos over in the Movies Section. Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Wednesday January 27, 2016
Daily Video Clip #1

Today's first new video is the Mandalorian Standoff preview from Star Wars Rebels Season Two - Episode 12 entitled "The Protector of Concord Dawn." In this clip, Sabine stands ready to draw her weapons against a new enemy while Kanan protests… Be sure to watch the "The Protector of Concord Dawn" tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD! Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Wednesday January 27, 2016
Star Wars Battlefront Free DLC Content Released Today

Electronic Arts has announced that all fans will get free content that includes new maps for both multiplayer and Missions modes, the introduction of Private Matches, new Hero outfits, and more.

Today, EA is adding more free content to the game for all Star Wars Battlefront players, including:

  • The Tatooine Survival map will now support the Blast, Droid Run, Drop Zone, Hero Hunt, and Heroes vs Villains multiplayer modes, and is called Raider Camp.
  • New Hoth-themed outfits for Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, both of which will be available to all fans when they play as these two iconic characters on Hoth.
  • The ability to create Private Matches, which makes playing with friends even easier.
  • The introduction of Daily Challenges and Community Events. These are designed to rally the Community around certain goals and objectives, giving players the chance to earn credits and unlocks even faster.
  • Overall balancing tweaks to both weapons and multiplayer modes.

In February, EA will continue to add more free content for all players, including a new Survival mission on Hoth, and a brand-new Hoth multiplayer map that will support our larger game modes including Walker Assault, Supremacy, Fighter Squadron and Turning Point. Speaking of Turning Point, EA is also excited to make this popular mode available on all maps that currently support Walker Assault and Supremacy in the February update.

In March, EA will be adding another exciting new multiplayer map on Endor that will support Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point, and an additional Tatooine Survival map.

Below are the patch notes specific to PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One for the January update. My favorite is the reduced minimum player counts.


Additional Content/Functionality:

Multiplayer modes added to the Tatooine Survival map. (Blast, Droid Run, Hero Hunt, Heroes vs Villains, Drop Zone)
Hoth Luke Skywalker skin added
Hoth Han Solo skin added
Private match functionality added
Daily challenges added

Setting for actively choosing server site added

Weapon and Star Card changes:

EE-3 Explosive shot damage decreased from 10 to 4 per shot
SE-14C Explosive shot damage decreased from 10 to 5 per shot
Homing Shot lock on time increased from 0.4 to 1.5
Homing Shot lock on distance decreased by 10 meters
Homing Shot projectile speed decreased slightly (30 -> 23)
RTC-97 overheat value is increased
Bowcaster replenish time tweaked (Normal 18 -> 25 and Upgrade 15 -> 20)
Flash Grenade replenish time tweaked (Normal 16 -> 20 and Upgrade 12 -> 15)
ION Torpedo replenish time tweaked (Normal 15 -> 25 and Upgrade 12 -> 20)
Thermal Detonator replenish time tweaked (Normal 15 -> 20 and Upgrade 10 -> 15)
Impact Grenade replenish time tweaked (Normal 16 -> 25 and Upgrade 12 -> 20)
Explosive Shot active time tweaked (Normal 7 -> 5 and Upgrade 10 -> 7)
Scan Ping recharge time tweaked (Normal 8 -> 10 and Upgrade 5 -> 8)
Cycler Rifle bullet dropoff reduced
Cycler Rifle damage increased from 90 to 100 at close range (10 meters)
DL-44 overheat tweaked and fire rate changed from 250 to 180.
Bounty Hunter trait card Level 2 reward percentage lowered from 100% to 85%
Bowcaster explosion damage lowered from 50 to 15 per shot
ION Torpedo lock on range decreased from 600 to 500 meters
Smart Rocket lock on range changed from 1000 to 500 meters
RTC-97 spread is increased when firing for a longer period
Scan Ping tweaked to have 50% shorter spotting time

Vehicle Changes:

Starfighters pickups have a 20 second respawn delay
T-47 Airspeeder pickups have a 10 second respawn delay
Millennium Falcon and Slave I health decreased by 30%

Game Mode Changes:

Removed a turbolaser on Sullust which could be used for spawn killing
Turbolaser respawn time has been increased with 15 seconds
New friend zones and additional spawn points for Supremacy maps
New friend zones and additional spawn points for Walker Assault maps
New friend zones and additional spawn points for Turning Point on Jakku
Bugfix for crashing instantly when spawning in a vehicle on Jakku
Fighter Squadron hero vehicle pickups have more randomized timing
Fixed a Heroes vs Villains bug where players could use their cards in pre-round that got corrected by server
Updated spawn management between big and small game modes

New game mode minimum player count thresholds:

- Walker Assault 20
- Supremacy 20
- Dropzone 4
- Blast 4
- Cargo 4
- Fighter Squadron 4
- Hero Hunt 4
- Droid Run 4
- Heroes Vs Villains 4
- Turning Point 20

Hero Changes:


Han Solo weapon damage over distance is lowered. (Damage goes from 70 to 30 between 10 and 25 meters)
Boba Fett weapon damage over distance is lowered. (Damage goes from 30 to 20 between 30 and 60 meters)
Boba Fett wristlauncher explosion radius decreased from 4 to 3, maxiumum damage tweaked from 1 to 0.8 meters
Boba Fett missile doesn't lock on anymore
Boba Fett wristlauncher explosion damage slightly increased in damage to compensate for the removing of tracking

Bug Fixes:


Stun inducing attacks now properly trigger stun animation loop
Fixing an issue where melee'ing at nothing completly stopped your movement
After the transition from the AT-AT the user screen could remain black, this is now fixed
Several instances of rocks that players could get stuck on have been fixed
Speederbike - Inconsistence between the range when you see the prompt button and when you could actually use the vehicle
Jakku - Invisible collision located on the landed rebel transport ship
Users with the most kills will now not be prevented from get the Trophy / Achievement ”Playing the objective” in Blast


Posted by: Jedi Power


Wednesday January 27, 2016
Daily Star Wars Card

Today's new card is available and comes from the Star Wars Cards section. This specific The Empire Strikes Back card can be found under Series 1 (Red Cards) and there were 132 cards and 33 stickers in all from 1980. Today's new card is 107-Duel of the Lightsabers of that series. Look for more cards and stickers every day!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Tuesday January 26, 2016
Daily Video Clip

Today's new video is the A-wing Escape preview from Star Wars Rebels Season Two - Episode 12 entitled "The Protector of Concord Dawn." In this clip, Hera leads Phoenix Squadron in their A-wings as enemy fighters close in… Be sure to watch the "The Protector of Concord Dawn" tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD! Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Monday January 25, 2016
Daily Video Clip #2

Today's second new video is the Settle a Score preview from Star Wars Rebels Season Two - Episode 12 entitled "The Protector of Concord Dawn." In this clip, Sabine is cornered by a group of armed Mandalorians forcing her to reveal her parentage. Though the details of her history may have earned her some new enemies... Be sure to watch the "The Protector of Concord Dawn" Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD! Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Monday January 25, 2016
Daily Video Clip #1

Today's first new video is Rebels Recon #2.11: Inside "A Princess on Lothal." In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com investigates the Star Wars Rebels episode “A Princess on Lothal,” featuring none other than Princess Leia Organa.

StarWars.com’s Andi Gutierrez talks with the show’s creators about bringing Leia into animated form. “It was a huge challenge,” executive producer Dave Filoni says. Making her younger was "the single most difficult thing,” he adds, noting that she is not the hardened leader here that we see in A New Hope. She’s still a bit inexperienced and developing as a political leader. “She hasn’t seen the real consequences of action yet,” Filoni says.

When it came to casting Leia, Filoni thought of the Princess’ voice in Star Tours. “Leia in Star Tours is just amazing. The voice is amazing,” he says. That voice belongs to Julie Dolan, who had to create a performance that would be in-character yet different from Carrie Fisher’s A New Hope performance. “I think she did a wonderful job,” Filoni says. 

Finally, @tannerman asks, “So has the “B” in "B-wing fighter" always stood for “blade” - or is this a new canon thing?” Only Pablo Hidalgo has the answer… Enjoy!


Posted by: Jedi Power


Monday January 25, 2016
Daily Star Wars Card

Today's new card is available and comes from the Star Wars Cards section. This specific The Empire Strikes Back card can be found under Series 1 (Red Cards) and there were 132 cards and 33 stickers in all from 1980. Today's new card is 106-The Confrontation of that series. Look for more cards and stickers every day!


Posted by: Jedi Power



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