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Zen Studios’ Star Wars Pinball – The Blockade Runner Podcast #121

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This week’s episode is all about Star Wars video games. We kick off the episode by disucssing the recently announced Jedi Knight and Jedi Academy console ports before devoting the rest of the show to taking a look at the recently released and completely excellent Star Wars Pinball package for Switch. We originally planned on discussing the many Rise of Skywalker toy leaks that have been happening lately, but there was just too much pinball to talk this week so we’re saving that discussion for episode 122.

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Star Wars Racing Games – The Blockade Runner Podcast #111

 

BR 111 CoverIn continued celebration of The Phantom Menace, this episode features a look back at Star Wars racing games. We spend the bulk of the episode on Episode 1: Racer in its various forms before spending some time with Racer Revenge, Super Bombad Racing, and Resistance Racer.

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Age of Rebellion, Age of Resistance, Age of Celebration – The Blockade Runner Podcast #110

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This week’s episode opens with updates on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Star Wars Celebration ticket sales as well our thoughts on Michelle Rejwan being named SVP of Live Action Development and Production at Lucasfilm. The second half of the show features a discussion of Marvel’s Age of Rebellion series and the upcoming Age of Resistance.

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Star Wars at E3 2019 – The Blockade Runner Podcast #109

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Ryan and John discuss upcoming Star Wars games detailed at E3 this week (Jedi: Fallen Order and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga) as well Limited Run Games’s upcoming rereleases of classic Star Wars games and Arcade1up’s just-announced Atari Star Wars cabinet.

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Author Alex Kane Returns to Talk KOTOR, Celebration, and His Top 10 Star Wars Games – The Blockade Runner Podcast #102

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Author Alex Kane returns to the show to talk to Ryan about his Celebration 2019 coverage for StarWars.com, his top 10 Star Wars games article for Variety, the Jedi Fallen Order reveal, and some more KOTOR.

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Author Alex Kane Talks Upcoming KOTOR Book – The Blockade Runner Podcast #97

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This week’s episode features an interview with Alex Kane, author of the upcoming book Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Ryan talks to Alex about KOTOR, the book, and Alex’s other writing on games in the show’s first segment. John joins for the second half of the show to talk with Ryan about how much he enjoyed the book (even though he’s never played the game), the impact of KOTOR on Star Wars culture, and the potential influence of the game on rumored upcoming films or other media set in the Old Republic era.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic releases on April 9th and you can pre-order your copy here. 

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EA’s Exclusive Star Wars Deal: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly- The Blockade Runner Podcast #87

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We start this week’s show off with some chat about recent tweets signaling an end to Episode IX’s filming, a discussion of the just-announced Galaxy’s Edge books coming later this year, and a voicemail from The Rural Farmboy (@aRuralFarmboy). The rest of the show is devoted to an in-depth look at Electronic Arts’s exclusive deal for publishing Star Wars games. We run through the history of EA’s Star Wars releases (and cancellations) and lament the unreleased games and missed opportunities (seriously, no Nintendo Switch games?) that are part of the EA-era.

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