Star Wars Episode 8  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Star Wars Episode 8  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 14 Force Sensitive Star Wars Cosplays From The Phantom Menace to The Last Jedi https://www.gameskinny.com/6umoi/14-force-sensitive-star-wars-cosplays-from-the-phantom-menace-to-the-last-jedi https://www.gameskinny.com/6umoi/14-force-sensitive-star-wars-cosplays-from-the-phantom-menace-to-the-last-jedi Tue, 09 May 2017 09:52:11 -0400 Glitchieetv

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Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay Videos

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That wraps up our slideshow of the best Star Wars cosplays. Which cosplay was your favorite?

Before you go, take a look at these cosplay videos from Star Wars Celebration 2017 in Orlando by Florida Geek Scene. Let us know if you see yourself or any friends in the comments below!

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Stormtrooper 

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Cosplayers: Unknown

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What would a Star Wars Celebration be without some stormtoopers marching about? It wouldn't be one, that's what.

Here, a stormtrooper, clad in his all-white armor, stands over an Ewok clinging to his leg, Return of the Jedi-style. With a questioning gesture, he is either unsure what the creature is actually trying to accomplish.

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Image source: IGN

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Jawa and BB-8

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Cosplayer: Unknown

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This Jawa went the traditional route. Covered from head to toe by a brown robe, its yellow eyes glow amongst the blackness of its hooded face. This Jawa has bundled up a battered BB-8, most likely looking to make a nice sale of the droid. 

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Photographer: IGN

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Grand Admiral Thrawn

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Cosplayer: Rattle and Burn

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Thrawn started off as a Grand Admiral in the Imperial Navy before the Galactic Civil War. With knowledge of the uncharted regions of the galaxy, he was an asset to Emperor Palpatine. Here, Rattle and Burn is covered in blue body paint and decked out in a white Imperial Navy uniform. Amazing that no paint smeared onto the white.

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Photographer: OOC Photography 

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Han Solo

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Cosplayer: Unknown

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Han Solo is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars franchise. A smuggler who falls in love with Princess Leia, he has remained a fan favorite for the last 40 years.

Here, Han gets a little genderbend, though the cosplayer stays as close to his original costume as possible. Short hair, white shirt, black vest, and a blaster, she has all the main Solo points down.

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Photographer: Coming Soon

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Jawa Girls

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Cosplayers: Uncanny MeganDallas Nagata White

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Uncanny Megan and Dallas Nagata White take a creative approach to their Jawa cosplay. Going a sexier route, they cut off the midriff and wear short skirts. Brown boots, socks, and the typical hooded top finish off the look. Glowing eyes stare from the depths of their hoods as they wait for their next target.

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Photographer: Ed White

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Darth Vader Unmasked

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Cosplayer: Unknown
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Darth Vader is obviously a very popular cosplay. The Dark Lord of the Sith, a villain with his own theme music, and a loud mouth breather, Darth Vader is a mainstay within the Star Wars franchise. It is a rarity, however, to see him without his helmet when cosplayed. Here he is, though, suit fully detailed, helmet in hand, and scarred face exposed to the sunlight. The work on this cosplay is incredible, especially the scarring on his face.

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Garazeb Orrelios, Hera Syndulla, and Ezra Bridger

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Cosplayers: Unknown

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At first, I had to take a second look at this cosplay trio. The cartoonish aspect of their costumes is spot on, making me do a double take to make sure they were real people. The crafting, detail, and paint on the masks are amazing. The cartoonish feel of the attire matches the masks and really brings Star Wars Rebels to life.

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Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 Group Cosplay

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Here is a group of cosplayers from the recent Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. X-Wing Pilots, Jawas, Jedi, and Leias, as well as others, are all featured here. This is just a sampling of the cosplays and passion you will see if you attend a convention. 

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Image source: Coming Soon

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Dengar

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Cosplayer: Unknown

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Dengar is another deadly bounty hunter that roams the galaxy. Hired by Darth Vader to track down Han Solo as a trap for Luke Skywalker, Dengar ended up losing the hunt to Boba Fett.

This cosplay has the weathered look of Dengar down. From the head wrap to the weathering and rust spots on the armor, there was some attention to detail that went into this costume.

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Image source: GameSpot

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Ewok and Wookie

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Cosplayers: Unknown

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While Chewbacca is the most notable Wookie in the Star Wars franchise, he is not the only one of his species. Here are two Wookies hanging out with their furry brethren, the Ewok. It's obvious these cosplayers are dedicated to their costumes of choice, as wearing layers of fur at a convention is very hot.

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Image source: Gamespot

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Kylo Ren and Rey

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Cosplayers: Unknown

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Kylo Ren and Rey were the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A new generation of lightsaber-wielding characters for a new generation of viewers, this pair captured the hearts of fans around the world: Kylo Ren, the grandson of Darth Vader, trying so desperately to follow in his footsteps. Rey, a strong female who can use the Force. 

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These two cosplay their chosen character magnificently. Kylo Ren is masked, with the small details in the mask and cloak really showing the dedication to recreating the character. Wielding his tri-saber, he is intimidating. Next to him stands Rey in her white outfit, wielding the legendary Skywalker lightsaber and her staff. The small details, such as her pristine hair and belt, really help the cosplay come to life.

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Boba Fett

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Cosplayer: Widen15

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Boba Fett is one of the most notorious deadly bounty hunters in a galaxy far, far way, who, under the charge of Jabba the Hutt, is tasked with hunting down Han Solo. Here, Widen15 nails Boba's original look. From the blaster bolt on the helmet (which he received from another infamous bounty hunter) and vambraces to the intricate construction of the props, Widen15's Boba cosplay is astounding. 

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Beauty and the Wookie

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Cosplayers: Unknown

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Princess Leia and Chewbacca get a makeover in this crossover cosplay at Star Wars Celebration 2017. Strutting his finest duds, Chewie looks great in his rendition of the Beast. Princess Leia's slave outfit gets a color change to that of Belle's channel ballgown. Gold chains, a red flower, and a blue suit jacket complete this couple's cosplay well.

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Image source: Gamespot

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Master Luke Skywalker

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Cosplayer: Oldmasterluke  

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Oldmasterluke takes on the latest version of Luke Skywalker, who has been in exile on Achto for some time. Going for gray hair and a missing hand, this cosplay is phenomenal. He looks like he just came out of The Force AwakensThe attention to detail on the robotic hand is simply astounding. The small details, such as gray hairs in his eyebrows, really help sell the old Luke Skywalker look. 

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Photographer: Jon Reino

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Anakin, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu

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Cosplayers: Skywalker Colection IncThe RusenAriel F Noe

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Anakin and Obi-Wan join Mace Windu at the Jedi Temple. Looking to converse with the Jedi Council, the three enjoy quality time in the desert. Wearing the robes of the Jedi, these three cosplayers have their characters nailed.

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Photographers: Zoch FotografiaSIGNO Fotografia

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Star Wars is the epitome of a cult classic. What started as a single trilogy in 1977 has grown into a multi-million dollar franchise with merchandise ranging from video games to books, movies to home decor, apparel, and more. Each year fans gather to celebrate the Star Wars Universe with official Star Wars Celebrations. Here are some of the best Star Wars cosplays, with many of them coming from the recent Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. 

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No Star Wars News on May 4 Is Actually Bad News For Gaming This Summer https://www.gameskinny.com/hr89v/no-star-wars-news-on-may-4-is-actually-bad-news-for-gaming-this-summer https://www.gameskinny.com/hr89v/no-star-wars-news-on-may-4-is-actually-bad-news-for-gaming-this-summer Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:01 -0400 Nick Lee

With gamers patiently waiting for some new news on the future of Star Wars gaming, we all found out we would have to wait a little longer before more news was released -- and that's a good thing.

With events like EA Play promising to reveal gameplay from the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, a lack of reveals on May 4 mean we've got little to no more exciting news in store after EA Play.

In the past two years, Star Wars promised and delivered on news on May 4, but this year, that changed. This could be because of the proximity of Star Wars Celebration Orlando and its' reveals of trailers for both The Last Jedi  and Battlefront 2's, or it could be due to the leaked trailer worrying the studios about more leaks.

While Battlefront remains at the forefront of Star Wars gaming right now, side projects like Visceral's Star Wars game, which was alluded to with the screenshot pictured above, are still keeping a low profile. So what do the lack of reveals mean for both projects and other Star Wars games?

In short, the planned events with EA's involvement will be all that's left for association with Battlefront. There are major doubts that any surprise trailers will show up after EA Play, unless it's closer to the game's launch date, and Star Wars gaming will be on hold with new releases and news during the Summer unfortunately.

Sadly, this means Lucasfilms and Star Wars' focus will be on promotion of the upcoming movie more than the side project I mentioned earlier or gaming in general. The only grace to this is that gamers will have updates to Star Wars: The Old Republic to hold them over until EA Play comes around.

Until more news comes around, get all the replay you can out of the current Battlefront game or take advantage of the new SWTOR War for Iokath update.

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Should Star Wars The Last Jedi Get a Video Game Adaptation? https://www.gameskinny.com/iz8d4/should-star-wars-the-last-jedi-get-a-video-game-adaptation https://www.gameskinny.com/iz8d4/should-star-wars-the-last-jedi-get-a-video-game-adaptation Mon, 01 May 2017 10:00:01 -0400 tofuslayer

Over the years, we've seen a plethora of Star Wars video games that have had varying degrees of success. While the franchise doesn't necessarily have the same level of acclaim in the gaming world as the Tomb Raider or Resident Evil series, it does have an incredibly vivid universe and a wide base of die-hard fans. 

Star Wars is one of those franchises that is simply "too big to fail." Theoretically, devs could make -- and have made -- as many mediocre video games in the series as they wanted without suffering the same consequences as smaller enterprises. Still, they don't make games about all of their films.

The real question here is this: Is The Last Jedi deserving of its own video game, and would it be successful?

We've all seen the trailers and teasers, and they look incredible. The Force Awakens was a huge success that did a solid job of setting up for the installment in the Skywalker Saga. And between Battlefront II and the release of The Last Jedi -- both slated to debut later this year -- there is high demand for content from a galaxy far, far away. 

But outside all the hype, are we excited enough to want a video game adaptation of the film? Could it be similar to Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Or should it be more in the vein of The Force Unleashed

Does The Last Jedi have what it takes?

While we don't have too many details on the storyline yet, we do know the film picks up where The Force Awakens left off. I'm basing a lot of what we can assume about the new film off of its prequel, and after a thorough investigation, it seems that many of these themes will carry through to the new film.

The Last Jedi will likely be focused on the new characters and story, but also bring subtle undertones of the films we've grown to know and love. I think the mix of old and new would be a solid foundation for a game adaptation.

Additionally, from what we know about the upcoming movie, there are some great protagonists that developers would have to work with, such as Rey, Finn, and Poe. As for villains, while Kylo Ren is no Darth Vader, he is a brooding dark-side user that displays plenty of potential and a storied, easily explorable backstory. On top of that, Captain Phasma would make an incredible video game antagonist. Based on the information we have so far and the story that The Force Awakens has set up for us, I would say that The Last Jedi is ripe for a video game adaptation -- and that's not counting all the new characters that will be joining the Saga. 

What has failed, and what would work?

We've seen a lot of Star Wars games in the past. Why have some of them been total failures? 

From Obi-Wan to Masters of Teräs Käsi, the number one complaint of these games was simply that the games were poorly made. Poor balancing, bad graphics, and awful level design plagued these titles, and ultimately led to their lack of success. Other titles such as Kinect Star Wars (pictured below) came off as half-baked attempts at increasing profits and pandering to a fan base.

I'm a firm believer that all Star Wars games are born good, but sometimes a series of unfortunate decisions can eventually sour a well-intentioned concept. Still, we've definitely seen over the years that video games from the beloved franchise do not always hit the mark.

Now that we know what hasn't worked in the past, let's take a look at what has worked in the past that might work for The Last Jedi. While I'm a huge Knights of the Old Republic fan, I'm not sure if any Star Wars film could be the RPG that is KOTOR

The Last Jedi would be most successful if adapted into an FPS-type game like the Battlefront series or a third-person action title like The Force Unleashed. It seems like the new film will pick up exactly where The Force Awakens left off, so there isn't much room to squeeze in a storyline big enough to fill a game in the space in between. And while it may be possible to make a game that enriches the existing storyline of The Last Jedi, there's a risk that it would seem forced or lack a smooth narrative arc. I'm going to have to say the safest bet is going the FPS route, perhaps centering around Finn or Poe.

The timing is right for a new Star Wars movie tie-in

In the wake of Star Wars Celebration Orlando and the excitement over Battlefront II's much-anticipated release, now would be a good time to start considering an adaptation of The Last Jedi. If Battlefront II is a success, fans will be hyped for a new video game in the series that explores the films in a different way.

If it fails, the franchise has a chance to redeem itself. I think it's a safe bet to say that unless Disney slips up (which is unlikely, in my opinion), it will put a lot of effort into anything Star Wars related. After a long slump where the cherished franchise was not looking very hopeful, The Force Awakens ushered in a new era of Star Wars glory. I'm hoping that this means that we'll see a series of new games that carry on the legacy of some of our favorite titles from the past. I think The Last Jedi is a good candidate to continue that legacy.

Cosplayers at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, Orlando Sentinel

My vote is "yes" for The Last Jedi video game

While in recent years we've seen a rather dark time for Star Wars video games, I'm a big fan of the new series of films and I have high hopes for Battlefront II. In the past, we've seen that Star Wars games generally fail due to poor execution, and Disney has recently proven that they plan to uphold the integrity of the Star Wars franchise. From the little we already know about the film, I already see a lot of potential for an innovative and exciting video game adaptation. So here's to hoping!

Do you think The Last Jedi deserves a video game adaptation? Let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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Could Star Wars: The Last Jedi Bring Star Wars Video Games Back Into The Frame? https://www.gameskinny.com/jxt9a/could-star-wars-the-last-jedi-bring-star-wars-video-games-back-into-the-frame https://www.gameskinny.com/jxt9a/could-star-wars-the-last-jedi-bring-star-wars-video-games-back-into-the-frame Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:52:49 -0500 JakeElman

Whoever the last Jedi is, let's hope that they're not ruined the way Yoda in the prequels was.

In the midst of talk about the Super Bowl (give me New England by a 31-23 score, for what it's worth) and Sean Spicer cooking up controversy, Disney stole the show on Monday after announcing the title and release date for the next Star Wars movie.

Thankfully, the title is as mysterious and, in its own way, ominous as The Force Awakens was.

Hopefully, the fact we're getting another new Star Wars movie means that we'll get another product from the sci-fi franchise; video games. Once releasing multiple games a year under the LucasArts name, the amount of Star Wars games that have come out for consoles and PC gamers since Disney bought the franchise in 2012 can be counted on one hand.

Seriously. It's two games. We had EA's Battlefront in 2015 and last year's Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That's it. Obviously, that's not counting any mobile games or pre-existing games that still have a heavy modding fan base (i.e. Battlefront), but two... main... console... games. That's all!

There's been no Han Solo standalone game where, along with Chewbacca, you smuggle products during the day and fly the Millennium Falcon at night. We haven't gotten a first-person shooter game with a story a la Call of Duty: Modern Warfare where you realize that war isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Even 1313, the Boba Fett-esque project that would have sparked internet arguments about the use of Temuera Morrison as Boba's voice actor, was canned. I don't get it; with Disney being the powerhouse that they are, and companies wanting to cash in on the franchise's license, where are all the Star Wars games?

While Battlefront was unplayable offline and the biggest disappointment since... well, probably The Phantom MenaceLego Star Wars: The Force Awakens was pretty damn good in its own right. But who can pass up building Legos?

The best part about Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though, was that it did what Star Wars games of the past did; bridged the gap. Between missions that gave more character development to Poe Dameron, finding out how C-3PO got a brand new red arm, and more Han Solo action.

Hopefully, The Last Jedi can not only bring more Star Wars games into the fray, but can inspire different development companies to return to the days of producing games that had a form of meaningfulness to them.

What do I mean by bridging the gap, you ask? Well, when LucasArts was mass producing Star Wars games in the late 1990's to mid 2000's, most of the games were intended to add a form of mythos or an extra legend to the sci-fi universe. Ironically, their strategy was similar to how Disney tried to find out whatever happened after 'happily ever after.'

From the dog days of the Clone Wars -- and giving more character development to Anakin Skywalker in a way that explained why he turned to the dark side -- to the beginning days of the Rebellion, we were getting at times sometimes five games a year. Once the news came in 2012 that Disney was buying Star Wars from a man addicted to special effects, it only made sense to think that they'd take advantage of the fact that a Star Wars game is an easy cash grab.

LucasArts pulled this off perfectly during the Clone Wars multimedia project with games like Bounty Hunter, The Clone Wars, and Republic Commando. Though not all of the games they released from 2002-05 had the magical quality to it that Knights of the Old Republic or the original Battlefront series had, these games at least were able to add something to the Star Wars mythos to make it more of a mythos.

But since Disney came into the picture, there's been next to nothing. Why haven't we gotten that Han Solo standalone game? What about the Rogue Squadron sequel that adds some lore to Poe Dameron's so-called greatness as the best pilot of the Resistance?

And, for those who may want to make the argument that The Force Awakens was in development during 2013 and 2014 so details were still being ironed out, I get it. Details were being ironed out and developing a game that stars Poe Dameron would have spoiled too much about the movie ahead.

At the same time, though, The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels were airing on TV, so why not give us a game that ties into one of those series? Why not an original game that helps set up at least some events of The Force Awakens like a Han Solo game?

It may be asking too much of Disney when I request we get some more Star Wars games because they can only do so much, but come on. Whether it's from EA, TellTale, or Activision, let's at least try to bring some balance back to the gaming side of the Force.

What Star Wars games would you like to see Disney and other developers try to make in the near-future? Let us know in the comment section below!

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