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The Old Republic is No Longer Star Wars Cannon According to Q&A Event

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A Q&A Event at the Star Wars Celebration Reveals The Old Republic is No Longer Part of the Star Wars Canon

This year’s Star Wars Celebration could be considered the biggest in the event’s history bringing with it huge reveals and news. Fans were able to get: their first look at the new Battlefront game from DICE, an unbelievable trailer for The Force Awakens, plus the announcement of a new tie-in novel from a writer at BioWare. Mixed in with all of that fantastic news however was another cut to the Star Wars Canon.

After being bought out by Disney the Star Wars Universe has been going through big changes. That’s been confusing to a lot of fans, especially the choice to cut away the majority of the Extended Universe. To help clear up the confusion Peter Hidalgo, a man who has been adding to the Extended Universe for years, was chosen to do a Q&A session.

Hidalgo has been part of the team deciding the limits of the Star Wars Cannon since the Disney buy out. At the Star Wars Celebration he was eager to help clear up fans lingering questions about all the changes that were made. One question in particular has stood out:

Q: Are The Old Republic expansions canon?

A: No — BioWare “has created their own universe that is so fantastic,” we’re not going to change it, says Hidalgo.

The Old Republic has been met with mixed reactions from fans since its release; so this change doesn’t come as a complete surprise. That doesn’t mean fans won’t be disappointed; fans of the Old Republic are sure to be sad its characters won’t be playing a bigger role. Unfortunately it doesn’t have much choice but to try cutting back on the Star Wars Cannon by taking out lore like the Old Republic. The franchise has had decades of uncontrolled lore build up that has to be cleaned up to keep it on track.

Hidalgo did leave fans hope that the Old Republic’s character may make a return. Suggesting that non-cannon events may appear in new official lore. Disney may be planning to tap into the Old Republic later on as they continue to expand the Star Wars Universe. They have already announced plans for spin-off movies, TV shows, and a long list of new novels. All of which could explore the potent time period that the Old Republic is set in.

The move will still cause rumbling among fans but in the end they can be happy that BioWare still has the option to be part of the Star Wars Universe. Disney has big plans for the franchise which is sure to include all new games. BioWare is sure to be one of the first studios they turn to when the time comes for a new story driven Star Wars game.

Source: Star Wars.com

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The cast of the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 film has added an exciting new addition with the inclusion of Shadow, who will be voiced by the talented Keanu Reeves

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After a long wait, it appears that the search for a capable Hollywood actor to bring the brooding Shadow the Hedgehog to life has come to an end. Keanu Reeves, a renowned actor known for his iconic roles in film franchises such as The Matrix and John Wick, as well as his involvement in the highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077, has officially been cast for the role.

Speculation has been running wild lately, but The Hollywood Reporter has officially confirmed the casting, citing reliable sources in the know. News of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 being showcased at Cinemacon has quickly spread. Reeves is sure to bring his own special touch to the role, but it’s uncertain how well he will mesh with the mustachioed Dr. Robotnik, as Jim Carrey is set to reprise the character.

What are your thoughts on Keanu Reeves being cast as Shadow the Hedgehog in Sonic the Hedgehog 3? Please avoid sharing fan art in the comments section below.

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Get ready for a metaphorical rollercoaster ride with ReFantazio Livestreams!

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ATLUS has just announced their latest event, the “ATLUS Exclusive: Metaphor: ReFantazio” broadcast. Fans can look forward to an exciting 30-minute showcase of never-before-seen gameplay from the publisher/developer. How exciting is that to anticipate?

According to Gematsu, director Katsura Hashino will serve as the host of the broadcast, which will debut on YouTube on April 22. The English version will include dubbed audio and English subtitles, and we have also expanded the list of timezones available.

  • North America: 3 pm PDT, 4 pm MDT, 5 pm CDT, and 6 pm EDT.
  • UK/Ire: 11pm BST
  • Europe: 12am CEST / 1am EEST
  • Asia/Oceania: 7am JST, 6am AWST, 8am AEST.

Additionally, there is a scheduled stream for the next day, April 23rd, with the specific times listed below. Get ready for the “ATLUS Exclusive Debut Commemoration Special—Metaphor: Stalkers Club Final,” where fans can indulge in the captivating presence of hosts Mafia Kajita and Tomomi Isomura. They will thoroughly analyze and delve into all the information disclosed during the initial broadcast. Sayawaka, a visitor who is the author of the associated manga’s story, will be with them.

  • North America: 7 am PDT, 8 am MDT, 9 am CDT, and 10 am EDT.
  • UK/Ire: 3pm BST
  • Europe: 4pm CEST / 5pm EEST
  • Asia/Oceania: 11pm JST, 10pm AWST, 1am AEDT

What are your thoughts on the influx of information about Metaphor: ReFantazio? Are you planning to watch any of the upcoming broadcasts? Share your authentic thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s Retry Wording Has Been Updated in a Subtle Manner

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Despite the numerous praises players have showered upon Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, there is one particular aspect of the game that has garnered nothing but criticism: the perplexing wording of its retry screen, which players encounter when facing a Game Over. Fortunately, the developers have discreetly resolved this issue in the game’s latest patch. They have fixed the Platinum Trophy progression, resulting in a slightly less confusing experience for players.

If you don’t possess exceptional combat abilities, chances are you’ve come across the game’s notorious four options: “Retry from Current Battle, Retry from This Battle, Retry from Before Battle, or Resume.”. As an avid gamer, I must admit that I’ve experienced the frustration of losing precious time due to my own foolish mistake. In this particular instance, I found myself engrossed in fine-tuning my matrix and equipping my party, only to have it all go to waste when I encountered a formidable enemy. To compound my error, I made the ill-advised decision to retry the battle, resulting in an hour of agonizing repetition. Lesson learned!

The “Retry from This Battle” option has become a source of frustration for players who are struggling with the game’s final boss encounter, leading to a significant number of rage-quits. Without giving away any surprises, opting for that choice after being defeated would result in players being sent back to the beginning of the final boss encounter, needlessly forcing them to forfeit approximately an hour’s worth of hard-earned progress in battle.

After the update, players now have the option to select “Retry from the Current Phase” instead of “Retry from Before the Current Battle.”. It’s worth noting that this change is only slightly improved. It’s rather disappointing that the screen is overly convoluted, which may lead to players feeling frustrated. While it’s better late than never, we can’t help but wonder if this issue will persist in the future.

 

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