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Join us on Christmas Eve Eve for a special Cheerful Ghost Roundtable livestream where we discuss our thoughts on the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. We start each show talking a bit about what we have been playing in video games and then our main event, Star Wars. We will have a spoiler free section and then move into spoilers but fear not, you will be warned before we get spoilery.

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GregoPeck   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 01:15am

Event says starts at 9pm, is that PST or is the site acknowledging my EST time zone? It used to be that the event started at 6pm.

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 01:21am

Also, I'm thinking about buying this. It's been a LONG time since I've played a Star Wars game. What do you guys think?

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/66986/

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 12/24/2015 at 01:24am

Events honor your timezone, assuming it's set correctly in your profile. That said 6p PST / 9p EDT is the time smile

That's a solid collection. I got many of those in a Humble Bundle and some of those are classics!

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 01:36am

That's great! I wasn't sure if the site would recognize my timezone.

I played some of the early ones, like at least Dark Forces. While watching the new movie, I thought about playing some Star Wars games.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 03:46am

I was like HEY a new Star Wars bundle I should pick that up.

Then I went there and... I already have all of them.

The Dark Forces games are great, especially Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy to a lesser degree. I'm still hoping for Kyle Katarn to show up in the movies.

The Force Unleashed is great. The second one is worth playing but not worth paying full price for-- it takes like 5 hours. But the gameplay in both Force Unleashed games is fun as hell.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 03:47am

Oh also to answer your other question Greg-- we kinda already answered it. The comics that have come out this year are amazing. I've read quite a few of them over the past few days. Haven't read the novels.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 12/24/2015 at 04:26am

I read a few Star Wars books. Bounty Hunters and The Thrawn Trilogy and I recommend them if you are looking for something fun and Star Wars to get into. They are part of the non canon universe so don't expect them to be tied to the new series at all.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 06:13am

Yeah I read that entire thing in the Wal Mart book section. There aren't any super-huge revelations but it's nice to have little tidbits of info.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 06:13am

(and since I read the entire thing while shopping, you can tell it's pretty short)

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 06:33am

The tidbits contained in the spoiler on that link were interesting, I thought. Man, I think some of this Star Wars hype is getting to me. I was a bit "meh" about the movie before watching it. I liked what I saw, but I wasn't sure when I'd see it. I didn't expect to go to the movies and watch it, I haven't gone to the movies in a LONG time. But, this CG event made me decide to go watch it so that it wouldn't be spoiled for me here. I was excited about being able to join you guys in the conversation today. It was really cool to watch it live and participate! I'm glad we all agree that it was a great movie and we're all now eagerly awaiting its digital release and another movie.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 12/24/2015 at 04:42pm

The book that I referenced in the episode is Star Wars: Before the Awakening. Offers a decent chunk of insight into the characters immediate backstory (specifically Finn, Rey, and Poe), why they do some of the things they do, but nothing outrageously revealing.

Haven't read any of the comics, yet, but I'm anxious to get on that :).

One thing that I didn't mention, but was thinking about when Greg asked the question in chat: I'm kinda considering picking up the new Star Wars Battlefront, especially now that it's on sale. I played the demo a little while back, and it felt really good, looked even better, even though it seems to have obvious limitations (e.g. no campaign, small number of maps, minimal "Star Wars"-type game modes). The look and feel of it, I think, would be enough for me right now (especially at that price).

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/24/2015 at 09:08pm

I finished all the comics today. The Darth Vader series, which leads into Vader Down (a story that takes place in the Vader comics and the main Star Wars series) is some of the best Star Wars I've ever experienced and some of the best comics I've ever read.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/25/2015 at 02:42am

To elaborate a little on that. It shows Vader in a different light without retconning anything in the original trilogy or the prequels, while at the same time strengthening both sides of the character. I came away from the Vader comics with a new appreciation for Anakin AND Darth Vader.

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/25/2015 at 03:16pm

So when is this ep going to get posted?

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 12/25/2015 at 03:43pm

Never!!!!!! You know... Holdays and all that smile I kight have some time today.

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 12/25/2015 at 11:58pm

For those of you that have recommended Star Wars books and comics, can you give me their titles, please? =)

Travis   Admin   Member wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:01am

Comics: All of them that are canon. Those are the only ones I've read, and they're all good. Especially the main series Star Wars, and Darth Vader (which converge in Vader Down) and the miniseries Shattered Empire.

jdodson   Admin   Member   Post Author wrote on 12/26/2015 at 04:28am
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