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Category: Star Wars

Category: Star Wars

Dark Forces: Remaster gives you a cleaned-up 4K view of an absolute classic

Enlarge / A sideways grip on a rifle-style blaster is unlikely to provide higher accuracy, but it does, in fact, make you feel like a badass rebel. (credit: Nightdive Studios/LucasArts) A wealth of first-person shooters from the period’s golden era have seen remasters lately. Now comes one of the true greats: Star Wars: Dark Forces Remaster. Nightdive Studios, which has been showing everybody how to do justice to classic shooter upgrades recently with its remasters of Quake II and System Shock, is using that same KEX Engine to give just enough modernization, but not too much, to the LucasArts title

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Getting TIE Fighter: Total Conversion working is worth the hassle and the $10

Enlarge / When I originally played TIE Fighter, I could not have imagined such a thing as lens flare. (credit: LucasArts/TFTC) It had been a long, long while since I last suited up for the Empire and shot up some X-wings. At least 25 years, really, and probably a few more. Star Wars: TIE Fighter was a high point for LucasArts, but also for the amount of time and energy a certain teenage Ars Technica writer could devote to learning the attack patterns of Rebel squadrons. When I saw recently that a rather massively scaled “Total Conversion” of TIE Fighter

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