What if Darth Vader were voiced by Sailor Moon?

Normally, it’s not my thing to post goofy stuff like this on Hyperspace Beacon, but this was so weird and funny, I had to post it.


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Artist of the Week - Sacha Diener

I’m a sucker for TIE Fighters.


Artist of the Week - Sacha Diener

I’m a sucker for TIE Fighters.

I can’t believe I’m actually giving this time, but because everyone else is reporting on it, I’ll make mention. Then you can come to your own conclusion.

Blogger Devin Faraci, who I know from Screen Junkies but you might know him from Badass Digest, claims to know the whole plot to Star Wars Episode VII. He attempted to spoil the plot of Star Wars with actually spoiling anything important on his site on Sunday.

As we draw closer to the release of the movie, I expect to see more and more claims by those who think they know what’s happening.

I might post my opinion of it later this week, but for now, I’ll let you decide for yourself.

Although it doesn’t look like BioWare has added anything new this time around, now can be the perfect opportunity to catch up on the Gree event achievements you haven’t earned yet. My Star Wars: The Old Republic guild will run events on the Imperial side of Ebon Hawk tonight. If you’d like to join in, send me a message on Twitter.

Also BioWare took a line in the patch notes to let us know about Bounty Contract Week returning on August 12th and running until the launch of Galactic Strongholds on August 19th.

Looks like there are still reasons to log in to SWTOR.


Although we cannot be certain the extent of the planet Manaan’s role in future content for Star Wars: The Old Republic, we can certainly expect a flashpoint.

In a recent post on the official SWTOR website, we intercept a personal datalog from a Selkath named Shuuru. He questions the support of both the Empire and Republic in regards to the chief planetary export, kolto. He cannot decide which one would be the best to side with, but at the same time he wonders whether it’s not a good idea to serve both sides.

In the time since once again offering the Empire a kolto trade agreement and a presence on Manaan, the Republic has proven itself a more assertive and competent ally than in the past. I can earnestly say they have won me over. That does not mean, however, that we should renege on our deal with the Empire. It serves us well to strike a balance. After all, what guarantees do we have that either side would remain at arm’s length if left unchecked?”

Clearly, this is a set up for the continuation of the Forged Alliances storyline, and will likely feature another flashpoint as the first installment did. However, if I might speculate, I would guess we are seeing at very least a daily area, too, like CZ-198. What are your thoughts? What else are we looking at? A warzone, maybe? That would be nice.


OK, now that I’ve got that out of my system, I can announce that Star Wars Episode VII Director JJ Abrams took to the YouTubes again to announce an additional perk for the Force For Change campaign.

By heading to the Omaze website, you can earn the opportunity to go to the set of Episode VII and have a chance to appear as an extra in the film. But that’s not new…

The Force For Change campaign added an advanced screening option. That’s right, you could see Star Wars Episode VII before it’s released to the public. All the details are on the Omaze website.

Star Wars: The Old Republic tops the western subscription MMO chart

I know I spun that first line to kind of ignore the gigantic MMO World of Warcraft and the non-sub MMOs like Guild Wars 2. But I am still blown away by this chart posted by Super Data Research. It is still number two of games produced in the west and highest if you consider that it, Lord of the Rings Online, EVE Online, and RIFT only have western audiences.

Although I’m happy about SWTOR sitting on the top of this list, the second chart concerns me. MMO subscription revenue is decreasing which would be OK if microtransaction revenue was increasing at an equal rate, and it’s not.

Ultimately, I don’t think it shows the end of a genre, but it does mean that MMO creators will have to think outside the box when it comes to monetizing their games.

It’s not Darth Vader nor Darth Maul; it’s Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor

The major villain for the New Disney XD series is called the Inquisitor. He’s not a Sith, but he does wield a red lightsaber. “This isn’t like cartoons I grew up with in the 80s where you’d have the villain lose every week and yet every week we’d have to believe he’s some sort of threat.” Lucasfilm Story group’s Pablo Hidalgo explains in the video. “When The Inquisitor shows up, it means something significant and it’s a definite challenge for our heroes.”

On top of that, Lucasfilm talked Lucius Malfoy aka Jason Isaacs to voice this devious character. Catch the one-hour premiere this Fall on Disney XD.

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle for a Force For Change

A Force For Change works with UNICEF to help bring a “brighter tomorrow for thousands of kids and families around the world” according to its Omaze website. And it’s now partnered with Omaze to help bring you to the set of Star Wars Episode VII.

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle to bring attention to this worthy cause, using Jedi mind tricks and plastic lightsabers.

We’ve been asking how legacy storage will work in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and will it be exactly what we hoped for? Community Manager Eric Musco took to the forums to answer a few of our questions.

He explained that you will unlock legacy storage via the Galactic Strongholds questline, and craftable housing items will also be available. It is a possibility that it will appear on the Cartel Market, too. However, the housing items will only unlock one bay, and will not add additional bays. To add additional bays you have to unlock them via Cartel Coins or in-game credits. Each bay is the same size as a regular cargo hold bay, 80 slots.

Unfortunately, he cannot reveal what types of items will go in there (like bind-on-pickup items) but will have answer soon™.