This week Jason and Gabe look at the history of the first great Star Wars video games, 1983’s Atari Star Wars : The Arcade Game. Made in a time when the arcade market was dwindling and Atari desperately needed a hit, this Star Wars game was one of their only hopes. Take a trip back into the world of vector graphics as Blast Points explores how the awesome game got made and how it helped usher in a new era of Star Wars games all while home video games crumbled around it.
PLUS : Star Wars Resistance! Forces of Destiny featuring The Gorax! YES, THE GORAX!
We are just weeks from Solo : A Star Wars Story and SoloMania is running wild with clips, giant worms, 360 videos and more!! Can Blast Points survive SoloMania?!
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This week Gabe & Jason are throwing a birthday party for the man who brought the sounds to the saga, the one and only Ben Burtt!! What’s his story? How did he get started? Who else almost did the sounds for Star Wars? All of these burning questions are discussed and more as they take a look at his life and accomplished career in Star Wars and beyond. After that, they keep the party going by each picking their top 5 favorite Star Wars sounds!!
As if that wasn’t enough, there’s Forces of Destiny talk and they ponder why these Star Wars making of books keep getting cancelled. So head to the zoo, record a walrus, listen today & celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a brave rebel named ROOKIE ONE blew up the dreaded DEATH STAR! That’s right, this week Jason & Gabe take a look at the almost forgotten and barely talked about 1995 game, Rebel Assault 2! This Lucasarts game was the first time official live action Star Wars had been seen since Return of the Jedi!! Learn how the game was made straight from conversations with director Hal Barwood and how the game broke new ground and kinda led to the technology of the prequels and beyond! PLUS learn all about your new favorite heroes in Rascal Squadron!
As if that wasn’t enough, they talk about grumpy George Lucas, the promise of more Last Jedi stuff coming soon and how great Forces of Destiny looks!!
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Hal Barwood’s site : www.finitearts.com
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