Star Wars: The Old Republic, trailer in 4K celebrates the 10th anniversary of the MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic, trailer in 4K celebrates the 10th anniversary of the MMO

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On December 20, Star Wars: The Old Republic will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the servers. To celebrate Bioware has decided to publish an updated version of all trailers for the game in 4K, starting with "Deceived" launched on 1st June 2009 and one of the most popular with fans.

The movie is set ten years before the events narrated by the base game and sees Darth Malgus leading the Sith forces in the assault on the Jedi Temple. The outcome of this battle will have important consequences and which obviously are also reflected in the MMORPG narrative.

The Legacy of the Sith expansion will come to coincide with the 10th anniversary, which will kick off a year of content , galactic intrigues, conflicts and mysteries. Legacy of the Sith will send players to the deepest and darkest areas of the galaxy to find out what Darth Malgus has in mind with his "ultimate plan" and, among other things, will allow players to customize the fighting style even more. of your virtual avatar.

Staying on topic, Disney recently released the first official trailer for The Book of Boba Fett, the new TV series exclusively for Disney + and spin-off of The Mandalorian.

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Apple TV's 'Foundation' is a more sophisticated 'Star Wars' for the next generation

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Where “Star Wars” is dirty and clunky (in an immersive, appealing way), Apple TV’s latest foray into science fiction glimmers and sparkles. 

In the universe of “Foundation,” which premiered on Apple TV in September, the future looks clean and magical. The exception is the dark, turbulent energy of the Galactic Empire rulers, who have presided over the galaxy for thousands of years (you see what I’m getting at with the “Star Wars” comparisons?) 

Instead of lightsaber battles and spaceship chases, we get politicians, intellectuals and terrorists. The 'Foundation' universe, created by sci-fi author Isaac Asimov, crackles with energy and realism. It is, like so many new shows on streaming, a parable for power.

“Foundation” follows mathematician Hari Seldon (Jared Harris), who has developed an equation that predicts the demise of the 13,000-year-old Galactic Empire. Seldon is a pioneer for “psychohistory,” a combination of math, history and psychology, that can, in murky and oft-unpredictable ways, predict the future.

Seldon is joined by a young apprentice named Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell), a mathematical genius in her own right and the only living individual who can confirm the veracity of Seldon’s doomsday equation. 

Trouble ensues for Seldon and Dornick, the latter of whom travels to the empire’s capital from her watery home planet, which spurns intellectuals in favor of religion. The Galactic Empire, ruled by a series of cloned leaders called Cleons, does not take well to Seldon’s predictions, nor Dornick’s confirmation of them. 

Fearing a public relations nightmare, the middle-aged Brother Day (Lee Pace in a blistering role for the talented actor), exiles Seldon and Dornick to a largely uninhabited planet called Terminus (“the end”) rather than executing them. 

But we’ve only just scratched the surface of the series’ grand ambitions. Amid the political drama, in episode one, a horrific terrorist bombing occurs on the Starbridge, a massive spacecraft that floats over the capital. In an incredible sequence of terror and twisted metal, the Starbridge collapses, creating widespread death and panic in its wake. The empire estimates 100 million have been killed. Collapse is imminent

From here, the series follows a group of Seldon believers called the Foundation, who know they cannot save the Galactic Empire from collapse (nor do they necessarily want to), but they can create an infrastructure from which humanity rebuilds itself. 

The series jumps back and forth in time, spanning multiple decades. Characters die and civilizations fall like fruit flies. In this universe, the ruling force is never evident. Is it God? Gods? The Cleons? Science? “Foundation” doesn’t tell us, but keeps us guessing. 

In an age of plentiful sci-fi series on streaming, “Foundation” may get lost in the noise. Its image of the future is hardly novel — one gets the sense that we’ve seen this before. But it’s the characters’ emotional journeys that set “Foundation” apart from its many predecessors. 

Rather than stuffing viewers full of an ideology, the series doles it out delicately and slowly. And its grandiose questions — of science, of love, of religion, of power — offer a full meal rather than a snack.