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Ever-Evolving Games: ‘PUBG,’ ‘Star Citizen,’ ‘GTA Online,’ and ‘Zelda’

Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss their opinions about porgs and cute creatures in Star Wars and imagine an alternate history in which BioWare adapts Game of Thrones instead of Star Wars (0:15).Then they bring on three writers to discuss four games whose content keeps changing, talking to Polygon’s Charlie Hall about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds coming to consoles and Star Citizen going to court (8:45), Kotaku’s Zack Zwiezen about the new Doomsday Heist in GTA Online (41:50), and Geek.

LOTR star keen to reprise role for TV series

WITH Lord of the Rings getting new life as a TV series at Amazon, one star from the films is volunteering his talent to the upcoming project - if the studio will have him.Appearing on The Graham Norton Show, the host asked if McKellen is annoyed by the prospect of another Gandalf being out there.

‘Star Wars’: The Lean Years

With another new Star Wars movie in theaters and the franchise once again dominating the cultural conversation, Ben Lindbergh revisits the franchise’s forgotten lean years, when Star Wars nearly faded away in the long drought between the original and prequel trilogies.Through interviews with prominent figures from Lucasfilm and the fan community of the 1980s and 1990s, Ben retraces the decline and subsequent resurgence of Star Wars as the series fulfilled its destiny as the powerful intellectual property and source of fan fixation that it is today.

Eels star headlines Kevvy’s Emerging Maroons

RUGBY LEAGUE: Kevin Walters has unveiled a small Emerging Maroons squad, which features a 26-year-old Parramatta star and the game's most exciting young fullback.Experienced Eels five-eighth Corey Norman is one of just 11 players to be named in the 2018 squad of potential future State of Origin players.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and Killing the Past


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Mike Francesa on the 49ers' Franchise QB, Eli's Next Move, and Week 16 NFL Picks

Plus: Detroit’s quiet season and Matt Ryan’s down year


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How ‘Star Wars’ Overcame Its Lean Years

Thirty years ago, with the series withering between the original trilogy and the prequels, fans and Lucasfilm figures fought to keep ‘Star Wars’ alive


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‘Star Wars’: The Lean Years

‘Star Wars’ nearly faded away in the long drought between the original and prequel trilogies.By

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Coast teen's star-filled surf film to launch career

IT'S A 16-minute snapshot of surfing nirvana which is hoped will launch the career of one of the Coast's rising stars of surf filmmaking.Alexandra Headland 18-year-old Tai Jennison's first independent surf film Bloom went online earlier this month, having enjoyed a stellar debut at this year's Sunshine Coast Surf Film Festival.

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Southern Star Mooney picks up two ICC awards

It comes one month since she blasted her first T20I century in Australia's six-wicket loss to England during the Ashes.She scored an unbeaten 117 from 70 balls at Canberra, in a phenomenal innings that featured 19 boundaries and a six.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and the Risk of Saturation

” —Bantam Spectra founder Lou Aronica
We’ve entered a new phase of Disney’s Star Wars stewardship: Star Wars saturation.“There is no embarrassment about being called a Star Wars fan—you're cool if you're a Star Wars fan.