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Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)

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eaturing new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)

Assassin’s Creed: Origins Complete Achievement List (Xbox, PS4, PC – 2017)

Once one of my favorite game franchises, Assassin’s Creed has floundered in recent years.  The series had some good installments (Syndicate was especially good), but once they moved through the Ezio Trilogy, the series never captured the mystique of the first four games.  After the movie failed, Ubisoft took some time off and went back to the beginning.  Assassin’s Creed: Origins takes place in ancient Egypt and tells the story of Bayek and the founding of the group that we were first introduced to over a decade ago with Altair in Assassin’s Creed.  It looks amazing.  Here’s hoping it can follow through.  Assassin’s Creed: Origin is out October 27, 2017, and your cheevos are below courtesy-as always-from the Intertubes most ancient and honorable house of achievements: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Origins Complete Achievement List (Xbox, PS4, PC – 2017)

Star Wars: Battlefront II Story Trailer (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)

Star Wars: Battlefront II looks like the game Star Wars: Battlefront should have been.  It has exponentially more modes, planets, heroes/villains, and vehicles as well as a badly-needed story campaign.  This is a perfect example of Lucasfilm integrating different media to flesh out the Star Wars universe.  A novel, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden, came out in July to serve as a prequel to this video game’s campaign.  The campaign is as canon as the novel and the movies, and serves to help bridge the period of time between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens.  You’ll play as an elite squadron of TIE Fighter pilots: Inferno Squad, who were off-base when the Death Star II was blown up.  They are given a posthumous mission to stamp out the Rebels by Emperor Palpatine, and you get to play from the Imperial perspective: to see the Rebellion as a terror organization and a threat to galactic stability.  It’s a unique perspective that I don’t think we’ve ever gotten in a Star Wars video game.  It looks gorgeous, and the story is really intriguing.  Star Wars Battlefront II will release for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 17, 2017.
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WWE 2K18 Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)

One of my guilty pleasures is the idiocy and testosterone fueled soap opera that is professional wrestling (I’ve read all of Shakespeare too; I’m a complicated dude).  I’ve not been impressed by past WWE 2K entries.  It’s so hard to master the variety of things that can happen in the squared circle and out of it in the locker room, and I just haven’t seen it successfully done.  Cover star Seth Rollins and RAW GM Kurt Angle go over all the new improvements to the franchise for this year’s edition.  For those KTers who check it out, let me know if they succeeded.  WWE 2K18 is in stores now.  Cheevos below courtesy of the current heavyweight champion of the internet: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading WWE 2K18 Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)

Killing Time Passes 500,000 Hits: The Most Popular Pieces in the Site’s History

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On January 24, 2013, I started a blog on media to pass the time (you can click on About Killing Time if you want the entire dynamic origin story).  This morning, during the wee hours, that site passed half-a-million hits.  500,000 hits, baby!  That’s just on KT, not the social media pages, but if you had told me when I was starting out that we’d ever get to 1/2 a million hits, I’d have upped your thorazine.  I saw the number creeping toward the milestone a month ago, as I’ve noticed we’re also nearing 10k followers (you geeky legion, you).  I had no idea it was that high, and I just want to sincerely thank every one of you who makes this a fun site to write, manage, micromanage, rearrange and then re-micromanage, and for the comments, support, and sense of community that has-especially this year-made this such an awesome place to be.

No doubt the morning shows are all over this, but I thought I’d share just a few of the reader reactions to the news.  SO kind (thank you for the mic drop, Mr. President).  After the break check out the most read articles in the site’s history.

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