Star Wars: X-Wing
That’s right, it’s our 4th Star Wars game of the year as we dive into Star Wars: X-Wing. We had some ups and downs during our many, many, MANY hours playing it, but in the end, it’s another great space simulator in the long line of Star Wars space simulators. In fact, it’s the FIRST one! We chat about the fun and frustrations we experiences whilst playing, and talk about a few of the possible improvements we would’ve made along the way, had they consulted us during development.
You can download and play the game at GoG.com, per usual.
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As always, you can find the podcast in these places:
- That book we keep mentioning is Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts by Rob Smith, and it’s a fantastic overview of the history of LucasArts with thousands of stories and illustrations. I always learn something new every time I open it up.
- Ben’s beer was Hop Czar by Bridgeport Brewing and his cheated and chose the band Thrice as his “song”
- He mentioned the following Thrice songs: The Window, Atlantic, Firebreather, The Melting Point of Wax
- Jason’s beer was Morimoto Imperial Pilsner by Rogue Ales and his song was “You Just Got Slapped” by Marshall Eriksen feat …
- And here’s that HIMYM alternate ending we mentioned
- Jason’s Song: You just got slapped (post alt ending too)
- No, you do not play as Nazis in Lawrence Holland’s previous game, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
- Battlehawks 1942 looks so amazingly frustrating… check it out here
- Also, Chuck Yeager’s Advanced Flight Trainer looks even more frustrating: video here
- And, yes, I’m SORRY I didn’t know what the Kobayashi Maru was. Jeez. (Sorry Trekkies!)
- The Wonderlic Test: Not just for QBs…oops…
- Jason was referring to the 2010 book Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
- Here are the links to the Stuff You Should Know episodes we mentioned: Satanic Panic and Dungeons and Dragons
- And if you’re interested in playing some DnD yourself, check out the starter set here
- And we weren’t joking about 1993 being a great year for video games. Check out these notable titles that were released that year:
- NBA Jam
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Sam and Max
- Rebel Assault
- THREE versions of Street Fighter II
- Virtua Fighter
- Day of the Tentacle
- Zombies Ate My Neighbors
- Star Wars: X-Wing