‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ Players Pay Their Respects To Carrie Fisher (Videos)
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Fans of Carrie Fisher have been mourning the loss of the actress in various ways, such as attending lightsaber vigils.

For some gamers, there was no need to go anywhere in the real world. Many people who play the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic jumped into that game world, and visited Castle Organa—the ancestral home of House Organa, including Fisher’s Princess Leia, located on the Apalis Coast of the planet Alderaan—to pay their respects. One player even created a character that looks like Leia to be there for the many visiting fans. And some of the players’ characters were considered enemies to House Organa, forcing them to fight through NPCs just to join in the memorial, which they did. Friends and enemies alike stood together in honor of the fallen princess.

Below you can find multiple videos of players gathering at Castle Organa.

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Comic Review: Star Wars: The Old Republic, Volume Three: The Lost Suns

Star Wars: The Old Republic, Volume Three – The Lost Suns
Written by Alexander Freed
Pencils by Dave Daza, George Freeman, Dave Ross
Inks by Mark McKenna
Colors by Michael Atiyeh
Cover Art by Benjamin Carré
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: March 21, 2012
Cover Price: $18.99

Continuing an era begun in Knights Of The Old Republic, Volume Three of the graphic novel series based upon The Old Republic (the latest Star Wars MMORPG) takes a glimpse of several individuals caught up in what seems to be the tail end of the new war between the Jedi and the Republic against the Sith and their Empire. The Lost Suns delivers a unique glimpse of the Star Wars galaxy of the era, through the eyes of a wonderfully individual team serving as our heroes and protagonists.

Theron Shan is the primary character we follow through this collected edition, essentially a spy or secret agent, fulfilling a role echoing that of Jahan Cross from another Dark Horse Star Wars series, Agent Of The Empire. This time, however, Theron has an ancestry that rivals that of the Skywalkers – his mother is Satelle Shan, current Grand Master of the Jedi Order; and descended from some of the greatest Jedi of all time: Revan and Bastila Shan.

There is just one problem: he is blind to the Force. Despite his ancestry, Shan is unable to access or use the Force. Caught up in the detriment of the war against the Sith Emperor, Satelle Shan passed care of her infant son to another Jedi Master called Ngani Zho, who was deemed too old for the war. In spite of the boy’s inability to touch the Force, Zho trained Theron in the ways of the Jedi, until they separated during his teenage years.

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Video Game Deal: Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Right now Amazon has a sale on the PC game Star Wars: The Old Republic for only $19.99 (that’s $67% off the list price of $59.95).

Note – this deal is valid through the end of today, Saturday, June 16, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

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Got $6,000 To Blow? Sideshow Collectibles Offering Life-Size ‘Star Wars’ Darth Malgus Figure
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Have you ever thought to yourself “Gee whiz, could I sure use a terrifying life-size Sith lord standing guard over my home!”? Well, if you happen to have $6,000 hiding somewhere deep within the cushions of your couch, you can now have it.

Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled a life-size Darth Malgus figure from Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is now available for pre-order.

You can see a full-size image of the figure below.

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Video Game Deal: Star Wars: The Old Republic
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon day is Star Wars: The Old Republic for only $39.99 (that’s 33% off the list price of $59.95).

Note – this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

The item currently has a free one-day shipping promotion on it: Use a Discover Card to purchase this and enter promotion code DSCVRSHP to get free one-day shipping. See the Special Offers and Product Promotions section of the product page for more details.

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