Did You Know Gaming Runs Down Star Wars' Canceled And Unreleased Video Games

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The latest from Did You Know Gaming feeds into the Star Wars hype by looking at the assorted titles that never saw release.

Titles include Star Wars: Battlefront III, Knights of the Old Republic III, First Assault (which was modeled after Call of Duty), Jed Knight sequels, and Imperial Commander – a sequel to Republic Commando. The video also looks at Red Fly's Darth Maul game, a title we have covered extensively.

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Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Hope To Find Under The Christmas Tree?

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Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Hope To Find Under The Christmas Tree?

Hopefully you have a tree full of sweet gaming swag sitting in your living room. If not, you can still dream. What games would you love to get for Christmas this year?

Since I've become an adult, I haven't received a lot of games for gifts. I tend to buy most of them right when they come out anyway, but if I was getting a gaming gift this year, I'm sure I would have loved to have received Fallout 4. I also haven't purchased Super Mario Maker yet, so I actually wouldn't mind getting that. What about you? Are you interested in Rise of the Tomb Raider or Star Wars Battlefront or even Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? Leave you hopes and dreams in the comments below and hope they turn into reality.

Double Fine Plays Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time With Patrice Désilets

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Double Fine likes to sit down with various game developer and play their own games. The latest person to sit on Double Fine's couch is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time developer and Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets.

Double Fine's Greg Rice talks with game director Patrice Désilets while they play through the game's opening sequence. Désilets actually gives some pretty interesting insight into the game's development. Check out our own playthough of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and then read about why we think it's essential playing for gamers.

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Group Plays The Legend of Zelda For 150 Hours For Charity

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Group Plays The Legend of Zelda For 150 Hours For Charity

Looking for more proof that playing games can help people? A group of gamers known as Zeldathon in Erie, Pennsylvania will be playing The Legend of Zelda for 150 hours this weekend to fundraise for HelpHOPELive, a national nonprofit that helps raise money to help those in need pay their medical bills.

Zeldathon kicks off on December 27 and continue through January 2. Anyone can watch them play online and donate to HelpHOPELive's efforts. Playing games for charity can be fun, just check out our archived live stream of our Extra Life marathon where we raised $38,108 for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

[Thanks to Emily Webb for the news tip]

Square Enix Shutting Down Free-To-Play Sleeping Dogs Successor Triad Wars

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Square Enix Shutting Down Free-To-Play Sleeping Dogs Successor Triad Wars

When United Front Games and Square Enix announced more in the Sleeping Dogs universe, fans got their hops up for a return to that setting. What emerged was a free-to-play PC game called Triad Wars announced in October 2013, and it didn’t catch on.

Today, United Front has confirmed the game will not make it out of beta. Everything will wrap up on January 20 at 12 p.m. Pacific / 3 p.m. Eastern. “We’ve loved seeing how you’ve played Triad Wars but we know it wasn’t right for many of you,” the studio writes.

Triad Wars used a Clash of Clans-style asynchronous approach to multiplayer. Players worked to build up their turf and safe houses, but there was no direct competitive play. When attacking others, AI was set up to counter the incursion. There were other activities beyond raiding to keep players occupied.

Sony Steps In To Save The Vita Version Of The Banner Saga

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After an extensive delay, Stoic Entertainment's fantasy, viking-themed strategy game The Banner Saga will finally be headed to the PlayStation Vita in 2016. The fate of the handheld iteration was in jeopardy after Stoic revealed how its original porting partner folded without finishing the project.

The Banner Saga originally released on PC back in January of 2014. Console and Vita versions have been in the works for a long time. Thankfully, owners of Sony's handheld don't need to give up hope. PlayStation's director of third party and production Gio Corsi just tweeted that Sony would be helping publisher Versus Evil bring the game to its handheld.

Great news! We're partnering with @vs_evil to continue work on #BannerSaga #Vita. More news in 2016. Happy Holidays! pic.twitter.com/txbawVDqpb

Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

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Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

Unlike its competition in the music game world, Guitar Hero Live has completely abandoned the traditional notion of DLC. Instead of selling gamers new music, Activision and Freestyle Games will be adding it to the streaming Guitar Hero Live service.

That means you’re likely going to want to know what’s available to play on the disc and via Guitar Hero TV. That’s where we come in.

We’ll be updating this list of tracks as more music is added. For now, you have more than 240 tracks to get you started and our review if you want to know what we think of the game.

Harmonix Is Wiping Rock Band 4 Leaderboards To Combat ‘Gnarly Bug’

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Harmonix Is Wiping Rock Band 4 Leaderboards To Combat ‘Gnarly Bug’

Harmonix has announced some fixes to Rock Band 4 coming in January. Unfortunately, the game shipped with a couple of “gnarly bugs,” one of which has upset the integrity of the high score listings.

There is an exploit that allows drummers to double trigger overdrive. This is going to be patched, and improvements to most songs across difficulties will be implemented.

Unfortunately, this forces Harmonix to wipe the leaderboards entirely. In the future, the developer will be able to make song-specific changes on the back end.

This Star Wars Novel Reveals Rey, Finn, And Poe’s Backstories

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This Star Wars Novel Reveals Rey, Finn, And Poe’s Backstories

Star Wars The Force Unleashed seems to be dismissing the doubts of even most ardent Star Wars fans. Basically, we love the film, but you can only go to the theater and analyze scenes for new info so many times. If you’re still looking for more insight into this new addition of the Star Wars mythos, check out the new book: Star Wars The Force Awakens: Before the Awakening. Before the Awakening is an anthology of three short stories that give readers a look at the lives of of Rey, Finn, and Poe just before the events of the film. Its technically marketed as a young adult book, but Greg Rucka is a great writer and its a fun, breezy read for fans of any age.

If you're looking for more Star Wars after that, read our spoiler-filled opinion where we dig into the mysterious history of one particular character or listen to our spoiler-filled discussion of the actual film.

Absurd Battlefield 4 Easter Egg Yields Coveted Camouflage

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Absurd Battlefield 4 Easter Egg Yields Coveted Camouflage

While we typically think of the biggest shooters in terms of maps, guns, and “totally pro no-scoping,” die-hard fans are always looking for a deeper meaning. They’ve found it in Call of Duty’s Zombies mode. And apparently, DICE is upping the ante with a new easter egg requiring patience and a head for logic.

In the video below, you’ll see the multi-step process required to proceed through the puzzle. It mostly takes place on the new Dragon Valley map, but if you want to experience it all for yourself, you’ll want to take a detour to Zavod: Graveyard Shift.

Thankfully, the team of jackfrags, HattiWatti, Hadoukenz, and ShadowSix have detailed exactly what you need to do. They’ve done as much heavy lifting as possible, but you can’t just ride shotgun through the whole thing.