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    Default Playing It Old School: The interactive magic of Star Wars

    I just published the newest Playing It Old School . This is a weekly column I try to keep that focus on old video games and how they have impacted modern gaming along with pop culture.

    Playing It Old School: The interactive magic of Star Wars takes a look at the history of Star Wars games. With the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic and the re-release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Playing it Old School looks back at a history of Star Wars-games from the 80ís up until the early 2000 while reminiscing over some notable classics.

    I'm looking for feedback on how I did, what I missed and what I could write about in the next article.

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    Um, for starters, you misspelled Dark Forces as Dark Force. Twice. In fact, I'm afraid a fair amount of your grammar and spelling is off.

    Oh, let's do this properly.

    Itís the prefect combination since the Star Wars-story
    Itís the perfect combination since the Star Wars story

    of the 80ís up until the early 2000
    of the 80ís up until the early 2000's

    However this early relationship between
    However, this early relationship between

    1983 Video Game Crash, the relationship would
    1983 Video Game Crash. The relationship would (comma splice)

    retold the classic story only fitted to work
    retold the classic story, only fitted to work

    At the same time; Star Wars-games
    At the same time, Star Wars games

    games like X-Wing-series and Star Wars: Dark Force.
    games like the X-Wing-series and Star Wars: Dark Forces.

    The game, Dark Force,
    The game, Dark Forces,

    the Jedi Knights-series that focus
    the Jedi Knight series that focused

    Jedi Knights-series is a First/Third-Person shooter
    The Jedi Knight series is a First/Third-Person shooter

    but Star Wars: Jedi Knights II: Jedi Outcast (2002) stood out
    but Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (2002) stood out

    Then in 1996 Lucas Films
    Then in 1996 LucasArts

    Prince Xizorís plot of assassinating Luke Skywalker. Too no surprise,
    Prince Xizorís plot to assassinate Luke Skywalker. To no one's surprise

    that allowed the game play to switch
    that allowed the gameplay to switch

    Star Wars: Rouge Squadron
    Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

    Based on Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron comics
    Based on the Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron comics

    re-release of The Phantom Menace; another game to
    re-release of The Phantom Menace, another game to

    In the decade to after;
    In the subsequent decade,

    While cinephiles could only hope that Lucas Films
    While cinephiles can only hope that Lucasfilm

    just re-release Revenge of the Sith soon
    just re-releases Revenge of the Sith soon


    Have you seen the extensive GameTrailers/Screw Attack series on the subject?
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