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Star Wars Battlefront's Battle Of Jakku DLC Rolls Out Today

If you stumped up the extra money for the Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: Battlefront, or you were nuts enough to buy the Season Pass off the bat, you’ll get the first of DICE’s four planned DLC packs for the Star Wars shooter today.

It’s the Battle of Jakku, which takes place in between the prequels and The Force Awakens. It also looks an awful lot like Tatooine.

Microsoft's Surface Book: Not Made For Gaming, But Not Terrible At It

Microsoft’s $2299 Surface Book, which launched in Australia at the same time as its flagship Sydney store, is a thin and light tablet with a keyboard dock that contains extra battery power. Uniquely, though, the Surface Book’s lower half also contains a Nvidia GeForce graphics card, fueling some small hope that it might be adequate for a bit of weekend gaming.

After some mucking around with different Nvidia drivers and a bunch of testing over the weekend, I can say that adequate is the word — the Surface Book certainly isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but with a bit of software hacking, it’s not terrible, and enough to enjoy a modern video game or two.

Tense Star Wars: Battlefront Duel Ends In Best Way Possible

Video: Two enemies lock eyes on the battlefield. One, a Rebel soldier. The other, an Imperial Stormtrooper. This can only end in one way.

Star Wars Battlefront's PC Fanbase Is On Par With Clicker Heroes

When it comes to Star Wars: Battlefront, there’s no doubt that the game looks sensational, sounds like a Star Wars game and runs as smooth as butter. The gameplay isn’t bad either, although there’s a solid complaint about the amount of content.

But if you’re playing on PC, there’s a bigger problem. The community there simply isn’t big enough for a AAA shooter. In fact, it’s about as big as some free-to-play games on Steam.

Battlefront Easter Egg Celebrates One Of Star Wars' Best Bloopers

Video: Blink and you’ll miss one of the best Easter eggs in Star Wars: Battlefront.

Want Almost 200 FPS In Star Wars: Battlefront? Then Get Two NVIDIA 980 Ti's

We’ve already got Nathan’s opinions on the actual content, but what about the game’s performance from a technical standpoint? Fortunately the internet is full of those too. And the best part? You don’t need to spend quite as many thousands of dollars to get 200 FPS as you’d think.

Boba Fett Is More Vulnerable In Star Wars: Battlefront Than You Think

It’s great that you can fly around as Boba Fett in Star Wars: Battlefront, but it’s worth remembering that you’re not the only one airborne.

Star Wars: Battlefront: The Kotaku Review

Star Wars: Battlefront wants you to believe you’re in a Star Wars movie, but at heart it’s one of the video-game-iest video games I’ve played in ages. This is the source of both its greatest triumphs and its worst failures.

The DL-44 Blaster In Star Wars: Battlefront Is A Problem

If you ordered the deluxe edition of Star Wars: Battlefront, you’ll have received the DL-44 Heavy Blaster pistol from the off. It’s recognisable because it’s the signature pistol of Han Solo.

But if you’re playing Battlefront itself, you’ll also recognise it as the pistol that just about everyone is using. And there’s a damn good reason: it’s absurdly powerful.

Han Solo's Pistol Can Be Really Powerful

It’s already pretty good at taking down Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Battlefront, but have you tried having a crack at TIE Fighters with it? Because if not, you really, really should.

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