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It turns out that Star Wars is a popular franchise on which to base a video game. This might be something to do with the fact that you can stick the name Star Wars on pretty much any old rubbish and it will still sell like hotcakes. Hello Kinect Star Wars, I’m looking at you.

But among the dire shovelware that stinks up the Star Wars game library there are a handful that constitute some of the most pioneering games of their age. And so, for your entertainment, here is every Star Wars game ever*, starting with the dog’s dinners and ending with the dog’s bollocks.

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There's a chance that you might have most of these games already. God knows they've been on sale plenty of times over the last few years. But if you haven't, or there's just one or two games that you wouldn't mind picking up for bugger all, then you've got just over 24 hours left to take advantage of a decent opportunity.

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When Kogan launched a gaming laptop earlier in the year, first impressions... weren't great. The $1000 price tag isn't too bad when you compare it to the rest of the market, but the specifications didn't exactly set hearts alight.

We'll have a full review later in the week, but for now I want to provide you all with the meat and potatoes of any gaming laptop: the benchmarks.

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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.

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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.