The First Order in the new Star Wars trilogy has an imposing fleet, but there's one notable gap in its set of ship designs: a TIE Bomber. So one fan decided to fix it.
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Software piracy in 2016 is so ubiquitous that we expect games to leak ahead of release. Back in the 20th century, though, it was a lot harder for pirates to get hold of video games before they hit retail shelves. As evidenced by this crazy old story about how the classic TIE Fighter got out a week before its release in 1994.
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.
Briefly: Classic Star Wars spaceship shooters X-Wing and TIE Fighter are now available on Steam. Revered as two of the best Star Wars games of all time, they're joined by X-Wing Alliance and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter in Valve's voluminous game hangar. Grab a joystick and blast some imperial/rebel/womp rat scum.
By now, you'll have surely seen that sweet Tie Fighter clip done in an anime style. What I don't think is getting enough attention, though, is just how much the short owes to Lucasarts' 1994 video game Tie Fighter.
Here's an entirely plausible scenario: you are a human who enjoys video games, owns a PC and likes Star Wars. You've heard forever that Tie Fighter is something you should play, but a combination of necessary fiddling and the fact you couldn't actually buy it anywhere mean that you've never tried it yourself.