mark hamill

Mark Hamill and John Rhys-Davis talk about shooting Squadron 42

You would think that if one were ever able to get Luke Skywalker, Gimli, and that Wing Commander guy into the same room together, pop culture would simply throw down its mic and announce that it’s all downhill from here. In truth, such an event did happen, and you are about to bear witness to it.

German site GameStar roped together Mark Hamill, John Rhys-Davis, and Chris Roberts to talk about shooting the movies for Star Citizen and Squadron 42. Hamill expressed interest in working on the project: “The amount of dialogue we have to learn is just massive. And it’s not like an ordinary play or movie; this is the kind of dialogue you’d never say in real life.”

Rhys-Davis noted how slightly ridiculous it was how all of the actors had to get suited up in spandex, but it was worth it in the end. You can drink in the nectar of this interview after the jump.

Read more

The MOP Up: Mark Hamill’s new tour of duty (May 22, 2016)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line!

This week in our roundup, we’ll touch base with Mark Hamill’s “other” science fiction tour of duty, discover Saga of Lucimia’s pillars of gameplay, celebrate Memorial Day in Dark Age of Camelot, and more!
Read more

The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Squadron 42?

A whole bunch of Star Citizen-related stuff happened this past weekend, and I’ve got a lot of catching up to do since I missed it on account of my vacation. One thing I did notice was the A-list cast for Squadron 42, and while I’ve never been one for cutscenes or actors in my MMOs (I’ll make my own story, thank you very much), it’s hard to argue with Luke Skywalker, Commissioner Gordon, and Agent Scully.

Of course, Squadron 42 isn’t really an MMO; it’s the single-player prelude to Star Citizen’s MMO-like persistent universe. Creator Chris Roberts has likened it to the original Wing Commander gameplay experience plus a bunch of modern bells and whistles, but since it’s not really multiplayer, I’m wondering how popular it will be with MOP’s audience. How about it, friends? Assuming that you’re interested in Star Citizen, will you also be playing Squadron 42?

Read more