Every year on May 4th we celebrate everything Star Wars. Here at Lords of Gaming some of the staff has taken us on a journey through the moment they fell in love or hate with the series.
Mahmood Ghaffar, Editor-in-Chief
Josh Reding, Senior Editor
I have loved Star Wars for as long as I can remember. The original trilogy was on VHS tapes that we had recorded the movies on, and I still remember fast-forwarding through the commercials. Star Wars was not only my introduction to the cinema but also the potential of video games. I had played games on the NES, and a Game Boy, but it was not until Shadows of the Empire arrived with my shiny Nintendo 64 that I truly felt awe at what video games could be. Forget Super Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time, the true masterpiece of the 64-bit generation was a game headlined by Dash Rendar.
Ironically though, my favorite Star Wars memories come not from either the movies or the games, but from the books. I love the Star Wars expanded universe. The most well-worn book on my shelf is my copy of I, Jedi by Michael Stackpole. The Rogue Squadron series, the Jedi Apprentice series, and of course, the Thrawn series were what I spent countless hours of my childhood reading. These books taught me about heroes and sacrifice. They taught me about friendship and love. Who cares if they are no longer canon? They will always be real to me.