Technological World for May 4, games: Best Star Wars games, playing Scrabble everywhere

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Sure, you can watch Star Wars. Or you can be a Jedi yourself. Also, if you think word games are fun, have you played Scrabble?

Celebrate Star Wars Day by playing a game

Star Wars is more than a bunch of movies. Over the years, dozens of video games have been set in Lucas’ universe and many of them are well worth your time.

Most recently is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which you can play on your favourite console. There’s also Lego Star Wars: Castaways, which is on Apple Arcade to play on your Apple devices.

But don’t overlook some of these others, which include first- and third-person adventures, RPGs, and vehicular combat.

Knights of the Old Republic is being remade, but while you wait for the update to this narrative role-playing classic, you can still play the original game, developed by Edmonton’s BioWare, on your Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S for only $5.

There’s also the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), The Old Republic, which has more than ten years of storytelling to play through.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019) puts you in the shoes of a young Jedi Padawan who had to go incognito after the Emperor’s Jedi Purge. Developed by Respawn and published by Electronic Arts, a sequel is underway. EA also has a first-person shooter and a strategy game in development.

Star Wars: Squadrons (developed by Motive and published by EA) puts you in the pilot seat of a handful of Star Wars spaceships and may be best experienced in virtual reality.

Star Wars games to look forward to include an open-world game from Massive and Ubisoft and Star Wars Eclipse, from Quantic Dream, which promises “an intricately branching action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways, and puts the destinies of multiple playable characters in your hands.”

Play Scrabble through your browser

If you’re spending part of every day doing the various word puzzle challenges – Wordle, Quordle, Lewdle are a few of them – then you should think about setting aside some time for the biggest word game of them all: Scrabble.

April was Scrabble Month, apparently, and now you can play Scrabble through any browser against people from around the world or against a computer opponent. It’s free to play, but expect some pay features to be rolled out in the future. There is a plan to add tournaments to the options.

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