Inferno Squad author Christie Golden on injecting moral ambiguity into Star Wars

When Star Wars Battlefront II hits stores in November, it will present the Star Wars universe in a way that’s seldom seen: from the viewpoint of the Empire’s soldiers, who are fighting against the characters we usually root for. Next week, the game will get a prequel in Christie Golden’s Inferno Squad, which will unveil the origins of the game’s characters, and set after the events of Rogue One and A New Hope.

Del Rey Books published a special San Diego Comic-Con edition of the novel this week, and Golden was on hand to sign copies and meet fans. I sat down with her to talk about how she tackled writing Inferno Squad, working with the video game designers, and why the lead character, Iden Versio, brings a new level of complexity to the S…

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Comic-Con 2017 trailer round-up: Stranger Things, Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and more

San Diego Comic-Con is wrapping up, and it’s been a crazy week of news from across the entertainment industry. But in recent years, the show has become just as much about the big trailer reveals for upcoming blockbusters as it has been about panels for fans and, you know, actual comic books.

Just in case you managed to lose track of a couple of the biggest announcements, we’ve rounded up all the biggest and best trailers from Comic-Con in one place for your viewing convenience. Dive on in below:

Thor: Ragnarok

Marvel may unfortunately be keeping its trailer for Avengers: Infinity War under wraps for now, so fans will have to take solace in the neon-soaked synthesizers of a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer, which might just be the most fun a…

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NES classic ‘Punch-Out’ has an Easter egg that went undiscovered for 29 years

Easter eggs in video games are everywhere, but most don’t take nearly three decades to figure out. ‘Punch-Out’ — aka ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out’ — is the obvious exception to this rule. Reddit user Midwesternhousewives used his weekend to discover an Easter egg in Punch-Out that tells you when to deliver a knockout blow to two separate fighters. If you look closely at the left third of the screen you’ll see a bearded man that from here on out we’ll refer to as 8-bit Jesus. In your second fight with Piston Honda or Bald Bull, 8-bit Jesus will duck at exactly the moment…

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