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26Aug/150

Star Wars Commander turns a year old, and Disney Fails

Posted by Rob Paveza

Wow, it's been way too long since I posted an update.

Lately, I've been playing Star Wars Commander on my phone. It's not a bad game, not terribly deep, but enjoyable nonetheless. When I opened it up today, I got a nice little popup: "Star Wars Commander is celebrating its one-year anniversary! Here are some free crystals. Touch this to learn more!" Great! I like free stuff, so let's look.

It links to this page which has a really cool infographic of all of the things that have been created in the game: 7 billion infantry, 40 million AT-ATs, etc. It's pretty neat.

Except for this.

Rebel spacecraft infographic

Um, what?

HOW DO THE STAR WARS PEOPLE NOT KNOW WHICH ONE IS AN X-WING AND WHICH ONE IS A Y-WING? THEY HAVE SHAPES!

xwing-ywing2

To be honest, this isn't making me feel all warm and fuzzy about the upcoming theme parks.

Update: I just noticed that the file name of the original infographic is SWC-infogaphics_Final-update.jpg. Note especially that it's called "Final-update". I can just imagine a designer sitting there, getting pissed off, about all of the changes to make it "accurate." Nice.