Star Wars: Battlefront (DICE) Videos

This Thursday will be huge for Star Wars fans as 2017's four-day Star Wars Celebration kicks off in Orlando, Florida. There'll be plenty for Jedi young and old to look forward across the four day convention, not least the long awaited trailer for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

If you're not a recently unthawed caveman struggling hilariously to adjust to modern life, you will be aware of a new Star Wars movie coming out next week. This is good news for Star Wars game developers, as it means thousands more minor characters on which to base videogames.

No matter how many times I keep hammering away at the game on my PS4 dashboard it seems the Star Wars Battlefront beta is very much done and dusted, which is something of a shame. Opinion's been cleanly split on Dice's multiplayer-only foray into the much-loved space opera's universe, but I think I enjoyed its shallow thrills more than most. Yes it's all a bit dumb, but wasn't that always going to be the way when it comes to something as mass-market as Star Wars? Battlefield's bullets might win out over lasers and lightsabers, but I'm sure every one of us wants a bit of pew-pew fun every now and then.

Gamescom is a beautiful, hot, noisy mess of a show and an utter delight to visit. Sadly, not everyone can go - and this year, that includes me. But thankfully, we packed Chris Bratt off to tour the show with a camera in hand to capture just what attending the world's biggest gaming show is like.

Happy Fourth of July, people who care about that sort of thing! I'll be honest with you, I completely forgot the significance of today until I typed that excellent, witty and not at all dreadful sub-heading you see at the top of this page. If you're looking for a reference to American independence in this week's Eurogamer Show, I'll level with you - you're not going to find one.