Items tagged with Star Wars

Galaxy in Turmoil, the fan made remake of what would have been Battlefront III (had Electronic Arts not cancelled the project) might at one time seemed like a long shot to see the light of day, but now the odds may have tipped in its favor. That's because Valve has agreed to host the freebie release on its wildly popular Steam distribution platform. This is a major development that has the game's developer Frontwire Studios super excited, though the Russian outfit never stressed too much over the possibility that Disney might close the project down. It only had "mild concerns" on occasion, and... Read more...
Want to play a fun drinking game? Take a shot of your favorite spirit every time you see a May the Fourth post referencing Star Wars Day on Facebook, just don't plan on going to work tomorrow, you're going to be hungover. Or you could call in sick to work to play all the discounted Star Wars games you bought from Steam!These aren't bite-size discounts, either. Steam busted out its big boy/girl lightsaber and sliced prices on dozens of Star Wars games, marking them down by as much as 77 percent in some cases. That includes the Stars Wars Collection, a bundle of two dozen titles with gems like Jedi... Read more...
It's said that behind every successful man is a great woman, and true to form, we're seeing some fantastic female leads in the new Star Wars movies. Just as Daisy Ridley took the spotlight in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Rey, it looks as though Disney's forthcoming Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story will also focus much attention on a capable female character. The first trailer for Rogue One surfaced today and it doesn't take long to figure out that there's no 'damsel in distress' storyline taking place. Instead, we're introduced to Jyn Erso, a rebel in need of a cause and a bit of a spark plug played... Read more...
Star Wars has a new villain who wears a mask, that of Kylo Ren who appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy of sequels that Disney plans to release two years apart from one another. But what of Darth Vader? Rumor has it he'll appear as his old self in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first of three planned spin offs.The spin offs are standalone films that flesh out subplots in the main series. Rogue One will kick things off by focusing on events that occurred shortly before Star Wars: A New Hope, otherwise known as Episode IV (the original Star Wars movie released in... Read more...
Although updated sales figures haven’t yet been released, and some initial reviews were less than stellar, if the movie is any indicator, EA’s Star Wars Battlefront is poised to be a resounding success in the gaming community. And with an expansion pack inbound, that will likely feature content that ties in with the Force Awakens, it’ll probably continue that success for quite a while. AMD has been offering free copies of Star Wars Battlefront to new buyers of Radeon Fury graphics cards since mid-November 2015 and will continue to do so through the end of this month. But with... Read more...
Smartwatches in general have been met with much skepticism ever since they started crossing most peoples’ radars in 2014. The biggest criticism leveled against smartwatches is that they duplicate much of the functionality found on smartphones (which themselves are already quite convenient), in turn making them $250+ gadgets that we don’t really need in the first place. While some of that may be true, Taiwanese researchers from PVD+ are at least using a smartwatch to pull of some pretty amazing tricks. In this case, the research team has written a software algorithm that turns an Apple Watch into... Read more...
If you won’t be able to catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening night, or even during its opening weekend, you might want to tread lightly when browsing popular site reddit. Some spiteful users are going out their way to post spoilers for the movie on the site, and the reddit community has brought out the pitchforks. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is likely to be the biggest movie of 2015, and it’s been over a decade since the release of Revenge of the Sith — or if you’re like me, it’s been 32 years since the last real Star Wars movie was released. Needless to say, fans are extremely excited... Read more...
Do you love Fallout 4? Do you love Star Wars? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then we have something in store for you today that is sure to put a little force in your step. A YouTuber by the name of Ops_Specialist has taken his love of Star Wars to the extreme with a Fallout 4 settlement constructed to look like an AT-AT. It may look like an Imperial Walker on the outside, but you’ll find all the trimmings of home inside including soft lighting, plants and plenty of beds for you and your compatriots. To peek inside the immense structure, you’ll need to climb up several flights of... Read more...
Sorry all you rebel scum, but I've joined the Dark side. You can too through a new collaboration between Google and Disney that will see all of your Google accounts get a themed makeover. Or if you'd rather, you can join the Light side, otherwise known as the losing side at the moment (though not by much). Once you choose a side, Google will get busy transforming your online experience in a number of fun and creative ways. After choosing the Dark side, the background for my Gmail account changed to reflect my path, though there's quite a bit more to enjoy than just glorified wallpapers and the... Read more...
We didn’t see this one coming. A new Japanese trailer for what is likely to be this year’s biggest movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was posted this morning by Disney Japan. And rather than just rehash a bunch of scenes that we’ve seen in previous trailers, there’s a whole lot of fresh action going on here. Coming less than a month after the last Star Wars trailer dropped, the new trailer full of action and even allows us to hear the cute little BB-8 droid “speak” for the first time. We also see Finn and Rey meet for the first time and even get an ever so brief glimpse of fan favorite C-3PO.... Read more...
With all the hype surrounding Fallout 4, it’s easy to forget that there’s another blockbuster game set to release this month. That’s right, we’re talking about Star Wars Battlefront (November 17th release), which serves as a perfect appetizer for the December 18th opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To set the mood for Star Wars Battlefront’s release later this month, Electronic Arts is offering up a rather kickass interactive virtual tour of the game. By hopping over to the the official Star Wars Battlefront website, you can take part in an in-depth, in-game romp through Endor, Hoth, Sullust... Read more...
The Star Wars prequels may have left a bad taste in moviegoers' mouths, but boy oh boy, Episode VII, otherwise known as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, looks like it's going to atone for all three of them. Don't believe it? Have a look for yourself in the new and full official trailer, which debuted at halftime during Monday Night Football. Force Awakens kicks off a brand new trilogy in a setting that takes place around 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. There are new leads this time around, including Rey and Finn, played by Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, respectively. Both are again... Read more...
Living with a disability isn't easy for anyone, and it can be downright depressing for a kid who is bursting with energy and loaded with ambition. Fortunately, there do exist people out there who want to make sure those living with disabilities are able to more easily deal with them, and in the case of startup Open Bionics, its goal is to make sure kids can actually make some fun out of it. Soon, kids requiring prosthetics will be able to get some very interesting designs. Open Bionics has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company to let kids sport designs modeled after Iron Man, Elsa, and even Star... Read more...
Is that a robot in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? We’ve seen some crazy contraption come out of Japan over the years, but this is one of the cutest and most intriguing products that has come across our news desk. The gadget in question is called the RoboHon, and at first glance it looks like a friendly little robot — and you wouldn’t be wrong to make such an assumption. But RoboHon, which is manufactured by Sharp, has a whole gaggle of tricks up its sleeve including the ability to walk, stand up, sit down, and even dance. RoboHon is also incredibly “intelligent” with the capacity... Read more...
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