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Walt Disney Co has agreed to purchase George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd and its Star Wars franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock. About half of the purchase price will be in cash. Disney will also issue about 40 million shares at the closing of the deal. After the deal closes, Lucas will become the second-largest individual holder of Disney shares with a 2.2 percent stake in the company. Disney's Chief Executive Bob Iger has said the company plans to release at least three more films in the Star Wars series. The most recent Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, was released in 2005. In the past,... Read more...
There's a certain moment when most franchises realize that they've "arrived." And that moment could be when you manage to get a Star Wars license. Angry Birds, the ever-popular game from Rovio, will soon be launching a Star Wars-braded version. Make no mistake; this is no knockoff. This is a legitimate Star Wars branding, so get ready to see likenesses of Luke and plenty of other favorite characters. Perhaps even more important for Rovio is that the license deal includes merch, so get ready to see Angry Birds Star Wars t-shirts as well. The game is slated to launch on iOS, Android and computers... Read more...
Rovio may have learned how to wield the Force. According to the company's Angry Birds Tumblr page, a Star Wars tie-in to the highly popular game is in the works and will be unveiled on Monday in Times Square, New York. Whether that entails a new game remains to be seen, but whatever it is, it appears those PO'd birds are going with the Dark Side. "Welcome to the Angry Birds Tumblr page. Over the next few weeks we’ll have behind-the-scenes content, animations, comics, and much, much more. But what will this all be about exactly?! Here’s a clue…," Rovio teases on the page. Underneath... Read more...
If you're not battling your way through the subscription-based Star Wars: The Old Republic right now, Electronic Arts wants to change that - and it's willing to offer a ton of free content to get you on board. Starting this fall, EA's BioWare label is providing a Free-To-Play option that lets you play a character to level 50. If you aren't hooked enough to buy a subscription by then, EA seems to be reasoning, it ain't gonna happen. There will be some restrictions. Although all of the eight character class storylines are open in the Free-To-Play version, (Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, Jedi Consular,... Read more...
When it comes to Star Wars, the gaming industry has a long history of cranking out titles of uncertain quality. For every brilliant title like Knights of the Old Republic, we've seen several clunkers (Kinect Star Wars anyone) and a few outright failures like Republic Heroes. LucasArts demonstrated a new Star Wars game at E3 this week -- Star Wars: 1313 -- and despite the brand's uneven history, we're cautiously optimistic. The 1313 moniker refers to a specific level of Coruscant that's a haven for criminals, bounty hunters, and crime lords. You take on the role of a bounty hunter looking for information... Read more...
Hey, is that a C3PO in your pocket or are you just a huge Star Wars fan? You can answer 'both' thanks to PowerA, which just announced some of the coolest looking iPhone cases this side of Tatooine. PowerA's limited edition cases are fully licensed and compatible with both the iPhone 4 and 4S in a variety of characters and images. "These are indeed the iPhone cases you are looking for," quipped John Moore, vice president of product development and marketing for PowerA. "Mobile phones play a huge part in the lives of so many, and for the last 35+ years Star Wars has been a prominent part of mainstream... Read more...
In order to charge $250 for a keyboard, it has to be something pretty special. Razer thinks its new Star Wars: The Old Republic themed gaming keyboard qualifies, which is just one of several themed items now up for preorder. The other items include a mouse, headset, and mouse mat, all molded and decked out in an Old Republic theme. So how else do you justify a $250 plank? This particular one comes with a multi-touch LCD track panel built into the right-hand side with interchangeable digital faction symbols. It's a full color display, and above it sit ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys. There are... Read more...
Is there anything more rad than a Star Wars themed Xbox 360 game console? Had you asked us that question three decades ago, we would have looked at you funny, asked what the frak an Xbox 360 is, and then inquired if they make a Star Wars version of the Atari 2600, the coolest game system on the planet back then. It's a testament to the Star Wars franchise that the brand is just as awesome today as it was back then, and even though we're now closer to the launch of the Xbox 720 than the 360, you can bet this Limited Edition refresh will find plenty of homes. Perhaps in yours. You may have seen fliers... Read more...
The Xbox 360 is six years old, granted, and in the realm of technology, that's pretty ancient. Be that as it may, we can't help but get a little excited about a Star Wars themed 360 console decked out in R2D2 trim and accompanied by a C3PO inspired controller. Throw in a white Kinect bar and our geek senses start to go into overload. We've actually known about the themed console for quite some time, and we were hoping it would be out by now. Obviously that isn't the case, but according to Kotaku, it will likely launch in April 2012. Kotaku says the themed console is being used on the set of a popular... Read more...
The release date of the highly anticipated MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic has been made public. Bioware and LucasArts have confirmed the official release date for video game to be December 20 in North America and December 22 in Europe. The release date was revealed at the Eurogamer Expo in London. BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk confirmed the date, with Dr. Myzka saying "This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game. We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans... Read more...
The official Star Wars collection on Blu-ray is nearly here, but for those who can't wait, the Star Wars Blu-ray: Early Access App will be available for free download at the App Store store on July 20th. According to LucasFilm's press release, the app will be available for all iDevices including the iPad and iPhone, although this conflicts with new information that the iPhone and iPod touch won't have access until Aug. 2nd. The truth will come out when the app appears in the App Store. The app is a port of the extras that will be available on the Blu-ray Discs. In addition, an end user can download... Read more...
It's only fitting that Motorola would build a Droid device around the most famous android of all time. We're of course talking about R2-D2 and not Google's open-source platform, though that Android is included in the fray as well. You've read about the R2-D2 Droid, you've seen the pictures, and at long last, you can finally order one. The limited edition smartphone is now available through Verizon for $249 with a two-year service agreement, regardless of whether you're a new or existing subscriber (full retail price is $699). That gets you one of the coolest looking phones in the galaxy, a multimedia... Read more...
Attention all Star Wars fans: the phone you've been waiting for is almost here. Verizon Wireless wants you to know that the limited edition DROID R2-D2 by Motorola will be available online and in select Verizon Wireless Communication stores beginning this Thursday, Sept. 30. In addition to a themed outer shell and box, the DROID R2-D2 will come with a Star Wars media dock and wired stereo headset. It will also feature exclusive content such as R2-D2 notification sounds and ringtones, a R2-D2 Clock Widget, and more. In addition to the new phone, Verizon Wireless will also offer a special Empire... Read more...
It's coming, Star Wars fans. The question is: are you ready? For the first time ever, the Star Wars saga in its entirety will be available on Blu-ray, the highest resolution home film format yet. It's an announcement that fans have been waiting for, but the painful part is waiting from now until this time next year. That's right, this amazing set won't actually be ready for sale until Fall 2011, so you won't be placing it on the holiday wish list for 2010. The Star Wars Blu-ray Box Set will include all six films, featuring the "highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with extensive... Read more...
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