Items tagged with Star Wars

Although Star War Jedi: Fallen Order was first announced back at E3 2018, we're getting our first real in-depth look at the game thanks to footage that Electronic Arts delivered today at E3 2019. As we already,Jedi: Fallen Order was developed by Respawn -- the same development studio being Titanfall and Apex Legends. The single-play Star Wars adventure centers on Cal Kestis, which managed to escape Order 66 (as portrayed in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith) and is currently on the run from The Empire’s Second Sister and a band of Purge Troopers. The footage seen in the 14-minute gameplay trailer below takes place on the Wookie planet Kashyyyk, where Kestis... Read more...
The holidays are almost here, and we want to do our part to get you all worked up and in the holiday spirit. We thought there’s no better way to do that than to give away some HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in our latest HOT Holiday giveaway are two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant – one 10” model and one 8” – along with the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR Kit With Kylo Ren Lightsaber! 1st Prize: Lenovo 10” Smart Display 2nd Prize: Lenovo 8” Smart Display 3rd Prize: Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR Kit With Kylo Ren Lightsaber To be entered to win one of these awesome prizes, please hit the widget below and... Read more...
It's May 4th and at least one person near you has said "May the 4th Be With You Today" which is the official catchphrase of Star Wars Day. If you are a Star Wars fan and want to celebrate the day by spending some money, Google Play has a sale for you. To celebrate the day all sorts of audio books, comics, TV shows, and games are on sale. Most of the audiobooks are 25% off with some of the notable titles including The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition, Thrawn (Star Wars), Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Catalyst (Star Wars): A Rogue One Novel. If audiobooks aren't your bag, there are e-books and comics in the sale as well. Notable titles in those genres include... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, we chat about our results with NVIDIA's monstrous Titan V and what could be coming next for consumers. We also talk about the Lenovo Star Wars Jedi Challenges in AR kit, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 in Samsung's Galaxy S9 rumor, storage advancements with Seagate, building your own personal cloud, and more... Show Notes: 02:02 - NVIDIA TITAN V Review: Volta Compute, Mining, And Gaming Performance Explored 13:56 - Lenovo Star Wars: Jedi Challenges Review: Battling Darth Vader In AR 24:17 - Seagate Unveils Breakthrough Multi Actuator Hard Drive Tech That Could Double Performance 29:58 - Building A Personal Cloud With Seagate 12TB... Read more...
NVIDIA caused a great disturbance in the Force recently, as if millions of gamers suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. We fear something terrible has happened, and they might not be able to get their hands on the glorious Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector’s Edition cards that were announced a few days ago, but arrive today, alongside EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II.Fear not young Padawan. If you can’t gaze upon a Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector’s Edition with your own eyes, we will do our best to convey what it’s like to game on one of these limited edition beasts and witness its customized, lightsaber-themed shroud illuminating your system.Embrace The Dark Side...Yes, we’ve got one... Read more...
Microtransactions, for better or worse, have become a big business in the world of gaming. Ubisoft recently announced that its revenue from microtransactions now exceeds that of actual game sales. Electronic Arts isn't immune to this practice either, and has come under fire for nickel and diming customers to unlock fan-favorite heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. For example, the amount of credits necessary to unlock Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker stands at 60,000 credits. Actually completing the campaign "only" nets you 20,000 credits. In order to unlock these characters for "free", you have to devote roughly 40 hours to the game each, or fork over some hard-earned real cash. While many games,... Read more...
Disney certainly isn't letting its Star Wars IP go to waste, not after purchasing Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and gaining the distribution rights to all subsequent Star Wars movies, in 2012. And to Disney's credit, it has done a phenomenal job with the Star Wars universe. To keep the good times rolling, Disney announced it will create another Stars Wars trilogy, led by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. "We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy."... Read more...
Late last week, NVIDIA released a rather cryptic teaser trailer for an upcoming enthusiast graphics card. All that we could make out from the video were a dueling theme with red versus green (which we assumed to be AMD versus NVIDIA) and the name TITAN X Collector's Edition, which was emblazoned on the card. Today, NVIDIA officially announced the TITAN Xp Collector's Edition, which is available in two Star Wars-themed variants to let you embrace the light/dark side. In the red corner, we have the Galactic Empire, which features a finish that NVIDIA describes as "simple, clean lines, emulating the high-end, orderly nature of the resource-rich Empire". We sure hope that force chokes are optional... Read more...
There's a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, and Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to leverage the hype surrounding that film to fuel a spectacular launch for Star Wars Battlefront II. Battlefront II is the follow-up to its 2015 predecessor, and EA wants you to know that this game is bigger, badder and loaded to the brim with content (something that was quite lacking with the original Star Wars Battlefront). EA has released a nearly 5-minute-long trailer for the game that is narrated by none other than John Boyega, one of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Boyega runs you through everything that's new with the game including class levels -- Assault,... Read more...
Hardcore geeks are typically split into two factions—Star Trek and Star Wars fans. If you fall into the latter category, we have good news. Disney has released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga, which can get a little confusing with Star Wars: Rogue One thrown into the mix. Let us explain. When Disney purchased Lucasfilm from George Lucas for a cool $4.05 billion in 2012, it announced plans to release three more main episodes every two to three years, those being Episode 7 (Force Awakens), Episode 8 (The Last Jedi), and Episode 9 (not yet named). Rather than make rabid... Read more...
What was simply known as Episode VIII is now Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Lucasfilm announced the official name for the next Star Wars movie in the ongoing Skywalker saga, though stopped way short of providing any details about the plot or who exactly is being referenced in the title. In other words, Lucasfilm answered one question and raised many others, all just by revealing the title. Here is what little we do know. The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson, who's resume includes directing three episodes of Breaking Bad (Fly, Fifty-One, and Ozymandias), as well as The Brothers Bloom and Looper. He also won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film... Read more...
Like a massive army of Storm Troopers willing to follow devious commands, a pair of researchers from the University College London warn that a "large number of Twitter users are bots" that are ready to "contaminate the Twitter API stream." There are more than 350,000 in all, comprising what the researchers have named the Star Wars botnet. It has been dormant and "well hidden" since it was created in 2013. Juan Echeverria, a research student at UC London, and his supervisor and senior lecturer Shi Zhou outlined the threat in a research paper that is awaiting approval in a scientific journal. The have not present their findings to Twitter yet for that reason. Their main concern is not that the... Read more...
“I don't want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art”.I remember the first time I saw Star Wars: A New Hope. I was six years old and watching the re-releases in a Southern Californian theater. At this point in time, there were not a ton of strong, female characters in science fiction and fantasy for me to admire or emulate. This all changed with Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Not only did she put the often whiny and snarky male characters in their place, but she was a compelling, respected leader for a cause she believed in. Image from Jimvir on FlickrCarrie Fisher passed away today at the age of sixty, after suffering from a heart attack last Friday on a flight from London to Los... Read more...
It does not matter what your political affiliation is, if any, we should all be able to agree that more can be done to take care of our military veterans. That is why DARPA (Defense Advanced Researched Projects Agency) deserves major kudos this holiday season. DARPA has developed a sophisticated bionic arm and is offering these upper-limb prostheses to amputees who are U.S. war veterans. The prosthetic system is cleverly named LUKE, which stands for Life Under Kinetic Evolution, but is also an intentional reference to the limb Luke Skywalker wielded in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. It is a battery powered limb that is about the size and weight of a flesh and blood arm. The prosthetic... Read more...
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