Stuck all alone in Mobile while your family gets together in Memphis this holiday weekend? Don't get mopey -- if it's up to EA and BioWare, you won't be flying (Han) solo this weekend. The companies hope to entice hesitant gamers to the dark side with a free helping of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The doors are wide open until the end of the day Sunday!
On April 3rd of this very year, we know exactly where you can find the droids you’re looking for. Microsoft is releasing a special edition Xbox 360 console done up to look like the iconic droids from the Star Wars movies. The system was first teased at last year’s Comic Con. The bundle comes with the system and a few Kinect-related extras for $449.
The Force has long been with fans of the Star Wars movies. To celebrate the launch of the series’ second massively multiplayer online game, we’re recapping the top ten titles that had the biggest impact on the Star Wars genre at large. And, no, you don’t have to let the Wookiee win in these if you don’t want to.
Read on for our list of the 10 best Star Wars games of all time!
Star Wars: The Old Republic (TOR) comes with a buffet of a story for an MMO, but you only get to fill your plate once. From decisions as significant as choosing your character’s class specialization to events as trivial as responding to dialog options, much of what you do during your character's main story has a lasting and permanent effect. We like the feast: BioWare’s masterful use of instanced environments creates more captivating gameplay for the solo quester than most any other MMO.
But just how does it fare as a massive multiplayer game? Hit the jump to read more!
Just once, we'd like to see George Lucas leave well enough alone. But like a painter obsessed with adding more strokes to what's already a masterpiece, Lucas runs the risk of ruining the Star Wars universe with each new media format. A tweak here, an added scene there, and before long, the Star Wars series will look and sound completely different the than the ones we grew up with. Unfortunately, the madness continues with the upcoming Blu-ray release.
If you were never a fan of Jar Jar Binks to begin with, you probably couldn't care less that he's getting a 3D makeover. Maybe you couldn't care less about 3D, in which case go ahead and move along, this is not the announcement you've been looking for. Love it or hate it, the Star Wars prequel Episode 1: The Phantom Menace has been converted to 3D and is coming to theaters early next year.
Darth Vader and a band of Storm Troopers made an appearance at CES to let the tech world know that the entire Star Wars saga will finally ship on Blu-ray in September, 2011.
"With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete saga from start to finish," said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing, Online, Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. "And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible."
Star Wars fans will have three different sets to choose from, including:
Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc set includes all six films) - $140
Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III) - $70
Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI) - $70
Amazon is already taking pre-orders on the upcoming high-definition versions, with pre-release pricing promotions for each set. The Complete Saga is selling for $90, while the other two sets are marked down to $45.
As part of our Geek Gift Week extravagazna, we tracked down ten awesome geeky plushie toys. From Star Wars to zombies, talking bacon to internal organs, we've found some of the best plushie gifts for the geek in your life.
Listen up fellas. Before you pop the big question, here's a quick test to find out if she's "the one." Head over to Black Milk Clothing and pick up an R2-D2 one-piece swimsuit. If she wears it, you know you've finally found the droid life partner you've been looking for. And if she doesn't, well, you're out $85 and should have known better than to get your girl something like this. Try flowers and diamonds next time.
The geeky one-piece is made by designer James Lillis and consists of a Polyester/Lycra mix. It comes from Australia, and if we had to gamble, we'd bet on this not being an officially licensed product. In other words, if you think this is the coolest thing you've ever seen, and aren't scared off by the price tag, don't procrastinate -- a cease and desist order can't be far behind.
The truth is out there. Somewhere. And in No BS Podcast Episode #155, we'll find it. Join Gordon, Alex, Nathan and Andy as they discuss Intel's USB 3.0 internal header spec, alien conspiracy theories, Star Wars in 3D, and Android apps that spy on you. Gordon rants about the Green Lantern, losing your job for sassing Steve Jobs, and leveling the playing field in online games.
Plus, we're giving away a sweet Asus AM3 motherboard, but you'll have to listen to the podcast to figure out how to enter!
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