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Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Yesterday, Disney announced Disney Infinity, a new game that looks to capture a segment of the huge audience created by Activision's Skylanders line of games. We're sure the announcement lit up the imaginations of many different children, but those trips into famous Disney worlds are going to cost a healthy amount of money. Disney has stuck the starter pack with a $74.99 price tag, and each "Play Set" will require a payment of $34.99.

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Disney Infinity announced to capitalize on collectible craze

Disney Infinity announced to capitalize on collectible craze

Back when Activision announced the first Skylanders game, a fair few people thought that offering collectible toys to use with a video game wasn't a winning idea. Fast forward to today and Skylanders is easily one of Activision's biggest franchises, perhaps second to only Call of Duty. Disney today introduced the world to its answer to Skylanders, officially pulling the veil off Disney Infinity.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

We've officially entered November, which means that 2013 is right around the corner - an alarming thought indeed. Today the folks at iFixit gave us an up close look at the internals of the iPad Mini, while Apple was told by a UK judge that it needs to change the Samsung "apology" on its website. Verizon is helping out with the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, as is Apple by accepting donations through iTunes. We heard a whopper of a rumor that claims Google will soon introduce physical Google Wallet credit cards which, if true, could be a major game-changer.

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Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Yesterday's surprising acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts by the Walt Disney Company was huge news, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to find out what the future holds for Disney, as well as the Star Wars franchise dealing with both movies and video games. One big aspect that Disney mentioned, is that they plan on focusing more on mobile and social Star Wars titles rather than console games.

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Star Wars Episode 7 “can’t get here fast enough”

Star Wars Episode 7 “can’t get here fast enough”

It's time for the directors and writers to chime in on the idea that Star Wars Episode 7, that taking place in the storyline after the first 6, will be made and released in 2015. This news came this week concurrently with the fact that George Lucas had sold the entirety of LucasFilm (his own production company) to Disney along with the rights to Star Wars itself. Lucas will remain part of the universe as a creative consultant, and the 7th, 8th, and 9th movies have been confirmed all at once - several big names in the film industry have commented in the short time since this announcement was made.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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George Lucas speaks on Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney deal

George Lucas speaks on Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney deal

What a day for Star Wars fans - not only was it revealed that Disney had purchased LucasFilm Limited, but we also found out that Star Wars Episode VII is currently in the works for release in 2015. Those are both major announcements, especially the one about Episode VII since George Lucas said constantly that he was done making movies in the series after Episode III was released. It turns out that he was telling the truth, as he won't be making Star Wars Episode VII, instead only acting as a consultant.

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