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Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

Star Wars the “biggest surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen”

According to Alamo Drafthouse theater chain CEO Tim League, Star Wars The Force Awakens has created "the single biggest simultaneous surge for movie tickets our industry has ever seen." This in a single night, according to League, as the first full-length trailer was released during an ESPN football broadcast and releases in Disneyland-based movie theaters and online via YouTube. "The Alamo Drafthouse has been preparing for this hugely important day for the past nine months," said League, "and we thought we were ready."

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Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

Is Boba Fett in Star Wars The Force Awakens? [UPDATE 2]

One of MANY Easter Eggs found in the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released this week was a pair of banners bearing familiar imagery. One banner features the "Boba Fett Symbol" as some like to call it, another bears the "Boba Fett Wheat". These banners appear above the heads of Finn, Rey, BB-8, and Han Solo as they enter what we can only assume is the headquarters of some nefarious criminal organization. We might have already seen this organization's insides, too.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer released in full

The first full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released to the public - not just a teaser, but a full, real-deal trailer this time. This trailer was released during a football game on ESPN during half-time - just about as strange a place as a Star Wars trailer has ever premiered. This release follows a release of the first (final) poster for the film. You'll want to see the Star Wars parody poster collection for starters - right after you watch the video, of course.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster parodies ’till trailer time

Last night Lucasfilm released the first (or last?) official Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster in anticipation of the first full-length trailer. That trailer will be debuting tonight during Monday-night Football on ESPN. Until then - or depending on when you read this article, after then - we're having a peek at the poster in all its different iterations. There's a tall version, yes - that'll go with the rest of the collection - but there's also a horizontal compilation. There's also a new nest of fan-edited posters surfacing this week.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

Star Wars The Force Awakens pictures galore: rarities and big graphics

This week we've been provided with a new cache of Star Wars: The Force Awakens images, some of which we've never seen before, others which we've never seen this big before. What we're looking at here is what we understand to be a set of photos and designs designed at Lucasfilm and distributed through licensing channels for placement on officially licensed Star Wars products. You'll find some of these images on t-shirts in the near future, others on lunch boxes. Some you'll find in posters, others will appear on trading cards produced by Topps!

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Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

Star Wars 7 trailer coming on Monday night, right here

The first big Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer will be released on Monday night at right around 8PM EST says a number of anonymous sources. Multiple sources, that is to say, adding up to a rumor that's nearly as good as the real deal. In addition to the first big trailer for the movie appearing on Monday, there'll be an "official one sheet" - that's the main movie poster - for The Force Awakens on Sunday morning. These bits and pieces will be different from previous releases which, in turn, were teaser posters and teaser trailers - they don't count!

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Great Scott, I’m drinking Pepsi Perfect

Great Scott, I’m drinking Pepsi Perfect

Today we've received our bottle of Pepsi Perfect - a limited-edition release from Pepsi celebrating the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. As we spoke of earlier, this particular bottle is one of a set of 6,500 bottles that are being delivered to fans in a variety of different ways. While we're not certain you'll be getting your bottle in the exact same package as we've received ours, what you're about to see is the bottle itself in a very special box, with a very special miniature poster (or a postcard, if you prefer) to go along with it.

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NVIDIA driver ready for Star Wars Battlefront Beta

NVIDIA driver ready for Star Wars Battlefront Beta

This morning NVIDIA released their game-ready GeForce GPU driver made to optimize gameplay for the Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta. This driver will come via users' GeForce Experience software and will be downloaded in moments - it's not particularly large. Settings will allow users to view the game Star Wars Battlefront in the most spectacular fashion available to them given their chosen graphics processor power. NVIDIA has also offered up an SLI profile for those that wish to roll with multiple GPUs at optimum efficiency whilst playing the Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta.

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Campbell’s Star Wars Soup’s “Galaxy’s Best Dads” just the tip of the iceberg

Campbell’s Star Wars Soup’s “Galaxy’s Best Dads” just the tip of the iceberg

A video spot for Star Wars Soups continues Campbell's #RealRealLife initiative with double "I am your father" delivery. This marks the second time Campbell's includes both the RealRealLife angle and the Star Wars branding release - the first having appeared earlier this week. Today's spot shows Darth Vader soup with Imperial-shaped pieces, while the spot earlier this week showed "R2-D2 Soup", not quite lost in translation. Both are aimed at parents and kids - kids who love R2-D2 Soup more than any other sort of soup.

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Star Wars: Battlefront Beta opens today at 10AM PST

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta opens today at 10AM PST

Thursday the 8th of October, 2015, the Star Wars Battlefront BETA began opening its doors to the public. This open invitation will be brought to users on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, including several modes of play and environments. This BETA test will be sent out for two reasons. The first is to test the servers - any game that's based primarily in an online environment such as this needs time to make certain it'll be able to be handled at scale. The second reason this BETA exists is that the game itself must be tested for flaws by a large number of users - tiny flaws like bonus icons disappearing when you throw a thermal detonator - that's what they'll looking for.

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Pepsi Perfect from Back to the Future is now a reality

Pepsi Perfect from Back to the Future is now a reality

On the 21st of October, 2015, Marty McFly arrived with Doc Brown to bring us all to the Hill Valley of the future. Today one of the most iconic bits of that future have arrived - Pepsi Perfect. Straight from the actual Pepsi company in collaboration with the folks behind the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, Pepsi Perfect will be delivered to fans for a an extremely limited time, and online only. Sort of. There are a few other odd places the limited-edition bottles will be tossed out.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens toys cover only film’s “first third”

Star Wars The Force Awakens toys cover only film’s “first third”

As you may have guessed, the Star Wars merchandise revealed for The Force Awakens thus far is not the full shebang. Steve Evans, Hasbro's design director for their Star Wars line of toys, spoke this week on the future of the toy line. He revealed that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys released thus far had been purposefully restricted in their detail. The detail they'd reveal about the film, not the detail in their plastic. They are, in fact, only from "the first third of the film."

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