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Star Wars Battlefront’s “Fighter Squadron” gameplay trailer shows potential

Star Wars Battlefront’s “Fighter Squadron” gameplay trailer shows potential

Today EA Games, DICE, and Frostbite reveal "Fighter Squadron" gameplay for Star Wars Battlefront. In this reveal, you'll see a whole lot of potential. We're obviously not going to be able to judge this game without actually playing it first, but it does seem - from this footage alone - that there might be a chance that this game has a good rebirth session in store for fans of the original Star Wars fighter pilot franchises: X-Wing and TIE Fighter. The pixels look a little better here than they did back in 1997.

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R2-D2 mini-vacuum keeps your desk free of crumbs

R2-D2 mini-vacuum keeps your desk free of crumbs

Don't have time to take a lunch break, but need a sandwich? That's how you get crumbs on your desk, and a crumby desk is no way to work. Thanks to Firebox, you can have R2-D2 nearby to make things right -- it is, in this case, a miniature vacuum that rolls across your desk and gobbles up the remnants of your lunch. The mini-vacuum is powered by a USB cable, the power source of choice for desktop environments, and you can pop his head off when it’s time to empty his belly reservoir.

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The day Star Wars and Netflix destroyed cable TV

The day Star Wars and Netflix destroyed cable TV

Today a rumor suggests that Netflix will be the first place Disney's Lucasfilm will bring a live action TV show. Originally rumored for release on cable television back in 2009, this television show is one of several that may just herald the end of the traditional cable TV era. If Disney does bring a collection of Star Wars live action episodic shows to the world via Netflix instead of cable television, it'll most certainly be another nail in the coffin of the traditional model. And we've got Kimmy Schmidt to thank.

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Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

Star Wars secrets: Jar Jar’s Michael Jackson connection

The following is a terrible tale from the Star Wars archives - perhaps a secret that was best left covered up. Ahmed Best, the actor who famously played the character Jar Jar bunks in the Star Wars prequels, had an interview this week in which he revealed the original actor maybe, sorta cast in his role. This story begins at a Michael Jackson concert attended by George Lucas, his two kids, Natalie Portman, and Best. Together they would find out how absolutely insane the Star Wars prequels could have really been.

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R2-D2 themed PlayBook 4 is perfect for rebels

R2-D2 themed PlayBook 4 is perfect for rebels

In October of 2014, we talked a bit about a slick device called the PlayBook 4 that turned a PS4 game console into a notebook of sorts for on the go gaming. You can’t type on the PlayBook 4 or surf the web like a normal notebook, but you can play PS4 games wherever you can find an outlet with this thing. A new version of that PlayBook has surfaced that is themed like your favorite astromech R2-D2.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ tiniest detail revealed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ tiniest detail revealed

The next Star Wars film has had a detail revealed by the strangest source imaginable. Mythbusters' Adam Savage spoke up during SDCC in an interview just published this week by io9, speaking about the show, movies, and specifically a detail about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He let it be known that he's a friend of Phil Tippet, master animator and puppetry legend, and that he was allowed to watch the filming of a sequence Tippet was working on. A sequence with old-school effects and the return of an awesome piece of Star Wars history.

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KOTOR II gets patched after 10 years to support Mac, Linux

KOTOR II gets patched after 10 years to support Mac, Linux

Joining the train of Star Wars-related games and media preparing the way for Episode VII later this year, PC RPG Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords received a massive patch. It's OK if you haven't heard of the game recently or at all, unless you've already been playing games or have been immersed in the Star Wars universe the last 10 years or so. The game was released back in 2005, making this its first ever patch in a decade. And it's a monumental one at that, bringing the game forward and to two new platforms.

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MB&F Music Machine 3 looks like a Tie Fighter

MB&F Music Machine 3 looks like a Tie Fighter

A very cool and very strange music machine has turned up at Comic-Con and if you want one, you had better have some deep pockets and a lust for strange devices. It's called the MusicMachine 3 and it is a music box made from metal parts that looks like an Imperial Tie Fighter from Star Wars. Specifically, it looks like the bent side panel Tie Fighter that Darth Vader flew.

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Dear Topps: fix your Star Wars app or give it to someone else

Dear Topps: fix your Star Wars app or give it to someone else

The following is an opinion piece - asserting here with thousands of Star Wars Card Trader app users that this brand deserves better. While it's true that the Star Wars brand has been licensed to countless new companies over the past couple of years due to the Disney deal, Topps is not one of them. Topps has been working with Lucasfilm since "The Star Wars" was released back in 1977. Now something has gone wrong. Someone is dropping the ball. We're living in an age where the Star Wars franchise is open for the best developers and manufacturers to work on it - and this sort of thing is no longer acceptable.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

The following is an in-depth analysis of the tiniest of details in the newest Star Wars teaser video. This analysis runs over the odder bits and pieces. It pre-supposes that you've been keeping up just a tiny bit with the news on this film, and assumes you've seen the other teasers - all two of them. Let us know if you find anything other than what we've found here, or if you find something interesting or completely contradictory to what we're presenting. We'd love to chat! This is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Making Of" teaser from SDCC 2015.

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