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Google Star Wars game is spoiler free (we checked)

Google Star Wars game is spoiler free (we checked)

Those of you just days from the first global release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens are about to be treated to a radical experience. Today Google has released a Chrome-based game which uses your laptop computer's Google Chrome web browser and the Chrome web browser on your smartphone to play an augmented reality game. You'll be using your phone much like you'd use a Wii controller, while the game's content is shown on your desktop machine's big screen.

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Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Facebook gets Star Wars temporary lightsaber pics

Star Wars fans who want to celebrate their geeky side this week during the build up to the launch of the latest film in the franchise will want to hear about the new profile pic possibility for their Facebook profiles. Facebook users can get temporary Star Wars profile pics that overlay a lightsaber in front of their profile pics.

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9-minute Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer uses ALL the clips

9-minute Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer uses ALL the clips

The longest trailer you're going to see before Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres is going to be a full 9-minutes long. In this trailer - which is more of a mini-movie than a trailer when it comes down to it - takes every single piece of Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage available to the public today and crams it in to a single supercut video for fans of all ages. What you're going to see here may ruin the movie for you. We must put up the "SPOILER ALERT" sign here just in case you've not already seen the lot.

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SNL Star Wars sketch shows you what toy commercials won’t

SNL Star Wars sketch shows you what toy commercials won’t

Being in my early 30s, I never had the joy of experiencing any of the original Star Wars movies when they were in theaters. However, ever since my aunt and uncle introduced me to their VHS copies, I've been fascinated by the stories, lore, and of course, the toys. I've always been the type that opens my figures and enjoys them that way, as opposed to leaving them in the box. Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live had a skit that might hit close to home for some collectors out there.

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AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

AT-AT Walker from the ’80s actually walks

Anyone who grew up in the '80s will remember the massive Star Wars AT-AT toy that came out in 1981 after Empire Strikes Back introduced us to the massive walkers. The toy had noisy joints that clicked when you move them and it was awesome, but hard to move and play with. Every kid who ever played with one wished it would really move and with some modern hardware, that old AT-AT can really walk.

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Google’s giving away Star Wars Cardboard VR headsets

Google’s giving away Star Wars Cardboard VR headsets

The same Google Cardboard VR headsets you may have seen last week at Verizon are now up for the taking online. Google must have gotten a friendly batch of the headsets from Verizon in their team-up deal for the VR experience, which incidentally is hosted on the official Star Wars app for Android devices on the Google Play app store. These headsets are made from cardboard, metal, and velcro, and they look super spiffy.

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Disney retracts, then reissues DMCA claim against Star Wars fan

Disney retracts, then reissues DMCA claim against Star Wars fan

Earlier this week I told you about Disney's hard-handed efforts to keep an image of a certain action figure under wraps. Essentially, someone from a Star Wars collectable podcast purchased a figure from Walmart, that they hadn't seen before. The podcast's Facebook page posted a picture of it, and it was taken down by Facebook, as they'd received a copyright claim from Disney, ask for it to be removed. Well today, the plot thickens.

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NASA says use an asteroid to build a Death Star

NASA says use an asteroid to build a Death Star

Many Star Wars fans would agree that the most iconic space station in the fictional universe is the Death Star. The massive floating space station might look like a moon, but it is a fully functional platform for blowing up planets. NASA chief engineer Brian Muirhead says that the Empire went about making its Death Star the wrong way.

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Star Wars Droid Turbo 2: you can now own a BB-8 phone

Star Wars Droid Turbo 2: you can now own a BB-8 phone

With Star Wars The Force Awakens' release just days away, Verizon reveals a full collection of special edition Star Wars Droid Turbo 2 devices, fully customized. Remember that R2-D2 DROID phone from Verizon released all the way back in the year 2010? That device was pretty neat, if not just a bit plain for our now more modern tastes - but wait, what's this? Verizon has once again teamed with Lucasfilm for a licensing deal that goes above and beyond what they've got with the word "Droid" (yes, that word is effectively owned by Lucasfilm and therefor Disney.) Now the Motorola-made Verizon Droid Turbo 2 is coming back with Moto Maker customizations aplenty.

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Disney goes too far protecting Star Wars spoilers

Disney goes too far protecting Star Wars spoilers

I'm a huge Star Wars fan. As such, I'm looking forward to next week's release of The Force Awakens. Now, there are really two camps of fans, when it comes to the upcoming movie. Those that scour the web for any possible hints of what the movie might hold, and those that want to know as little as possible. I fall into the latter group, because I want to sit in the theater and be surprised. So what happens when spoilers get posted online before the movie is released?

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Want more Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage? Here’s the Chinese trailer

Want more Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage? Here’s the Chinese trailer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is hitting US movie theaters in just over a week, but for those fans who absolutely can't wait any longer — or those who enjoy watching each of the film's trailers from different regions of the world — the new Chinese trailer has arrived. There's no major spoilers included, of course, but there is some new footage that will get fans even more excited (if that's even possible).

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This homemade Death Star has real (deadly) lasers

This homemade Death Star has real (deadly) lasers

Most of us are satisfied with the simple things in life — an R2-D2 teapot, perhaps. Others want something bigger, though, something a little more incredible, and by incredible we mean incredible and dangerous. Enter Patrick Priebe and his homemade Death Star model. At first glance it doesn’t seem like much, but activate its lasers and you’ll find it truly is a miniature version of its destruction-bringing sibling.

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