If you’re a LEGO fan, this may very well be the droid you’re looking for. LEGO are set to release a version of R2-D2 as part of their Ultimate Collector’s Series. R2 is made from over 2,100 individual pieces, and the attention to detail the designers have displayed is admirable.
The Xbox 360 Kinect Star Wars bundle will begin shipping April 3, Microsoft has confirmed, alongside the much-anticipated Kinect Star Wars game itself. Already available to pre-order, priced at $449, the console bundle features a white Kinect sensor along with a C-3PO-themed wireless controller and an R2-D2-finish Xbox 360.
This is so awesome. I had a bunch of slot car sets when I was a kid; I was never very good at racing them though. Mostly I concentrated on making the cars leave the track and hit the people racing against me in the gonads. That trick takes more skill than you might imagine. I would have so owned one of these as a kid. Honestly, I might order both of them now.
It's been nearly 3 years in development and thousands of hours of blood, sweat, and fun had in the process, and it's finally here: the complete re-make of Star Wars: A New Hope constructed entirely of fan-made 15 second clips. This project was originally called Star Wars Uncut, and this final product is of course called Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut, and stitches together the entire set of hundreds of clips into one perfected bunch. This version is the "final" version of the film, and is available for you to watch 100% for free and in its entirety.
If you are a big fan of the awesome BioWare MMORPG SWTOR, you will be glad to hear that updates to fix a couple of issues that many gamers are having are inbound. The specific issues that are being addressed in the updates include the issue with Ability Delay and an issue with a glitch that let people gain more Valor than they should have by exploiting the glitch.
At nearly six years in production, hundreds of programmers, artists, contract workers, and writers, $200 million USD spent on the newest and grandest game by Electronic Arts' BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic is coming up now as the most expensive game to produce of all time. The Electronics Art studio BioWare hopes that the Old Republic will be able to grab all of that cash back on not only the $60 purchase price for the game as well as the $15 a month users will be paying to stay connected to the MMORPG's online servers. Be you a Jedi or a Sith, or something in between, know this: you're now part of the most costly game ever produced.
There's one whole heck of a lot of devices here at CES 2012 that cost a major amount of cash, but if there's one company that can bring the smallest and least expensive item to the show and still make a splash. This Mimobot's brand new Mimomicro USB microSD card reader, complete with officially licensed Star Wars characters making up the bulk of their design. Unlike the first waves of Mimobot USB devices, these don't do anything on their own, they read microSD cards for your USB-enabled device on the fly.
The gaming world sat up and took notice when Razer released its Blade gaming laptop with a built-in video touchpad and assignable buttons. Now they're showing off a more conservative desktop keyboard with the same features, and themed it for the ultra-popular Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online game. We checked out Razer's CES booth for a quick demonstration.
If that title didn't get you pumped up about what this release possibly could be: have a look at the title image here, complete with gigantic claymation heads on Yoda and Darth Maul, a team of force-wielders whose new favorite drink is Brisk Iced Tea. This duo of cartooned-out characters is promoting two things: the release of the first Star Wars movie (The Phantom Menace) in 3D format, and Brisk. They've got not only this utterly strange duo of video ad spots, but an iPhone app called Brisksaber for your free downloading and use, right this second!
There's nothing quite like a flashmob these days, ladies and gentlemen, and when it comes to massive displays of unequivicle awesomeness, there's no better way to display it than with a bunch of lightsabers: thus the combination has been made to celebrate the start of the multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic. This particular flash mob took place at night in Times Square in New York, and you simply must watch the majority of the video to get the full effect. How people standing still while epic music plays can have such an effect, I'll never know.