Star Wars

R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks up for pre-order

A brand new pair of R2D2 USB Flash Drive Cufflinks are proving today that just because Star Wars themed technology can be cute, it doesn't mean it's going to be cheap. Silver plated with enamel, 2GB of storage on each cufflink, and made with an engravable whale back closure, these links will set you back $200 USD a pair. Should you just happen to be in the market for a pair of these lovely little droids, you'll be getting free shipping as a bonus.

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Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader Review

Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader Review

The Mimoco Chewbacca MIMOMICRO microSD Card Reader may well be the tiniest piece of hardware we've ever reviewed here on SlashGear, and I do dare say the cutest as well. What we've got here is a Star Wars inspired microSD Card Reader coming straight from the folks who are now famous for creating the most excitingly vibrant USB flashdrives on the planet. Here instead of calling them Mimobots, they've called them MIMOMICRO due to their slightly changed functionality - and wouldn't you know it, they world just as fabulous!

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Star Wars TOR staff cut as player population falls

Star Wars TOR staff cut as player population falls

Though BioWare has not tied the two situations together as thus, the fact that Star Wars : The Old Republic has already lost 400,000 players since launch and that they've got a new set of layoffs in their staff on the books is fairly clearly connected. What we're seeing this week is the CEO of BioWare Ray Muzyka announcing with co-founder Greg Zeschuk that they'd be saying "farewell to some talented, passionate, and exceptionally hard-working people" from the Star Wars staff. Hopefully this does not point toward an end-of-life sequence for the game itself.

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ILM speaks on Battleship: “the bar has been raised” for visual effects

ILM speaks on Battleship: “the bar has been raised” for visual effects

Expanding on what we learned earlier this week from NVIDIA's talk with effects group ILM, Visual Effect Supervisor Pablo Helman let us know that their work on the film Battleship's effects and production took place on a global scale. With technologies like what we saw this week from NVIDIA with their cloud-ready GPU power with Kepler, the teams at Industrial Light and Magic and the extended Battleship film crew were able to work from not just one set location, but many at the same time. ILM artists and crew worked from different parts of the Earth all at once - this dramatically decreasing the amount of time it took to create such a giant vision as this blockbuster film, Helmen letting us know that the film industry world in recent years has certainly "become a lot smaller" in many ways.

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R2-D2 rain barrel is geekalicious

R2-D2 rain barrel is geekalicious

I think of all the characters in science fiction; R2-D2 is one of the most loved. The little droid doesn't even speak; he simply beeps. However, R2 is still one of my favorite Star Wars characters. We've seen R2-D2 turned into all sorts of toys and other projects from robots to computer cases. This is the first time I've ever seen R2-D2 turned into a barrel for collecting rainwater.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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Long ago, on a twitter account far, far away…

Long ago, on a twitter account far, far away…

Cue the music please. This new app from Microsoft is intended to celebrate Kinect Star Wars that is launching soon on the Xbox 360. The app offered by Microsoft is free and can be downloaded for Windows Phone today. If you use Android or an iPhone, you will be able to get the app today as well.

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R2-D2 plays Tupac – it had to happen

R2-D2 plays Tupac – it had to happen

It had to happen. Just days after Coachella played host to the other-worldly return of the legendary rapper Tupac Shakur 16 years after his death, (Star Wars) Rebel Alliance member R2-D2 has been found to have played a part in his resurrection. Created in part by Sethward Productions, you Star Wars fans are about to get a taste of exactly what everyone was thinking about when they heard a holographic rapper was heading to the stage for this year's concert lineup on the 15th of April, headlined by none other than Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg. The video you're about to see is not licensed by Lucasfilm, nor has it been approved by Aftermath records in any way.

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WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

This week one of the makers of World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment has let it be known that not only he plays Star Wars, his co-workers do as well. Speaking on why it seems that the most popular online role-playing game at the moment WoW seems to be losing subscribers, he noted that it's not just the wait for the upcoming expansion of the game Pandaria that's holding players back, it's the excellence of their competitors. Not only Star Wars: The Old Republic has been named in this case, it's Skyrim as well!

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2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

2,100 piece LEGO R2-D2 yours for £150 this May

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.

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