Star Wars

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

Angry Birds Star Wars arrives on Facebook

If you can't get enough Angry Birds Star Wars action on your phone or tablet, then you'll be pleased to know that it landed on Facebook today. Now you can play through Rovio's take on the Star Wars universe with your Facebook profile, letting everyone know about it in the process. You're getting mostly the same game as you are on mobile devices with this release, but there are a few key differences Angry Birds die-hards might like to know about.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion announced

Hot on the heels of Star Wars: The Old Republic's transition to free-to-play comes the announcement of the game's first expansions. Players have been waiting a long time for this first expansion, dubbed Rise of the Hutt Cartel, considering the game released in December 2011. They'll have a bit longer to wait too, as Rise of the Hutt Cartel isn't scheduled to launch until sometime in spring 2013.

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Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Petition for Death Star achieves 25,000 signatures, requires response from White House

Let's admit it: a real-life Death Star would be pretty cool, and we're one step closer to its reality, thanks to a petition calling on the United States to begin construction of this moon-sized megaweapon. It has achieved over 25,000 signatures, which according to the rules of the Obama administration's "We the People," requires a response directly from the White House.

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Star Wars Episode 7 cast begins to assemble

Star Wars Episode 7 cast begins to assemble

We've begun our long in-depth search through the waves of both legitimate and falsified information coming in surrounding Star Wars Episode VII, the first in a series of three films born of Disney's recent acquisition of Lucasfilm. What we're seeing here extremely early on in the game is very few solid details and an overflow of rumors the likes of which we've only come to see from the release of an iPhone - imagine that. At the outset, we've got this: Michael Arndt is attached as writer and George Lucas will indeed be involved.

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Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

Star Wars films 2-3 times a year starting in 2015

This week the upcoming president of Lucasfilm, Kathleen Kennedy, has made it clear to employess that she intended them to release 2-3 Star Wars films a year starting in 2015 with Episode VII. After the announcement was made by George Lucas himself that Lucasfilm and the rights to the Star Wars industry had been sold to Disney, it was just as giant a news flash that this meant a sequel to the 6th film in the series Return of the Jedi. Just about the only blast that could possibly have topped such an announcement is this: it's just the beginning!

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 8, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone - just one more work day to go and we'll have arrived at the weekend once again. This afternoon we received more information about that massive Twitter password reset that occurred earlier in the day, while we learned that a number of Windows Phone 8 handsets will be available to order at both Verizon and AT&T tomorrow, including the HTC Windows Phone 8X. Verizon is expecting to complete its roll out of 4G LTE by mid-2013, while we learned that Grand Theft Auto V will feature Rockstar's biggest in-game world yet.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

We've known for a while now that Electronic Arts and BioWare are planning to take Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play, but for months, both companies were silent on an actual date for the switch. That all changed today, with Electronic Arts confirming that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play worldwide on November 15. That's exactly one week from today, so those of you who have been waiting for the switch don't have much longer to go before it actually happens.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

We've officially entered November, which means that 2013 is right around the corner - an alarming thought indeed. Today the folks at iFixit gave us an up close look at the internals of the iPad Mini, while Apple was told by a UK judge that it needs to change the Samsung "apology" on its website. Verizon is helping out with the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, as is Apple by accepting donations through iTunes. We heard a whopper of a rumor that claims Google will soon introduce physical Google Wallet credit cards which, if true, could be a major game-changer.

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