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More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

More HD photos of Rey’s Lightsaber (and its true identity)

Today we present the best look at Rey's Lightsaber we currently have available - up close and personal with a nice set of photos. These images come with a bit of confirmation of information passed down this week by the keeper of the canon for Star Wars: Pablo Hidalgo. Before there's any confusion when the first wave of The Last Jedi toys are released in stores - the name "Rey's Lightsaber" is a simple re-naming of a lightsaber we already know very well.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

Star Wars The Last Jedi Trivia: is that a Bothan, or not?

The first major photo shoot for Star Wars The Last Jedi brought with it a question of nature of one alien in particular - this horse-faced fellow you see before you. "Many Bothans died to bring us this information," said Mon Mothma, leader of the Rebellion, in Star Wars Return of The Jedi. Since then it's been a never-ending battle to decide what Bothans - the Bothan Spies, that is - were and how they looked. In the most recent discussion on the matter, it's clear: there is no one, single version of a Bothan, but many.

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Mother’s Day gifts guide 2017 by SlashGear

Mother’s Day gifts guide 2017 by SlashGear

Today we've got a guide for gifts that only the most awesome moms are going to want. The sort of moms that would rather have a chameleon night lamp than another hand-made Mother's Day card. Or both, you know, alongside a bag of her favorite candy - the stuff that any mom would always appreciate should always be in the gift-giving package.

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Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

Star Wars TFA movie easter egg: Alternate Ending (for The Last Jedi assist!)

The director of The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) apparently asked the director of The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) to change the end of his film. Johnson revealed this information this week alongside tiny details about how involved he was during the creation of the first film. At this point we've got to warn you that you'll want to turn back if you're not all about spoilers - though the spoilers are mainly for The Force Awakens, not so much The Last Jedi. Though if you want to be entirely vegan about the next film, now's the time to click out.

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May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the fourth be with you: Digital Star Wars media to celebrate

May the 4th be with you, all you Android and iOS users, it's a day of celebration for the likes of Star Wars fans everywhere. As such, developers of Star Wars apps and games have put their best force forward with a few price-chops. Google's done a decent job of arranging and displaying the lot - right alongside 5 of the 7 movies that are currently out and available for download, plus comics, plus books, plus soundtracks - though the last few aren't on sale, exactly.

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A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A select list of May the 4th Star Wars sales now live

A bunch of Star Wars-themed events are taking place starting today, the 3rd of May, and last until the end of May the 4th (be with you). This is the ump-teenth time in a row that Star Wars has been celebrated on the 4th of May - back since the first Star Wars Geek heard those fabulous 6 words in that order. Fourth really sounds like Force - so let's use it to fill the bottomless pit of need for more Star Wars merchandise and special events, forever!

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Steam and GOG sales celebrate Star Wars Day early

Steam and GOG sales celebrate Star Wars Day early

Star Wars Day is quickly approaching, but Steam and GOG have decided to start the festivities a little early. Both online retailers have kicked off special sales in celebration of Star Wars Day, discounting much of their Star Wars game catalogs. There are some good deals to be found, provided you aren't like me and don't already buy all the Star Wars-related stuff you come across.

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Star Wars: Episode 9 release date revealed

Star Wars: Episode 9 release date revealed

Most of the Star Wars-based attention will be on The Last Jedi for the foreseeable future, but Disney took the time today to announce the release date for Star Wars: Episode 9. Still without a proper title, Episode 9 will wrap up the third trilogy of mainline Star Wars films, presumably finishing the story that involves Rey, Finn, Poe, and Kylo Ren.

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Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

Will Disney edit Star Wars? Kathleen Kennedy says no (sort of)

An interview with Lucasfilm CEO Kathleen Kennedy has popped up this week with a few pointed questions on the future of Star Wars. The folks at SteeleWars (comedian Steele Saunders, to be exact) asked Kennedy how free Lucasfilm is, in its current form, to edit past Star Wars films. Can alterations be made to past Star Wars films, or are they set in stone from this point forward?

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BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

BMW Hoverbike LEGO Review

This week we're taking a peek at a LEGO motorcycle [BMW R 1200 GS Adventure] that can be re-built as a hoverbike. It's completely batty, to be sure - but the appeal in having a BMW-branded hoverbike was more than I could handle. I had to built it - and built it I did. It took a few hours (spread out over a few days, about an hour off and on each day), and was quite enjoyable to see unfold. The build you're seeing here photographed by SlashGear is the Hoverbike part of this equation.

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The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

The Force is with Xbox Live’s Games with Gold in May

Microsoft has announced Xbox Live's Games with Gold for the month of May, and Star Wars fans will want to take note. May's selection of free games includes not one but two Star Wars titles, likely as a way to celebrate Star Wars day on May 4th. If you missed out on these Star Wars games the first time around, this is a good chance to pick them up.

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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 won’t include Season Pass and may nix DLCs

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was officially unveiled this weekend following a major leak of the entire teaser trailer. Now that the first round of details have been made official, the smaller, more pertinent info is becoming available, and among it are details about the Season Pass. Namely, the game won't include one. Whether that means the game won't offer DLCs is unclear, but DICE's creative director Bernd Diemer indicates there may be something better in the pipeline.

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