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Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is an interactive training system for padawans

Star Wars Lightsaber Academy is an interactive training system for padawans

Hasbro has introduced the latest evolution in toy lightsabers with its new Star Wars Lightsaber Academy. The system involves an extendable toy lightsaber that works with a mobile app to help kids develop their Jedi skills. Hasbro is also offering a basic version of its new toy lightsabers that doesn't include Bluetooth, as well as a version of the lightsaber that has sound effects and simulates light effects.

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Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Xbox Games with Gold serves up Bomberman, Bloodstained in February

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Live Games with Gold for February, and it seems that we've got a pretty solid month ahead of us. As is usually the case, Xbox One owners will be getting four games in February, as the two Xbox 360 titles are backwards compatible with the console. There's a bit of something for everything this month, whether you're into multiplayer, classic games, or even Star Wars.

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More details about EA’s canned Star Wars game surface

More details about EA’s canned Star Wars game surface

Last night, Kotaku published a report that claimed EA Vancouver's Star Wars game has been canned. The game has been in development since October 2017, so a little over a year, and entered production after EA shut down Visceral Studios, which was also working on Star Wars game of its own. In the time since that report was published, more information has surfaced, giving us a better idea of EA's motivation in this latest cancellation.

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EA Star Wars open world game canceled

EA Star Wars open world game canceled

Fans of any franchise, be it sci-fi or fantasy, would probably drool over the thought of living in an open world version of that fictional world. Even if said world is purely digital. Indeed, there have been no shortage of plans and sometimes even low-budget attempts to have open world games based on The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Star Trek, and, of course, Star Wars, few of which have come to pass. One that almost seemed close to becoming reality might sadly no longer happen as EA Games has reportedly canned the open world Star Wars games it has been working on for the past year or so.

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Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy Edge park detailed ahead of opening

Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy Edge park detailed ahead of opening

Disney has been working on its Star Wars theme park, Galaxy's Edge, for a few years at this point, but we've still got several months to wait before it opens at Disneyland and Disney World. Thus far, Disney hasn't talked a ton about Galaxy's Edge, but in a new behind-the-scenes video, it's giving us some details about two of the park's rides, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

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Star Wars original trilogy will be turned into animated shorts for kids

Star Wars original trilogy will be turned into animated shorts for kids

Disney has revealed plans to create a series of short animated videos based on the original Star Wars trilogy. These animated shorts will be targeted at children and feature iconic characters from the first three movies, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. The new series will be called the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures and serve to introduce young viewers to the franchise's pivotal moments, classic themes, and more.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings Obi-Wan Kenobi on November 28

Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings Obi-Wan Kenobi on November 28

On November 28, EA will push out a Star Wars Battlefront 2 update that brings Obi-Wan Kenobi to the game. The new character will be included as part of the Battle of Geonosis update, his arrival coming a couple months before the Anakin Skywalker addition in February. The character will include his trademark blue lightsaber and a slew of abilities.

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Disney+ streaming service detailed for late 2019 Netflix attack

Disney+ streaming service detailed for late 2019 Netflix attack

Disney will launch its Netflix rival in late 2019, the company has confirmed today, with ominous implications for the movies you might currently be enjoying on Netflix. The service has been in the pipeline for more than a year now, and will launch with Star Wars content among other things.

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Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

The last few years have seen the Star Wars franchise return to the big screen with new films, including several that focus on specific characters or stories unrelated to the main trilogies. One such project that has been in the works is a standalone movie for Boba Fett, the iconic bounty hunter from the original trilogy. Unfortunately that's no longer the case, as Lucasfilm has confirmed that the Boba Fett movie has been canceled.

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Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

This week the folks at ILMxLAB spoke at Oculus Connect 5 about their new title "Vader Immortal." This is a virtual reality experience that takes place in three parts - the first of which is called Vader Immortal: Episode I. In the game, users will travel to Mustafar, to Darth Vader's palace. This experience will take place in the Star Wars universe in the period of time between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

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Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds Dark Side games and Kylo Ren lightsaber

Star Wars: Jedi Challenges adds Dark Side games and Kylo Ren lightsaber

Lenovo promised regular updates for the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges augmented reality game, and it's been delivering, with the latest being a Dark Side Expansion and a new lightsaber option. The AR game uses a smartphone slotted into Lenovo's Mirage headset, and wirelessly-connected weapons modeled after those in the hit movies.

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LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

The time at which Star Wars and LEGO have reached peak insanity is now. Here, in 2018, we've gotten back to the point at which the most fabled and legendary of original Star Wars LEGO sets was hatched is back. This is Star Wars: Cloud City, in LEGO form. If you're a hardcore Star Wars LEGO collector, you know the original is basically unattainable. If you're new to the game, you'll understand why this set's reboot is about to keep with the tradition of mind-boggling largeness.

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