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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 springs back to life thanks to Disney

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 springs back to life thanks to Disney

It would appear that Disney has revived a classic Star Wars game from the past. Not to be confused with the modern Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (which is coming up later this year), Disney has brought the multiplayer servers for 2005's Battlefront 2 back online. Those servers were run by GameSpy up until its shut down back until 2014, and in the time since then, those who wanted to play Battlefront 2 online had to rely on GameRanger.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows onslaught of epic events

This week the folks pre-ordering the game Star Wars Battlefront 2 have begun to flip directly out over the trailer you're about to see. This trailer shows a number of epic additions to the game, centering on ability modifiers and looks inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These "looks" are for both Kylo Ren and Rey, bringing the user directly in to the film ready to roll this December.

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The Last Jedi trailer date was just outed by Luke Skywalker

The Last Jedi trailer date was just outed by Luke Skywalker

Now that the end of September is upon us, we're a mere three months out from the premiere of Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. Make no mistake, Disney is priming its massive marketing machine as we speak, and many Star Wars fans are wondering when we're going to get an actual trailer for The Last Jedi. The first and only trailer we've received thus far was a teaser trailer released at Star Wars Celebration in April.

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Star Wars Episode 9 hit with delay after director shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 hit with delay after director shake up

Disney has announced that Star Wars Episode 9 will be arriving later than expected. When the company announced yesterday that JJ Abrams was being brought on to direct and write Episode 9, we probably should have assumed this would happen, as is sounds like Abrams' arrival is acting as something of a hard reset for production. In any case, we're all going to have to wait quite a bit longer for Episode 9 to release.

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Star Wars Episode 9’s new director is a familiar face

Star Wars Episode 9’s new director is a familiar face

Well, that didn't take long: just days after announcing that Disney had parted ways with Star Wars Episode 9 direct Colin Trevorrow, the movie already has a new director. Fans of the franchise will immediately recognize this new director, as he helped usher in a new era of Star Wars with the beginning of this new trilogy.

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Star Wars, Marvel movies leaving Netflix, headed to Disney’s app

Star Wars, Marvel movies leaving Netflix, headed to Disney’s app

Last month, Disney revealed plans to pull its movies from Netflix and launch a streaming service of its own. Though inconvenient for Netflix subscribers who happen to like Disney movies, the move wasn't all that shocking. One thing left up in the air, however, was the fate of Marvel and Star Wars movies.

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Star Wars Episode 9 loses its director in big shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 loses its director in big shake up

Star Wars Episode 9 seems to be off to something of a rocky start. With just a few months left to go until The Last Jedi premieres in theaters, Disney has announced that it has parted ways with Episode 9 director Colin Trevorrow. The good news is that Episode 9's release date is still quite a ways off, so Disney has plenty of time to find a new director before we have to start worrying about things like delays.

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Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

Sphero R2-D2 Review : Also the Best Star Wars Toy ever made

When I reviewed BB-8 by Sphero, I didn't expect the company would go back and create an R2-D2, too. They built their name on the original remotely controlled sphere - Sphero - and they'd not yet expanded to the world of Cars and Spider-Men. Since then they've become a much more diversified group of smart-device creators, and it's become time to roll out with the most beloved Star Wars robot in the history of the world: R2-D2 (also now by Sphero).

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New Millennium Falcon is LEGO’s biggest set ever

New Millennium Falcon is LEGO’s biggest set ever

LEGO Star Wars aficionados, look out, there's a new Millennium Falcon set coming to break your bank account and occupy your time. The company has announced the latest in its Ultimate Collectors Series, and it also happens to be largest and most expensive set LEGO has ever released. How big and how expensive? This new take on the "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" weighs in at an incredible 7,541 pieces, and has a $800 price tag.

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This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

This giant Star Wars toy just won Force Friday

The best Star Wars toy was just revealed to the world in the form of a secret event inside an event at Target. This event was Force Friday, and the event within was a sort of mini-raffle. Those in attendance were given the treat of a lifetime - a view of the biggest Star Wars plush toy in the history of the world - Porg style.

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Propel’s Star Wars drones put a laser battle in your living room

Propel’s Star Wars drones put a laser battle in your living room

Propel, largely known for its lightweight remote-controlled drones and helicopters, has officially announced the US release of its line of Star Wars battle drones. Already available to order, at launch, pilots can try to bullseye womp rats in Luke Skywalker’s classic X-Wing, shoot Jedi from the sky with Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced, or dodge trees on the Speeder Bike made famous by the Endor forest chase in Return of the Jedi.

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Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba’s Star Wars TV is… interesting

Toshiba made a Star Wars television that's 24-inches diagonally and designed with a Star Wars pattern. They've gone above-and-beyond when it comes to hyping this less-than-fantastic design, suggesting that "this model draws viewers into the space odyssey action, submerging them into an X-wing mission every time their eyes meet the TV." Toshiba would certainly have been better served in making the exterior aesthetic of this television set more subtle, focusing instead on the other tiny details that aren't quite so eye-searing.

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