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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets voice acting, new combat mechanics

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets voice acting, new combat mechanics

If you've ever played any of the LEGO Star Wars games, then you're accustomed to their special blend of humor and storytelling. They're changing things up a little for their next installment for The Force Awakens. However, it's looking like the changes will be for the best.

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Hands-on with Star Wars: The Trials on Tattooine

Hands-on with Star Wars: The Trials on Tattooine

Something I've wanted to do since I was a little kid was grab a lightsaber and fight bad guys with it. So when I was told that I'd be seeing a demo from ILMxLAB during GDC, you can be that I was pretty excited. After strapping on an HTC Vive and getting my controller ready (after being told I'd only need the one controller, I was pretty certain of what I'd need it for) the familiar text popped up: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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Boba Fett purse launches for discerning fashionistas

Boba Fett purse launches for discerning fashionistas

Is there a notable lack of green purses in your closet? If so, ThinkGeek has a new item that’ll fill that hole: a leather purse styled to resemble Boba Fett from Star Wars. The purse itself comes from Loungefly and features a shiny finish over bright green sections of embossed faux leather. Even better, says ThinkGeek, it includes little feet on the bottom so it won’t stick ‘to the movie theater floor.'

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In-game footage of Knights of The Old Republic using Unreal Engine looks amazing

In-game footage of Knights of The Old Republic using Unreal Engine looks amazing

Last month we showed you some screenshots from a fan recreation of Knights of the Old Republic. The screenshots looked pretty good, and definitely a step up from the original graphics that we saw all those years ago. However, static screenshots don't do a lot to convey how a game really looks. Well today we have in-game footage of this project.

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Tony Dyson, builder of the original R2-D2, has died

Tony Dyson, builder of the original R2-D2, has died

Professor Tony Dyson, builder of the original R2-D2, has passed away at the age of 68. While the cause of death has not been officially determined, it is believed to be from natural causes. His passing was discovered after one of his neighbors, concerned that his door was left opened, contacted the local authorities. Professor Dyson also performed work for some other movies, including Dragon Slayer, Superman II, and Moonraker.

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The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

The Force Awakens Blu-ray release date leaked

If you have any interest in the movie, you've probably gone to see The Force Awakens by now. If you haven't, perhaps you're just waiting for it to release on Blu-ray. After all, theaters are expensive, and not everyone feels like sitting in a room full of strangers for a couple of hours. Disney still hasn't made any official announcements regarding the release date, but thanks to a certain bunny, we have a pretty good idea.

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The Star Wars Humble Bundle II is an absolute steal

The Star Wars Humble Bundle II is an absolute steal

The Star Wars excitement has died down a bit, since the release of The Force Awakens late last year. However, it's still a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan. The Blu-ray release isn't too far off now, and if you want to play some classic Star Wars games to fill that void, now is the perfect time.

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First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

First Order Stormtrooper helmet is a life-size wearable

In need of a proper First Order Stormtrooper helmet? ThinkGeek has rolled out a life-sized replica that is ready for you to put on, and it includes a convex tinted visor. According to the company, this new replica was based on digital scans of an actual prop from the Star Wars movie, and was made with lightweight injection-molded plastic for comfort while being worn.

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Now there’s a working BB-8 model made of Lego

Now there’s a working BB-8 model made of Lego

You would think by now that even Star Wars fans are getting tired of all the BB-8 toys and merchandise coming out, especially since The Force Awakens has been out for over two months now. But then again, that rolling droid with the floating head is just too adorable. Now there's another working model of BB-8, but this time made completely out of Lego bricks!

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Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Star Wars BB-8 desk lamp shines at your touch

Need an adorable Star Wars droid in your life? Enter the BB-8 desktop lamp, a model of the BB-8 droid from The Force Awakens that functions as a reading light. The lamp has a trio of lighting modes suitable for different situations, and is made from high-quality aluminum, according to ThinkGeek. Even better, it’s available as of now. See it in action after the jump!

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Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Star Wars Droid Translator Helmets turn you into DIY-D2

Two DIY Star Wars enthusiasts have taken to the shop to make a very strange invention. This is the Droid Translator Helmet, and it'll turn your voice into Droid-speak for a second helmet to pick up and translate. Sort of. There's a bit of a trick to it. Instead of actually translating speech word-for-word to a series of beeps and boops, these helmets play sounds from the movies. The speech is not exactly translated so much as it is transmitted.

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J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

J.J. Abrams introduces 2016 Star Wars Fan Film Awards

Lucasfilm and Disney have an announcement for Star Wars fans and budding filmmakers alike: the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are returning for 2016. In what used to be a tradition for the Star Wars fan community, Lucasfilm and Disney have brought it back for the last few years, apparently turning it into an annual event to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration. The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams even introduces the competition in the announcement video below.

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