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How Goods Are Advertised In The Star Wars Universe

TheGamerChick has shared a series of Star Wars commercials/infommercials, giving us a glimpse of what television advertising could be like in a galaxy far, far away. Pretty funny. And don’t forget to check out Darth Vader’s recent at bat. [via …

Baseball Is A Much Darker Sport When Darth Vader Is Involved

The Star Wars YouTube channel has uploaded a series of videos featuring Darth Vader, some stormtroopers and scout troopers getting ready for a baseball game, and even playing (against each other). As one of the videos’ descriptions says, Vader was …

If Star Wars Took Place In Australia Instead Of A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The guys at StuntBear have put together, “Aussie Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Bloke,” promising “deep SW references” throughout. Which ones can you find? If you enjoyed that, they also have a Cantina Band rock cover on SoundCloud. [via …

Carrie Fisher Talks Star Wars: Episode VII

Last year, the Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm and announced that Star Wars: Episode VII will be coming in 2015. Other Star Wars films, will also be coming in the future, including spin-offs. Since that time, Star Wars fans have …

Character Customization Coming To Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic was the subject of countless jokes and TORtantic memes last year after the game started to bleed subscribers. The MMO went free-to-play less than a year after launch, and now EA has to retain players …

Star Wars Actor Dies; Richard LeParmentier Was 66

Richard LeParmentier, the actor most famous for playing Admiral Motti in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, has died at the age of 66. The actor, who lived in the U.K., was reportedly visiting relatives in Austin, Texas at …

Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels All Current Projects
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LucasArts, the game publisher and developer subsidiary of LucasFilm, was shut down today by its new overlords at Disney. The brand will remain as the company will look to licensing its crop of franchises out to other developers, but the …

Angry Birds Star Wars Travels To Cloud City

Back in January, Rovio released a new expansion for Angry Birds Star Wars called “Escape from Hoth.” The level pack covered the first half of The Empire Strikes Back, and now a new expansion finishes the story. Rovio announced today …

Another Star Wars Petition Hits White House Site, This Time Calling for National R2-D2 Day
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Over the half year or so that the White House has been operating their We The People online petition site, we’ve seen that it can be used in a variety of ways. There are the ridiculous petitions – the ones …

Angry Birds Star Wars About To Get Cloud City Episode

Angry Birds Star Wars will soon get a Cloud City episode. Rovio teased the episode on YouTube: No release date for the episode is given, but Rovio says to stay tuned for the official Cloud City gameplay trailer, coming to …

Star Wars Pinball DLC Coming to PlayStation Network

It’s not quite Star Wars: Battlefront III, but today Sony will be releasing the Star Wars Pinball downloadable content (DLC) for Zen Pinball 2. The add-on will cost $10 and includes three different tables: “Star Wars Episode V – The …

Harrison Ford Rumor: He’ll Play Han Solo Again
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Harrison Ford, who famously played Han Solo in the original “Star Wars” series, is set to reprise the role for the new movies according to several sources. The rumors appear to have started with a blurb about the new films …

Conan Has An Idea For Those Star Wars Spin-Offs

There’s been a lot of talk about the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies. Lots of fans have ideas of where they’d like to see these go. Conan O’Brien has an idea as well…

The Shoe Project: Star Wars Fans And Vans Come Together For Good Cause

When art and fandom meet, it’s often a beautiful thing to behold; when they meet under the same roof to raise money for sick children, it’s a thousand times sweeter. While artists have been paying tribute to their favorite films, …

Star Wars: The Old Republic “Relics of the Gree” Event Teased in New Video

Last April, the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO held its first live in-game event. The Rakghoul Plague event, as it was called, had players running around Tatooine and infecting each other with a deadly plague. Of course, that was …

Star Wars Spinoff Movies Are in the Works

Ever since The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm late last year, Star Wars fans have been alternately worried and hopeful about the world’s most famous sci-fi brand returning to the big screen. The choice of J.J. Abrams to direct Star …

Death Star Kickstarter Project Sees 500+ Pledges in Less Than Two Days
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If the government refuses to help us defend against impending threats, the people have no choice but to take up the project themselves. And since the White House has officially thrown water on the people’s demands to build our very …

Open Source Computing Brings Everybody’s Favorite Droid To Life Open Source Computing Brings Everybody’s Favorite Droid To Life

I think we can all agree that R2-D2 is one of the most lovable robots ever created. Compared to his more terrifying contemporaries, the little guy just oozes charm. Now one man has made his very own R2-D2 using a …

Galactic Empire Responds to White House Petition Response Re: Death Star

Earlier this week, the White House dashed the dreams of over 34,000 American citizens as they officially refused a petition to start production on the country’s very own functioning Death Star. Bummer, right? In their statement, the White House cited …

White House Now Requires 100K Signatures for Petition Response, Will Hopefully Weed Out Wacky Secessionists White House Now Requires 100K Signatures for Petition Response, Will Hopefully Weed Out Wacky Secessionists
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About a month ago, I said that the White House’s “We The People” online petition site was “ensuring its legacy as a total joke.” I know, that’s pretty harsh. But at the time, it really looked like the experiment in …

White House Responds to Death Star Petition, Doesn’t Support Blowing Up Planets White House Responds to Death Star Petition, Doesn’t Support Blowing Up Planets
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Sorry John D of Longmont, Colorado and the 34,000+ other who signed the Death Star petition: the White House has responded and the answer is no. The federal government will not be initiating a program to construct a functioning Death …