We can’t say that we didn’t see this coming, but just in time for May the Fourth, a multiplayer mode has finally arrived for the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges AR system. More specifically, the multiplayer mode is being called Lightsaber Versus Mode, and it will be available via a free app update on the App Store and Google Play.
Tomorrow is Cinco de Cuatro, and Netflix is releasing a reworked Arrested Development Season 4 to celebrate. To whet your appetite, Ron Howard gamely narrated a mashup of Star Wars and Arrested Development, and it’s the single greatest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
I never grew up playing video games; my parents were fine with us playing at arcades or at friends’ houses, but we were absolutely not allowed to own a Nintendo or Sega at home. So I enjoy sharing video games with my 4-year-old son, as it becomes a bonding experience when he “helps” me play Sonic or Mario Run on my iPhone.
Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges was one of the hottest toys on wish lists this holiday season, and rightfully so. After all, it’s the closest experience you can get to the experience of welding a real lightsaber. If Santa didn’t drop one off for you last month, don’t fret because, in honor of CES, we’re giving away 3 of them.
When we reviewed Star Wars: Jedi Challenges last month, we expected that Lenovo and Disney would be pushing out new content for the system over time. They haven’t disappointed us, and have just announced that new content is coming that is inspired by Star Wars Episode 8 The Last Jedi.
Lenovo’s Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is arguably the most exciting use of augmented reality we’ve seen to date. To that effect, for anyone who has ever wanted to experience the feeling of what it’s like to wield a lightsaber (and that’s most of us) then this is the closest you’ll probably ever get to that experience. But sheesh – it turns out that wielding a lightsaber is a total workout! Who knew?
Everyone loves Star Wars, and there’s nothing more symbolic of the series than the weapons brandished by the main characters, the light saber. Thanks to Ultrasabers, you can bring home your very own light saber starting at around $150, equipped with bright LED lights, authentic sound effects, and hilt designs that look like they came straight from the silver screen.
This lamp doesn’t do the sound effects but just the sight of a mini R2-D2 on your desk is sure to pull in admiring stares from officemates!
The new Star Wars movie has smashed box office records and is still going strong. Now, thanks to Massdrop you can get a laser etched Star Wars clock and have the force with you each and every minute of the day. The drop has unlocked the lowest price of $64.99 and there are a few different designs and two colors of wood from which to choose. A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away… In honor of the…
Like millions of others I have seen and LOVED Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As a long time fan of films and games and books, I loved seeing things from or derived from the ‘Expanded Universe’ that were immediately familiar. In fact, everything about this great new entry was awesome … but since then I have realized what it meant to the REST of the Expanded Universe: death. It was 37 years ago that the book “Splinter of the Mind’s…
Verizon is really going all-in on the Star Wars marketing. They already license “Droid” for their exclusive phones, and now they’re getting into the movies too, with exclusive Google Cardboard viewers for Verizon customers in BB-8, Kylo Ren, Stormtrooper, or R2-D2 themes!
I remember being a kid and getting books that were “novelizations” of movies. In fact, I’m 99% sure I had the entire Star Wars trilogy in novel form as well as the (now not-canon) Timothy Zahn trilogy. Disney is continuing the tradition for “The Force Awakens”, but they apparently don’t trust bookstores, because the novel will be ebook-only at release!
I have a continuing love affair with the Jedi Knight game series, and tend to replay them almost every year. This year I’ve replayed them all starting with Dark Forces, and now I move to the last game in the series! So let’s look at Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
The Star Wars Battlefront games released for PC and consoles back in 2004-5 were a big hit with fans, and the fun online play kept players engaged for several years. I also loved the PSP games Battlefront II, Renegade Squadron, and Elite Squadron. Now in time for the new Star Wars movie we’re getting a new Star Wars Battlefront!
Its hard to believe we’re so close to getting another glimpse into the Star Wars universe, as Star Wars The Force Awakens is set to arrive this Christmas. And to get all of us even MORE excited, as part of Star Wars Celebrations we get a new teaser trailer with a Luke voice-over, and a peek at Han and Chewie!
Part of my low-key recent birthday was watching a mid-afternoon movie. I wanted to watch one of my favorites, and ended up choosing ‘Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back’, a classic I saw in theaters 35 years ago and dozens of times since. Soon I can watch it on my iPhone, as a digital release arrives April 10th!
There will always be debates between technology fans – Mac or PC, iOS or Android, Excel or 1-2-3, Kirk or Picard, etc. But there are a few fairly universal things – we love gadgets, love debating about what we like and dislike, and we love Star Wars. Now we have the cast for Star Wars Episode VII to debate!
I was a huge fan of LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II way back in 2005 and 2006 when they were released and a fan of the subsequent 2007 ‘Complete Saga’ release. The PC & Mac versions arrived in 2009 and 2010, and now have landed on the iTunes App Store as a universal iPhone/iPad release.
Developer NimbleBit has teamed up with Disney and LucasArts to bring you Star Wars: Tiny Death Star, where you take the helm of the Death Star in order to build, develop, and prepare the planet-sized Death Star. The gameplay is extremely similar to NimbleBit’s Tiny Tower. It’s available for free on the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store. You hire outer space “bitizens” in order to build the commercial and residential floors of the Death Star. Like many freemium…
The combination of the over-done Angry Birds and mega-licensed Star Wars seemed like a marketer’s dream and a gamer’s nightmare. Yet the game was actually good – and loads of fun for fans of both franchises. So hearing about a sequel featuring Ian MacDiarmid is actually intriguing – and you’ll be able to get it for $1.99 on September 19th. Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WdGk8S-gxiI
Last week Aspyr surprised everyone by launching Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ on the iPad – though honestly it wasn’t as much of a surprise after the leak in their newsletter! So how did Aspyr do bringing one of the classic games of the RPG genre and Star Wars franchise to the iPad? Let’s take a look and see!