Thursday, 29 July 2010

SEGA's Shining Force arrives on the App Store

SEGA's Shining Force (iTunes), a classic turn-based RPG from the 16-bit era, arrives on the App Store with my unreserved recommendation!

SEGA's Genesis/Mega Drive emulator for iPhone has met with controversy from enthusiast gamers, and I've eschewed all the releases until now! Shining Force runs perfectly on my iPod touch (2G). However, is it too much to ask SEGA to release special editions with hi-resolution graphics?

How about Phantasy Star next?

Shining Force should satiate RPG fans until Secret of Mana is released!

US App Store: Shining Force
International: Shining Force

Friday, 23 July 2010

Jedi Junkies

Jedi Junkies, produced and directed by Mark Edlitz, is a one-of-a-kind, feature film about the world’s most dedicated Star Wars fans.

From lightsaber wielding martial arts academies to a filmmaker who built the world’s only life-size Millennium Falcon, from a Monster Garage-esque sculptor whose professional livelihood is building custom lightsabers to metal-bikini wearing dancers who embody Slave Leia, the film offers viewers a rare glimpse into rabid fans’ personal and professional self expression that borders on obsession.

The film also gives viewers the perspective of celebrity insiders including G4’s Attack of the Show host Olivia Munn, Phantom Menace actor Ray Park (Darth Maul), Celebrity Fit Club's Dr. Linda Papodopolis and Blair Witch Project director Ed Sanchez.

See what the critics are saying about Jedi Junkies:

Digital Movie Reviews
"Even modest Star Wars fans will enjoy this documentary. The folks profiled here are extreme in many ways, but they’re also very entertaining. You’ll marvel at them, either out of admiration or out of disbelief."

Clive Young, Author, "Homemade Hollywood"
"Check it out. If you’re a Star Wars fan, or just like gazing at Olivia Munn — you’ll dig Jedi Junkies."

Jedi Junkies is now available to rent or buy on iTunes and Amazon.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Star Wars Subway Car

Improv Everywhere's latest mission was to re-enact the first meeting between Princess Leia and Darth Vader aboard the Rebel blockade runner from Star Wars:

"The white walls and sliding doors on the train reminded us of the rebel ship from the movie, and we thought it would be fun to see how people would react to a surprise appearance by the iconic characters. We spread out the actors along the train line, staging it so they would enter the right car at the right time."

(View it larger on YouTube)
edited by Matt Adams / music by Gustav Holst, arranged by Tyler Walker

Friday, 9 July 2010

Mimoco announces SDCC & Star Wars Celebration Exclusive

(Boston, MA – July 8, 2010) -- Mimoco, renowned for its collection of MIMOBOT® designer USB flash drives, hits the road this summer for stops along their annual tradeshow circuit including the Taipei Toy Festival (July 8-11), San Diego Comic Con (July 21-25), and Star Wars Celebration V in Orlando (August 12-15). In honor of the company’s 5th anniversary, Mimoco will present all new and exclusive MIMOBOT designs to attendees of the tradeshows.

Starting at Taipei Toy Festival this weekend in Taiwan, Mimoco drops their latest entry in the MIMOBOT Artist Series called Monster Molly MIMOBOT. The design is a three-way collaboration between Mimoco, Monster Taipei (organizers of the Taipei Toy Festival) and Kenny Wong, popular Hong Kong-based designer of Kennyswork and the pioneering designer toy collective, Brothersfree. Wong has collaborated with top international brands including Levi’s, Disney and Nokia. His Molly character has appeared in many iterations and now as Monster Molly MIMOBOT wearing a green monster suit to celebrate this year’s Toy Festival theme, “Monsters vs. Toys.” The show exclusive is available in a limited edition of 500 units.

At San Diego Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration V, Mimoco will make available their first MIMOBOT dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, the Lobot MIMOBOT. The dual tradeshow exclusive, a limited edition run of 1,000 units, joins Mimoco’s ongoing Star Wars MIMOBOT Series. The mute Lobot was the chief administrative aide to Baron Administrator Lando Calrissian on Cloud City, over the planet Bespin. His brain was connected to the city's central computer, allowing him to communicate directly with the city's computer network. Now Star Wars fans can connect Lobot MIMOBOT’s brain to their computer via USB, available in 2GB to 16GB capacities at Mimoco’s two San Diego’s Comic Con booths #4938 and #2913M in the Star Wars Pavilion from July 21st through 25th, and at their Star Wars Celebration V booth #312 on August 12th - 15th in Orlando.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth

"Just in time for the 30th anniversary celebration of The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth offers an exciting, strategic gaming experience for fans of the original Star Wars series," said Adam Comiskey, Vice President, THQ Wireless.

Star Wars: The Battle for Hoth, a tower defence game, will be released on July 15th.

In the meantime download Star Wars: Trench Run (iTunes)! THQ Wireless is about to unleash Trench Run 2.0, a significant update that uses the iPhone or iPod touch as a wireless controller whilst the player uses a Mac or PC browser to play the game. This will be, controversially, available as an in-app purchase!