Thursday 18 July 2013

Angry Birds Star Wars coming to a console near you!

Angry Birds Star Wars II is launching on mobile platforms this September. However, its predecessor arrives on every current gen console known to humankind this October.

The console versions will contain 20 exclusive new levels, as well as brand new competitive and co-operative multiplayer modes.

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Is this the script for Star Wars: Episode VII?

With enigmatic flair, JJ Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, tweeted an image of some scripts with the description "Hot off the presses. Can you guess what's behind the cover? #FoundAtBR #MysteryScript"

Is this Oscar-winner Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars Episode VII?

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Join the Pork Side in Angry Birds Star Wars II

Rovio will demonstrate its first sequel to Angry Birds Star Wars during this week's Comic-Con. It's based on the prequels, but there's no confirmation on Jar Jar Binks making an appearance...

In a nod to Activision's Skylanders and the upcoming Disney Infinity. Rovio is joining forces with, fellow Star Wars licensee, Hasbro to bring interactive toys to the franchise following last year's standalone tie-in with the Pawtucket-based company.

Players will be able to buy playsets called Telepods, which can be scanned with your iOS and Android devices to "teleport" that character directly into the game.

"Some of the most amazing character additions are versions of young Anakin, Mace Windu and Darth Maul," said Rovio's executive vice president of games Jami Laes in a statement.

"Hasbro's Telepods technology also provides a great way to extend the experience beyond the app and bring a whole new dimension to the gameplay."

More than 30 toy characters will be available when the game launches on September 19th. Also, look out for Return of the Jedi in the original Angry Birds Star Wars! Excited?

Monday 8 July 2013

Skyfall streaming on NOW TV for PS3

Following a short public beta trial. NOW TV has been officially launched on PlayStation 3, almost a year after the service bowed on Xbox 360! Just in time for Skyfall's premiere on Sky Movies...

Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, comments: “More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices – and NOW TV is here to meet that demand. Following the addition of PlayStation 3, our customers now have another way of streaming to their main TV screen, while continuing to enjoy access out and about via iPad and smartphones. At the same time as we’re rolling NOW TV out to new platforms and devices, we’re also preparing to increase the range and choice of great Sky content that our customers can access.”

Fergal Gara, Vice President and Managing Director for Sony Computer Entertainment UK said: “Adding Sky’s amazing content via NOW TV to the PlayStation 3’s services is a real boon for our millions of UK customers. Streaming great and exclusive sports and movie content to the family TV is a huge enhancement to the PlayStation entertainment portfolio.”

Sign up for a free 30 day trial here.

Saturday 6 July 2013

Star Wars: Course of the Force

It is a time of peace in California thanks to the inaugural Course of the Force, a charity lightsaber relay down the coast to San Diego to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But the Make-A-Wish Foundation is still in need and the Course of the Force High Council has been summoned a second time. Starting at Skywalker Ranch runners will carry the lightsaber down to the 2013 Comic-Con International in San Diego.

On the eve of the relay race, Nerdist member Matt Mira has journeyed to Industrial Light and Magic to retrieve the Course of the Force lightsaber...