Gets a Facelift

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Since its launch in 1996, has periodically undergone changes in order to reflect its growing and evolving audience, and to keep pace with the rapidly shifting nature of the online world. This new version of the site is the biggest re-haul since Star Wars' official online presence began, and it will continue to grow and evolve in the immediate future. This is just the start of things, but an important one.A Renewed Focus on Visuals During the making of Episodes I, II and III, … [Read more...]

XBox 360’s Star Wars Kinect Videogame Delayed

Microsoft has confirmed to OXM (Official XBox Magazine) that both Kinect Star Wars and the limited-edition Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle have been delayed.Previously listed for release in "holiday 2011," both have now been pushed back, presumably to next year although no new date has been given. Speaking exclusively to OXM, Microsoft said the delay was in order to achieve the game's "full potential.""Microsoft and LucasArts have elected to move the launch of Kinect Star Wars beyond … [Read more...]

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Begins Today, No Release Date Set

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Star Wars: The Old Republic begins phase two of its beta testing for those who have pre-ordered the game this Friday. This is a long-time coming for the PC MMORPG originally announced in October of 2008. According to gaming sites EA/BioWare is seeing how the beta will shake out before setting a firm release date. "It is definitely tied to the beta test feedback that's ongoing and so far, so good. We feel good about the date that we're heading towards but you're right, you could have a Crazy … [Read more...]

The Process of Restoring Star Wars for Blu-ray has got a great article about the process of restoring the Star Wars saga for Blu-ray. It's interesting to see how the films have progressed from its initial theatrical release, Laserdisc, VHS, DVD and now Blu-ray."When they did the transfer from film for the previous DVD, they wanted to make sure they got rid of frame edges, artifacts, splices or what have you," says Dorne Huebler, an Associate Visual Effects Supervisor at ILM involved in the Blu-ray restoration. "So they were … [Read more...]

Exclusive Printables on Disney’s Star Tours Site’s Star Tours website will be releasing exclusive Star Tours printables for fans to download. Stormtroopers and Jedi alike can now visit the Star Tours destination page to download and print a Star Tours poster to hang inside their Starspeeder 1000s. Fans can also access an exclusive Vinylmation Star Wars™ iron-on to help spruce up their intergalactic wardrobe and accessories. Be on the lookout for Star Tours coloring pages to help entertain the young padawans in the family … [Read more...]