Electronic Arts reboots Star Wars as free game

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Online games, it seems, just want to be free.Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that it will offer up substantial portions of its "Star Wars: The Old Republic" multi-player online game to players for free starting this fall. A premium version with unlimited access to all levels, plus any new content, will still be available for $14.99 a month.The move by the Redwood City, Calif., game publisher is an acknowledgment that the current economic climate makes it virtually impossible for a … [Read more...]


May the Torch be with you: Star Wars fanatics hold lightsaber Olympic baton race across America

lightsaber olympic baton relay

It seems not all eyes have been on the Olympic torch, with these runners passing on a lightsaber as their baton in relay of a different type.Star Wars fanatics carried the lightsaber from Santa Monica to San Diego, America for the 100 mile ‘Course of the Force’ Star Wars-themed relay.While the Olympic torch sailed down the River Thames today, the force was strong with Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Princess Leia as 400 runners took up the lightsaber for charity earlier this … [Read more...]


Star Wars Celebration VI Giveaway – Win a Limited Edition Star Wars Art Print by Disney/Lucasfilm Fine Artist Brian Rood

Get pumped for Star Wars Celebration VI! Chip and Company writer Aljon Go of JediMouseketeer.com is giving away a special print from Disney/Star Wars fine artist Brian Rood to one lucky reader!The poster was given to me by Brian and is 20"x30" printed on a 120 pound cover stock sealed with a satin aqueous coating and is limited to 250.Enter today! Deadline is 12:01 a.m. August 26, 2012! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, follow our friends and that's it! Come back every day and … [Read more...]


Top 5 Flying Rides at Walt Disney World

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

I’m starting a new series of Top 5’s today, and we're starting with the flying rides. Let’s see if you agree with my faves!Alrighty, here…we…gooooo!1)      Peter Pan’s Flight – A popular Magic Kingdom draw, happy thoughts and pixie dust power this adventure. Climb aboard a pirate galleon for a fanciful flight from the Darlings’ London home to the Lost Boys’ haunts of Never Land. There’s often a long line—and long FastPass waits—for Peter Pan’s Flight, but according to my kids, it’s a … [Read more...]


Jedi Training Academy “Secrets of the Force”

I have a 5 year old Jedi in Training in my home.  He is obsessed with all things Star Wars.  We have Star Wars Lego's scattered throughout the basement.  The movies are common weekend watching (his favorite is New Hope).  Bedtime stories involve Han Solo and Obi Wan.  I am also a weekend widow to the Star Wars Wii games.  As a mom to two boys and a wife to a Star Wars nut, I expected this one day.So while planning our most recent trip to Disney World , I heard rumors of the Jedi Training … [Read more...]


Boba Fett Actors Bulloch, Logan, Morton and Beer to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

Jeremy Bulloch

>The actors who portrayed the galaxy's favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett, will be at Star Wars Celebration VI this August. In addition to anticipated appearances on the live stages, they will be signing autographs and meetings fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall run by Official Pix. Jeremy Bulloch might be known best for his role as the bounty hunter Boba Fett, but the British actor can be seen on the screen without the iconic helmet, both in and out of the Star Wars Saga. In addition to … [Read more...]


Carrie Fisher to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa)

The original princess with an attitude, Carrie Fisher, is slated to appear at Star Wars Celebration VI during the show weekend of August 23-26, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center. Fisher, Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall organized by Official Pix, and is scheduled to appear on stage for an interview and a question and answer session with Celebration host James Arnold Taylor.Fisher, … [Read more...]


Star Wars: The Clone Wars CG Supervisor Joel Aron to Appear at Celebration VI

Joel Aron

CG Supervisor Joel Aron will share both his expertise and his inside knowledge of the hit television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Celebration VI this August.Aron, who draws on an exhaustive history of creating seamless digital effects for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic has helped bring a feature film sensibility to the weekly animated adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Those at Celebration VI can hear from Aron on The Clone Wars panels with supervising director Dave … [Read more...]


Star Wars Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George to Appear at Star Wars Celebration VI

Bill George

Visual Effects Supervisor Bill George has a rich history in the Star Wars galaxy, and will be appearing at a Celebration for the first time this coming August in Orlando.Starting in Star Wars designing spacecraft for Return of the Jedi, George was Production Art Director for the Ewok television movies, and a matte painter for Episode I The Phantom Menace. Most recently he journeyed in the galaxy far, far away as the Visual Effects Supervisor for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.Since … [Read more...]


Galactic Food Fun at Star Wars Weekends

Here are some tasty treats at Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosDarth Vader is featured on a special cupcake, which goes to the “dark side.” This chocolate confection is $4.99 and is available at Darth’s Mall (the special merchandise location set up just for Star Wars Weekends 2012), ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet and Starring Rolls Cafe.Known for carrying secret plans in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, R2-D2 carries some yummy … [Read more...]