Awaken your Light or Dark side as Google plays Jedi mind tricks with your favourite apps

Choose_You_Side_The_Force_AwakensSo. Star Wars. The new film (The Force Awakens) is being released next month, and the excitement is ramping up quite nicely. As I was never a fan of George Lucas’s sequel prequels, I can’t wait to see the old (and I do mean old) gang back together. There’s tons of merchandising available already, along with games on all sorts of platforms (check out Brad’s review of Star Wars: Uprising here), and now Google is getting in on the act allowing fans to choose the light, or go over to the dark side. Read more

O2 Priority will give away 25,000 Star Wars themed Mini-Buddy speakers from November 5


While we wait with bated breath for December 17 to come around so we can finally see what JJ Abrams has achieved with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the merchandising campaign is well under way. While much of the associated merchandising will cost a pretty penny (the cynic in me understands why the film is being released in the holiday season), UK carrier, O2, has decided to give away 25,000 Star Wars themed Mini Buddy speakers via its Priority app from November 5.  Read more

[App Review] ‘Star Wars: Uprising’


There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Star Wars with the latest The Force Awakens installment hitting theaters in just a couple of months. Disney has been rightfully building on that excitement, but it’s latest effort comes as a partnership with mobile developer Kabam.

The two companies have worked together to bring Android and iOS users an online role-playing games called Star Wars: Uprising. There were high expectations for this title, but unfortunately the game doesn’t even come close to being a great online role-playing game for mobile devices. It’s exactly the opposite.

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EA releases first ‘Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes’ trailer


Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes was announced by Electronic Arts at E3 2015 in June. Details surrounding the card-based role-playing game were kept to a minimum at that time, but now EA is ready to show how the game operates. The company released the very first trailer for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes earlier today and it is packed with key characters and glasses from the beloved franchise. Players will be able to collect characters through cards and upgrade them with new abilities and gear as they advance. Gameplay, as expected, is also turn-based.

Hit the break to watch the trailer.

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Star Wars: Uprising game coming to Android devices soon

Star Wars: Uprising Poster

Kabam RPG Studio has teamed up with Lucas Films and the Walt Disney Company to create “Star Wars: Uprising,” an upcoming game on mobile devices.

The game will “introduce a new chapter of the Star Wars™ universe that will illuminate dramatic events in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor,” according to a release.

The RPG will immerse players in the Star Wars universe during a unique time following the fall of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

Although there is no set date for the app’s official release, users can pre-register to receive a beta rollout in the coming weeks.

Hit the break for the full presser and the app’s promotional video.

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