Millions of people worldwide are flooding movie theaters this weekend to see the latest installment of Star Wars. The newest film, The Force Awakens, returns the franchise to the big screen for the first time in ten years. If you don’t plan on seeing the film during its theatrical release or just want to secure your digital copy next year, Google Play is already accepting pre-orders.
Google’s latest Chrome experiment involves your computer, your smartphone, and a lightsaber, and it’s as cool as it sounds.
The browser-based game links your desktop (or laptop) with your smartphone, and allows you to play the game by using your phone as the hilt of a lightsaber. It’s an extremely unique way to play a game, especially one that’s based in a web browser. Read more
Yesterday word surfaced that Verizon and Motorola were working on some special versions of the DROID Turbo 2 that would be part of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens marketing train that it seems everyone is hopping on board. The original indications were that this might mean special wallpapers for the devices, which it turns out is part of the deal, but other options were unclear. Verizon has now revealed that starting today, users can customize their DROID Turbo 2 devices through Moto Maker to not only get the wallpapers, but they will have a selection of special colors and backing materials to choose from. Read more
Some early rumors and reports are indicating that Verizon and Motorola are jumping on the Star Wars marketing train by offering some exclusive Star Wars content with its DROID Turbo 2 license. In the coming days, Verizon and Motorola will launch DROID Turbo 2 “Star Wars Editions” with 5 wallpapers exclusive to Verizon customers.
Verizon is offering a limited amount of Star Wars Cardboard VR headsets free for subscribers.
With the new movie about to launch, it is no wonder why we are seeing a ton of Star Wars themed products. Even Google jumped on the Star Wars bandwagon. However, if you would like to get into the Star Wars craze before the movie comes out too, check out Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Google has embedded a neat little easter egg over on Search, which transforms all your search results into a text crawl, just like the opening of every Star Wars movie.
Waze is jumping on the Star Wars hype train and bringing C-3PO as a voice navigation guide in its latest update. That should add a little flair to your morning commute. Read more
So. 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
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