Star Wars creator George Lucas has retired from the film business, but it appears his licensing department is still very much open for business, joining forces with Angry Birds creator Rovio for new apps and even board games coming soon.
It takes a certain measure of courage to admit you've still got a model of the Millenium Falcon sitting in your closet next to your collection of Darth Vader figurines, an autographed picture of Carrie Fisher in a metal bikini, and a family of stuffed Ewoks. But you don't have to worry about ridicule around these parts; we're down with the Force. Even better news: so is the App Store. Check out this sampling of Star Wars apps from a galaxy not so far away.
On Labor Day weekend, it's time for the lucky among us to...not work. For many of us this means shutting the lids on our MacBooks and sleeping our iMacs, but in case you kick back at your Mac, we found some sales on Mac games and fun-time apps that you might want to check out...
...along with our usual roundup of reduced-price iPhone and iPad apps, too. Who loves ya, baby? (Hint: We do.)
If you’re a fan of Star Wars and also an avid shopper at the Dark Horse Digital Store, you’d better hide your wallet -- the publisher and LucasFilm have just unleashed a maelstrom of digital comics for your laptop, iPhone or iPad and you’ll wanna buy ‘em all.
It's clearly been a bit of a crazy day over at THQ and LucasArts. When we posted earlier today, both companies had confirmed that the Star Wars Arcade game would be pulled from the App Store by the end of the day tomorrow. The fate of the entire Star Wars games franchise in the App Store was uncertain. Then, they deemed that all Star Wars games would need to be pulled from the App Store. But not long after that, THQ and LucasArts did a complete 180 and decided that no Star Wars games at all would be pulled from the store. Um...what?
If there’s a universal truth, it’s this: anyone who’s seen the original Star Wars trilogy wanted to pilot the Millennium Falcon at some point in their lives. This was the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, capable of anything you could imagine, and you wanted to fly it--no matter what.
THQ’s Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner works to bring this to life. The game inserts you into the driver seat as the role of a crewmember aboard the Millennium Falcon, where you'll relive such classic scenes as the escape from the Death Star in “A New Hope”, the asteroid field battle in “Empire Strikes Back” and a special take on the occasional Imperial Star Destroyer, for good measure.
We've only been here for a short time, but already we've seen so much! Take a look at some of the photos we've managed to snap on our quick walk through the convention hall this morning, and stayed tuned for more photos later--and some videos, too!
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got TRON, Miner Disturbance, Spider: Bryce Manor HD, Star Wars: Battle for Hoth, and Space Invaders HD.
You gotta hand it to those resourceful folks in Taiwan: With only a weekend, they’ve created their own version of how Apple’s iPhone 4 “Antennagate” has gone down, complete with a recap of the Friday press conference. This may very well be the best thing you’re likely to see all week!