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Exclusive Excerpt: ‘Star Wars: Bloodline’ by Claudia Gray


The holidays are behind us, but we’ve got a present for you, and it isn’t fruitcake. How about an exclusive excerpt from Star Wars: Bloodline, a new novel in the Star Wars saga by Claudia Gray? The novel won’t hit shelves until May 3, 2016, but because we love you very, very much (and kind [...]

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No ‘Force Awakens’ Content for Star Wars Battlefront


Bad news for those of you who hoping for Rey, Finn, or Kylo Ren to make an appearance in EA’s hit first-person shooter Star Wars Battlefront: The company revealed in a conference call with investors that it is restricted from using characters or other content from The Force Awakens.  There are four packs of downloadable [...]

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New ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ DLC Tuesday


Video game studio Electronic Arts announced plans today for a second installment of free downloadable content for the company’s first-person shooter Star Wars Battlefront. Scheduled for release to consoles and PCs tomorrow, the installment will include some balancing tweaks to weapons, maps, and multiplayer modes, plus the following:
Via EA:

The Tatooine Survival map will now support [...]

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Poe Dameron to Have Monthly Comic Book


He was only on screen for a few minutes, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens Resistance pilot Poe Dameron turned out to be one of the film’s biggest breakout characters. (Well, maybe next to TR-8R.) This week, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment announced that he’ll be the star of his own comic book: Star Wars: [...]

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Boy Gets New Prosthetic Hand Courtesy of the Empire and Limbitless Solutions


Omaha, Nebraska middle school student Alvin Garcia Flores was born missing much of his right arm, but thanks to the power of the Force and non-profit organization Limbitless Solutions, he’s the proud owner of a prosthetic that’s good enough for a Skywalker.
The story began when Gateway Elementary Principal Terry Burton shared Flores’s story with Limbitless, [...]

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Han Solo Spin-Off Film Actors Shortlisted (RUMOR)


I’m normally hesitant to pass on rumors, but this one comes from Variety.com, which I think carries some credibility. As you are likely already aware, Disney is planning a on releasing a Star Wars spin-off film featuring a young Han Solo in 2018. According to Variety, company executives have narrowed down the list of actors [...]

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Happy Birthday To Shannara Author Terry Brooks


Today is the birthday for New York Times bestselling author, Terry Brooks!

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Jason Wingreen, Original Voice of Boba Fett, Dead at 95


Sad news today for fans of the iconic Star Wars character Boba Fett: actor Jason Wingreen, who supplied the character’s voice in The Empire Strikes Back, died today. He was 95 years-old.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Wingreen set out to be a sports broadcaster and writer but developed a taste for acting while in [...]

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Star Wars Battlefront: Eight Tips and Tricks for Newbies


Star Wars Battlefront: Eight Tips and Tricks for Newbies

You love Star Wars and would love to give Battlefront a try, but aren’t that good at first person shooters: It’s an unfortunate predicament, and one to which I can relate. You see, my clumsy friend, I’m not very good at FPS games, either. I love them, though, and I’m a huge fan of Battlefront. [...]

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Gifts for the Geek | Day 23: ‘The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens’


The following recommendation is spoiler-free:
Santa Claus brought me one of my Christmas gifts a few days early: a copy of The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have loved poring over production notes and concept art since my earliest days of fandom, and this book is a treasure trove of both. It includes [...]

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