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Topic: Star Wars

Star Wars 'Gay Planet' Upsets Advocates and Opponents Alike

Bioware bungles addition of same-sex romance to Old Republic

If you run a popular video game and you're on the fence about including gay themes, what's the best way to make everyone happy? Not like this. Bioware, creator of Star…

White House Declines to Build a Death Star in Best Response to a Petition Yet

Obama 'does not support blowing up planets'

In Adweek this week, Charlie Warzel writes about We the People, the online petition site that lets anyone propose an idea to the White House—which is obliged to respond to…

Darth Vader Goes (Back) to Disneyland After Lucasfilm Deal

Old spot repurposed as celebration

In a bit of corporate efficiency that would make the Empire proud, Disney has taken this 2011 commercial for its Star Wars-themed Star Tours ride at Disneyland and recut it…

EA's E3 Message: We're Social, Mobile and Always Evolving

Gaming publisher pushes into social gaming, tablets, the cloud

Video games are each a social network onto themselves. They're never quite finished. And video games are no longer bound by the console hooked up to giant TV screens. Those were…

Real-Life Lightsabers Cause a Disturbance in the Force

How will LucasFilm respond to LaserSabers?

Wicked Lasers is narrowly avoiding a cease and desist from LucasFilm with its LaserSabers, which come in two varieties (Krypton and Arctic) and are powered by a magnetic gravity system…

The Protection You're Looking for: 'Star Wars' Condoms

Italian graphic designer's prototypes

Perhaps as a nod to the pile of unloved Star Wars merch we wrote about last month, Italian graphic designer Benedetto Papi designed a collection of custom Star Wars condoms,…

The Force Is With These Rejected 'Star Wars' Merchandise Ideas

Yes, George Lucas did turn down some concepts

Considering George Lucas's impressive mercenary instincts, it's amazing that this list of rejected Star Wars merchandise ideas exists at all, let alone that there's so much gold on it. Who…

The Spot: Return of the Jedi

Why Deutsch and Volkswagen went back to the well for their 'Star Wars' sequel in the Super Bowl

GENESIS: For months, Volkswagen and Deutsch debated whether—and then how—to do a sequel to "The Force," their runaway hit from the 2011 Super Bowl, for the 2012 game. "There's not…

Volkswagen Unveils Much-Awaited Followup to 'The Force'

Dog's Beetle story has a 'Star Wars' kicker for the Super Bowl

Here it is—the highly anticipated follow-up to Volkswagen's 2011 Super Bowl sensation, "The Force." And this year's installment is … kinda odd. (This is the 75-second extended version; the actual…

Chris Pratt Battles Darth Vader in Kinect's Star Wars Spot

Lightsaber duel less epic than usual

Parks and Recreation's Chris Pratt plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in this video from AKQA for Kinect Star Wars. This annoys Darth Vader about as much as you'd expect. Really, this spot…

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