ATTENTION Jedis! Get ready to grab your lightsabers, channel the force as Star Wars Day approaches. The celebration is held every year for all lovers of the Skywalkers, the Resistance and Yoda’s wise words. When is Star Wars Day 2018? Star Wars Day is happening today (Friday May 4) and thousands are already celebrating around the globe. Many space fans will take advantage of the day and put on one of the many films from the franchise. This year will mark the first year since the death of actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the films. How can you celebrate Star Wars Day? There are also plenty of ways to bury yourself in the sci-fi fun, from reading the comics to splashing out on memorabilia. Disney, who own the film franchise, are hosting a number of events at their parks, including special Star Wars Nights at Disneyland Paris. In the past actor Mark Hamill, who played a leading role of jedi Luke Skywalker, urged fans on the day to donate … [Read more...] about When is Star Wars Day 2018 and why do people say May the fourth be with you?
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Technology 14 November 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-41981979 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Games publisher EA has changed a rule in its Star Wars Battlefront II video game after a huge backlash.During the game, players have to obtain credits - either by buying them or through long hours of game play - to unlock … [Read more...] about Star Wars game U-turn after player anger
Disney treated attendees at Las Vegas movies convention CinemaCon to footage from its hotly-anticipated "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Tuesday as it whetted appetites for its upcoming slate of blockbusters. While the world's largest movie studio traditionally keeps back its juiciest surprises for its own biennial D23 Expo, it delighted delegates with footage of the first meeting between Alden Ehrenreich's young Han Solo and Donald Glover's Lando Calrissian. Footage from the Ron Howard movie -- the second "Star Wars" spinoff after "Rogue One" (2016) -- showed the pair's encounter in a sleazy dive bar on a snowbound world, watched by a colorful menagerie of new alien characters. Emilia Clarke -- Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones" -- appeared in the preview for the May 25 release, goading Han into taking on Lando in a card game. "You might want to quit while you're ahead," Lando warns Han as the pair gamble with their starships. The footage didn't reveal the name of Lando's vessel … [Read more...] about Disney delights ‘Star Wars’ devotees at CinemaCon
Over the next few years, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has plans to bring one of its flagship franchises to theme park visitors in a big way. Star Wars land, a new 14-acre attraction, will be coming to both Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida, and it will officially be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The attraction will provide a number of new ways for visitors to engage with the fan-favorite universe and will contain two featured rides. The first will let riders pilot and crew a life-sized rendering of Hans Solo's starship, the Millennium Falcon, while the second will place visitors on a Star Destroyer, in the midst of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order. Visitors can also lodge at a Star Wars-themed hotel, which has been described as "unlike anything that exists today." What we didn't know until recently was the prominent role that graphics processing pioneer NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is playing to bring Disney's … [Read more...] about How NVIDIA Is Helping Disney Bring Star Wars to Life
CALLING all Jedi: there's a new must-own Star Wars toy that weighs in at more than six kilograms – and it'll cost you hundreds of pounds to buy. You can now get your hands a toy version of the Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt's famous sail barge from the sci-fi movie franchise. More than four decades on from its creation and Star Wars continues to be a cultural powerhouse. Fans are willing to spend top dollar for hot merchandise – and Hasbro's latest is no exception. The Khetanna is Hasbro's biggest Star Wars toy ever, measuring a little over four feet long. The huge barge has removable side panels that allow owners to place tiny figurines inside – like iconic Star Wars characters like Jabba the Hutt and Yak Face. Concerned that it might not be able to flog the mega toy, Hasbro decided to crowdfund the project. And the good news is that the toy successfully enticed 5,000 backers. Every single one of those backers has forked out $499.99 for the luxury of owning the … [Read more...] about Hasbro’s biggest Star Wars toy costs £355 and weighs over six kilos