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Star Wars Uprising Announced!

This game will probably give us some of our first glimpses into the new era of Star Wars.  It looks to be a great game.

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Kabam, Disney, and Lucasfilm Announce Star WarsTM: Uprising Coming Soon to Mobile Devices

New Role Playing Game Continues the Epic Series Following Star WarsEpisode VI: Return of the JediTM – Pre-Register Now!

 

San Francisco – June 4, 2015 – Kabam, in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm Ltd., today announced the development of Star WarsTM: Uprising, the first mobile game to take place after Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the JediTM and before Star Wars™: The Force AwakensTM.  Developed by the industry-leading team at Kabam RPG Studio in San Francisco under the direction of Senior Vice President Aaron Loeb, StarWarsTMUprising will allow players to create their own unique character, go on missions, and build their gear and skills, while amassing a powerful crew and cartel to join in large-scale sector-wide battles that dictate the future of the game universe. Players will also be able to engage in real-time co-op with friends against the Empire. 

 

Star WarsTM: Uprising will introduce a new chapter of the Star Wars™ universe that will illuminate dramatic events in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor. Players will learn hundreds of abilities and collect iconic Star Wars gear to create their own takes on the next generation of heroes: Smuggler, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Guerilla, Diplomat, Gambler or something completely unique.  

 

Star WarsTMUprising is a deep role playing game (RPG) experience that will immerse players in the Star Wars universe during a unique time following the fall of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine,” said Loeb. “The Kabam RPG Studio has taken its collective experience and passion for role playing games to focus on creating a unique and immersive gameplay experience for Star Wars fans and RPG gamers around the world.”

 

The Star WarsTM: Uprising official website is now live athttp://playstarwarsuprising.com, where the game’s first trailer is now posted.   By pre-registering, Star Wars fans can help shape the future of the in-game universe and win exclusive prizes such as a storm trooper helmet by voting for in-game content.  Star Wars: Uprising will begin a beta roll out in select territories in the upcoming weeks.

 

The creative power behind the game comes from Kabam RPG Studio in San Francisco, which is made up of the top art, design and storytelling talent from the RPG world, and technical masters from across the video game industry.  The team is dedicated to bringing the best RPG experiences to mobile and includes Daniel Erickson, former creative director of Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and Danny Keller, Emmy award nominee for Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™.  The studio’s most recent game, Spirit Lords, received the highly coveted Editors’ Choice Award on the App Store.

 

STAR WARS © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.  Used Under Authorization.

Boba Fett Joins Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity 3.0 will now include Boba Fett as a playable character.  This game is gonna be good!
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Boba Fett Joins Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits As Part of Sony’s Limited Edition Offering for PlayStation® Platforms

– Legendary Star Wars™ Bounty Hunter and Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Available Early Through the Limited Edition Exclusive Disney infinity 3.0: Star Wars™ Special Edition
– Official Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set Trailer Also Revealed
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – (JUNE 15, 2015) Today, at the Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. E3 2015 press conference, Disney Interactive, Lucasfilm and Sony announced that Boba Fett will be joining Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition as part of a new limited edition offering.

Disney infinity 3.0: Star Wars™ Special Edition for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems will be the only place that fans will be able to play as Boba Fett in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition through the holidays, and will also allow fans to get the Star Wars™ Rise Against the Empire Play Set nearly a month before it hits store shelves. As part of the announcement, the company also debuted the world premiere of the official trailer for the Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set.

One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, Boba Fett will use his martial arts skills and blaster rifle to help the Galactic Empire hunt and track down prey. Instantly playable in the updated and enhanced Disney Infinity 3.0 Toy Box, Boba Fett is also unlockable in all of the Star Wars Play Sets.

The limited edition exclusive Sony offering includes:

• Disney infinity 3.0: Star Wars™ Special Edition for PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3:
o (1) Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition video game software
o (1) Star Wars™ Twilight of the Republic Play Set piece, (1) Ahsoka Tano figure, (1) Anakin Skywalker figure
o (1) Star Wars Rise Against the Empire Play Set piece, (1) Luke Skywalker figure, (1) Princess Leia figure
o (1) Boba Fett figure
o (1) Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition base
o (1) wWeb Code card (unlocks content for PC/mobile)
  
Additional Star Wars Play Sets will be available for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition and sold separately this holiday, including Star Wars Rise Against the Empire and Star Wars™ The Force Awakens™. In addition, players will be able to unlock the ability for all Star Wars characters to play inside all of the Star Wars Play Sets, as well as in the newly enhanced Toy Box, along with all characters previously released for Disney Infinity. The game
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is rated E10+ by the ESRB and will be available this fall.

Topps Star Wars Season 2 Giveaway!

Our friends at Topps are offering a sweet giveaway for the Start of Rebels Season 2; some lucky fans will get some free packs of Star Wars trading cards.
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Topps is celebrating the season two premiere of Star Wars Rebels with giveaway contests, exclusive products and fun on social media. Disney’s Star Wars Rebels kicks off season 2 this Saturday, June 20th. Topps, maker of Star Wars trading cards since 1977, will be giving away Topps Star Wars Rebels trading cards to lucky fans in social media. Follow @DarthVonOhlen and @ToppsCards the night of the premiere for a Q&A and live-tweet in which fans have a chance to win packs of cards.

 

Also, follow Topps on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/OfficialToppsStarWars  for additional giveaways.
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Check out a review of Topps Star Wars Rebels trading cards at Pixel Dan’s YouTube page and see how you can enter his contest to win a box: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phYEzmGqtfA

Topps Star Wars Rebels is in stores now with 130 cards to collect including 100 base cards, 20 stickers and 10 temporary tattoos.

 
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Finally, look for highly limited, exclusive Topps Star Wars Rebels merch on Topps.com this Thursday 6/18 including wall art, sticker albums and Attax trading cards.

Star Wars Weekends 2015 – My Experience in Pictures

Star Wars Weekends has become my go-to event for expressing my Star Wars fandom each year. After making my debut at Disney last year, I was looking forward to re-connecting with friends in my Star Wars Family at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but not before stopping by Downtown Disney Thursday night.

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Definitely not Frozen in Orlando.

We got together for an amazing dinner with the podcaster extraordinaire Steve Glosson and RebelForce Radio’s Jimmy Mac and the Mac clan.

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Good times at Downtown Disney

The following morning launched our big Star Wars Day. Friday began the last Star Wars Weekend event and we were ready to ring it in with a big splash. We made it in time for the parade which we got to see with Tom from the Ion Cannon Podcast after running into each other on the Streets of America. The SWW parade always features the absolute best of the best in the world of SW costuming. The 501st were there as always to represent the forces of the empire.

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This Wookiee… Amazing

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Cue the Imperial March

We also discovered the exclusive Ewoks at Darth’s Mall.

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Yub Yub Commander

Bethany was a big fan.

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This is the face of happiness.

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Just warming by the fire.

After our exploration of Darth’s Mall, we got ready to head over to the RebelForce Radio listener meetup.

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Jimmy, Steve and Tricia doing their thing.

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Selfie at the RFR meetup!

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Jimmy Mac doing what he does best.

After we wrapped up the Meetup, 38 of us all raided Star Tours and had the ride of our lives! then it was time to go catch Frank Oz on stage at SWW

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Frank Oz at SWW

Fortunately, our evening wasn’t over yet. We then headed to the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular where our buddy Steve was selected to be part of the show. Be sure to watch his amazing death scene!

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Steve becomes a Star.

We then headed to Darth’s Mall where I ran into Youtuber and Star Wars Celebration coverage host Cory Vidal.

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Corey Vidal in Darths Mall

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Moisture Vaporators in Darths Mall

Outside of Darth’s Mall, we took some time to pose for some photo-ops. Goofiness ensued.

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Look out Sebulba!

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Cue the Force theme.

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Oh no!

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Steve is dreaming of… well, podcasting – who are we kidding.

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Jimmy doesn’t approve of the twin suns.

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Never cross a Clone.

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Me, Jimmy and Steve.

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Bethany and R2D2

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The whole gang!

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Bethany made some trooper friends.

We had an amazing weekend. Friday came to a close and we had to call it a day. However, our  adventures weren’t over yet.

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The opening ceremonies after the parade on Saturday.

I even had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley Eckstein and talked all about Her Universe and Ahsoka Tano. The interview will be up on the blog here later this week, and the audio will be up on the SWR podcast In July.

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Talking to Ashley

We had a blast with family all day Saturday and then got to hang out with Steve for one last Hurrah on Sunday.

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We got introduced to Ms. Pacman.

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Fuzzy picture of us ready for Jurrasic World!

And thus our time down in Orlando came to a close. What an Amazing weekend with friends and family. I can’t wait for next Year!

-Riley

SWTOR Expansion: Knights of a Fallen Empire, Announced!

The SWTOR website has released a post detailing a SWTOR expansion: Knights of a Fallen Empire that will launch Octorber 27th and will be available for free to subscribers.

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The expansion seems to be an all around enlargement of the game including level cap raises and new content.  For those into SWTOR this is definitely something to check out.