Could the Planets in Star Wars Actually Support Life?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in How stuff works, Stuff | 0 comments

We know the Star Wars franchise is big on imagination. This wonder and mystery is one thing that made it so appealing to fans. Amazing creatures, large vast planets and creative characters are some of the key elements that made Star Wars so great. That said, there have always been those who would question the logic behind the Star Wars story. One thing that makes the planets of Star Wars stand out is the unique environment that each one had. Whether it was vast barren stretches of sand or a planet covered in ice, there was always some unique feature that stood out in each planet. This begs the question: Could any living thing actually survive there? Wired.com has a very interesting piece where they cover some of the popular planets of Star Wars and consider whether or not they would actually be able to support life. Here is an example in Tatooine: Monosystem: Desert Climate: Hot, arid The first planet we “visit” in the original Star Warstrilogy is the desert world of Tatooine, a harsh planet where the surface has been scorched by binary stars and moisture must be farmed from the air. The idea of a desert world (seemingly) is revisited in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but J.J. Abrams says the world seen in the teasers isn’t Tatooine, but Jakku, which may or may not be an all-desert world. Most coverage, however, points to Jakku being a desert planet. It certainly looks Tatooine-esque in the trailer; and the upcoming Star Wars Battlefrontvideogame promises a DLC for the “Battle of Jakku,” which EA says occurs on a “remote desert planet.” We’ll have to wait and see the game—and The Force Awakens—to know whether Jakku is a desert world or one of more varied terrain. Read the rest here.  So they go on to cover Hoth, Anoat Asteroid Belt, Bespin, the Forest Moon of Endor, and other miscellaneous planets. They answer the question of “Could it exist?” It’s really quite a bit fun to read. Head on over and check it out for yourself if you haven’t already and let us know what you think. Source: Wired.com – Star Wars Planetary...

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All Nippon Airways unveils Star Wars themed jetliner

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Stuff | 0 comments

Great news Star Wars fans! The Huffington Post reported that this coming fall, All Nippon Airways will be transforming one of their new Boeing 787s with an awesome R2-D2 deign to honor the new movie release in December. If you visit the All Nippon website you will notice that it’s currently dedicated to the new project that is underway. The website says that this is the beginning of their “Star Wars” project, which is a five year long project that is trying to connect Japan to global markets. The plane will have a large Star Wars logo on the side and R2-D2 stripes as well. The plane has only been confirmed for use on international routes, so far. Hopefully we will hear news telling us that the flight attendants will wield light sabers and maybe dress up as some of our favorite characters! Via...

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Will Somebody Make a Star Wars Slot Machine Please?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 in Stuff | 0 comments

Movie themed slots are nothing new in the online gaming industry. Software companies and casinos alike are constantly trying to innovate by making partnerships with famous movie / video game companies for exclusive rights to famous characters and brands. These partnerships are great for players as well since they will get to enjoy playing their favorite slots within a well defined and well beloved movie universe. Star Wars is definitely one of the largest and most beloved sci-fi properties out there and with a legacy that spends decades you would be hard pressed not to want to play a casino game which is using that setting and characters. The first to capitalize on the idea was IGT Slots – the largest slots provider in the US for land based casinos. They have been operating for a very long time and have a huge selection of available games with themes that range from your regular cherry / aces slots to, well, Star Wars. The game itself is quite engaging and features all the famous characters like Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and others. It is using the classic 3-reel format and employs a plethora of bonuses and excellent, movie inspired graphics. Speaking of movie-branded games, Netent is one of the go-to software developers that truly appeals to the movie going, gaming loving audience. With games that portray scenes and themes from famous franchises like Aliens, Tomb Raider, The Terminator and Scarface it is easy to appreciate their effort and sheer number of excellent features packed within the slots.   Netent does offer one space related game named Space Wars – it is a fun and colorful 5-reel video slot with 4 rows and 40 lines, which boasts exciting graphics and captivating sound effects. It is no Star Wars however, click here for more details at purenetent.com. With Episode VII coming out this year it is easy to long for a new Star Wars slot machine – one that will unite the fans of the entire franchise and bring about an exciting start for the new generation. Players would appreciate having the option to play as their favorite characters (from the new and old episodes), each with a unique set of abilities and hidden bonuses. The idea is to appeal to a larger audience by making the game more accessible, i.e. a classic 3-reel and a modern 5 (or 9) reel version of the game. Excellent and authentic graphics and that recognizable Star Wars atmosphere are sure to attract fans from all...

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You can now go on a Star Wars themed cruise for some reason

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Stuff | 0 comments

Great news for Star Wars fans! Disney Line has decided to launch a Star Wars themed cruise so fans can have the best vacation ever. A family of four can take this exclusive cruise for $7,000. The cruise will be moving through the waters of the Caribbean and vacationers can have a chat with Darth Vader, Chewbacca, or your favorite character. This is your chance to ask them your most probing questions, like what it’s like to be a Wookie or an evil cyborg. Adults can have fun at the bar and order a few Star Wars themed drinks. Kids can practice their light saber skills at the Jedi Academy and show off what they learned to their favorite Star Wars character! You will see storm troopers, Ewoks, Jabba the Hutt, and maybe even Princess Leia herself. Every single Star Wars film will be screened during the time of the cruise and you can watch your favorite moments with fellow Star Wars fans like yourself. What’s not to like about a Star Wars themed cruise? May the force be with you!  Although the Star Wars franchise is showing no signs of retiring, it has still decided to go on a cruise. Disney Line has launched a Star Wars-themed cruise where for the modest sum of $7000USD, a family of four can spend a week in the waters of the Carribbean, talking to Chewbacca and Darth Vader about what it’s like to be a Wookie, or what it’s like to be an evil cyborg with telekinetic powers, or what it’s like to have spent four years learning method acting at Julliard, only to end up on a cruise ship dressed as a giant, incoherent Spaniel. Via The...

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SWTOR Side-Scrolling

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Stuff | 0 comments

Who remembers the GameBoy Advance? We might be showing our ages here but I actually still have mine. That used to be one of my most prized possessions, I admit it. Anyway, imagine if we had SWTOR for the GBA? It might look something like this side-scrolling version below.

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