Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

The Force Unleashed II Demo Coming October 12

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

LucasArts announced release dates for the demo of The Force Unleashed II on the PS3 and Xbox consoles. It will be available for download from the PlayStation Network and the Xbox Live Marketplace on October 12. The demo will include an early scene in the game, which takes place in a secret cloning facility on the planet of Kamino. The hero, Starkiller, learns he is a clone and breaks out of his confinement in style.

The game itself will be released October 26. It will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Windows. Among the new features are dual lightsabers and the Jedi mind trick. The game will also feature some more adult-leaning content like dismemberment for the die-hard fans.

If you need a reminder of why you want this game, check out the video below. You can get more information on the official site at www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed2

Droid R2-D2 Now Available on Verizon

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

The wait is over. The Droid R2-D2 is now available at Verizon. You can hunt for it on Verizon’s site or just go through the Droid Does site.

The Droid R2-D2 is available for $250 after a $100 discount, for both new and existing customers. This price requires a 2-year contract and a data plan at $30/month or higher. The non-contract price is $600.

Here are the specs:

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.7″ Touch Screen
  • TI OMAP 1GHz processor with Dedicated GPU
  • 5.0 Megapixel Camera
  • Slide–out QWERTY Keyboard
  • 8GB Internal memory
  • 8GB microSD Pre–installed
  • Exclusive “The Best of R2–D2″ movie with Original Cantina Music
  • Exclusive Empire Strikes Back Binoculars App
  • Star Wars Live Wallpapers
  • Star Wars Interactive Wallpapers
  • Bluetooth Stereo Support
  • Skype Mobile
  • V CAST Media Manager

The phone’s R2-D2 exterior took a while to get used to. There was a collective groaning among Star Wars and Android fans when pictures first leaked. While I think there could have been a bit more fidelity to everyone’s favorite Droid, it isn’t so bad.

As with the other Droid 2, this phone lacks a substantial camera. 5 megapixels is barely better than my old Sony Ericsson Walkman phone. You would think that a smartphone could pack better camera.

The Droid R2-D2 is available for a limited time, so if you are a Verizon customer this might be the Droid you’re looking for. I’m pretty happy with my Xperia X10, even if I am stuck on AT&T a while longer. I think this phone will make its way to my Star Wars collectibles once it goes on Ebay at a discount in a few years. If I were a Verizon fan though, I would probably have picked this one up, even with the small camera. I still like slide-out keyboards, even if they make a phone a bit bulkier. Motorola has done a really good job with the Droid series though. It would be nice to see something better than the Backflip at AT&T. The Flipout isn’t much better, if it even comes.

If you pick up a Droid R2-D2, you’ll have access to some exclusive Star Wars content. Some of it has already trickled out to non-Droid phones, so it may not remain exclusive for too much longer. I think it was appropriate to include R2-D2 in a Droid design though. It really fits.

What about you? Are you picking up the Droid R2-D2? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments.

Verizon Tweets Pics of Droid 2 R2D2

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Confirming what we knew already about the Droid 2 R2D2 edition, Verizon tweeted about it and offered pics.

The R2D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2 is coming September 30. There is no word on pricing, and this is a limited edition. It should sell out pretty fast. You can follow @DroidLanding or check out Droid Does to make sure you are ready for it when the time comes.