Highlights from the Incredible SDCC Star Wars Panel!

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Missed the epic Star Wars panel last night at Comic-con? Bummed about it – don’t be, because for once, the Hall H panel isn’t a once in a lifetime experience. The entire thing was filmed and placed online, and our friends at io9 have brought you an epic highlight reel of all the best moments, and a full playlist of the entire panel for your viewing pleasure. See Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill knock the socks off of the Hall H crowd, watch the new cast learn what they’re in for for the first time, and see JJ Abrams invite literally every person in the room to an exclusive Star Wars concert after the show. Go check it out after the jump, and watch the official behind the scenes video they released, too. If it doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, something may be wrong with your tearducts. Continue reading

Want a “Real” Star Trek Communicator? You Got It.

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That’s right, you heard correctly. You will soon be able to flip open a communicator and call Scottie. If you have his number. The Wand Company, makers of the Harry Potter Wand Universal Remote and the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote, have announced that they’ll be unveiling a Star Trek Communicator that connects to your phone as a bluetooth speaker at Comic-con this year. The device answers calls by flipping open, and works as both a speaker and a microphone, so that you can communicate just as if you were Kirk stranded on an alien planet. It was made with something called “structured light 3D scanning,” which the makes boast makes it as accurate a replica of the original prop as is humanly possible. I’ll leave it to all my Trekkie friends to let me know if that’s true. Hit the jump for a full gallery of pictures of this stunningly beautiful piece, and let us know if you’re picking one up in the comments! Preorders were available right here for a bit, but it looks like they’re sold out right now. Hopefully more stock is made soon! Continue reading

EA E3 2015 Press Conference Roundup

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It’s time for EA’s crack at making a splash at E3. What did they announce – new Mass Effect? Mirror’s Edge? Battlefront? Read on and find out. Continue reading