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Jakks Pacific Expands Action Figure Selections in Celebration of Star Wars Day

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Jakks Pacific Star Wars 31" tall Action Figure

Jakks Pacific has announced that it will be adding to its line of merchandise giant, 31" tall, the Revenge of the Sith 501st Legion Clone Trooper and Shock Trooper action figures in celebration of Star Wars Day, May 4, 2013. Each figure will come with seven points of articulation, very detailed features and iconic blasters.  These action figures are said to be the largest, articulated figures of their kind.  

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Star Wars Darth Vader Action Figure

 The company had previously announced that it would be adding a 31" tall Star Wars Darth Vader to its line of action figures.

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According to Anita Castella, Global Licensing Manager of LucasFilms and in her words:

"The Force is strong within Jakks. Their 31" Giant Figures represent a galactic-sized addition to our figure business, with exciting, larger than life figures that deliver a new Star Wars play for our fans around the world."

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Star Wars Action Figure 

The Star Wars Trooper action figures are expected to be available during the fall of  2013, while the Darth Vader action figures are targeted to be available during the summer, 2013.  Here's more good news.  These giant action figures will sell in the U.S. for only $29.99.  Yes -- only $29.99. At that price, demand is expected to be high and these Star Wars action figures may be flying off the shelves as they are bought by Star Wars fans, enthusiasts  and collectors alike. 

Have a safe and happy Star Wars Day.

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 17:32

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Video Games: Battlefield 4 Pre-Order Bonuses Available

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Battlefield 4

If you know that you will be buying Battlefield 4 when it releases, why not cash in on the pre-order bonuses available if you order now?

Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game and is the thirteenth installment in the franchise. It is fueled by the next generation power Frostbite 3 technology to give you the visual and dramatic experiences you may have come to expect from the Battlefield series.

This video game is published by Electronic Arts (EA) and developed by DICE. Game play has lots of battle based  missions including "Fishing in Bakau"  as well as escape episodes using vital intelligence.

 Gameplay for Battlefield 4 was recently unveiled during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, CA and it did not disappoint.   A spectacular 17-minute video game preview of what you can expect from Battlefield 4 was shown.

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Battlefield 4 

A surefire way to get your copy of Battlefield 4 as soon as it is released is to pre-order it. Depending on where you pre-order, you will receive bonuses.  For example, if you pre-order from GameStop, you will receive a pair of Battlefield 4 dog tags and bonus content. You will also receive Battlefield 4 Premium Expansion Pack. Pre-order from Amazon.com before April 13, 2013 and you will receive a code that will release additional in-game content.

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Scene from Battlefield 4

Check where you purchase your video games, including EA's Origin website,  for additional pre-order bonuses that may be available.

Battlefield 4 will be rated M for Mature and has a rumored release date of October 29, 2013.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 April 2013 14:54

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Video Games: Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles Free on May 4, 2013

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Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles

Just in time for Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013, Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles video game will be released free for IOS devices.  The Android version will be available this summer.

Using your mobile IOS device, you will be able to align yourself with the Light or the Dark, depending on if you choose to play this video game as either Yoda or Count Dooku.

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Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles

 Video game play includes real time laser light saber battles, dungeon crawling, and exciting space combat covering 15 levels with five bonus missions.  About half of the levels will be available on May 4, 2013, with the remaining levels arriving this summer.

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Lego Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles on IOS mobile devices

If you have a Lego ID, you can switch playing the game from your mobile device to web browsers. Even though not specifically stated, the rating for this game is expected to be E for Everyone.

http://starwars.lego.com/en-us/movies/default.aspx

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Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 15:39

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Video Games: Remember Me Video Game Releases June 4, 2013

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Remember Me Video Game

How you ever experienced a memory lapse temporarily and had to retrace your steps to find an item that you thought was lost? Maybe you have misplaced your keys and tried to remember where you last placed them.  If so, you may be able to identify with the main protagonist, Nilin,  of the video game, Remember Me. However, the adventures go far and beyond finding lost keys.

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Nilin from Remember Me Video Game

In the Remember Me video game, the heroine, Nilin, not only has a memory lapse, but her memory has been completely erased.  Remember Me is set in Paris, France in the year 2084.  In this futuristic action video game, everyone has brain implants where memories can be deleted, exchanged or traded.  Memory is an entity that is controlled by a corporation called Memoryeyes.  Another company, Errorists is fighting Memoryeyes for this control.

Players use Nilin's powers and alter parts of video game opponent's memories in real game-play.

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Nilin in action in the video game Remember Me

Gameplay consists of building combos, which uses a combination of fighting moves called Pressens.  The Pressens can be organized to form chains.  You can unlock the 24 Pressens by gaining Procedural Mastery Powers (PMPs) which are obtained by executing combos and dispatching enemies. 

Remember Me video game is published by Capcom, has a pending rating, and will be playable on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.  Release date is June 4, 2013 in North America and June 7, 2013 in Europe.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 April 2013 17:01

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Video Games: How to Celebrate Star Wars Day, May 4, 2013

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 Star Wars Day is May 4, 2013

How will you celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013?   Here are some fun ideas for you.  You may choose to watch some of your favorite Star Wars movies on DVD or Netflix.   If you are in a travelling mood, you may want to visit Disney Hollywood Studios in Baylake, Florida and enjoy all the Star Wars festivities. 

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Star Wars Art Exhibit

If you like art and  are on the west coast, you may want to take a look at the Star Wars themed May the Fourth be With You exhibits at the Gallery Nucleus in  Alhambra, California. 

Wherever you are, you can be sure there will certainly be  lots of Star Wars events happening on May 4, 2013 that you can participate in.

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Star Wars

You may even dress up as your favorite Star Wars character as you play your Star Wars video game.  The options of how you can celebrate Star Wars Day are numerous.

To help you celebrate Star Wars Day, Zen Studios is offering a 50 percent discount on dowloadable Star Wars tables for Pinball FX 2 for  the Xbox 360 and Windows 8 as well as discounted tables for  Zen Pinball 2 playable on the Wii U, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Vita.   The discounted pricing starts May 1, 2013 and will last until May 8, 2013, 12:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.  The downloadable tables are also available for the Kindle Fire.

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However you choose to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, 2013,  stay safe, have fun and "May the force be with you."

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 04:31

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