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Star Wars Kinect Limited Edition 360 Bundle Announced

Coming out this Holiday season, the Star Wars Kinect bundle is definitely something that catches the eye.

It includes a 320 GB Slim model Xbox 360 with an R2-D2 paintjob and custom disc tray and power sounds, a special white Kinect, a special C-3P0 golden wireless 360 controller(one of the new models with the transforming D-Pad), a wired headset, Kinect Adventures, and of course Star Wars Kinect with exclusive downloadable goodies.

And the best part is that all this can be yours for the low price of $449(same price as a 250 GB/Kinect Bundle and Star Wars Kinect if purchased individually).

I’ve been looking for a reason to upgrade to a slim model, and this just might be what does it for me…

Gizmodo has a brief hands-on video that lets you hear the custom R2-D2 system sounds.

(Source: VG247)

Petition To Save Star Wars Galaxies Fails

Somewhat relevant to the theme of the current marathon on TSG,  Star Wars Galaxies has not been granted a stay of execution after Sony responded to a several thousand strong petition to keep the game going.

They said in a statement given to GamePro that the decision to end the availablility of the game was a mutual one by both Sony and LucasArts. The increasingly-common Free-To-Play model was considered, but deemed unviable for the game, and could not be implemented. The full statement doesn’t explain more than what was originally announced, feeling slightly rehashed from the original announcement.

One of the more substantial reasons could be the release of The Old Republic on the horizon, LucasArts don’t want two conflicting IP’s on the market. Unfortunately, time is up for Galaxies, and any fans of the game may have to switch over.

Star Wars Arcade Trilogy Part 3 of 3

The third and final entry in the original arcade trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back! The title returns to the vector graphics style. But unlike the original title, it gives players more freedom than the past two titles, making it an impressive technical achievement for its time. But even from a game perspective, this title offers a lot in terms of variety.

You can check out the video after the jump.

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Star Wars Arcade Trilogy Part 2 of 3

The latest Star Wars games have been cool, but what about the old ones? In the 1980s there were three Star Wars arcade titles released. I takesa look at the second title in this trilogy of arcade releases. While trying to find these titles in the arcades today is a bit tough, there are variety of consoles you can try them out on, including a very accessible version on the Gamecube featured in Rogue Squadron III.

You can check out the video after the jump.

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Star Wars Kinect Title Due for Holiday 2011

If you look at Kinect’s launch line-up, there aren’t many full games there. Plenty of fitness and mini game collections, but not much in terms of full in-depth experiences. While we do know that some are on the way, right now the window of when they will be arriving is unclear.

While titles are bound to arrive earlier, at the very least we know that by Holiday 2011, we may have a full title, Star Wars Kinect. Along with announcing this information, Kinect’s creative director, Kudo Tsunoda, has said that he has seen the title recently.

I think you could just easily imagine being a Jedi and using Kinect to make you feel you’re part of a Star Wars experience, building yourself up into a Jedi. I’ve seen a bunch of the game and it’s super compelling.

We have yet to see a live demo for the title, but the original footage shown was supposedly 100% gameplay footage. We will have to see how the game evolves over the next year. You can check out the E3 2010 trailer after the jump.

(Source: Eurogamer)

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