Disney Buying Lucasfilm For $4.05B, Making Star Wars “Episode 7” Set For Release In 2015

FOX News reports:

Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind “Star Wars,” from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It’s also making a seventh movie in the “Star Wars” series called “Episode 7,” set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years.

The Walt Disney Co. announced the blockbuster agreement to make the purchase in cash and stock Tuesday. The deal includes Lucasfilm’s prized high-tech production companies, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, as well as rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise.

Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the acquisition is a great fit and will help preserve and grow the “Star Wars” franchise.

Read more here. 

George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discuss the future of Star Wars movies.


BioShock Infinite Beast Of America Trailer

Check out the latest BioShock Infinite trailer made entirely from in-game footage!

Release Date: 2/26/13


New SpiritHoods Built For The Snow Now Available

If you’re into winter sports and love SpiritHoods, you’re in luck! Just announced, SpiritHoods that are Built For The Snow are now available in two designs: Snow Artic Fox and Snow Mystic Wolf.

Check them out at http://www.spirithoods.com along with the new Fall 2012 line of SpiritHoods including the Peruvian Collection, Disney collection for kids, and HB3 SpiritHoods with (washable) speakers.

Remember to use promo code SPEEDY to get 15% off your entire order at checkout!


Mass Effect 3: Retaliation Trailer (Multiplayer DLC)

Check out the Mass Effect 3: Retaliation Trailer (Multiplayer DLC)!

Here’s the blurb from the trailer:

The battle to save the galaxy rages on and a familiar foe returns in the largest downloadable content pack to-date for Mass Effect™ 3 multiplayer! Available to download at no additional charge*, Mass Effect 3: Retaliation ups the challenge by adding treacherous environmental hazards to existing maps and will introduce the infamous Collectors as a new enemy faction in multiplayer.

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation will be available for download on October 9 on Xbox LIVE® and the Origin™ client software and on PlayStation® Network in North America on October 9 and in Europe on October 10.


In The Eye of ZombiU Episodes 1 & 2 With Developer Commentary

In the Eye of ZombiU Episode 1 – Survival Horror Meets the Wii U

Senior Game Producer Guillamme Brunier explains how ZombiU takes advantage of the Wii U gamepad to provide a true survival-horror experience!

In the Eye of ZombiU Episode 2 – A City of Blood & Fire

Story Design co-directors Gabrielle Shrager and Antony Johnston tell us more about the story and setting behind ZombiU!

ZombiU will be released alongside Wii U’s launch on November 18th, 2012!


Nintendo Direct Mini – Details And Pricing On New DLC Course Packs For New Super Mario Bros. 2

Check out the key features of the new DLC course packs for New Super Mario Bros. 2 on Nintendo 3DS, available October 4th for $2.50 each, in this Nintendo Direct Mini with Reggie Fils-Aime!