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This is something that caught my attention today. As many of you know for the longest time George Lucas has been monkeying around with the Star Wars Trilogy changing things here and there for new editions. These changes have become more drastic and egregious as time goes by. Of course this makes many fans who grew up with the movies unhappy. Some of these fans are so unhappy that they have made their own edition to preserve the original while "remastering it in HD". The concept of these "despecialized" editions seems like a good one in theory. For me the reality doesn't line up with that though.

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This part of the second robot chicken star wars special made me bust out laughing!
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This part of the second robot chicken star wars special made me bust out laughing!
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This part of the second robot chicken star wars special made me bust out laughing!
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This week the Mac version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed finally shipped. I received my copy a few days ago and have beaten it twice and completed all the extras. Continued inside... )
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This week the Mac version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed finally shipped. I received my copy a few days ago and have beaten it twice and completed all the extras. Continued inside... )
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This week the Mac version of Star Wars The Force Unleashed finally shipped. I received my copy a few days ago and have beaten it twice and completed all the extras. Continued inside... )
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I noticed this article for a few days but only just now got around to reading the comments. The story itself is funny but the comments make it even funnier. There was a man who is a part of the Jedi "religion" who got kicked out of a tesco supermarket for refusing to remove his Jedi robe hood.

To start off with the official response is very funny:

'He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.

'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood.

'If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers.'


Funny thing is they are absolutely right! Most Jedi wore hoods for maybe under a combined time of half an hour out of the whole 6 movies. Luke wore his for all of two minutes practically.

These comments also amused me\made me laugh:

"Taking legal action against a chainstore for being "emotionally humiliated" does not sound like the Jedi way.
Aren't they supposed to control their emotions or be led down the path or the darkside?"

"Fluffernutter, biscuits... a Jedi craves not these things."

"How about Stormtroopers? Can they wear their suits into the grocery store? The helmets have eye amplicication stuff built in, so they won't miss any of the sales. Plus, they can communicate with each other, via their helmet comlinks, so they can alert fellow troopers to the awesome sales!"


Anyway at the end someone said, "humerously according to one source he wasn't wearing jedi robes but just a hoodie. If that's the case He may as well have lit up a joint and claimed to be a rastafarian, just sad really." I agree.

I also don't think I'll ever like anything enough to want to make it my religion. Especially not some fictional property such as Star Wars. Even if I did the prequels would be enough for me to lose my faith.

Someone else did make a good point though saying what if it was some other established religion that has funky head gear. But with only five years under the belt the "Jedi Religion" is basically a cult at this point if anything. I myself don't begrudge them doing what they want to do. But it needs to be tempered with reason in my opinion. OH and check the source material...
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I noticed this article for a few days but only just now got around to reading the comments. The story itself is funny but the comments make it even funnier. There was a man who is a part of the Jedi "religion" who got kicked out of a tesco supermarket for refusing to remove his Jedi robe hood.

To start off with the official response is very funny:

'He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.

'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood.

'If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers.'


Funny thing is they are absolutely right! Most Jedi wore hoods for maybe under a combined time of half an hour out of the whole 6 movies. Luke wore his for all of two minutes practically.

These comments also amused me\made me laugh:

"Taking legal action against a chainstore for being "emotionally humiliated" does not sound like the Jedi way.
Aren't they supposed to control their emotions or be led down the path or the darkside?"

"Fluffernutter, biscuits... a Jedi craves not these things."

"How about Stormtroopers? Can they wear their suits into the grocery store? The helmets have eye amplicication stuff built in, so they won't miss any of the sales. Plus, they can communicate with each other, via their helmet comlinks, so they can alert fellow troopers to the awesome sales!"


Anyway at the end someone said, "humerously according to one source he wasn't wearing jedi robes but just a hoodie. If that's the case He may as well have lit up a joint and claimed to be a rastafarian, just sad really." I agree.

I also don't think I'll ever like anything enough to want to make it my religion. Especially not some fictional property such as Star Wars. Even if I did the prequels would be enough for me to lose my faith.

Someone else did make a good point though saying what if it was some other established religion that has funky head gear. But with only five years under the belt the "Jedi Religion" is basically a cult at this point if anything. I myself don't begrudge them doing what they want to do. But it needs to be tempered with reason in my opinion. OH and check the source material...
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I noticed this article for a few days but only just now got around to reading the comments. The story itself is funny but the comments make it even funnier. There was a man who is a part of the Jedi "religion" who got kicked out of a tesco supermarket for refusing to remove his Jedi robe hood.

To start off with the official response is very funny:

'He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.

'Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood.

'If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers.'


Funny thing is they are absolutely right! Most Jedi wore hoods for maybe under a combined time of half an hour out of the whole 6 movies. Luke wore his for all of two minutes practically.

These comments also amused me\made me laugh:

"Taking legal action against a chainstore for being "emotionally humiliated" does not sound like the Jedi way.
Aren't they supposed to control their emotions or be led down the path or the darkside?"

"Fluffernutter, biscuits... a Jedi craves not these things."

"How about Stormtroopers? Can they wear their suits into the grocery store? The helmets have eye amplicication stuff built in, so they won't miss any of the sales. Plus, they can communicate with each other, via their helmet comlinks, so they can alert fellow troopers to the awesome sales!"


Anyway at the end someone said, "humerously according to one source he wasn't wearing jedi robes but just a hoodie. If that's the case He may as well have lit up a joint and claimed to be a rastafarian, just sad really." I agree.

I also don't think I'll ever like anything enough to want to make it my religion. Especially not some fictional property such as Star Wars. Even if I did the prequels would be enough for me to lose my faith.

Someone else did make a good point though saying what if it was some other established religion that has funky head gear. But with only five years under the belt the "Jedi Religion" is basically a cult at this point if anything. I myself don't begrudge them doing what they want to do. But it needs to be tempered with reason in my opinion. OH and check the source material...
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This may be an old game by now but many people have been bemoaning the fact that it only came out for the consoles with no PC release in sight. Well.... thanks to Aspyr (who I thought had bowed out of porting games to the Mac) is handling the port not only for the PC but for the Mac as well. There's one thing I know for sure... one is going to need a beefy new Mac to play it. The iMac is rumored to being updated in the next few weeks so maybe that's what they are targetting. Anyhow it's great to see a new Star Wars game come to the Mac\PC. The Mac in particular hasn't seen one in a long time and they used to come out for it all the time. The Mac\PC version is going to be called the ultimate sith edition and is going to have extra levels not in the console versions. It's to come out in the fall.

I didn't see that coming!

Here's another one I didn't see coming. Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena. It's a revamp of the previous chronicles of riddick that came out for the Xbox. This came out earlier this year for the 360, PS3 and PC. Nice to see it coming to the Mac. Virtual Programming is doing this.

Those are the two surprise games from the list. The rest of the list I either knew about... are not interested or both. I would wager that both of those games will require intel macs. I wonder what the multiplayer options will be like.

I'm still waiting for Feral to make good on them bringing out Bioshock for the Mac though. They where wearing bioshock t-shirts to last year's Macworld and I have been expectant ever since. I kind of think they are focusing more on Rome Total War at this point.
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This may be an old game by now but many people have been bemoaning the fact that it only came out for the consoles with no PC release in sight. Well.... thanks to Aspyr (who I thought had bowed out of porting games to the Mac) is handling the port not only for the PC but for the Mac as well. There's one thing I know for sure... one is going to need a beefy new Mac to play it. The iMac is rumored to being updated in the next few weeks so maybe that's what they are targetting. Anyhow it's great to see a new Star Wars game come to the Mac\PC. The Mac in particular hasn't seen one in a long time and they used to come out for it all the time. The Mac\PC version is going to be called the ultimate sith edition and is going to have extra levels not in the console versions. It's to come out in the fall.

I didn't see that coming!

Here's another one I didn't see coming. Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena. It's a revamp of the previous chronicles of riddick that came out for the Xbox. This came out earlier this year for the 360, PS3 and PC. Nice to see it coming to the Mac. Virtual Programming is doing this.

Those are the two surprise games from the list. The rest of the list I either knew about... are not interested or both. I would wager that both of those games will require intel macs. I wonder what the multiplayer options will be like.

I'm still waiting for Feral to make good on them bringing out Bioshock for the Mac though. They where wearing bioshock t-shirts to last year's Macworld and I have been expectant ever since. I kind of think they are focusing more on Rome Total War at this point.
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This may be an old game by now but many people have been bemoaning the fact that it only came out for the consoles with no PC release in sight. Well.... thanks to Aspyr (who I thought had bowed out of porting games to the Mac) is handling the port not only for the PC but for the Mac as well. There's one thing I know for sure... one is going to need a beefy new Mac to play it. The iMac is rumored to being updated in the next few weeks so maybe that's what they are targetting. Anyhow it's great to see a new Star Wars game come to the Mac\PC. The Mac in particular hasn't seen one in a long time and they used to come out for it all the time. The Mac\PC version is going to be called the ultimate sith edition and is going to have extra levels not in the console versions. It's to come out in the fall.

I didn't see that coming!

Here's another one I didn't see coming. Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena. It's a revamp of the previous chronicles of riddick that came out for the Xbox. This came out earlier this year for the 360, PS3 and PC. Nice to see it coming to the Mac. Virtual Programming is doing this.

Those are the two surprise games from the list. The rest of the list I either knew about... are not interested or both. I would wager that both of those games will require intel macs. I wonder what the multiplayer options will be like.

I'm still waiting for Feral to make good on them bringing out Bioshock for the Mac though. They where wearing bioshock t-shirts to last year's Macworld and I have been expectant ever since. I kind of think they are focusing more on Rome Total War at this point.
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Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
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Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
smoketetsuo: (leather jacket dollfie)

Treat Your Ass Like the Dark Lord It Is, -- TR


Recognize it? It's the emperors chair from Star Wars! It's made by the same people who made the Han Solo in frozen in carbonite desk. The chair is ~$5k though. If money where no object I'd like to have one. The chair is nice and sleek to boot.

Based on the client's requests and interests, artists Tom Spina and Richard Riley drew inspiration from elements of Captain Kirk's bridge chair from Star Trek and the Emperor's throne from the Star Wars films and created a sleek new design. The result is an impressive functional art piece that is well over four feet tall and crafted in custom welded steel. It features an adjustable pedestal and is made to appear to “float” on 8 hidden wheels. The custom upholstery is real leather and the finish is powder-coated gloss black for a classy and durable surface.


Credit goes to Topless Robot where I found this. You can also find the ones who made it's site here with other one of a kind custom furniture including the aforementioned Han Solo encased in carbonite desk. That desk looks so very detailed and authentic and I love the glowing sides.

OK the emperor chair is 5 of a kind. They have made five of them to sell. I kind of wonder how much it costs to make one and how hard. It can't be as hard as the Han Solo desk right? It may be worth taking some welding classes. ;)
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I thought this was pretty cute but a bit pricey for something not officially endorsed. At least as far as I know. It's a recreation of the 1984 ) Apple commercial in Lego.

While I'm on the subject of LEGO the next LEGO action\adventure game after LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Star Wars II is Lego Batman. I already know of some things that can be recycled in both. LEGO Star Wars had grappling hook guns for certain characters like Padme. I just wonder what stories LEGO Batman is going to be based on.

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