The Force is with Angry Birds Star Wars. No, really.

You could be forgiven for thinking the combination of Angry Birds and Star Wars is little more than an unholy marketing union. The mash-up, on the surface, at least, has potential disaster written all over it.

But like peanut butter and chocolate, it turns out this pop-culture odd couple works great together, and is certain to delight fans of both franchises. Available today for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows and Mac computers, it could actually turn out to be the Angry Birds game you were looking for.

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What does the Disney/Lucas deal mean for gamers?

While there are roughly fifteen trillion (a conservative estimate) debates and arguments raging online about whether Disney taking over the Star Wars franchise is a good or bad thing, George Lucas’ prominent video game arm has generally been left out of the discussion.

Once a beloved studio responsible for classics like Sam & Max, Monkey Island, and of course countless Star Wars greats, LucasArts has been fairly quiet recently, failing to produce a significant hit in years.

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Beyond Films, Here’s How Disney Will Cash in on Lucas Deal

The surprise acquisition of Lucasfilm by Disney Tuesday will certainly shake up the film world, but the deal also looks set to have substantial ripple effects in other parts of the entertainment industry.

Disney and Lucasfilm both have video game studios. Both have substantial licensing arms. And both have advanced technology divisions that lead the industry. The impact from those units, say experts, could make the deal’s $4 billion price tag look like a bargain.

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Lucasfilm exec to HP gig

Lucasfilm’s chief technical officer has given up Hollywood for Silicon Valley.

Richard Kerris has taken over as head of worldwide developer relations at Hewlett-Packard, where he will be in charge of boosting developer interest in creating applications and programs for the company’s webOS platform — which powers the newly announced TouchPad and Pre 3, among other systems.

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