Is this the geekiest wedding ever?

Kristin geeky-weddingand Zachary make no effort to hide their love of all things nerdy, including each other. So when they decided to tie the knot, they were determined to let their geek flag fly.

And fly it does, like Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 strapped to an X-Wing.

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Eight board games you never knew existed

Pop klondike-jpg_235737culture is a melting pot. Crossovers are common, but occasionally we’re still taken off guard (like when eagle-eyed viewers spotted R2-D2 in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness).

Surprisingly, many of the most unexpected crossovers happen in the board game world. Merchandising gone wrong, or bafflingly wonderful merger? That depends on how much you spent on the thing, probably. Here are some of the more magnificent recent oddities.

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Beloved role-playing great Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hits iPad

The kotor-ipad-top630history of Star Wars games is filled with hits and misses. For every Battlefront, there’s a Masters of Teras Kasi.

But Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic, released in 2003, has always stood head and shoulders above the rest — and now it’s coming to the mobile gaming world.

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Full-sized X-Wing fighter is the largest LEGO model ever

There’s lego-xwing-top630a difference between being a Star Wars fan and being a Star Wars fanatic. We’re pretty sure the folks at LEGO fall into the latter camp.

Tourists who wander into Times Square this week are going to be shocked to see a full-sized X-Wing fighter made entirely of LEGO bricks. A stunning 5.3 million of them, to be precise. That makes it the biggest ever, surpassing a LEGO robot at Minnesota’s Mall of America by a good 2 million.

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Lego Star Wars toy resembles mosque, critics say

Lego jabba_630is being called culturally insensitive after releasing a model of “Star Wars” gangster Jabba the Hutt’s palace that closely resembles a Turkish mosque. Lego says it will stop selling the toy – but denies the decision was tied to the protests.

The Palace, say critics, looks very much like Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, a historic mosque that became a model for other centers of Islam. It’s a museum these days, but the chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Australia still takes issue with the likeness being tied to George Lucas’ famous villain.

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X-Wing and Death Star battle again on Kickstarter

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Though the U.S. government decided not to fund research into a Death Star, Star Wars fans longing to witness the power of a fully armed and operational battle station have taken to Kickstarter to get it done.

The Rebel Alliance isn’t taking that threat lightly, though, and has countered by using the crowdfunding site in an attempt to build an X-Wing fighter.

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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.


Is the MMO dying?

Just a few short years ago, massively-multiplayer online games (MMOs) were considered the future of gaming.

Virtually every publisher was running one, building one, or contemplating one. A lot of those failed. A few struggled along with small but loyal audiences. And all of them acknowledged that they lived under the shadow of perennial champ World of Warcraft.

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