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Briefly: Assassin's Creed Pirates, Star Wars iOS game updated

03/07, 2:38pm

Assassin's Creed Pirates for iOS and Android adds new map area

Ubisoft has announced that its game Assassin's Creed Pirates has been updated for iOS and Android devices. The update includes a new map area and campaign missions, with three new secondary missions and new treasures and diaries available for collecting. Each map features its own "survival mission," where players can fish and hunt whales for food. The update to Assassin's Creed Pirates is free for existing users.

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Electronic Arts signs near-total Star Wars gaming license

05/06, 7:43pm

Fate of existing titles uncertain, Disney retains limited social gaming rights

The Walt Disney Company and developer Electronic Arts on Monday announced a new multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to develop and publish globally new games based on Star Wars characters and storylines for the "core gamer audience." Under the agreement, EA will develop and publish new Star Wars titles, spanning all platforms and the most popular game genres, while Disney will retain certain rights to develop new titles within the mobile, social, tablet and online game categories.

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Briefly: Fan film uses iPhone 4 camera, DraftSight update

10/18, 10:10am

DraftSight update released

Dark Resurrection: Volume 0, a fan-made science fiction movie based around the Star Wars universe, used the iPhone 4 as part of the post-production phase. The models of spaceships and environments were all photographed with the iPhone 4, which returned an optimal size and kept all of the models in focus. The device was also used to overdub a number of the actors in their homes, helping the producers to reduce the films budget. The 40-minute film can be viewed on YouTube in its native Italian with English subtitles.

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Microsoft makes Xbox 360 Kinect Star Wars edition official

07/21, 2:30pm

Xbox 360 LE Kinect Star Wars brings 320GB drive

Microsoft confirmed a recent rumor by unveiling what might be its most elaborate special edition Xbox 360 yet. The Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars pack includes an elaborately color-matched set of hardware that includes the core console in R2-D2 skin, a wireless gamepad in gold chrome like C-3PO, and a first-ever white Kinect camera. The system is also Microsoft's first to pack a 320GB hard drive and has custom R2-D2 power-on and eject sounds.

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