Holy shit. I never thought this day would come, but it has — Jar Jar Binks is no longer the worst thing in the Star Wars universe. It’s Star Wars Kinect, and the above video is the proof. I can’t even imagine what kind of deranged, Star Wars-hating mind could come up with such an atrocity. Does George Lucas truly loathe us that much? Or did some other lunatic dream it up, and George just did’t care enough to cancel it? All I know is this: Anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering, and Star Wars Kinect is directly responsible for all three. Be right back, I’ve got to go weep/vomit forever. (Via Kotaku)
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