George Lucas sues gaming accessory firm

Jedi Mind wireless headset sparks lawsuit

George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, is suing Jedi Mind Inc., a gaming peripheral company which is set to release a wireless gaming headset that allows players to control games with their minds - according to the company that is.

Lucas has filed a $5 million trademark lawsuit against Jedi Mind Inc. Currently the peripheral company is offering three other products: Master Mind, Jedi Mouse and the oddly named product called 'Think Tac Toe.'

LucasFilm originally sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jedi Mind in May 2009 and was assured the the offending brand would be 'phased' out of the company.

According to Jedi Mind Inc. the headset reads the players brainwaves on a conscious and non-conscious level. These brainwaves are then interpreted to allow players direct control over their game.

Haden Blackman, the writer and producer of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed recently resigned from his position at LucasArts after 13 years.

[ SOURCE: Techradar ]