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It's the age-old question: given the choice, would you join Luke, Chewy and C3-PO in the fight for good on the Light Side, or would you join the legion of total bastards, led by Darth Vader and the like, on the Dark Side?

Well, you'll be glad to know that Google is helping you make that very choice. Tying in with the imminent release of The Force Awakens, Google have released a new Easter Egg which lets users choose which side of the force they'd like to be on, and then customise their accounts appropriately.

What does that mean, exactly? Well, once you elect to be on either the Dark or the Light side, Google will then activate a whole array of features on your account: your Gmail background will change accordingly, YouTube's volume slider and progress bar will appear as either red or blue lightsabers (choose wisely), and - perhaps the most coolest of all - your location on Google Maps will change to either a TIE fighter or an X-Wing.

These changes will stay in effect until February, so why not begin the fun now by making your choice on The Force at this link right here. Watch Google's trailer for the new feature below.

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