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News / Plot details of Star Wars: Episode VII revealed.
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:36:15 AM »
Storyline: Two 17 year old twins, a girl and a boy, are trained by their uncle Luke to be the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy. Problems arise when the male twin turns to the dark side. Jaina Solo – Female, 17 years old, lead. – Jacen’s twin sister, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the galaxy, trained by her uncle Luke Skywalker. Jacen Solo – Male, 17 years old, lead – Jaina’s twin brother, one of the greatest Jedi’s in the world. A loner who is constantly struggling with the idea of what’s right and what’s wrong. Starts to turn to the dark side. Full of conviction that what he is doing is the “right thing”. Will eventually become Darth Caedus.

This just in via http://schmoesknow.com/schmoes-know-exclusive-star-wars-casting-news/ - read the full story there.

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News / DC goes digital.
« on: June 05, 2013, 06:02:13 AM »
DC Entertainment, the most prolific digital comic book publisher, unveiled two new digital innovations today that will take its comics to the next level of interactivity. DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson and Co-Publisher Jim Lee unveiled DC2 and DC2 Multiverse at the opening of Time Warner’s “The Future of Storytelling” exhibition at the Time Warner Medialab in New York.

DC2 is a new initiative that layers dynamic artwork onto digital comic panels, adding a new level of dimension to digital storytelling. DC2 Multiverse technology allows readers to determine a specific story outcome by selecting individual characters, storylines and plot developments while reading the comic, meaning one chapter of a digital comic has dozens of possible story outcomes.

“Since we made the game changing decision to go Same-Day-Digital with the launch of DC COMICS – THE NEW 52, we very strategically built our digital business to have the broadest distribution and most extensive Digital-First content line-up, and now we’re at the forefront of innovation,” stated Nelson. “DC2 and DC2 Multiverse leverages technology to make iconic characters like Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Green Lantern even more relevant through highly interactive storytelling.”

DC2 will first appear in the highly-anticipated new Digital-First title BATMAN ’66, based on the popular 1960s television show, and the dynamic artwork features will bring the show’s action and retro attitude to life for comic readers. Readers will experience an expanded storytelling canvas as each comic panel tells a multi-dimensional story through layered artwork and sequences.

Digital-First title BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS, based on the upcoming video game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be the first to showcase DC2 Multiverse. DC2 Multiverse features dynamic artwork, along with action sounds and the ability to integrate a soundtrack – all while allowing readers to determine the fate of each storyline and character, including Super Heroes and Super Villains, with multiple options and end results available in each comic chapter. Only with DC Comics’ compelling rogues gallery will fans be just as excited to see what happens to Black Mask as they are to follow Batman’s adventures.

“Digital comics have proven to be a driving force in attracting new readers, in fact, since the onset of Same-Day-Digital our print and digital sales have both risen by double and triple digits, respectively,” stated Lee. “With Digital-First titles we’ve created a successful formula of pairing comics with other media forms like TV shows and video games. Today’s announcements demonstrate how we can tie innovations that organically fit and enhance comics – for example with BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS you can choose the destiny of your character by playing the game and reading the comic.”

In addition to offering its Same-Day-Digital print line-up, DC Entertainment’s unparalleled line-up of Digital-First titles includes INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, ARROW, LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, SMALLVILLE: SEASON 11, the BEYOND series, BATMAN: LIL’ GOTHAM and upcoming titles BATMAN ’66 and BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS. Additionally, last year DC Entertainment secured the most expansive digital distribution of all comic publishers by forging new deals with Kindle Store, iBookstore and Nook Store, in addition to its previous distribution on all comiXology platforms. 

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We'll see a massive, complex world à la Game of Thrones "We've seen personal relationship struggles and personal revolutions happen, but we haven't seen how this particular power outage has affected the whole world. We're about to," Esposito teases.

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Revolution-Return-Spoilers-1062027.aspx

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News / Clone Wars… last season, last finale. Last of Ahsoka?
« on: February 28, 2013, 03:57:22 PM »
Here’s the season 5 Clone Wars finale trailer. So, that’s what happened to poor Ahsoka Tano, aka Snips. Explains much, it does. Tears will be shed!

http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/clone-wars-last-season-last-finale-last-of-ahsoka/

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The next wave of the ebook revolution is coming and it’s going to be led by kids. While just under a quarter of U.S. adults are reading ebooks, some 54% of kids are reading them — that’s more than double. This number comes from a brand new study Digital Book World conducted with PlayScience, a children’s digital research firm.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremygreenfield/2013/01/31/if-kids-are-our-future-our-future-is-ebooks/

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When you’re piloting a giant robot waging war against massive monsters, the last thing you need is a computer trying to kill you.

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/04/guillermo-del-toro-says-pacific-rim-ai-an--homage-to-portals-glados

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Sliding Void / Re: Stephen Hunt's 'Sliding Void' - now free in the UK!
« on: December 30, 2012, 03:34:51 AM »
That's a great post-Xmas present for my new Kindle model... cheers for the tip off!

 ;D

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News / Garrett Hedlund Will Star in 'Tron 3'.
« on: December 14, 2012, 05:33:26 AM »
The as-yet-untitled "Tron 3" project gained a screenwriter last week, and now it has officially gained a star.Garrett Hedlund confirmed to NextMovie exclusively that he would follow up his 2010 performance as Sam Flynn in "TRON: Legacy" by appearing in the long-rumored sequel, which may begin shooting in 2014, according to some sources.

http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/garrett-hedlund-tron-3-star-confirmed-exclusive/

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News / Rumor MILL: Will Iron Man 3 film introduce another Avenger?
« on: November 15, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
You just know that we're getting at least one new Avenger by the time Avengers 2 blasts into theaters, but could we see them sooner than Joss Whedon's sequel? Word on the street is that, just like Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 will take some time to introduce another member of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. But who?

http://blastr.com/2012/11/rumor-of-the-day-could-ir.php

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News / Amazon deleted whole library of Kindle user without explanation!
« on: October 22, 2012, 08:46:28 AM »
My guess is that Amazon has the capability to wipe any file from any Kindle, and likely also has the ability to read any file on any Kindle. I'd further speculate that the policy violation that Linn stands accused of is using a friend's UK address to buy Amazon UK English Kindle books from Norway. This is a symptom of Amazon's -- and every single other ebook retailer's -- hopelessness at managing "open territory" for ebooks.

http://boingboing.net/2012/10/22/kindle-user-claims-amazon-dele.html

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News / Iron Man 3: Teaser for full trailer!
« on: October 22, 2012, 04:32:11 AM »
The Iron Man 3 Facebook page received enough “Likes”, so Marvel has revealed a 17-second teaser for the full trailer that follows on Tuesday.

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/10/21/iron-man-3-teaser-for-the-trailer/

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News / Watch a 42-Minute Interview With George R.R. Martin.
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:44:26 AM »
Everything you wanted to know but didn't think you'd ever be able to ask because, honestly, who has the time?

http://www.vulture.com/2012/06/interview-with-george-r-r-martin.html

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News / Halo 4 to launch.
« on: April 18, 2012, 03:12:37 AM »
"Halo 4," the hotly anticipated sequel to the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history, will launch worldwide on Nov. 6, 2012.

"Halo 4" marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief, named by Fast Company as "one of the most popular characters in gaming history,"(1) and aims to set a new standard for blockbuster interactive entertainment with the launch. Set four years after the events in "Halo 3," Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Developed by 343 Industries, "Halo 4" marks a new beginning for the landmark entertainment franchise that has sold more than 40 million games worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, live-action shorts, comic books, action figures and apparel.

"We are beginning a new saga with 'Halo 4' and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of 'Halo' games and experiences," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. "Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with 'Halo 4' leading the charge, we're confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history."

"Halo 3," the biggest consumer product launch of all time when it released in 2007,(2) concluded the original game trilogy, but left many unanswered questions around the fates of the series' beloved hero, the Master Chief, and his artificial intelligence companion, Cortana. On Nov. 6, fans will experience the next chapter of the iconic franchise.

Tonight, Conan O'Brien will help celebrate this fall's launch of "Halo 4" with a special segment on "CONAN" on TBS at 11 p.m. PDT/10 p.m. CDT. Those interested should tune in and check out http://www.teamcoco.com or follow @TeamCoco on Twitter for updates and more details.

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Gillian Redfearn, Editorial Director of Gollancz, has acquired world rights in a three-book fantasy series by Stephen Hunt. The first novel is titled ‘In Dark Service’, while the trilogy is the Far-Called sequence. The agent was John Jarrold and the first volume will be published in 2013.

http://www.sfcrowsnest.com/articles/news/2012/Stephen-Hunts-Far-called-trilogy-16696.php

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And China has a sudden spurt of Space Race madness too... China rockets forward in "race to moon".

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/03/08/world/asia/florcruz-china-space/index.html

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