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X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

X-Wing, Tie Fighter original games re-released after 20 years

The original Lucasarts creations "Star Wars: X-Wing" and "Star Wars: Tie Fighter" have been re-released as Special Editions. This after just 20 years after their original release, and slightly less time since their first re-releases in 1998. These games spawned a massive cross-platform collection of space fighting games both in and out of the Star Wars universe. Now we can only dream that these classics will make their way to the mobile environment next.

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Humans replacing scanners at movie theaters this Autumn

Humans replacing scanners at movie theaters this Autumn

A new set of ever-changing security measures embedded in movie tickets on your smartphone may soon do away with the need for scanning. While - just like you would at Starbucks - MovieTickets.com movie tickets on your smartphone required codes to be scanned by the ticket handler at your local theater until now, they've thought of something new. Instead, it'll take a trained movie theater redemption employee trained in the art of looking at tickets and knowing the newest combination of animations, colors, and codes.

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Oculus Rift’s first feature film is now available

Oculus Rift’s first feature film is now available

Halloween is upon us, and so many people are pulling out their favorite scary movies for a night or two of frights. Those who own an Oculus Rift will be able to take this to a whole new level, however, with the device's first feature length movie launching today -- and it's not for the faint of heart. The movie is a horror flick called Banshee Chapter, and the Oculus Rift edition is adapted specifically to the VR device. The movie first came out in 2013, and enjoys a healthy 5.5 stars on IMDB.

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Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

Steve Jobs biopic signs Christian Bale: “he’s gonna crush it”

This morning it's been confirmed that the most "official" of the "official biopic" collection of Steve Jobs films to come out after his untimely passing has signed on actor Christian Bale. Master actor Bale will play Jobs himself, and according to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, "there isn't a scene or a frame that he's not in." Sorkin also make clear that "he didn't have to audition," but that "there was a meeting," but that's about it. This film will be based on Walter Isaacson's 2011 biography “Steve Jobs” for Sony Corp.

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Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

Star Wars classics immortalized in massive gallery

A new generation is set to be introduced to Star Wars in a big way, and that is a big deal. Still, long running fans have a special nostalgic place in their fandom-riddled hearts for the classic movies, and that special nostalgic place can never be fully satiated. That's what makes a newly compiled massive gallery of images from Industrial Light & Magic so enjoyable -- we get a close up look of props we've seen dozens (or hundreds, we won't judge) of times before, each of them in various states of assembly.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron first official trailer goes live

Avengers: Age of Ultron first official trailer goes live

Back during the 2013 San Diego Comic Con we saw a teaser for the upcoming movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. That teaser was largely audio, featuring only close-up shots of various parts of the Ultron suit while ambiguous snippets of dialogue played in the background. Following this comes something far more satisfying (and twice the length): the official teaser trailer, which kicks off with the opening monologue, "I'm going to show you something beautiful. Everyone screaming for mercy."

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Shia LaBeouf music video tells tale of “actual cannibal”

Shia LaBeouf music video tells tale of “actual cannibal”

We’ve reached peak Shia LaBeouf, and the actor superstar himself isn’t even directly involved. His name is involved, and indeed it does appear that the artist Rob Cantor does truly believe that he is speaking about Shia LeBeouf, but Shia is not actually in the building. What you’re about to witness is pure, unadulterated entertainment and musical magic the likes of which we’ve not seen for… at least a week. This this "peak" goes entirely the opposite direction of the peak Matthew McConaughey.

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Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Star Wars Episode VII: popular Ewok actor joins returning cast members

Actor Warwick Davis, most known to Star Wars fans for playing the Ewok warrior Wicket Warrick in the original film, humorously revealed this week that he will joining the long list of stars from the original trilogy to make a return in next year's Star Wars: Episode VII. In his video, Davis mentions how excited he is about a new Star Wars flick being directed by J.J. Abrams. With a fake beard to emphasize how long he's been waiting by the phone, he can't help but immediately agree when it rings with a request that he play a role in Episode VII.

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Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

Maisie Williams talks about possible The Last of Us role

This past summer, a teaser poster for a theatrical rendition of The Last of Us was released at the San Diego Comic Con, and in it we got a glimpse of an unknown girl. It was during an SDCC panel that Maisie Williams -- best known for playing Arya Stark in Game of Thrones -- was revealed as being a contender for playing Ellie. Though the movie is still a long way off and details about it are slight, Williams recently confirmed that talks took place, and went into some details about what went down.

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Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

Netflix stock plummets as HBO enters streaming race

This morning it was announced by HBO that they’d be offering up their own streaming service separate from Cable TV. That means Game of Thrones. It also means Girls, Boardwalk Empire, Veep, and a collection of AAA movies like Rush, Les Miserbles, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It also means that Netflix will have its first real competition since it went streaming itself all the way back in 2007.

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