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Sid Meier’s Starships once again takes to the stars

Sid Meier’s Starships once again takes to the stars

Sid Meier is a name that is quickly associated with turn-based strategy and world building games, most of which take place on our beloved planet Earth. But after Civilization: Beyond Earth, itself seen as a "spiritual successor" of Sid Meier's own Alpha Centauri run, the acclaimed game designer seems to be turning his gaze skyward once more. Firaxis has just announced what is bound to be its next hit title, Starships, which unambiguously revolves around the development of your own star fleet and, perhaps, the formation of your own interstellar federation.

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Escape from New York remake once penned by Star Wars’ Gary Whitta

Escape from New York remake once penned by Star Wars’ Gary Whitta

At one point in the very recent past, Gary Whitta was hired to script the first in a series of stand-alone Star Wars movies. These movies would star characters like Boba Fett and Han Solo - and they're still on the books once Star Wars: The Force Awakens is released. Whitta has revealed today that he'd also been working on another cult classic film within the past couple of years - one that's just been acquired by Fox. Here you're seeing the title for Gary Whitta's synopsis for a remake of the 1981 John Carpenter cult classic film Escape from New York.

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Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Back to the Future delivers in 2015 with Nike, VR, Tony Hawk, and Pepsi

Easily one of the most iconic sets of scenes in a film about the future appears in the epic comedy Back to the Future II. In this film we travel forward to the year 2015 to the day November 5th. In the year 2011, Nike blasted everyone's faces off with the first release of the Nike MAG - that's the pair of shoes that appear in BTTF2 - without the Power Laces. Fast-forward to February of 2014 and the designer of the MAG shoes confirmed power laces for 2015. These are just one of a set of products inspired by BTTF2 and prepped for release this year, the year they're supposed to have been on the market.

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Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

Aliens sequel visualized by director of District 9, Elysium [UPDATE]

We don't really know what to believe when it comes to this proposed sequel to Aliens. Images posted by Director and Visual Effects artist Neill Blomkamp have sparked our interest, that's for certain - but whether or not he'd actually been attached to a film is unconfirmed. What we do know is that we'd certainly have loved to see a dark, alternate universe in the eye of Blomkamp, especially after seeing these illustrations. Blomkamp previously directed Elysium and District 9 - his next film is Chappie.

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Aaron Paul attached to Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film

Aaron Paul attached to Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film

With more than one Star Wars film being made at a time and Star Wars 7 well on the way, it's high time we started to hear more about the spin-off films that'll appear between each of the hero flicks over the next few years. First up: Han Solo. This film's title is still unknown, but reliable sources have pointed toward "Luminac Industrial Goods" as the code name for production. Something like Blue Harvest for Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi.

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Star Trek 3 to switch directors

Star Trek 3 to switch directors

The third Star Trek movie in our modern alternate-dimension collection of big screen releases has collected a new director. J.J. Abrams directed both Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) - now it's time to hand the reigns over to none other than Justin Lin. This is the same director that brought you the last four Fast and Furious films, the highest-earning releases in the series. He's also the producer and the director on the next Bourne movie set to be released inside 2016.

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Yoda returns to Star Wars with Frank Oz in tow

Yoda returns to Star Wars with Frank Oz in tow

While there's not yet word of whether or not the ghost of Yoda will return for Episode 7 of the Star Wars live action movie series, Rebels has been confirmed. Star Wars Rebels has already featured a guest appearance of James Earl Jones as Darth Vader - now it's time to bring back none other than the original Yoda - Frank Oz - as our little green friend. This appearance will be made in a "disembodied voice" sort of way - because he's on Dagobah, of course.

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Star Wars 7 heroes named officially

Star Wars 7 heroes named officially

This afternoon the folks at Lucasfilm have decided to reveal the names of the characters that'll be heading the next three Star Wars movies. They've done this with a set of vintage Star Wars trading cards, the likes of which you'll recognize if you were alive when the original trilogy was released - or if you're just a very big fan with eyes on the classics. Here you'll see every hero from the first teaser trailer released this year - all at once, in official fashion!

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Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

Apple’s ‘Best of 2014′ list includes old favs, new artists, fun apps

With so much media floating around their platform, Apple has once again rolled out their year-end, best-of awards list. They’ve announced their favorites from 2014, along with a few fun surprises for us. Frozen dominated, with its album being iTunes’ best seller in 2014. Theme song Let It Go was the eighth most downloaded song all year, and two Frozen-themed apps were among the most downloaded of 2014. For the rest of apple’s favorites in 2014, keep reading!

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Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer: The Parody Collection

Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer: The Parody Collection

The next Star Wars movie is so highly anticipated that the first trailer - the first TEASER trailer, at that - has become the subject of parodies and remakes. Today you're going to see an Original Trilogy remake. You're going to see a LEGO remake. You're going to see a remake done in the Wes Anderson style. You're going to see more Star Wars: The Force Awakens remakes than you know what to do with - especially ones that use exactly the same audio and match the original trailer shot-for-shot.

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