science fiction

LucasArts shut down by Disney

LucasArts shut down by Disney

The Star Wars video game company LucasArts has been closed down and is in the process of being broken apart by Disney. As Disney owns LucasFilm and the rights to all media therein, the video game subsidiary LucasArts is (or was) part of what they purchased. With this breakup of the company, Disney will be moving from an internal development model (with LucasArts) to a licensing model, this allowing companies from across the market their chance at developing video games in the Star Wars universe.

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Ender’s Game teasers ignite: original novel popularity surges

Ender’s Game teasers ignite: original novel popularity surges

As the film version of the story presented in the Orson Scott Card science fiction book Ender's Game gains steam in the teaser and advertising world, the novel appears to be grabbing its own share of attention as well. This week is the 9th week that Ender's Game has been aboard the New York Times Best Seller's list, it currently resting in the #18 spot between A Clash of Kings and A Feast for Crows. For those of you excited about the movie, there's been several teasers unleashed quite recently that you'll want to wrap your head around, not least of these the first teaser poster, Battle Room and all!

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The Wolverine International Trailer revealed: a future in Japan

The Wolverine International Trailer revealed: a future in Japan

It's time drop a couple of claws into the first full-length trailer for The Wolverine, the next chapter in the Hugh Jackman saga surrounding one of the most wild characters in the Marvel Comics universe. Here in this series of revelations (otherwise known as SPOILERS) we find Wolverine, also known as Logan, living further into the future than we've yet gone with Marvel on-screen thus far. We see there that his hero is offered thanks from a man whose life had been saved by Wolverine, offering him a gift for his generosity.

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Sony and BBC bring Doctor Who to PlayStation Home

Sony and BBC bring Doctor Who to PlayStation Home

Fans of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who that own a PlayStation will be excited to hear the latest news from Sony and BBC Worldwide. Sony and BBC have teamed up to bring Doctor Who to PlayStation fans by creating a social gaming and commerce environment inside PlayStation Home. The content will be available to more than 31 million PlayStation Home users around the world.

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Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer crash lands with details

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer crash lands with details

If you're all about the next Star Trek movie "Into Darkness", you'll be more than pumped up about the newest full trailer, stacked to the brim with no fewer explosions than you'll need to blow your eardrums out. What we're still not sure of is who this enemy of our friendly protagonists is. What we ARE sure of is the fact that, whether or not we've heard of this bad guy before, we'll be flipping out over the awesome crash of first-generation Federation ship into the sea and up against the shore of what we're pretty sure is London, England.

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Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Douglas Adams’ birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle

Google has rolled out another of its homepage doodles, celebrating the birthday of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams with an interactive gizmo on its UK site. The doodle simply cries out to be clicked on, with different parts of the animation reacting to your mouse and bringing up characters and other elements that fans will recognize from the much-loved books.

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Ender’s Game movie still analysis: the Mess Hall

Ender’s Game movie still analysis: the Mess Hall

The fan-favorite science fiction novel Ender's Game is getting it's own movie this November, and in the weeks and months leading up to that point, more than a few teaser images from on-set and in-film will be shared. Today's shot is taken straight from the film and shows the mess hall from the battle school that a large chunk of the movie will take place in. It's got two quite easily identifiable main characters up front, a few in back, and a lovely handful of non-human items throughout to tease us all wildly.

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Ender’s Game movie controlled leak brings army logos to life

Ender’s Game movie controlled leak brings army logos to life

This afternoon the folks responsible for promoting the Ender's Game movie at Summit Entertainment have worked out a controlled leak of a collection of graphics that will be used in the film. This leak puts the first real official graphic face to the in-story "army" groups the characters are a part of, with Rat Army, Salamander Army, Dragon Army, and Asp Army coming up fresh and clean! Have a peek at the whole lot!

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