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Light Start – The very small slice of E3 edition

There will be far, far more this week but for Light Start, we've picked a very small crop of what was seen at E3 this year.

Light Start – The all things Star Wars edition

Electronic Arts’ story-based Star Wars game has been canned – report

Ever since Electronic Arts acquired the rights to make games based on the Star Wars universe back in 2013 we’ve been hoping for a proper story-based game (like the sadly-cancelled 1313). There was supposed to be a game like that in the works, being developed by now-shuttered studio Visceral. When Visceral closed up shop in 2017 EA’s unnamed story-heavy Star Wars title (code-named Ragta...[Read More]

Star Wars meets Shakespeare – Disney better be taking notes from this short fan-film

Some things need to be seen. And even if you’re not a huge fan of Star Wars, this short fan-film directed by Quebec’s Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer and starring cosplayer David Blouin (with voice work by Anton Golikov) is worth watching. Called Squad Leader TD-73028 Soliloquy, the short is a strong mashup of Star Wars visuals and the work of William Shakespeare — specifically HamletR...[Read More]

Take your first look at upcoming Disneyland attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Okay, so there’s soon to be another stop for Star Wars superfans to make besides being stopped by security before making it inside the Skywalker Ranch. Disney has released the first image of upcoming Disneyland attraction Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We’ve known for some time that the Star War universe was being added to the list of attractions in that spot where surprisingly many f...[Read More]

Inspired by sci-fi, an airplane with no moving parts and a blue ionic glow

Since their invention more than 100 years ago, airplanes have been moved through the air by the spinning surfaces of propellers or turbines. But watching science fiction movies like the “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and “Back to the Future” series, I imagined that the propulsion systems of the future would be silent and still – maybe with some kind of blue glow and “whoosh” noise, but no moving parts, ...[Read More]

Disney makes its Disney+ streaming service official, announces several new shows (including Loki)

Disney, the mouse-fuelled media juggernaut that now owns Star Wars and most things Marvel (all of them, when the contracts expire), has had its own streaming service in the works for a while. The company has now made the service’s title official, revealing a handful of the starting lineup when it launches in late 2019. Say hi to Disney+. Not the most imaginative name, we know, but hopefully ...[Read More]

The Oculus Connect 5 Keynote – Go on a Quest with YouTube VR and Star Wars

Facebook held their annual Oculus keynote today and the world of VR is steadily growing, as is our anticipation of a Ready Player One future of a world immersed in virtual reality. Here are the key takeaways from Oculus Connect 5. Oculus Quest The prime news? The announcement of Facebook’s Oculus Quest, an all-in-one virtual reality headset makes it the third member of the Oculus lineup, which inc...[Read More]

Some of Lego’s hardest to find sets aren’t so elusive in South Africa any more

Every Star Wars fan we’ve come across would give anything to have a Lego Millennium Falcon centrepiece in their house, even if their significant others don’t think it goes with the decor. Or the bank account. Trouble is, in South Africa it’s traditionally been a struggle finding exclusive and hard-to-find Lego sets, so many couples have been spared the discussion… but not anymore. The first certif...[Read More]

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