Nissan is poised to unveil an augmented reality experience throughout their North American showrooms that intends to educate customers on the automaker’s safety- and driving assistance-related technologies. The Nissan “See the Unseen” experience, which leverages characters from the Star Wars universe including stormtroopers and droids, will be rolled out by early December, preceding the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. “In our collaboration with Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we have brought ‘Retail Theater’ to Nissan showrooms and found exciting ways to engage customers with a new world of technology,” explained Jeremy Tucker, vice president of Marketing for Nissan North America. “While
A new Star Wars Virtual Reality experience is heading to London’s Westfield shopping centre next month, allowing fans of the sci-fi franchise to experience a mix of interactive sets and real-time effects. Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is an experience that is also opening to the public next month at Disney resort location in Florida and California. It brings virtual reality technologies courtesy of VR startup The Void to the storytelling wits of Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB to the dazzling theme parks know-how of Disney. What results is a walk-around VR experience that will drop plenty of jaws and open up quite a few people to the state of
Fans of Star Wars who desire high-end graphics hardware can look forward to NVIDIA’s imminent release of two collector’s edition GPUs: the new Jedi Order™ and Galactic Empire™ editions of their TITAN Xp line. The cards utilize NVIDIA’s Pascal-based GP102 GPU technology, featuring 33,840 CUDA cores running at 1.6GHz and 12GB of GDDR5X memory running at 11.4Gbps. This equates to 12TFLOPs of processing power — more than sufficient for highly-demanding applications at the highest detail settings, and well-suited for VR use cases (such as the Trials on Tatooine VR experience). But, besides high performance is a commitment to style, with the cards mirroring the light
For more than 45 years, The IMAX Corporation was synonymous with the ultimate experience in enjoying the art of film. IMAX believes in VR and needs it to be a new rush, future of the movie theaters. The long-awaited IMAX VR Experience Center opened in Los Angeles, at the first of six Arcade locations opening around the globe. In our conversation with senior executives, we learned that IMAX is aware that in its current form, VR is not ready to become mainstream format for consumption of movies. Cameras, content are not there, and the best ways to consume VR content needs to be created. The
Carrie Fisher was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. She was born in Beverly hills, California on October 21, 1956. She left this world on December 27, 2016, after a massive heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles. She left behind family, friends and fans. Carrie portrayed Princess Leia in the Star Wars series. Earlier in 2016, Carrie gave an interview for Rolling Stone, she said: “I didn’t really mean to be an actress. But if your second movie is Star Wars, you’re done. You’re gonna be pursuing that because otherwise it’ll pursue you.” There are theories about atomic wars dating
“The Force is with you, young Skywalker, but… you are not a Jedi yet!” said Darth Vader in “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi,” known as the third and final installment in the original Star Wars trilogy. This was the first film where sound was mastered using the newly-established THX standards. This movie brought new levels of sound and accented the story, a brainchild of producer George Lucas and a gifted audio engineer and film theorist, Tomlinson M. Holman. The duo founded and developed a new sound quality assurance system which shared the name and was officially presented with the brand THX. THX stands
One of ways how the new technologies will enable future realities is through entertainment. After all, Six Flags is putting VR experiences on its roller coaster rides. Now, what if experiences from the past come to life? Especially if we are talking about movie effects. One such movie effect is coming to life thanks to Phil Tippet, movie magician that worked on dozens of AAA movie titles, including legendary Star Wars. The “Let the Wookie Win” scene from Star Wars IV: A New Hope with holographic chess long belonged to the Hollywood prop magic. In the scene, Luke Skywalker is getting acquainted with the light saber, while Chewbacca and
Star Wars Battlefront Outer Rim DLC is coming next week! Gamers worldwide will be happy to know it’s been confirmed that the additional content will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 22nd for all Season Pass owners. Everyone else, you’ll have to wait until 5th of April to purchase the DLC and play additional maps, play as new heroes, use new weapons and enjoy plenty of new features that are coming with this update. Electronic Arts is definitely making a great case for themselves and the Seasons Pass showcase. This was all revealed in an Outer Rim DLC stream made
Dubrovnik is a historical location and a beautiful place in the world where my family moved to in 1242, leaving the shores of England for good. If you’re not a history lover, you probably remember that Republic of Dubrovnik was the first country in the world to recognize the United States of America, done in a traditional maritime way of entering the port and putting the flag of the country onto the ship. Nowadays, Dubrovnik is a good spot to catch the movie stars, as from one side people love to come for a vacation, and from another, there are serious A-list productions taking place here. First, Dubrovnik is known as King’s
We received an interesting 34 second video clip from Lucasfilm, Ltd. – showing the first few seconds of Episode VIII. You’ve guessed it right, it’s a continuation of last seconds of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which crushed numerous box office records, including best opening weekend, best overall box office in the U.S., and third overall on global all-time list with $2.03 billion (Avatar is still unbeatable #1 with $2.79 billion). The movie started filming today in Pinewood Studios in London, UK, set to continue in March in Dubrovnik, Croatia and then follow the trail set by Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Naturally, there are many
Star Wars VII: Force Awakens is arriving in movie theaters across the globe. If you, just like the author of these lines decided to watch the previous movies ahead of watching Episode VII, you might miss something interesting before you go from Episode III to Episode IV, which is older than the author himself. Watch the deleted scenes from previous Star Wars, such as Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Videos include up to 15 minutes of deleted footage that did not made the cut, and gotta admit – never noticed them before, but they make perfect sense to watch before you go on Episode IV: A
2016 will be a big year for Star Trek fans. The beloved franchise is turning half a century, and while from today’s perspective some parts of the original TV show were tacky at best, this is a show that broke more barriers than any TV show before, and dare we say – after. Interracial crew, interracial kisses at the time when some backward states in the U.S. were forcing separation between students and in buses (banned by law, but it still existed), hiring gay actors – mixing it with technology which we got to live today. When JJ Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009, the movie parted ways
Yes, December cannot come sooner! The good folk at LucasFilm are once again making us crave the upcoming title in the Star Wars movie saga. Today, a Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer was released. It’s another showcase of this upcoming movie, but it’s a somewhat longer one. The whole story is yet more revealed in this short showcase. It also features some rather impressive battle footage and scenery. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed, co-produced, and co-written by J. J. Abrams. The seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series, it features actors such as Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is coming to theaters December 18, 2015. It is the seventh part of the highly appreciated movie saga, delivering science fiction fans another great movie to look forward to. We are less than two months away from the release and the TV spot will make you eager to watch the movie even more. The old Star Wars characters are back. The Empire is back. The well-known gadgets, ships and vessels as well. The cuddly new robot is here as well, bringing that cuteness overload to the harsh Star Wars universe, that we’ve all learned to like and appreciate. If you
After numerous speculations, we finally have a confirmation of the hardware requirements for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game. The public beta is coming out on October 8th, with the fans all over the world having something to rejoice. This beta is more planned to be a stress test than anything else, with the full game being released a month later – on November 19th. The upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront represents a nice blend of Star Wars universe and themed places, combined with the silky smooth Battlefield-like gameplay in one. It will certainly be a coveted, AAA title for both Star Wars and FPS fans around. Let’s not forget the DICE and EA
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens show reel starts with “Everything’s changed, but nothing has changed”. It shows us what was revealed to the fans at the 2015 Comic Con in San Diego. A combination of personal views from the actors, behind the scenes shots and some rather interesting glimpes of what’s about to come later. It’s a real treat for anyone who ever loved these movies. It’s a glimpse into the fascinating space of Star Wars. If we’re honest completely. Revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H, it treated fans with a special look behind the scenes of Star Wars:The Force Awakens by
With the highly expected Star Wars The Force Awakens a few months away, we are finally getting our geek inner selves excited. Earlier today at the San Diego Comic Con, the Hasbro toy company has released their first toy for this movie series: a Tie Fighter. This behemoth standing at an incredible 26-inches tall, will make any geek warm inside. In the video below, you will see this amazing piece of movie merchandise standing next to six inch action figures which will give you a good idea how sweet it really is. It does look great overall, but it also comes with a hefty price tag
Today we pay tribute to Ralph Mc Quarrie, the man whose incredible artistic vision defined Star Wars as we know it.
Star Wars day is here, and we celebrate the sci-fi holiday by recounting our favorite shooters, space sims and RPG’s the franchise has to offer.
Battlefront will feature huge 40 player PVP battles, explosive dogfights with X-Wings and TIE fighters, and you’ll even be able to play as Darth Vader of Boba Fett.