Long before Sony and Microsoft became the chief combatants in the video game console wars, Sega and Nintendo were kings of the gaming roost. Blake Harris chronicles their rivalry in the upcoming business thriller "Console Wars," which traces scrappy Sega's rebel bombardment against the Nintendo juggernaut during the 1990s. The book is scheduled for release in May.
Get ready, "Star Wars" fans: The first trailer from the upcoming final season of "The Clone Wars" is here, and it's a lot of fun.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it will be making the 13 episodes of the final season of the animated "Star Wars" show available to subscribers starting March 7. Now, it has released the trailer for the season, and "Star Wars" fans have a lot to be excited about.
If you watch the "Star Wars" movies enough, you can retell the epic story of Jedi, Sith Lords, droids, tauntans, wampas, Wookiees, Yoda, and the Death Star without too much effort. Now try to re-create every memorable scene stitch by stitch on a 30-foot tapestry.
An Amazon Web TV product has purportedly been in the works for a while. That device could finally hit the market next month, Recode reported Friday.
Citing information from industry sources and Amazon partners, Recode's Peter Kafka said Amazon's set-top box would compete with Apple TV and Roku to pipe online content to your television. Amazon already offers TV shows and movies through its Prime service and is more aggressively producing its own shows. So a Web TV product would be a natural fit.
The box reportedly would be outfitted with Android, an obvious choice since Amazon's … Read more
Stormtroopers and Sith Lords on the catwalk? At London Fashion Week, both strutted the runway in "Star Wars"-inspired clothing designed by Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi from Preen.
This homage to a galaxy far, far away is beginning to look like a fashion trend. Last week, droids, Yoda, and Luke Skywalker showed up on the New York Fashion Week runway in a fun new collection of "Star Wars" dresses by Rodarte.
Known for its eclectic mix of punk and vintage fashion sense, London-based design house Preen is a hit with everyone from Scarlett Johansson to First Lady Michelle Obama. … Read more
Remember when movie releases were a big deal? Nowadays, trailers for feature films are getting almost as much hype as the movies themselves. Case in point: Disney released a 30-second teaser for its full-length trailer for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" during this year's Super Bowl. Yes, you read that right. It was a teaser for a trailer. At the end of the short spot (which was pretty cool, by the way), viewers were invited to log on at a special link to see the "world premiere of the new trailer." Not the movie. The trailer.
It must have worked for the mega movie makers, because Disney's at it again. It just released this 15-second teaser for its longer trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy."… Read more
"Back to the Future" fans and sneaker fans pretty much freaked out in 2011 when Nike issued a limited number of Air Mag shoes designed after those from "Back to the Future, Part II." In the movie, Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly time travels all the way to 2015, rides a Hoverboard, and throws on some kicks with "power laces" that tighten automatically.
The power laces were conspicuously absent from the 2011 Air Mags, but we might not have to wait much longer for them to become a reality. Tinker Hatfield, a Nike designer famous for his Air Jordan contributions, was asked about power laces at a recent event in New Orleans. His answer, according to Sole Collector, was that we should see them next year.… Read more
Disney is ramping up the promotion engine for "Star Wars Rebels," and so it's time to meet what might be the first "cowboy Jedi": Kanan.
The media giant on Wednesday unveiled one of the main characters from the new show -- which is expected to begin airing sometime this year and take place chronologically between the "Star Wars" prequels and the original 1977 "Star Wars."
Known as Kanan, and played by Freddie Prinze Jr., he has survived the Emperor's purge of Jedis. He's a little less traditional (and more … Read more
It's not every day you see Yoda on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week. Thanks to Rodarte's Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection, that's exactly what journalists and fashion fans saw when models walked out wearing dresses printed with images of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the Death Star.
"We wanted to do a collection based off this very ethereal idea of what is childhood nostalgia and thinking about who you were and what you loved, and what you dreamed about -- the way you saw color, the way you remember color, things like that," Rodarte designer Laura Mulleavy told Style.com. "And we never did anything like that with clothing. It was really fun and exciting." … Read more
A film funded through Kickstarter donations is making its online debut today with a cast that should bring a smile to the face of many a Joss Whedon fan.
Written and directed by Australian filmmaker Anton King, "Lust for Love" tells the tale of Astor, a man who enlists the former best friend of his lifelong crush to teach him how to attract women. As he awkwardly goes through the motions of trying to pick up women, the film promises to confront the "conceptions about love" on the part of Astor, the woman who earned his … Read more