Ewok Village Replica in Oregon

Finally, the Battle of Endor Re-enactment society has a place to call their own. For a reasonable fee, you too can re-live that breath-taking moment when the greatest warriors of the Empire finally fell to a tribe of teddy bears.

Source: io9

Microsoft Confirms: No New Xbox for 2012

Lately there’s been a flurry of rumours over the next Xbox console, from reports about its GPU to the ongoing debate about it not playing used games. However, Cedrick Delmas, Marketing director for Xbox’s French division, said that no new consoles would be out before the end of 2012. The current Xbox Kinect is selling well in France, and a new machine would only serve to undermine that success.

Analysts point to a Fall 2013 release as a more likely date. Microsoft may still seek to steal some of Nintendo’s thunder at this year’s E3 to garner attention away from Nintendo’s WiiU, which launches in late 2012.

Source: Cinemablend

“Escape From Planet Earth” Studio Gets Rendered From the Cloud

Scalar Technologies announced the launch of their “RenderCloud” project today. It’s high-tech data center located on Great Northern Way next to Centre for Digital media. It consists of over 1500 rendering servers connected by a 10 GB Ethernet system. This will allow Visual Effects and Games Studios all over the lower mainland to render their work on and as-needed basis and provides the means for different studios to work on projects collaboratively.

The system was developed in conjunction with Rainmaker Studios, formerly known as Mainframe Entertainment of Reboot and Beast Wars fame. Their new movie Escape from Planet Earth starring the voices of Brendan Fraser and Rob Corddry will be released in February 2013.

Source: Newswire.ca