Archive for April 20, 2009

Here is a demo of Eons ICube.

The ICube system is the closest thing to a real Holodeck.

And man does it sound excellent.

From their website:

The EON ICUBE consists of 3, 4 or 6 walls according to the users requirements, and that can be setup in any configuration. Thanks to the rear-projection of the images and the flawless image continuity in the corners, the illusion of a complete sense of presence in the virtual environment is created. On top of that, the system is fully compatible with tracking and input devices. It is built on PC technology whereby several PCs are synchronized together to generate simultaneous images in stereo (stereoscopic visualization) on multiple walls seamlessly.

Using a series of infrared emitters, high-end projectors, and stereoscopic active lightweight shutter glasses and position trackers, the result is complete immersion of the user in a virtual world where objects float in space with high quality graphics challenging the best UNIX platforms.

Another Demo from Vimeo

And the official product page:

ICube Page



Erik Pettersson Art Manager Grin on Authenticity Terminator Salvation Game.

Thanks to IGN for a VERY informative article with some new concept art.

Early T-7T Art Concept

Here’s a short excerpt:

Getting Started
For GRIN, entering the pre production phase of this project was an easy process since we all grew up with the franchise. The franchise has had a great impact on all of us and it wasn’t hard for anyone involved with the project to be enthusiastic and a motivated member of the team.

In the beginning, we pursued the ‘old look’ and kept everything true to the original movie design. We did the initial environment concepts unaware of what exactly was going to change once we synced with the movie pre production team.

Check out the rest of the article by clicking on the above link at the start of this post.

Ross Out.

Posted originally on the TFiles messageboards by Moderator Maestro is the new Press release by Warner Brothers.

In theatres on May 21

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Sony Pictures/Halcyon)

Director: McG
Writers: John Brancato & Michael Ferris
Producers: Moritz Borman, Jeffrey Silver, Victor Kubicek, Derek Anderson
Executive Producers: Peter D. Graves, Dan Lin, Jeanne Allgood, Joel B. Michaels, Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna

Cast: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood, Bryce Dallas Howard, Common, Jane Alexander, Helena Bonham Carter

Action-Sci-Fi. The highly anticipated new installment of “The Terminator” film franchise is set in post-apocalyptic 2018. John Connor is the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright, a stranger whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and language.

On other words expect a nice public outcry by other parents over the rating the film was given by a select group of parents. Since it sounds like a borderline R to me.

Ross Out.

Join the new Salvation online game on Twitter by going to the following link and signing up for Twitter or signing in to follow them on Twitter…and read the instructions carefully.

Resistance 2018

Join the Resistance!

Also that’s one HELL of a long flight.

Thanks to some kind viewer who watched the darned thing on FX and lived to tell about it.