Disney's 'Star Wars' lands coming to a galaxy near you
- The new hope and promise is to do the one thing that 10 (and counting) feature films, shows, books, games and more have never been able to deliver: a fully physical and immersive experience with the look, feel, sounds, smells and even tastes of "Star Wars." It's a detailed and architecturally accurate 14-acre playground with character interactions, unique food and shopping you won't find outside the parks.
- This one is called Batuu, an Earth-like planet full of giant ancient petrified tree stumps (up to 135 feet in the parks), located in the uncharted Outer Rim. Its main town, Black Spire Outpost (named after one mysteriously dark tree stump), was once along the main trade route but has now become more of a haven for smugglers and traders.
The most random TV shows and movies coming to Disney+
- Via social media, the forthcoming addition to your skyrocketing streaming bill laid out in painstaking detail hundreds of titles that will be in its library when it launches on November 12.
- I'd call it a humblebrag but there was nothing humble about it.
- That's sort of the point.
- As Disney+ enters the crowded market, it's looking to woo customers with sign-up deals, a striking list of known properties and a slim price tag.
- The service's hours-long Twitter thread featured the typical lineup -- Marvel movies, animated classics, already announced TV shows and "Star Wars" goodies.
- But buried in the discussion were several lesser-known titles that deserve acknowledgment.
- The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars" (1998) -- I guess if you're already doing a movie about an anthropomorphic kitchen appliance, you might as well send it to space.
Disney+ launch lineup: Every movie and TV show available to stream on day one
- Disney’s foray into an online streaming subscription service, Disney+, is set to launch globally on November 12th, and the company has released its full US launch lineup.
- The thread included obvious titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Frozen, alongside older titles like Three Men and a Baby, Three Musketeers, Swiss Family Robinson, and Fantasia.
- Disney also used the thread to name some popular TV series that will be available on day one, including Lizzie McGuire, Recess, and the animated X-Men series from 2002.
- Disney is working to get back rights to the titles it’s leased to other streamers (just as other major distributors, like NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia, are slowly buying back the rights to their top shows for their own streaming services), but given the value of Marvel and Disney titles, the process may take some time.
- We’ve broken the launch titles up into seven distinct sections: Disney films, Disney animation, Disney Channel Originals, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, National Geographic, and everything else.
This Scaled Video Game Map Size Comparison Is Insane
- It’s a bit like those videos designed to remind us of our futile insignificance in the grand scheme of the universe by first showing planet Earth, then pulling back to the solar system, then to the galactic level, and so on.
- Developers like Ubisoft, Bethesda, and Rockstar, who’ve made their fortune thanks to expansive worlds, have multiple titles featured, including several entries from the Grand Theft Auto franchise, with the latest Grand Theft Auto V measuring in at 81 km2 (which may explain why its still popular 6-years on from release), as well as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and its 130 km2 map of Greek city-states scattered throughout the Aegean Sea. Battle royale mainstays Fortnite and PUBG also get a mention, with 5.44 km2 and 64 km2, respectively.
- Top of what we can define as traditional open-world games is Bestheda’s marginally more recent 2009 The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall upping the ante to 161,600 km2.