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Fully Charged: Star Wars VR experience leaks for HTC Vive, and Netflix’s Luke Cage dated

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Star Wars VR experience for Vive?

Last summer, Lucasfilm and its technical divisions revealed that they had founded ILMxLab, which would put Industrial Light and Magic’s considerable skills to work on virtual and augmented reality projects – Star Wars ones, in particular (see teaser above). We got a Star Wars experience via Google Cardboard late last year, but now it sounds like the Vive will play host to the next big thing.

On Friday, a YouTube teaser for Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine was posted on the official ILMVisualFX channel before going private, and screen captures show that it’s a Vive-powered VR experience in which you’ll wield a lightsaber and interact with famed characters like R2-D2. Perhaps a proper announcement is planned for this week’s Game Developers Conference, but in any case, it’s good news for anyone considering a Vive purchase next month.

[Source: Engadget]

Luke Cage debut dated

Luke Cage debut dated

Marvel and Netflix are two for two in creating awesome TV adaptations of comic favourites, thanks to last year’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Daredevil will return for its second season late this week, but the media giants have already made plans for the next new series.

Luke Cage (portrayed by Mike Colter), who appeared in Jessica Jones‘ first season, will get his own series next, and it’s all set to drop on the streaming service on 30 September. Jessica Jones will also get a second season at some point here, and hero Iron Fist also has a series planned, with all four of the Marvel characters teaming up for a Defenders mini-series once all the individual arcs wind down.

[Source: Twitter]

Lego Adventure Time incoming

Lego Adventure Time incoming

Lego’s Ideas platform allows fans to vote on the franchises and ideas they’d most like to see brought to life with plastic bricks, and the next approved concept is a big one: Cartoon Network’s delightfully zany animated series, Adventure Time. The company confirmed on Friday that they will put a set into production in the not-too-distant future.

What you see above is the fan-submitted concept, but it’s likely that the final set will vary. No word yet on when to expect it or the other winning idea: the classic British sports car, the Caterham Super Seven.

[Source: Lego Ideas]

Mirror’s Edge recreated in Call of Duty

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is coming in May to restart the first-person parkour series, but thanks to an avid modder, now you can experience the prologue level of the original game in… 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on PC? Yes, indeed: user SuX Lolz spent three months making this stunning map and will release it free for the classic shooter, with it playable in the BraXi’s Death Run Mod.

[Source: YouTube via Polygon]

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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