The price of cryptocurrencies may be steadily going down the tubes, but true believers are still hanging on to the blockchain dream. Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, is still all in. After buying BitTorrent for $US150 ($205) million this winter, he now says that he's investing $US100 ($137) million to build video games on the blockchain.
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More toymakers should take a page from Lego's book and let fans contribute fun and creative ideas. The Lego Ideas site has delivered some of the most desirable sets of the past few years, and next to your brick-built Ecto-1 and time-travelling DeLorean, it's finally time to make room on your shelf for Lego's new Tron: Legacy light cycles set.
With everything from Avengers: Infinity War and The Last Jedi footage to news about massive Disney theme park expansions, last weekend's D23 Expo basically had it all. But there were so many trailers, announcements and reveals, it was hard to keep up with all the House of Mouse's latest developments. Lucky for you, we've rounded up all of our coverage of this year's D23 right here.
It was only the other day that we learned what the third movie in the Tron saga could have been about -- and, allegedly, might even still be about. But a new report indicates that that might not be the case, because we could be getting a whole new Tron universe... with Jared Leto at its centre.
Video: If there's one takeaway from either the original 1982 TRON movie or the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, it's that glowing stuff is always kind of cool to look at. To build off this, the talented and creative bakers at Pies Are Awesome managed to make a delicious-looking TRON-themed pie that glows in the dark, but is still safe to eat.
Video: Bicycles with lights ringing their back wheels and expert visual editing basically turns regular mountain biking into light cycles on The Grid in Tron. It's already a cool effect in real time because the lights start spiralling with the wheels, but reaches another level of awesomeness with some editing in post-production because the frames get stitched up to look as if the light were leaving colourful trails in nature. I wish this actually happened in real life.
TRON: Legacy was maybe not the best film ever, but ever since it's 2010 release, it's spawned an entire genre of TRON-esque design -- i.e. dark, glossy objects with light-up highlights. And nothing is more synonymous with TRONIism than the electric motorcycle from the film -- which you can now have a chance to own.
Video: If this video doesn't get you going, you're dead inside and we can't be friends. Florian Renner made this short animation, Retrowave, as an ode to the style of the 1980s. It basically combines the worlds of Back to the Future and Tron by turning the DeLorean into a Light Cycle on The Grid.
Forget about all the company's work on its incredibly durable Gorilla Glass. No one's going to care if their smartphone's screen gets scratched when Corning's other major innovation hits consumers. Because when their device is covered in Fibrance, a fibre-optic thread-like material that glows in any colour and looks like a prop straight out of the TRON universe, they will be too distracted to care.