Digital Publishing: Last week, CNET broke the story that Barnes & Noble would be introducing a $249 Android-based color e-reader for the holiday buying season. That product, the Nook Color, has just become official, with Barnes & Noble showing off the new device at a press conference at its flagship Union Square store in New York City today. CNET.com.
Star Wars: Original Darth Vader costume up for auction next month in London. The Force can be with you — for a price. Christie’s auction house says it is selling an original Darth Vader costume from the “Star Wars” movie franchise. The jet-black helmet, mask and armor worn by the intergalactic villain are expected to sell for between 160,000 pounds and 230,000 pounds ($250,000 and $365,000) at a sale of pop culture memorabilia next month. Christie’s said Wednesday that the costume is thought to have been made for “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second film in George Lucas’s sci-fi series, released in 1980. Associated Press.
MMO Gaming: Star Trek Infinite Space Cinematic Trailer. Gameforge has released the first cinematic trailer from its upcoming free to play browser MMO, Star Trek: Infinite Space. The trailer features a virtual armada of Star Fleet ships and space combat. It is, of course, a cinematic and not game play footage but it is impressive. Check it out! MMORPG.com.