Salt Lake Comic Con Nerd News: Twin Peaks, Fantastic Four, RoomAlive!

Salt Lake Comic Con is bringing you the best stories from throughout Geekdom! Today we talk about the return of Twin Peaks to television in 2016, the comic book cancellation of Marvel’s First Family, the Fantastic Four, and an awesome proof-of-concept video for a potential Microsoft gaming system: RoomAlive!

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Twin Peaks is coming back to television!

Twin Peaks creators David Lynch and Mark Frost both tweeted “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee” last week and now we know why. A new Twin Peaks video just popped up on YouTube, and on the official Showtime channel nonetheless. It’s been 23 years since the final episode of the show’s second season aired on ABC, but in 2016, Showtime will bring it back. According to the brief promo, the new iteration will pick up 25 years after the original run wrapped up. Lynch and Frost are busy writing the scripts and Lynch is also set to direct all nine episodes as well.

Read the full article here.


comics-fantastic-fourMarvel to cancel Fantastic Four comic books in 2015!

A solicitation has been discovered for a collection marking the end of the long-running series on publisher Hachette’s website (via Bleeding Cool). Called ‘The End is Fourever’, the book will collect the last four issues of the title, which will apparently be renumbered next year back to the comic’s full 600+ count.

Read the full article here.



Microsoft developing full-room gaming with “RoomAlive” system!

RoomAlive builds on the familiar concepts of IllumiRoom, but pushes things a lot further by extending an Xbox gaming environment to an entire living room. It combines Kinect and projectors to create an augmented reality experience that is interactive inside a room. You can reach out and hit objects from a game, or interact with games through any surfaces of a room. RoomAlive tracks the position of a gamers head across all six Kinect sensors, to render content appropriately.


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