On June 7th, the Disney XD channel will premiere a new, 10-part miniseries: Tron Uprising
. The series, which will feature the voices of Elijah Wood, Lance Henriksen, Bruce Boxleitner (reprising his role as 'Tron',) Mandy Moore and Paul Reubens, will combine 2D and CGI animation styles, and is set between the events of the first and second Tron movies. Trailers: 1
. 2011 ComicCon Preview
. Disney released a full-length "prelude episode" yesterday evening (US Only): Beck's Beginning
) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on May 13, 2012 -
The first official pics of Stern's new Tron pinball machine have been released.
According to Stern, this game will continue their recent trend of keeping games "short" and "random". Features include a miniature (non-working, of course) arcade cabinet over a cellar hole, a dropping three-target assembly (as seen on Attack From Mars
) with a whirlwind disc behind it, and a third flipper. Like Avatar, it looks like Tron will have a "normal" and "LE" release, with the LE version adding lots of EL wire
all over the playfield.
posted by luvcraft
on Apr 30, 2011 -
This is enough to make the hearts of every sci-fi geek everywhere go pitter and patter (yes and no, like a bit!). Space Paranoids was "invented" by a young programmer named Kevin Flynn back in 1982. Now it's finally come to life! [more inside]
posted by zooropa
on May 8, 2010 -
By now you're surely aware of Tron Legacy,
the sequel to 1982's Tron. Tron Legacy will have a soundtrack by Daft Punk as counterpoint the score in the original composed by Wendy Carlos.
But what of the Trons that Never Were? Listen to the soundtrack to Tron 1.5: Rise of the Virals
and find out a little about the process behind the sequel that didn't make it. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Although the movie Tron was groundbreaking due to its unprecedented and extensive use of CGI in 1982, after pre-production, it only took four months to shoot and nine months to complete all of the special effects. From Computer Animation Primer published in 1984
, we learn a bit about the technical process, which seems amusingly tedious by today's animation standards. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix
on Dec 11, 2008 -
So, you watched the movie Tron, and now you want to run your computerized guy off of the game grid and into the rest of the computer system? That's exactly what Daniel Wellman
did on his Apple IIgs.
posted by CrunchyFrog
on Oct 8, 2008 -
once more: the entire German edition was shut down
this week over the contents of a single entry
. The parents of the article's subject, a German hacker who died in 1998 under mysterious circumstances
, are displeased with his real name being disclosed in the encyclopedia. It is now back online; however, the future of the family's efforts is currently unclear, not only due to the German order's debatable validity in the US - but also because the order was, initially at least, mistakenly addressed
to St. Petersburg, Russia, instead of St. Petersburg, Florida.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Jan 20, 2006 -
is a free network enabled Tron lightcycle racer for windows, OSX & linux. Attractive graphics and interesting camera controls make up for a fairly difficult opponent skill level. Screenshots here
, download link here
posted by jonson
on Oct 31, 2005 -
If you've been looking for an excuse to parade around in your Tron underroos or are just plain sick and tired of that little room you've been locked into, hop on a lightcycle in SWRON
and play some chicken. single and multiplayer
posted by roboto
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Classic Games Convention.
For those of you
into vintage games, tomorrow is the last day to check out PhillyClassic 4
, a vintage game fest at which developers will release new vintage games
. Some industry personalities
will be present, including Sid Meier of Civilization
fame, and Cindy Morgan
from everyone's classic game movie, Tron
, soon to have a sequel (the game, not the movie). Play a vintage game on a current system
, or relive the good old days of Vectrex
. Leave your quarters at home (the games are on free-play), but bring your joysticks to donate
to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
posted by ringmaster
on Mar 29, 2003 -
Tron returns with a vengeance.
With a theatrical sequel, a 20th anniversary DVD and a first-person PC shooter, you have to wonder why Disney is rollling out the red carpet all of a sudden.
posted by ed
on Jul 27, 2001 -
Hey gamers! Do you still harbor a fondness for the '80s cult classic Discs of Tron
, but you're unwilling to give up your favorite first-person shooter? Welcome to Discs of Quake
posted by jjg
on Dec 7, 2000 -