ANAHEIM: Hundreds of Star Wars fans lined up before the crack of dawn on Friday outside Disneyland as the California park opened the doors of a new mega-attraction based on the iconic film series.
The $1 billion theme park, called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” was open only to lucky visitors who managed to reserve tickets ahead of time that allowed them to roam the new land for a total of four hours.
Only those with reservations will be able to visit “Galaxy’s Edge” for the first three weeks, after which it will be open to the public.
“‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ is absolutely amazing and we are thrilled to finally share it with the world,” Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger said at a pre-opening ceremony on Wednesday.
“Now, for the first time, fans will be able to immerse themselves in the iconic stories that have captured audiences’ imaginations for decades and live their own Star Wars adventures in the most creative, innovative and ambitious land we’ve ever built.”
The park features rides, including on the Millennium Falcon, as well as Star Wars characters such as Stormtroopers, the mighty Chewbacca and Rey, a hero of the resistance in the futuristic land of Batuu.
On “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run,” guests will go on a cargo run that features multiple storylines depending on how they pilot Han Solo’s beloved spaceship.
Adnan Sami’s Twitter account hacked
MUMBAI: International hackers hacked the Twitter account of singer and music composer Adnan Sami Khan and replaced his display picture with the picture of Pakistan premier Imran Khan.
According to reports, the account was hacked by the same group that had earlier targeted Bollywood legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan’s account on the social networking site.
“We would be happy to be visit our brother country Pakistan and have a cup of tea with your esteemed Prime Minister. This will be a great opportunity to visit your country and meet our brothers. @ImranKhanPTI” read one tweet.
Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console
LOS ANGELES: Microsoft on Sunday gave the world a first glimpse of a powerful next-generation Xbox gaming console that it aims to release late next year.
Xbox head Phil Spencer pulled back the curtain on “Project Scarlett,” the creation of a successor to the Xbox One that will give game makers “the power they need to bring their creative visions to life.”
No pricing plans for the new console were revealed at a gala event ahead of the opening of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game industry gathering.
The new Xbox was promised to be released in time for the Christmas holiday shopping season in 2020.
“For us, the console is vital and central to our experience,” Spencer said during a media event that showcased 60 new games for Xbox.
Xbox battles in the console gaming arena with Sony, which is working on a new generation PlayStation.
The commitment to consoles by longtime contenders in the market comes with the rise of video games hosted as subscription services streamed Netflix-style from data centers in the internet cloud.
Xbox said at the E3 event that it is adding the ability for players to stream games in their libraries for play on mobile devices with Game Pass subscriptions.
“We will bring Xbox to the cloud with Project and console streaming,” Spencer said.
“Where you play is entirely your choice, you decide.”
The new service will be previewed later this year, according to Microsoft.
Rihanna is the richest female musician: Forbes
Forbes has reported that presently Rihanna, worth $600 million, is the richest female musician on Earth.
According to the publication, the secret of her wealth lies in her recent tie-up with LVMH, and not her music.
It is pertinent to mention here that Madonna is worth $570 million, Céline Dion $450 million while Beyoncé $400 million.
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