Around The Net – August 5, 2011

While this wrap-up won’t cover everything, it will cover things we think are interesting that you may have missed. This Week: Spider-Man, Galaxy Tabs for USM, Henry Cavill as Superman, and Infinite Detail by Euclidean.

Spider-Man is Black/Hispanic

(Spoiler Alert) Yep, the Peter Parker of the Marvel Ultimate Universe is dead, and a suitable replacement is in order. Enter Miles Morales, a half-Black, half-Hispanic teen that has the responsibility of filling spidey’s shoes. Not sure if I’m comfortable the USA Today opening line in their article “We have an African-American president, so why not an African-American Spider-Man, too?”, but never the less it’s kinda cool to see a little racial diversity. According to the article, Morales will be introduced in Ultimate Fallout #4, and will officially become Spider-Man in Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man #1.

Source: USA Today

University of Southern Miss Honors Students to get Galaxy Tabs

According to Tech Crunch, a pilot program with up to 1,000 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices will be launched for select Honors College, McNair Scholars, Southern Style and Gulf Coast students at the University of Southern Mississippi. The platform is meant to extend educational content to students via Blackboard Mobile. Go USM!

Source: Tech Crunch

Henry Cavill in Superman Mode

A midst an announcement that Lawrence Fishburne will be playing Perry White in the upcoming Superman reboot, a new image was released by Warner Brothers showing our new Superman, Henry Cavill, doing the full Superman thing. And while I’m fully onboard with the suite, his hair just looks funny to me.

“Man of Steel” opens June 14, 2013, and stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane as Martha Kent, as well as an unconfirmed Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Julia Ormond as Lara and Antje Traue as Zod’s henchwoman Faora. Christopher Meloni and Harry Lennix are set to play generals. The movie is written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan.

Source: Comic Book Resources

Euclidean Claims to Revolutionize the Video Game Market

Euclidean’s new 3d modeling technology, Infinite Detail, is being touted as the thing that will revolutionize the gaming industry as we know it. And although most of the touting is done by the Australian gaming company themselves, they are quite confident that this is the future of 3d gaming. Check out Kotaku’s article as they take Euclidean to task.

Source: Kotaku