San Diego Comic Con is over for another year and it seems that the new thing is for celebrities to cosplay so they can roam the exhibition floor; Marvel confirms what we know about Guardians of the Galaxy; Warner Bros announces the sequel to Man of Steel, which is going to feature Batman, but not as we’ve seen him before; new details are announced about Avengers 2, including the title, Avengers: Age of Ultron; X-Men: Days of Future Past comes out mid-2014; and Disney shows of Aireal, a really cool new haptic feedback technology.
Darren Aronofsky spent more than five years trying to get this film made, a personal meditation on life, death, nature and religion. It stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz playing multiple characters in three different timelines. So is it a work of art or pretentious prettiness?
Dealing with rejection and the app review process in general; how the review process works, review times, tricks for managing timing your app’s release and the difference between personal and enterprise developer accounts; and Ben gives an introduction to making mobile games by discussing some of the game engines that exist out there and reasons why you would choose one over the other.
Microsoft confuses everyone by backtracking on Xbox policies… again; Dreamworks releases the teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2; Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s big budget sci-fi flick, hits Australian cinemas; one of the co-founders of Pirate Bay teams up to start Heml.is, a truly secure messaging app for iPhone and Android; and the boys present some tips to help you make the best of your convention experience, just in time for San Diego Comic Con!
Giant alien creatures emerge from a rift in the floor of the Pacific Ocean and overwhelm humans living in surrounding countries. Humans fight back by inventing giant robots so powerful they need to be operated by at least two people. As the alien attacks intensify, humanity must marshall their resources to cancel the apocalypse.
We get “confirmations” on who the villains that Benecio del Toro, Lee Pace and Karen Gillan are playing in Guardians of the Galaxy; Entertainment Weekly reveals what the villain Electro is going to look like in Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Andrew Garfield talks about his dream casting of the MJ character; a recent Russian rocket launch goes awry thanks to an upside-down part; and Google decides to shut down more services in favour of Google+.
Katie and Mel lead such exciting lives that they spent their Saturday night watching the Tomb Raider movies. To their own surprise as much as anything, they found them to be good fun action movies that don’t take themselves too seriously. Here’s the story of how Mel and Katie became Angelina Jolie fans…
An explanation of Objective C++; what ARC is and the gotchas you need to look out for when using it; reasons why now is a great time to get into making apps for iDevices; Jake talks about his experiences trying out Windows Azure, and looks at what sort of uses it’s designed for; and MoodStocks, an image recognition API you can use in your apps.
Google Reader shuts down, with multiple services popping up to fill the void; the Xbox One is going to be able to read QR codes; a “Low Violence Version” of Saints Row surfaces on Steam; Neil Gaiman is returning to his popular Sandman comic series; a 15-year-old participant in Google’s science fair invents a torch powered by human body heat; and Ars Technica takes a look at the true worth of consoles when their costs are adjusted for inflation.
Superman has been rebooted once more, this time in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. It’s big, long, loud, bombastic, action-packed and a very different and ambitious take on Superman. Does it pull off a Dark Knight? Or is it more of an Amazing Spider-man?