Microsoft reverses some of their controversial Xbox One policies and reveals that the console will be region free; Saints Row IV gets refused classification in Australia; rumours surface that Vin Diesel is in talks with Marvel for an upcoming movie role; Sydney plays host to the annual popular culture convention, Supernova; and Jelly gives his thoughts and ratings on Monsters University and Man of Steel.
This week, the girls talk about Monsters University, in which Pixar mines one of its old properties for a prequel. The film tells the story of the beginning of Mike and Sully’s friendship in their college days. Thrown together with a team of ragtag misfits, the boys fight to keep their places in the prestigious scare program, and their dream of working at Monsters, Inc alive.
With WWDC over for another year, Ben and Jelly discuss some of the new technologies that you”ll be able to use with your apps and the sessions you should watch so you can make your apps shine on iOS7; and Jelly explains an app he recently discovered called Oyster, which is a tool for testing regular expressions and even writing the code to use them.
Man of Steel dropped and subsequently had the best June opening weekend ever; Google announces Project Loon, a crazy idea to provide internet via wifi hotspots using balloons; Adobe releases a big update for Creative Cloud, converting it’s products into subscription software in the process; and the first teaser trailer for The Lego Movie drops.
This week, Mel and Katie caught a preview screening of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Unlike ordinary folk, when Joss Whedon takes a holiday (during a break in the production of a small comic book flick about some superheroes), he makes a film. The result is this lighthearted romp through a classic Shakespeare play starring some familiar faces from the Joss Whedon Repertory Society.
Guardians of the Galaxy is probably part of the lead up to Marvel’s Phase 3; Apple announces iOS 7, OS X Mavericks and a new Mac Pro at this year’s WWDC; and E3 sees the announcement of new games for the Wii U, as well as more details about both the Xbox One and the Playstation 4.
A new(ish) release this week as the girls take a look at Baz Luhrmann’s glitter-filled adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. They talk up the virtues of 3D, discuss the sorry state of the Australian film industry, and Mel contemplates life as the host of a podcast about diamonds.
Following up on asking for reviews and how it makes users feel; a comparison of ways to pass messages back and forth between classes: delegates, notifications and blocks; some speculation on what additions iOS 7 will bring which we can implement in our apps; and a little overview of Reveal from Itty Bitty Apps.
Podcasting is under threat from a patent troll, and you can help defend it; Karen Gillan and Benicio Del Toro both join the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy; Matt Smith announces that he’s leaving Doctor Who and the world goes into a casting frenzy; Arrested Development returns with a new season of the beloved show; and DC’s Fables is heading to the movies.
This week Katie and Melissa talk about Christian horror film The Visitation. In a small town in rural Texas, Pastor Travis has lost his wife, his faith and his dog. All around him people are being healed, and a charismatic young man appears, giving hope to townspeople who had lost their way. But all is not as it seems…