Raven Software releases the source code for two Star Wars games; Facebook Home arrives on the Google Play store; the Coalition Party announces their NBN alternative; a Microsoft employee (well, ex-employee) tells Twitter to “Deal With It” in regards to the rumours of an always-on next generation Xbox; and Apple and Yahoo start working together to provide deeper integration of Yahoo data in iOS.
EA shifts blame for the lack of offline play in Simcity onto Maxis; BBC announces the return of David Tennant and Billie Piper for the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who; Disney shuts down LucasArts and two Star Wars games along with it; the original screenplay for “The Star Wars” gets the graphic novel treatment from Dark Horse; a sweet little throwback trailer for Star Trek: the Video Game is released; and Tell Tale releases Poker Night 2.
Privacy given as a reason for Google Reader’s demise, BBC drops a Doctor Who prequel for ‘The Bells of Saint John’, a new TV spot for Iron Man 3 introduces a new development that’s a really nice surprise, a trailer finally surfaces for The Wolverine, an Australian store starts charges $5 for “just looking”, Yahoo buys iOS app Summly for $30M and Microsoft pre-empts disgruntled victims of a privacy breach by giving them Microsoft Points.
Doctor Who coming to ABC on 31 March, videos surface that proves Simcity can be played offline (with a little modification), Steam announces that it’s releasing a HD version of Age of Empires II, footage leaks showing a new Star Wars FPS, Samsung hosts what is possibly the weirdest - and worst - product announcement ever, and the US Supreme Court rules in favour of grey market textbook importing.
Simcity continues having problems, Google Reader gets tossed out in Google’s latest spring cleaning, Veronica Mars kickstarter campaign launches, and succeeds within 10 hours, Microsoft gets slapped with a huge fine for accidentally not offering users a choice of browser in Europe, and Apple joins Amazon in applying for patents to resell digital content.
Two original cast members join the new Star Wars film, Quickflix announces its intentions for streaming content negotiations, a new Simcity is released, the Australian government’s inquiry into IT pricing, and the latest Iron Man 3 trailer.
Published 23 February 2013 • 54 minutes, 37 seconds
Disney announces solo Star Wars films for young Han Solo and Boba Fett, Google Glass and the future of wearable computing, Google’s plans to open retail stores, and the details from the announcement of the Playstation 4, including their plans for implementing streaming technology and new (and sometimes creepy) social additions.
Blackberry losing businesses, the Surface Pro selling out and whether it’s a legitimate claim, Facebook hacks their own system to improve security, speculation on whether Apple is going to produce an iWatch, and rumours about the next-gen Playstation and Xbox consoles.
Published 9 February 2013 • 57 minutes, 46 seconds
A Star Wars movie featuring Yoda, the possibility of Portal and Half Life movies from Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams), the Superbowl ads, GoDaddy’s awful advertising, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the dramatic retelling of the origin of Doctor Who (the show, not the character) and the controversy surrounding CNET having it’s product reviews interfered with by it’s parent company, CBS.