Welcome to Geek Week E3 WWDC Superman The Last of Us converge

first_imgIt’s not often that the stars align like they are this week. No matter what flavor of technology gets your modem dialing, you’ll be getting your fill this week. Everyone from Apple to HP has something big going down, and you’ll have a front row seat. Let’s preview some of the big points of interest.Apple’s four-day WWDC show is kicking off Monday June 10th, and all signs point to the big reveal of iOS 7. This is the first version of iOS since former software head Scott Forstall left the company, leaving Jony Ive in command of interfaces. We’ve been hearing rumors of a flatter, more modern design. Also on the potential agenda is an updated Macbook Pro and Macbook Air running Intel Haswell processors, but everyone hoping for a retina screen on the Air might be disappointed.E3 is the other big conference coming up next week, and it overlaps with WWDC. E3 is starting on Tuesday June 11th, and runs through June 13th. At this show we’re going to get more information on the next generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Sony detailed the PS4 software a few months back, but the hardware is still a mystery. The Xbox One is a known quantity now, but game announcements and demos are likely from Microsoft.The other big gaming story is the release of The Last of Us on Friday June 14, a PS3 exclusive title set in a post-apocalyptic zombie-infested world. This third-person action game will feature intense melee combat and an assortment of ranged weapons. It’s being developed by Naughty Dog, a division of Sony and the same studio responsible for the Uncharted games. The visuals are reportedly stellar and the gameplay addictive. Early reviews are solid.If you haven’t gotten your fill of conference news, HP is having its Discover meetup June 11-13th. It’s mainly a business and government-oriented show, but it might give us some clue as to where the beleaguered PC maker is going.Last but not least, Superman is returning in Man of Steel on Friday June 14th. This re-reboot of the classic franchise stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. Expectations are high with director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) at the helm, and Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Inception) producing.Get ready for a big week of news, and keep your internet box tuned here.last_img