Monthly archives "September 2017"

Preview, Episode 15

“Now / Next / Later” bump for the next episode:

Watch the livestream at invalidstream.com/livestream, starting Friday September 29, 2017 at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT (Saturday 3 AM UTC), with pre-show videos 15 minutes prior.

Also remember that we have a Slack at invalidstream.slack.com. For an invite, email invalidstream [at] gmail.

Episode 14: Deculture Club

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Build: iOS 10 SDK Development, Chapter 6 (part 3)

Continuing our series on iOS SDK Development, we finish out our testing chapter with a look at how to perform UI tests. These are tests that, rather than interacting with parts of the code programmatically, actually perform simulated taps, swipes, and other interactions, to verify that the user interface works as intended. They also happen to work nicely as integration tests.

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Play: Uta Macross: Smartphone Deculture

Time for another rhythm action game from Japan’s App Store, this time a lovingly-rendered tribute to the long-running “Macross” anime franchise. In “Uta Macross”, the idols of Walkure and rockers of Fire Bomber are brought to life with surprisingly-nice 3D graphics, and a small but growing catalog of songs from the series.

Read: Muv-Luv Alternative, Episode 1, Part 2

Restarting where he began “Muv-Luv Unlimited”, Takeru settles into life at Yokohama Base, and vows to speed up his graduation, convinced it’s his best chance to help Alternative IV succeed before the December 24 deadline. Problem is, he keeps exposing himself as a man who knows too much.

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Notes

  • invalidname will be presenting a session at Swift By Northwest, in Seattle, October 27-28.
  • We now have a Slack for chat. Send email to invalidstream [at] gmail for an invite. Also, follow @invalidstream on Twitter for announcements of upcoming shows.

Preview, Episode 14

“Now / Next / Later” bump for the next episode:

Watch the livestream at invalidstream.com/livestream, starting Friday September 22, 2017 at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT (Saturday 3 AM UTC)

Also remember that we have a Slack at invalidstream.slack.com. For an invite, email invalidstream [at] gmail.

Episode 13: How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Build: iOS 10 SDK Development, Chapter 6 (part 2)

Continuing our series on iOS SDK Development after a summer hiatus, we return to the topic of unit testing. The previous video made a simple test of the podcast UI, but now we want to ensure that tapping the play button actually starts playback. Because of the inherent asynchronicity of downloading and playing internet audio, this is trickier than it looks: the solution is to create “expectations” that wait for tests to pass or fail.

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Play: Geometry Wars 3 Dimensions Evolved

Back from the summer hiatus and it’s time to game. Unfortunately, iOS 11 breaks all our old 32-bit apps, so we need to step into the modern era with games that are actually being maintained. We start tonight with the beautiful two-stick shooter from Sierra/Activision, Geometry Wars 3.

Bonus: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, 2017


The stream’s been gone for four months, an unfortunate result of Life Gets In The Way.

While I wasn’t able to stream, I did go to two anime conventions: Anime Expo in Los Angeles, and Crunchyroll Expo in 2017. This video is a slideshow of some pictures I took at each.

Read: Muv-Luv Alternative, Prologue and Episode 1, Part 1

Currently rated the #1 visual novel of all time, Muv-Luv Alternative comes out on Steam on September 18. Kickstarter backers got the game three weeks ago, and tonight, we start our playthrough. If you watched the Muv-Luv Unlimited streams in spring, get ready for Takeru to be plunged back into the world of the BETA, but this time with advance knowledge of how things will play out, and a determination to keep history from repeating itself.

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Notes

  • invalidname will be presenting a session at Swift By Northwest, in Seattle, October 27-28.
  • We now have a Slack for chat. Send email to invalidstream [at] gmail for an invite. Also, follow @invalidstream on Twitter for announcements of upcoming shows.