- Metal Gear Solid Touch
- Pocket God
Also included in the newest iGame Squadron is my take on what the latest iPhone update means for gamers. Check it out!
This is what happens when you meet a stranger in the alps and he teaches you how to log GPS data on top of google maps.
Apple is launching the marketing operations for what will be included in the new iPhone OS today. TimeDoctor Dot Org will list out the highlights so you don’t have to read all the liveblogs.
Only the important items are listed. Full details and executive sarcasm after the break, executive summary before it:
- Developers can now charge for subscriptions, DLC, in-app purchasing of content, etc. Of course, Apple still takes their 30% cut on all this.
- Bonjour-powered adhoc bluetooth pairing for multiplayer games and other applications.
- Accessories can communicate with software over the dock connector or via bluetooth.
- Fancy push notifications are in (sound effects, etc). Background processes aren’t.
- Developer access to built-in music is in.
- Copy and paste is in.
- Landscape (including keyboard) mode in all of Apple’s apps.
- Spotlight searching across many apps’ content.
- Stereo bluetooth for headphones.
- All developers have access to the beta versions of both the SDK and firmware now. NDA in full effect on beta versions.
- Ships this summer. iPhone 3G and iPhone 2G get it for free. $10 for iPod Touch. iPhone 2G will be missing some features.
Metal Gear Solid Touch is going to be released on Thursday, I’m extremely happy about this and hope it lives up to the Metal Gear Solid legacy of awesomeness.
In the meantime I’m giving away a few copies of Black Shades for the iPhone over the official TimeDoctor Dot Org twitter feed today and tomorrow.
This is a game I really love because I originally worked on the Linux and Mac OS X ports with my good buddies over at icculus.org. Hopefully some day it will see a modern update.
Just keep following the feed for some free goodies to redeem in iTunes and also check out my latest set of reviews of iPhone games over at AtomicGamer.com! Here are the games I reviewed for this edition of the iGame Squadron:
- Chess with Friends
- Ancient Frog
If you do win a code, please let everyone know in the comments so they don’t have to try to redeem them after you have 😉
The absurdity continues after the break in part 2 of ST:TNG. Part one is here. This post will continue to be updated as new episodes are released. As always the themes of ST:TNG may be unfit for younger, older, and living, viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.
Fitty, dey got some new iphone game reviews up!
Naw man, it ain’t like dat, dey gets some shit that aint fart appz, yo!
Yeah dawg, that is right! They got that shit up at atomicgamer! I heard they reviewed:
- Days of Thunder
- Truck vs Grenade
But yeah, and if you follow the TimeDoctor.org Twitter Feed, you’ll even get a whack at some free iPhone games soon, what about that, Fitty!?
While I was downloading 10+ gigabytes of the new Lord of the Rings: Online 10 Day Free Trial, (because LOST doesn’t air for me until tomorrow on abc.com) I wondered how many floppies that would be if this game were released in the early 90’s.
But how many floppies is it?
The Lord of the Rings Download Manager estimates that it’ll take about four hours to download the remaining 8+ Gigabytes.
If I were to install all Seven Thousand, Three-Hundred and Sixty-Seven Floppies, it would take about 491 hours, assuming only 4 minutes per floppy.
Based on the download speed of a 56k modem (which rarely worked as advertised on my phone lines), ten gigabytes would take about Seventeen Days, Eighteen Hours, and Five Minutes to download, assuming the connection is never interrupted by someone picking up the phone to call for pizza.
The number of floppies is probably unrealisticly low since my calculations don’t take into account the floppy headers, and the archive data that interprets each disk in the chain.
Can you imagine if you went into Radio Shackâ„¢ and they had one of those cardboard cutouts with a Seven Thousand, Three-Hundred and Sixty-Seven Floppy Free Trial of Lord of the Rings Online cellotaped into one bundle?! There could only be one set in the store!
For the convienience of any LOST fans who read TimeDoctor.org, I’ve edited this flickr image to the appropriate size for an iPhone wallpaper:
Just save it to your iPhone by tapping and holding the image, then set it as wallpaper from the Photos application.