A triumph of game design, Braid mixes 2D platforming gameplay,
ingeniously crafted puzzles, time manipulation, and a melancholy story
open to multiple interpretations, beautifully packaged in stunning
hand-painted artwork. It’s not an incredibly long game, it doesn’t have
a multiplayer mode or online play, but what’s here is more than enough
to suck you in, keep you engrossed, and make you really use your brain.
Taito’s Bust-a-Move, also known in Japan as Puzzle Bobble, resembles
the 1996 Mac puzzle game Snood. You fire colored balls at a puzzle of
colored balls, trying to match three and make them disappear. The balls
gradually move down the screen, and if they reach the bottom before you
clear the board, you lose.
In Apple's 10-K annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that was posted yesterday, it notes that Apple plans to "Vigorously" defend itself from a lawsuit filed last week by Nokia. Nokia is claiming infringement of different cellular and Wi-Fi patents by Apple's iPhone.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince places you in Harry’s robes as
he progresses through his sixth year at the famous wizardry school,
Hogwarts. At its core, Half-Blood Prince is basically a well-polished
minigame collection with flashy franchise backing. The graphics aren’t
terrible, especially when bumped up to the highest resolution, though
they may seem a tad dated. The terrific music is pulled straight from
Today Google announced a new application for it's Android Mobile OS, Google Maps Navigation. This application will be a turn-by-turn application, comparable to a navigation unit that you would buy separately.
Remember when Ralph De La Vega, AT&T's Wireless CEO, suggested that the carrier might have to figure out some way to effectively better manage the bandwidth of their 3G network?
Well, he's not the only one singing the "iPhone's hogging up the airwaves" blues. Turns out the Chairman of the FCC has that same song stuck in his head, and between the two of these men, iPhone users could be running into some stiff opposition to their unlimited access plans.
It’s been framed as a fight for freedom but Net Neutrality is really a battle of business models. The outcome will almost certainly affect We The People’s wallets or/and Internet experience so we’d best keep a wary eye on everyone who is trying to “help” us.