Posts tagged ios

"Monument Valley" by USTWO 

:: A beautiful testament to the understanding that videogames are art, they are storytelling, they are more than just Call Of Duty… 

GEEK WEEK: Day 1 

E3: Day 1 Recap
- Killer Instinct is baaack!!!
- Superbrothers return with “Below
- Mirrors Edge 2 has me giddy with the soundtrack alone!
- First Arrested Development, now Battlefront 3
- HALO…FRIGGIN…FIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Sony totally owned Microsoft for major lulz
Overall: For the first time in a few years I was actually surprised, and blown away by the press conferences. A slew of good games; Kingdom Hearts 3, Beyond Two Souls, Elder Scrolls Online, Battlefield 4, Watch Dogs, Metal Gear Solid 5, and Titanfall all ended up on my radar. And of course, my most anticipated game of the year delivered :)

WWDC: Day 1 Recap
- New OSX for Macs!
- New iOS for handhelds!
- They upped their game on multi-display functionality
Overall: I didn’t get a lot of time to sift through all the material, and I’m sure I have some Apple friends that could fill me in on some of the major points. I’m hoping to play catchup tomorrow after Nintendo’s conference…in the mean time here’s a short review by the folks at SourceFed;

AS ALWAYS YOU CAN CHECKOUT ALL MY FAVORITES, ALL WEEK, UNDER THE APPROPRIATE TAGS [E3 2013]  [WWDC 2013]

My Friend Convinced Me to Reactivate my “Simpsons:Tapped Out” account…
If you have an Apple handheld device add me. I need more peeps to play with so I can earn enough holiday coins to buy the Mapple Store! hahaha :P
My EAorigins account is ‘iHebb’Or if you have Fbook I’m connected there as well.
If you have NO idea what this is…think The Sims but with Homer.

My Friend Convinced Me to Reactivate my “Simpsons:Tapped Out” account…

If you have an Apple handheld device add me. I need more peeps to play with so I can earn enough holiday coins to buy the Mapple Store! hahaha :P

My EAorigins account is ‘iHebb’
Or if you have Fbook I’m connected there as well.

If you have NO idea what this is…think The Sims but with Homer.

APPLE 23.10.12 EVENT: iPad Mini 
Much like the iPhone5 event,  this is the announcement that everyone was expecting, but for some reason still seemed to be unsure of. What is it? Just a smaller version of something that already exists. A device meant to directly compete with tablets from Samsung and Google. It’s an iPad, for people that thought the iPad was too big…so…my mom. This was made for my mom. I’m more interested in how this upgrades their line of products. Notice how there is no OG iPad on there? Yeah, that’s bad news for a guy like me, who is still perfectly happy with my first version of this great product.  

APPLE 23.10.12 EVENT: iPad Mini 

Much like the iPhone5 event,  this is the announcement that everyone was expecting, but for some reason still seemed to be unsure of. 
What is it? Just a smaller version of something that already exists. A device meant to directly compete with tablets from Samsung and Google. It’s an iPad, for people that thought the iPad was too big…so…my mom. This was made for my mom. 
I’m more interested in how this upgrades their line of products. Notice how there is no OG iPad on there? Yeah, that’s bad news for a guy like me, who is still perfectly happy with my first version of this great product.  

Coffee & Multitasking v.103

1. OCCUPY TURNS 1 [LATimes]
The Occupy Wallstreet movement has hit their 1 Year Anniversary today! First; holy smokes they’ve been out there for a full year? Second; I had completely lost track of this like…6 months ago.

2. ROBOCOP REMAKE [IGN
It’s the first day of shooting for the 90’s action reboot…and there’s already a set-photo leak!  

3. WiiU UPDATE [Nintendo Channel]
I missed out on this last week with all the Apple/Halo4 updates - but Nintedo released a slew of Wii U videos describing everything from release date and cost, to games like Bayonetta2 and ZombieU.

4. NEW MARVEL SUPERHERO [YouTube
Stan Lee has created an all new hero specifically for an upcoming iOS game! He looks like a mix of IronMan and Tron, a very trendy/popular/smart move on Marvels part.  

WWDC 2012
Where’s my head at! I almost forgot that the week after E3 is the biggest week for Apple geeks :) Can’t wait to see if the rumors are true about the new Pro’s, what the new OSX will bring to the table, and if I really do need to upgrade my iOS device! 

WWDC 2012

Where’s my head at! I almost forgot that the week after E3 is the biggest week for Apple geeks :) 
Can’t wait to see if the rumors are true about the new Pro’s, what the new OSX will bring to the table, and if I really do need to upgrade my iOS device! 

MARVEL vs CAPCOM 2 iOS [videogame] Review
I really want to like this game…Cable, Wolverine, Ryu, Venom…all wrapped up in a fighting-game on my iPad; that’s a recipe for nerdy happiness! But for some reason Capcom decided to really cheap out on this App. The graphics have more pixels than on the original versions, the control response lags, the buttons are FAR to small onscreen, and even something as simple as the Menu looks like a cheap floppy disk game. Granted I am still playing this on an iPad1, but that shouldn’t make a huge difference. I downloaded Sonic4 at the same time…and that game holds up beautifully. In the end, it’s nice to pick the game up again. Fans of the series won’t be mortified, but I could see newcomers getting frustrated.

MARVEL vs CAPCOM 2 iOS [videogame] Review


I really want to like this game…Cable, Wolverine, Ryu, Venom…all wrapped up in a fighting-game on my iPad; that’s a recipe for nerdy happiness! But for some reason Capcom decided to really cheap out on this App. The graphics have more pixels than on the original versions, the control response lags, the buttons are FAR to small onscreen, and even something as simple as the Menu looks like a cheap floppy disk game.
Granted I am still playing this on an iPad1, but that shouldn’t make a huge difference. I downloaded Sonic4 at the same time…and that game holds up beautifully. In the end, it’s nice to pick the game up again. Fans of the series won’t be mortified, but I could see newcomers getting frustrated.

Siri & Sam <3


How the iPhone helped Samuel L Jackson on this date…

Introducing The “New iPad”

"We believe technology is at it’s very best when it’s invisible, when you’re conscious only of what you’re doing, not the device you’re doing it with." 

The New iPad (3/HD) [click]

From todays Keynote presentation…

News outlets are calling it the “HD iPad 3” while the site has simply dubbed it “the New iPad”. I’m calling it what it is; the iPad 2S hahaha!
It looks great though, and that’s the point, this isn’t an entirely new device it’s just an upgraded version. 

OSX “Mountain Lion” [preview]

Apple’s operating system is getting another upgrade this summer, to 10.8!
You can watch this hands on video, but, here’s what I’m excited for…
iMessage: Now compatible across all Apple products, iOS+OSX
Reminders: I love it on the iPhone, and will love it on my iMac
GameCenter: The AppStore is great for gaming, but was missing the community that XboxLive offers…not anymore!

For full overview/features click [here]
To join the iMessage-beta click [here]

via: nerdology

Follow my Path!
As I typed that out I realized why they called it &#8220;path&#8221; duh&#8230;haha&#8230;genius. If you&#8217;re not on Instagram, then you haven&#8217;t seen this mornings storm of Cover pics. And if you haven&#8217;t already thought; &#8220;great, another social network&#8221; chances are I want to high five you, AND, will see you in my feed shortly :)
Best way (I think) to summarize this new portable social network; they&#8217;ve taken the timeline feature boasted by Fbook (for their coming update) and miniaturized it. Add in the ability to post tweet like status&#8217;, music, and share photos, and you have something for iOS and Android users that Google+ and Facebook WISH they had thought of. It&#8217;s clean, simple, and easy to use.

Path - Introducing Path 2 from Path on Vimeo.
I love how seamlessly they&#8217;ve integrated it into Twitter; no stupid platforms or need for links. However, I&#8217;d love to see the same thing for photos with Instagram before I make this my go-to source.
ADD ME: Jeff Boschmann

Follow my Path!

As I typed that out I realized why they called it “path” duh…haha…genius.
If you’re not on Instagram, then you haven’t seen this mornings storm of Cover pics. And if you haven’t already thought; “great, another social network” chances are I want to high five you, AND, will see you in my feed shortly :)

Best way (I think) to summarize this new portable social network; they’ve taken the timeline feature boasted by Fbook (for their coming update) and miniaturized it. Add in the ability to post tweet like status’, music, and share photos, and you have something for iOS and Android users that Google+ and Facebook WISH they had thought of.
It’s clean, simple, and easy to use.

Path - Introducing Path 2 from Path on Vimeo.

I love how seamlessly they’ve integrated it into Twitter; no stupid platforms or need for links. However, I’d love to see the same thing for photos with Instagram before I make this my go-to source.

ADD ME: Jeff Boschmann

Minecraft on the iPad
Minecon 2011 is in full effect (I just read someone proposed at the event) and Mojang released a handheld version! It&#8217;s what you&#8217;d expect from a dumbed down version of such a massive game&#8230;- there&#8217;s no actual mining or crafting- you start off with all the supplies you&#8217;ll need/get- i quickly found the edge of the world, which is an invisible wall that drops off into nothing- there&#8217;s no day/night, enemies, or health/food barsWith all that taken away there are some definite positives to make up for it&#8230;- to create a world with your friends you just need to be on the same network- the controls are simple and practical - it&#8217;s one of the best ways to kill time on an iOS device
Works for iPhone + iPad $6.99 in App Storeif we&#8217;re friends IRL you should get it and help me create awesome stuff IRL!  

Minecraft on the iPad

Minecon 2011 is in full effect (I just read someone proposed at the event) and Mojang released a handheld version! It’s what you’d expect from a dumbed down version of such a massive game…
- there’s no actual mining or crafting
- you start off with all the supplies you’ll need/get
- i quickly found the edge of the world, which is an invisible wall that drops off into nothing
- there’s no day/night, enemies, or health/food bars
With all that taken away there are some definite positives to make up for it…
- to create a world with your friends you just need to be on the same network
- the controls are simple and practical
- it’s one of the best ways to kill time on an iOS device

Works for iPhone + iPad
$6.99 in App Store
if we’re friends IRL you should get it and help me create awesome stuff IRL! 
 

R.I.P. Zune / Welcome iPhone4S

TODAY Tim Cook takes his first steps as Apple’s new CEO…
It’s the launch of the new iPhone5 iPhone4S, and if you don’t follow Josh Highland online then you’re like the rest of the world and have no real idea what to expect.
Watch Gizmodo’s liveblog [here]

ALSO

Microsoft says goodbye to an old friend…
The wannabe iPod…no wait…iTunes…no wait…what was Zune good for again?
Bah, who cares, here are the links.
[obituary] [gizmodo]

Coffee & Multitasking v.54

1. Big Day for Apple
 
Steve Jobs has sadly re-admitted himself into healthcare, which has caused Apple’s stock to drop 4%. Hopefully this leave won’t be as dramatic as last time, but I can’t help but think “What will happen to the company when he finally does leave?”
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2. Golden Globes 2011
Did you SEE Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue??? I love when British comedians host American events; Hollywood stars always end up crying :P Apparently he’s been banned from anything involving the HFPA (which means nothing he stars in will ever win a Globe)
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3. IGN Unveils their ‘Best of 2010’
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4. Fan-Made Awesomeness 
Check out this new LOST short film, that takes place after Season6 AND it was filmed on the actual location (in Hawai) where the show was shot.

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Ever wondered what “Starcraft” would be like as an MMO? A couple of fanboys have actually created a mod that allows you to control an Alliance soldier and run raids on Kerrigan!
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QUESTION:
What do you think of Gervais’ performance at the Golden Globes? Was he too crass, did he go over the top?