Friday, July 31, 2009

Avoid the Fat Princess!

I downloaded it from the Playstation Store last night after reading a few positive reviews. The game isn't bad but they're missing a key point. It lacks the ability to place you and your friends on the same team. If you watched their Developer Diary videos, they kept preaching teamwork. Organizing teams is a must have for any mass Vs. game.

When your friend hosts a game, the other 31 player slots are held by bots until a human player joins. The game uses round robin to place players with a team. So if you jump on right after they create a game, you can't switch to their team.

It's not worth $15. I hope Titan Studios fixes this oversight.

**UPDATE 8/5/2009**
I was wrong, there is an way to switch teams. My frustration doesn't lie solely with Titan Studios, it includes Playstation 3.
If I host a game in Fat Princess, I don't have the ability to send my friends invites. I will need to send them a PS3 message. By the time I send the message and they start joining, the game start counter would deplete and the game will start.

What Titan Studios should have done was allowed the host to create a lobby and invite friends before starting the match.

If Playstation 3 had an in game private party chat, I can at the very least tell everyone a room was created so they can quickly join before the game starts.

Best Friend, Worst Co-Op Partner

How to tell if your best friend would make a good co-op partner.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Alternative to MobileMe

I can finally get rid of my MobileMe subscription with Apple.
My contacts and calendar will be managed by Google Sync (for FREE!).
The locate iPhone, privacy wipe, and remote control will be handled by iLocalis ($20). That's $80 in savings.

I don't hate MobileMe. I just think I'm getting too little for $100. Plus, I was one of the first to sign up when it was announced for the iPhone 3G and had to put up with the initial frustrations.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Apple's Next Big Thing.

I start jonesing every time I see or hear someone else's iPhone 3GS. But no more. 3GS was yesterday's news. I'm looking forward to the new Apple iPhone 3GI.

To Tweet or Not To Tweet?

I'll join the mob. I will tweet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


After a very long wait, I finally got all the add-on maps to Gears of War 2. The deal maker was the new single player level, "Road to Ruin". It only gave 10 minutes of extra gameplay, but the other multi-player maps aren't bad. Next step, convince my friends to return to Gears.

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