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Angry Birds Rio sells 10 Million in 10 Days!

April 4, 2011

Bossfight Gaming Blog - Angry Birds Rio
Angry Birds Rio the sequel to Angry Birds has just been released for 10 days and has already been sold 10 million times!

You can do the math yourself 0.79cents *10.000.000 = 7.900.000 million euros!
Seriously….That’s a lot of money for ten days not even counting the money they made on part one!

Rovio replies:

“10 in 10:-) Angry Birds Rio breaking all records. A massive thanks to all our fans!!!”

I would thank my fans too for that kind of money! Poor creator of the Box2d engine wishes he’d never released that engine as open source!
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Buy Street Fighter IV for iPhone, Help Japan!

March 15, 2011

Capcom giving all proceeds from sale to earthquake-tsunami relief.
Bosfight Gaming Blog - Streetfigher 4 Iphone

In a wonderful gesture of charity, Capcom has lowered the price of Street Fighter IV for the iPhone to just 99 cents. All proceeds from the temporary sale (it lasts until March 22) will go directly to supporting victims of the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan.

I cannot stress the need for you to chip in here. Not only are you getting an excellent iPhone game, but you’re helping out a great people in a time of even greater need. Follow the link below to go to iTunes and purchases Street Fighter IV for iPhone.

Download it at the link below:
Streetfighter IV Iphone

Source:
IGN

PAX East Updates

March 13, 2011

PAX East Updates coming soon stay tuned!

Bossfight Gaming Blog - PAX East

Angry Birds > Awkward Birds?(Box2d Calls out Rovio)

March 10, 2011

Bosfight Gaming Blog - Angry Birds

At this years GDC Peter Vesterbacka and his flock of Angry Birds developers at Rovio held a panel on the breakout iPhone hit. But things turned a little awkward during the questions and answers session.

Random Person: “Hi Peter, could you tell me which physics engine Angy Birds uses?”
Peter: “Box2D
Random Person: “Great. Would you consider giving credit to Box2D in your game?”
Peter: “Yes, of course”
Random Person: “Thank you! By the way, I am Erin Catto the creator of Box2D
Peter: “Great! I would like to talk to you after the session”

Technically speaking Rovio isn’t at all obligated to compensate. See Box2d Lincense below:

The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.

Bossfight Gaming Blog - Box2d Logo

Personally I find this a very difficult discussion, of course Box2d is open source and free to use. But C’mon you earned 50 million out of the freaking game based on this engine could you not at least give the guy some credit for it?
I Would sure like to see how this one turns out…

Feel free to give your opinion!

Sources:
Pocketgamer
Mobilecrunch

Texting of the bread

November 25, 2010

One of the first posts I made was about Typing of the Dead. I was wondering why there was no mobile version of this game. It would be a fun and easy way to improve your typing skills on modern day smartphone. Last week I stumbled upon a game called Texting of the Bread. It was released on the iPhone and iPad last month.

Check out a video below.

You can find more at http://textingofthebread.com/
Keep your fingers crossed for an Android version

Where’s “The typing of the dead” for mobile phones?

April 22, 2010

I was recently listening to a podcast and they were talking about The typing of the dead for a while. I regret missing out on this game back in the day. For those who don’t know, the typing of the dead is based on a light gun game. Area 51 on the huge arcade cabinets, Duck hunt on the NES, Dead space extraction on the Wii are examples of light gun games.  It’s a simple concept. Just point your peripheral at the screen and shoot the enemies.

The Typing of the dead is based on the game House of the Dead II. The key difference is that you use your keyboard as a weapon instead of a light gun. The zombies appear with words above their heads. Use your keys as bullets and type the words to kill them. Add a good sense of humor and you have a fun game that improves your typing speed and accuracy.

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While listening to the podcast I glanced at my phone. I just got a new Android phone that’s touch screen only. My last phone had a physical keyboard, so it took some time to adjust. Wouldn’t a game like the typing of the dead be a great way to improve your typing speed and accuracy on a touch screen phone? It’s useful, but also a great way to pass a bit of time.

I started a internet search, because Sega must have released something like this. To my surprise the only thing that came up was a iPhone game called Tap of the dead. As you can see from the screen below you just tap 4 symbols instead of typing words. I quickly scrolled trough a few reviews and they weren’t positive either.

Sega think about it and release the typing on the dead on mobile phones. And when I say mobile phones I don’t just mean the iPhone. Don’t forget about Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, etc….


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