Not a fatal one, at least not yet, but a strong enough blow to pull it out of the game and off the App Store. Ow My Balls!, is described by its developers Jetson Creative as, “A comedy game that brings top shelf kicked-in-the-crotch humor to the iPhone and iPod Touch”. Yet there was nothing funny about the game’s release. Less than 24 hours after it’s eruption onto the service, it had to be yanked off due to a castrating crash bug hidden deep within its canals that play testers, “MariJane” and “Igor” along with others, were unable to find before its coming out party.
Okay, so which TouchMyApp reader won? Was it you in the Where’s Waldo hat? Probably not. The odds for winning fit somewhere just below getting struck by lightning whilst accepting a Jackpot Lottery ticket and being saved from a death-jump by flying pigs.
Chillingo, publishers of many acclaimed iPhone apps, are dripping fairy dust all over the web today with screenshots of the upcoming title, Vampire Origins. As tight-lipped as the Count himself, Chillingo’s director Chris Byatte informed us that this title is to be: ‘an advanced “point-and-click” adventure’! Because TouchMyApps’ power of deduction is impressive, we have sussed out that ‘Origins’ will be the first in a dark trilogy of games from Chillingo.[more screenies after the jump]
The iPhone is a great success story that has had a happy beginning long before the App Store. Now, it is just cleaning up the industry with great sales despite a saturating market and cool economic climate. Well, AT&T are weighing their options as the exclusive deal with Apple is fast approaching a 2010 close. The bottom line for the telecom giant is that it wants Apple’s iPhone again. For either giant, this upcoming rift is a both an opportunity and a blackhole of trepidation.
While many developers work to keep their app ascending the purchase stairway to Heaven, Discussion Works have a different goal: retiring their app early. On 20 May in the year of our Lord 2009, l33t ROFLCOPTER will make history as the first app to give a finger to the prophecy that app usage sharply decreases over time. In fact, at precisely 11:59 (23:59) on the 20th, the l33t version will take off to another domain after just over a month in the App Store.
Gameloft‘s Assassin’s Creed has been whispered to be soft-footing it toward our favourite buttonless platform in what is destined to be the biggest gaming year for the iDevice to date [sic]. If either Assassin’s Creed or the name Altairr ings a bell, it is because the DS sported both in a port from the successful XBOX and Playstation 3 titles. So, in the spirit of other ports from the DS, Gameloft will bring us the stealthy thriller for the iPhone as early as next week. Be sure to check out our review.
Yeah, Apple have been raking in the dosh with the App Store. To celebrate their newly built greenhouse, they are holding a One Billion App Countdown Contest. You stand to win a lot though, likely, the odds are rather unfavourable. All you have to do is buy an app or fill out a form until the One Billion Countdown is over.
These days, Apple are demanding a lot from their users. Even back in their Golden Years, they demanded that mac users learn how to use a mouse, which quickly evolved into easy-to-use computering and later, forced adoption of the fast, well volted firewire. Recently, we have had to say goodbye to firewire, usable usb ports, removeable batteries and lastly, impunity to create weapons from our DRM-free songs in the iTunes Store.
redsn0w beta jailbreak for the iPod Touch 2G is now available for those who don’t mind a bit of typing. One step closer to point and click GUI hacking, the iPhone Dev Team are making leaps and bounds progress on this platform that has been comparatively sidelined from the jailbreak scene. With promise of future GUI jailbreaks just down the track, the Dev Team race on.
For those of you who are not satisfied with the likes of Monster Turbine or Audeo PFE and want to strap on the big wallet, look for a new product from Westone called the UM3X aimed at musicians and priced at 379$ USD. Some will call the sum paltry but to most, 379$ is too much rent to spend on a music hobby or for your on-the-go listening pleasure. For those who have to have the priciest and best in universal inner earphone technology, the Westone units compete with products from: Ultimate Ears, Sennheiser, Audio Technica, Etymotic and Shure among others.
Westone are held in highest regard in the personal monitor industry and have over 50 years of expertise to dedicate to their monitors. If the Westone 3′s hype is anything to go by, the UM3X will be a force to be reckoned with for personal stage monitors.
Our review is out of course and here: Westone’s Top-of-the-Line Stage Monitoring Universal IEM: UM3x in Review