Sarah Perez of TechCrunch on Samsung’s fake-turned-real “Unicorn Apocalpyse” ads:
And the whole point of the commercial series was that Samsung devices helped the Unicorn Apocalypse team work better together to make the game a success.
So is the lasting takeaway from the actual game’s launch, and subsequent suckiness is…what?
That maybe they should have used iPhones?
The ads are great — until reality hits.
Awesome, simple, fun, beautiful new iOS game. (Great promotional site too.)
[via Daring Fireball]
This is the new iOS game from Tweetie creator Loren Brichter. I’ve been playing around with it for a few weeks — not surprisingly, it’s really well done.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
I had been worried that the Mac version would arrive much later than the PC version. But worry no more. Jordan Golson:
EA plans to release the next version of SimCity — the classic city-building game — on the Mac simultaneously with the PC release this February. EA will also be delivering Origin, its digital download service, at the same time. The game will be available for purchase and download via the service.
Cannot wait to see this game on a retina display.
Ever since we shipped The Incident, Matt Comi and I have been working on a new game. We’ll be previewing it at XOXO Arcade, XOXO Festival’s indie-game showcase on September 14, 2012, right here in Portland. (Matt will be there too!) The event will be open to the public, so come check it out!
Love The Incident. Excited for this.
Apple sold 1.3 million Apple TV devices during the June quarter, an increase of 170 percent over the same quarter a year ago.
That still qualifies as a “hobby,” according to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who disclosed the number in response to an analyst’s question on the company’s earnings conference call. But here’s an interesting data point: Microsoft sold 1.1 million Xbox 360s worldwide during the same time period.
While Apple didn’t mention the Apple TV in their earnings release (and they have never broken it out into its own category), Cook did reveal the number when asked during the Q&A today. He was clearly pleased with the number, but also downplayed it quite a bit. But this context is pretty telling. Not only is it now outselling the Xbox 360, the Xbox 360 is the best-selling gaming console.
When — yes, when — Apple adds apps to this thing, wonder what will happen… If they added them tomorrow, the Apple TV would instantly be the number one gaming console. Think about that for a second.
(via John Gruber)