Archive for November, 2009

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Papercraft Friday #69: SpongeBob SquarePants

November 27, 2009

Who lives in a paper pineapple under the sea?  Paper SpongeBob SquarePants!  Homespun Magixx has a whole series of SpongeBob SquarePants paper models, including SpongeBob, Squidward, Patrick, SpongeBob’s house (to scale), Patrick’s house, and Squidward’s house.  Start your Bikini Bottom set today!

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App Store Blowout

November 25, 2009

No APPraisal this week, as you may have noticed, but there are Thanksgiving sales galore, providing plenty of fodder for the future.  EA started things of with a “Games Feast” sale that lasts through Sunday and includes the following:

  • Wolfenstein RPG – $1.99 (save $1.00)
  • Monopoly – $2.99 (save $2.00)
  • Spore Origins – $0.99 (sale $1.00)
  • Auditorium – $1.99 (save $1.00)
  • Command & Conquer Red Alert – $6.99 (save $3.00)
  • Mass Effect Galaxy – $1.99 (save $1.00)
  • NBA Live – $6.99 (save $3.00)
  • Mystery Mania – $0.99 (save $1.00)
  • FIFA 10 – $6.99 (save $3.00)
  • Madden 10 – $6.99 (save $3.00)
  • Hero of Sparta – $0.99 (sale $1.00)
  • Boggle – $0.99 (save $2.00)
  • The Sims 3 – $4.99 (save $2.00)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Golf – $2.99 (save $2.00)
  • SimCity – $2.99 (save $2.00)
  • Tetris – $2.99 (save $2.00)
  • Need for Speed: Undercover – $2.99 (save $2.00)

Not to be outdone, Gameloft came next and announced a .99 cent Thanksgiving sale, which includes the following:

  • Castle of Magic – $0.99 (save $1.00)
  • Real Tennis 2009 – $0.99 (save $4.00)
  • Blades of Fury – $0.99 (save $4.00)
  • Terminator Salvation – $0.99 (save $4.00)
  • Brothers in Arms – Hour of Heroes – $0.99 (save $4.00)
  • Shrek Kart – $0.99 (save $4.00)

When thought the app sale goodness couldn’t get better, a few more gems have popped up:

  • 1Password Pro – Free (save $7.99 until 12/1)
  • Rogue Touch – $0.99 (save $2.00 until 11/30)
  • The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition – $3.99 (save $4.00 until 12/1)
  • i Love Katamari – $2.99 (save $2.00)

When you are too stuffed from turkey to get up off the couch, just make sure to bring your iPhone / iPod Touch with you and enjoy some of these great apps.

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Papercraft Friday #68: Star Wars T-47 Snowspeeder

November 20, 2009

Paper Replika has a nice new Star Wars model of the T-47 snowspeeder featured in The Empire Strikes Back.  It’s a good example of how the artwork makes a rather uncomplicated model look more detailed than it actually is.  A fun compliment to the AT-AT Walker model featured last year (though not the same scale).

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APPRaisal: C64

November 16, 2009

Confession:  I bought the iPod Touch for this app.  Ok, not really, but I thought about it.  Unfortunately, the C64 app got pulled from the iTunes store for violating Apple’s Terms of Service about a week before I got the iPod Touch.  (Why that happened is a story unto itself.)  Manomio revised the emulator and Apple finally approved the re-release last week.

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Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Playable Flash Demo

November 14, 2009

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Gamespot.com has an exclusive playable flash demo of the upcoming Nintendo DS game Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth.  The game is not due to hit U.S. shores for another 3 months or so, but you can get a quick fix with this demo.  I hope more games produce flash demos like this in the future.

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Papercraft Friday #67: Marvin The Martian

November 13, 2009

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Time to go a little Looney here.  This week’s model is Marvin the Martian from modeler BazookaJo.  It’s a 15″ model that can be built with 2 different right hands – with or without pistol.  Isn’t it lovely?  Head over to BazookaJo’s for the model and instructions.

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Live the Darkside

November 12, 2009

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Gametrailers.com has a fresh interactive take on videogame trailers with its exclusive trailer for Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, which comes out next Tuesday for the Nintendo Wii.  Hit up their site to “experience” it.  Pretty cool.

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