If you are one of those people that has been sitting in front of your Xbox 360 playing the Xbox LIVE Arcade’s popular title, Peggle, put on some pants and get ready to leave to house. Starting today, Popcap games has released the addictive puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod touch, which can be found in the App store for $4.99. Yup, now you can play your favorite title everywhere and anywhere. Peggle can also be found on other mobile devices such as the iPod and Nintendo DS.
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A Stockholm court found the 3 founders and one “patron” behind The Pirate Bay guilty of collaboration to violate copyright laws. They were sentenced to a year in jail and must pay $3.6 million in damages to media companies. The site allows free exchange of movies, music, games and software with its 3.5 million users but does not host them. As yet, there is no order to shut down the site and the defendants plan on appealing the judgment.
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Nintendo finally debuted its DSi yesterday and it will arrive in Europe this Friday. The 3rd generation game dual screen system has already sold over 2 million units since it was launched in Japan last November. Not only can you play games, there are two cameras, a microphone and tools that help create and share content. The DSi costs $169.99 while the DS Lite will continue to be available for $129.99. Their site offers games, including freebies if you buy the portable game system online, a club, newsletter and more.
Blacksheep, a London architecture and design office, created the restaurant Inamo’s tables with projector and computer above each one. Customers utilize the touch panel to order food, change the look of the table, check out the kitchen webcam and play games. The interactive furniture can also call up local information on services like booking a cab. You can see it in action here. Someday soon we hope this becomes more commonplace, however if games are involved, there may a considerable waiting list.
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Square Enix’s Taito has released two apps for the iPhone 3G/iPod touch. Space Invaders has all the fun of the original version, bonus content, and can be controlled with the motion sensor or other touch methods. Cooking Mama features both old and new recipies. You can find each at the App Store, with prices $6.99 for the cooking game and $4.99 for the ETs. The company says that there will be other apps available down the road.
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Become a samurai and slice through your opponents, even if you do not own a Wii. The Katana application lets you pull out the sword, then swing your iPhone/touch at the evil-doers until they are defeated. Sound effects though your headphones or speaker include weapon noises and your enemies’ defeat when you put your sword back in its scabbard. Katana is on sale 30% through February 28. You can get a copy at the App Store for $1.99.
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Virgin Mobile has announced that their Helio Ocean 2 will launch on February 12. This model is slimmer than the first generation but still has the dual-sliding design. Aside from the QWERTY keyboard, the phone features a 2.6-inch TFT display (240x320,) 3G connectivity, GPS with Google maps, stereo Bluetooth, a media player with background mode playback and access to social networking sites. It will also have 3D gaming, a file viewer with editing and a 2MP camera. A 512MB MicroSD card is included in the $149.00 price.
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If you just can’t pass up a good word game, Danilo Campos’ Oddage is the one for you. With this app you need to pick out the word that doesn’t belong with the other ones. Categories include periodic table elements, county names, spices, Greek gods and trees. There are a total of 900 words in 50 categories, and each game lasts between 60 to 90 seconds. The download is $2.99. We guess this is a perfect application while waiting for the ATM or the idiot in front of you that has more than 10 items in the express lane.
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Belco is the latest company to unveil their netbook, the full-flash Alpha 400. It certainly is basic with its 7-inch display, 128MB RAM, 1GB internal memory, a 400MHz MIPS processor, a 10/100 MB Ethernet interface, and WiFi connectivity. It also has a SDHC memory card slot for another 32GB of storage and runs on Linux. Let’s not forget it works as an e-book, MP3 and game player and has installed business software. You can get the netbook for way-cheap. Try $169.95.
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There are a few tower defense games available in the App Store, but we think we’ve come across the best in TapDefense. Aside from being a free game, it’s really well done. The gameplay progresses in difficulty just as you’d expect it to, and developer LL Group even worked in the iPhone accelerometer into the gameplay - not something you find in your typical tower defense game. One of the towers available is an earthquake tower, and when enemies approach it, you shake your iPhone or iPod touch in order to destroy them. Very nice. In all, you’ve got 42 levels, six tower types, and seven different enemies to combat. And like we said, it’s free.
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