As many of you know the new iPhone update iOS4 is supposed to be available today. Apparently, as of 6:30 EST, it hasn’t launched yet, I’m assuming it’ll go live at some point today. The new update really only affects iPhone 3GS users as people like me who have a iPhone 3G and iPad get screwed. The iPad iOS4 update won’t come until the fall and for iPhone 3G owners a lot of features won’t work including the main draw – multitasking. I’m assuming iBooks and folders will work – ooh…. I have the latest iPod Touch 64 and am not clear on what will and won’t work on that device, I’m assuming multitasking won’t work either. So really this new “update” is pointless for non 3GS users. Way to once again screw over your customers Apple.
I never did mention that I recently had a chance to participate in a pretty cool discussion with some folks from Toy Story 3 including the Darla K. Anderson (Producer)
Lee Unkrich (Director), Kristen Schaal, Jeff Garlin and John Ratzenberger. Here’s the audio from that event.
I don’t know what it is about the Prince of Persia series. I think I’ve always liked them more as a concept and via watching the cool trailers than actually playing. Eventually, all the wall running and jumping along with the bad camera angles gets a bit tiring after awhile. The Sands of Time remain the high watermark of the series, last year’s game was just ridiculous, they took away most of the combat and you every time you missed a jump your partner was there to save you. That I didn’t mind as much because I hate starting over a lot.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands takes the game back to its roots, the combat has returned and you actually have to make all your jumps now. The story takes places sometime after the Sands of Time but before last year’s game. It’s an odd duck, because it’s not a tie in to the movie, just timed to release along side it, but there are some elements early on, like adding a back story to the Prince and the inclusion of his brother into the story. His brother foolishly unleashes an Army whose goal is to topple their Kingdom and rule the world.
I’ll admit it I’m over the Music Band thing; I think the folks at Harmonix and Red Octane have gone about as far as you can go with this genre. There was a brief moment last year when Harmonix rekindled my love of plastic instruments with their amazing, loving work on The Beatles Rock Band; their follow-up is an odd choice – Green Day? Really? That’s a band significant enough to warrant it’s own Rock Band game? Ok. Come on, where’s Prince Rock Band? Or U2?
After the recent tragedy in his life, it’s easy to see why John Travolta take on the part of over the top crazy CIA agent Charlie Wax. He’s having fun again and it shows on screen in his every action. From Paris with Love is a movie that you don’t take serious, you just watch it and enjoy it for what it is. As someone who went to Paris for the first time last year it was great seeing some of the familiar sites in the background. Oddly enough, no one in the movie actually spoke French.