iPod


It’s that time of the year again when gaming sites the world over start releasing their year end ‘best of’ lists for 2008.  As I was reading through a few of them I thought to myself why not compile a list of these links in the one place…and so this post was born.

As I’m a big fan of handheld gaming I’ve started with a few lists from a couple of portable gaming sites I frequent.

Pocketgamer

touchArcade

PALGN

Eurogamer

Metacritic

VideoGamer

GamePro

Gamasutra

I’ll be adding more sites to the list as they are released.  Feel free to notify me of any you may come across yourself.

I took the plunge today and purchased a few titles from eReader.com to test out my iPod touch as an ebook reader.  I’m hoping that in a small way the touch might help me out in reducing the number of physical books I own.

As a sample I purchased the January and February issues of Asimov’s Science Fiction as well as the January – Febrauary 2009 edition of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.  It’s been a while since I’ve picked up either of these titles at my local newsagent so I thought they would be good titles to test out the device.

Asimov's Science Fiction January 2009 Asimov's Science Fiction February 2009 Analog Science Fiction and Fact, January / February 2009

Also, in keeping with my 100 Books… project, I purchased a copy of the first book in the Christian Jacq ‘Ramses’ series, The Son of the Light.

Son of the Light

If your already an iPhone or iPod touch owner you may have noticed a plethora of ebook applications (including those only including stand alone titles) in the App Store.  Over the coming weeks I’ll be testing a few of these out.

In order to read these titles on the iPhone you need to download a copy of the free eReader application.  Once downloaded they can only be viewed with this reader – either on the iPhone itself or on your computer of choice.

Downloading the titles to your iPhone can be done directly through the application…or you can purchase titles while browsing on your computer and download them directly from your iPhone at a later time.

Well they are certainly keeping my iPod happy over at Apple.

Hot on the heals of their Sonic and Peggle releases on Tuesday, they have now just released a version of the classic Bomberman for the iPod (5th Generation, Classic and 3rd Generation Nano only) through iTunes.

Bomberman on iTunes

Now it remains to be seen just what Apple have in store for the iPod touch come January. I know a few owners who are waiting patiently for a few game releases, myself included.

Apple quietly released 2 more games for the iPod (5th Generation, Classic and 3rd Generation Nano only) through iTunes today.

Sonic and Peggle

What I find interesting is that the Sonic game is based on the original Sega ‘Genesis / MegaDrive’ version and that the control scheme on the iPod seems to replicate that of the original console version despite the fact that you are using a click wheel.

Peggle, like most PopCap games is highly addictive so unless you want to take a massive productivity hit…stay away from that one. 🙂

It’s the holidays after all, so I say go for it!