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#1081 mbauer14

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

I don't know how popular this game has been, but pewpew is basically an excellent geometry wars clone. It has really good controls, unlike many of the other two stick shooters, and it's free. I would recommend it to anyone.
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#1082 porieux

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:55 AM

Switch to full site view and edit, then switch back. It is a pain though - I wish they'd add editing to the mobile version of the site. Also they need to make it possible to send PMs in the mobile version.


I don't even bother using the mobile version of this site, it's useless. In fact that's pretty much true of most mobile versions of sites, they are so dumbed down as to be not worth it IMO. Amazon is a good example.

However I can navigate the normal version of this site OK on the iPhone, for the most part. The worst thing is hitting the page buttons in threads. The main site just needs a nice Next Page button and then all would be good IMO.

#1083 ajh2298

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:46 AM

I have a couple of quick iPod Touch question and it seems here will be the best place to ask.

1. Has anybody bought a refurb direct from Apple and if you did how was it? They have second generation 8gb models for $150.00 with free shipping, is that even a good deal?

http://store.apple.c...mco=MTA4MzQyNzY

2. What is the differences between the 2nd generation models and the newer third generation models? I would only be using it to do the basic stuff like play music, playing some digital copies of movies, and basic web browsing.
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#1084 Wheeliedude

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:06 AM

I have a couple of quick iPod Touch question and it seems here will be the best place to ask.

1. Has anybody bought a refurb direct from Apple and if you did how was it? They have second generation 8gb models for $150.00 with free shipping, is that even a good deal?

http://store.apple.c...mco=MTA4MzQyNzY

2. What is the differences between the 2nd generation models and the newer third generation models? I would only be using it to do the basic stuff like play music, playing some digital copies of movies, and basic web browsing.


The third-gen iPod Touch has the specs of the iPhone 3GS, meaning it is more powerful, has a speaker and Bluetooth.

#1085 ajh2298

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:12 AM

The third-gen iPod Touch has the specs of the iPhone 3GS, meaning it is more powerful, has a speaker and Bluetooth.


So these are things I would not miss if I was just doing "basic" iPod Touch activities?
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#1086 blucadet3

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:14 AM

actually i think only the 32 and 64gb versions have the specs (faster processor) of the new phones and have voice control...the 8 is essentially the same as the 2nd gen.

http://store.apple.c...mily/ipod_touch

#1087 mkernan

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:17 AM

If you're planning to do any 3D gaming, get a third-gen touch.
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#1088 Fire_Thief

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:24 AM

3rd gen ftw.

#1089 iowaholdem

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:37 AM

I bought my first iPod (3G 30GB) from the Apple refurb store. It came in excellent condition (brand new in every way) at a nice discount with several extra pack-ins that sweetened the deal (remote and dock).

The 2G 8GB touch is exactly the same as the 3G 8GB. The 32 and 64 GB versions both have the 3Gs hardware (minus GPS and compass). As far as gaming on the iPod goes, if you're doing it, you really will want the 32/64 for the extra powerful hardware. It makes a huge difference!

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#1090 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 06:43 AM

Quickie reviews:

Babel Rising: No fun here. Waste of $1.

Toki Tori: Failure to purchase this game is a crime. Next time it's $1, you dudes better buy it if you like the thinking games at all.

Sword of Fargoal: A roguelike without anything close to a redeeming quality. Holy crap I wish I could get a refund on this stinker. Rogue and Nethack are delivered free on the iPhone, just get those and wait for someone to port Powder or Crawl, both of which would be a much better fit for the iphone than Nethack.

Train Conductor: Fantastic presentation and solid game design make this a killer path-drawing variant. The first level is slow, but then once you get the genre-required fast forward button, it's all gravy. Worth noting, the FF button doesn't speed up your game time so you can maximize your score by taking on as many trains as you can, or you can just play at a more relaxed pace.

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#1091 Fire_Thief

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:02 AM

How is Duke Nukem, ya'll?

#1092 gunstar808

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:05 AM

Quickie reviews:

Sword of Fargoal: A roguelike without anything close to a redeeming quality. Holy crap I wish I could get a refund on this stinker.


That's disappointing to hear. I was thinking about grabbing it when the price dropped. I really liked RogueTouch.

Also, Gunman is free right now for those with iphones. Looks fun!

#1093 RollingSkull

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:25 AM

That's disappointing to hear. I was thinking about grabbing it when the price dropped. I really liked RogueTouch.

Also, Gunman is free right now for those with iphones. Looks fun!


Great, a game I won't play because I don't have that many Iphone wielding friends... still, cool.

Also, shucks, wish I'd known RogueTouch was quality when it was $1... Ah well, another one for BargainBin.

#1094 PrarieD0G

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 10:16 AM

Any of you guys jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch? I got a Touch just recently and was thinking of doing it? Any major cons?

#1095 TsaebehT

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:41 PM

Any of you guys jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch? I got a Touch just recently and was thinking of doing it? Any major cons?


Other than it may never work again? :lol: j/k

#1096 darkmazda

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:43 PM

Any of you guys jailbreak your iPhone/iPod Touch? I got a Touch just recently and was thinking of doing it? Any major cons?


PrarieD0G: Here's a great thread on iphone/ipod jailbreaking :) Probably better to check out here since people have been posting on there!

http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=173359

#1097 polishpride212

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 01:53 PM

I have a couple of quick iPod Touch question and it seems here will be the best place to ask.

1. Has anybody bought a refurb direct from Apple and if you did how was it? They have second generation 8gb models for $150.00 with free shipping, is that even a good deal?

http://store.apple.c...mco=MTA4MzQyNzY

2. What is the differences between the 2nd generation models and the newer third generation models? I would only be using it to do the basic stuff like play music, playing some digital copies of movies, and basic web browsing.

I would just buy a new 3G. Walmart has a 32GB 3G for $270 and a 8GB for $184.

#1098 kklems

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:16 PM

Quickie reviews:

Babel Rising: No fun here. Waste of $1.

Toki Tori: Failure to purchase this game is a crime. Next time it's $1, you dudes better buy it if you like the thinking games at all.

Sword of Fargoal: A roguelike without anything close to a redeeming quality. Holy crap I wish I could get a refund on this stinker. Rogue and Nethack are delivered free on the iPhone, just get those and wait for someone to port Powder or Crawl, both of which would be a much better fit for the iphone than Nethack.

Train Conductor: Fantastic presentation and solid game design make this a killer path-drawing variant. The first level is slow, but then once you get the genre-required fast forward button, it's all gravy. Worth noting, the FF button doesn't speed up your game time so you can maximize your score by taking on as many trains as you can, or you can just play at a more relaxed pace.



Train Conductor would be a buy at under $1 but not at full price. Game is much t0o short (Only 4 track layouts)

#1099 crunchewy

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:22 PM

I don't even bother using the mobile version of this site, it's useless. In fact that's pretty much true of most mobile versions of sites, they are so dumbed down as to be not worth it IMO. Amazon is a good example.

However I can navigate the normal version of this site OK on the iPhone, for the most part. The worst thing is hitting the page buttons in threads. The main site just needs a nice Next Page button and then all would be good IMO.


I find the mobile version preferable most of the time, and one thing they've done right is to have a button on every page to switch between the versions. That makes the mobile version useful, especially since it loads much faster then the full version. The amazon mobile page is terrible, as you note, but especially because you can only switch to the full version from the amazon home page. If you click a link that takes you to some product on amazon in the mobile version, you're just screwed. You can't get the full version without going to the home page, click full version and then searching for the product. Grrr.

FYI, if you want to always get full versions of sites, you might consider buying the payware browser "iCabMobile". It has an option to make websites think it is some other browser, including desktop safari or whatever. It also has some other nice features, but truth-be-told, I don't use it much. It has some quirks that bug me, and there's no way to set it as the default browser, so you still end up in Safari if some other application sends you to a web page. Still, it's probably worth checking out. There are things I really like about it.
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#1100 crunchewy

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:26 PM

I have a couple of quick iPod Touch question and it seems here will be the best place to ask.

1. Has anybody bought a refurb direct from Apple and if you did how was it? They have second generation 8gb models for $150.00 with free shipping, is that even a good deal?

http://store.apple.c...mco=MTA4MzQyNzY

2. What is the differences between the 2nd generation models and the newer third generation models? I would only be using it to do the basic stuff like play music, playing some digital copies of movies, and basic web browsing.


Yes, and I actually recommend Apple refurbs over new. Apple new products often run into problems, as I think their testing could be better then it is, and in fact a refurb goes through more rigorous testing then their new products because they've gone through the usual testing, some problem was found by the buyer and that problematic part was replaced, and then it goes through a whole new set of testing. In effect they are tested twice. My new iPhone 3GS lasted a few months and then died (annoyingly on a trip). My refurb replacement looked brand new and has been flawless. I've had similar experiences with iPods and their computers. I now pretty much only buy refurb direct from Apple.
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#1101 crunchewy

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:34 PM

Is Trenches really any good? I read multiple reviews that said it was disappointing because one strategy could beat the entire game on hard in under an hour - something about attacking with a handful of riflemen all at the same time.


Trenches is a lot of fun. The campaign is short, though I don't find that just having infantry does the job. The only seemingly useless thing is poison gas - too expensive for what it does. Also, while the campaign isn't that long, there is a skirmish mode, and apparently you unlock a zombie survival mode at some point. I haven't finished the campaign on hard yet, so I suspect you get that then, or maybe you have to do something in skirmish. I definitely think the game is worth 99 cents. Very fun and great graphics/style. If and when they add multiplayer, and I think they will as the developer is very active over at toucharcade.com, it will be even better. So, generally I agree about not buying a game for the promise of a future feature, but what you get now is certainly worth 99 cents, and the developer has been very active, so that's a good sign for the future.
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#1102 LuisRM

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:12 PM

Trenches is $1.99 now, up from .99, but still on sale from the regular $2.99. I heard a ton about it so bought it now before they raise the price when they do the next update. I'm still having a ton of fun with Let's Golf. It's super addicting.

#1103 dubbfoolio

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:14 PM

Yes, and I actually recommend Apple refurbs over new. Apple new products often run into problems, as I think their testing could be better then it is, and in fact a refurb goes through more rigorous testing then their new products because they've gone through the usual testing, some problem was found by the buyer and that problematic part was replaced, and then it goes through a whole new set of testing. In effect they are tested twice. My new iPhone 3GS lasted a few months and then died (annoyingly on a trip). My refurb replacement looked brand new and has been flawless. I've had similar experiences with iPods and their computers. I now pretty much only buy refurb direct from Apple.


keep in mind the warranty for the refurbs are 90 days and 1 year for new products so annecdotally had your refurbed 3GS broken after a few months you'd be shit out of luck my friend. I think the refurb is definitely NOT WORTH IT considering you are locked into a contract rather you have a working phone or not.

#1104 crunchewy

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:39 PM

keep in mind the warranty for the refurbs are 90 days and 1 year for new products so annecdotally had your refurbed 3GS broken after a few months you'd be shit out of luck my friend. I think the refurb is definitely NOT WORTH IT considering you are locked into a contract rather you have a working phone or not.


That is not true. Apple refurbs carry the same exact warranty as new. You have your facts wrong.

EDIT: from Apples site: "We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty. All refurbished iPod models also include a brand new battery and outer shell".

EDIT2: and (on refurbished iPod touch details page):

- Covered by Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty
- AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased


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#1105 kapkorn

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:54 PM

That is not true. Apple refurbs carry the same exact warranty as new. You have your facts wrong.

EDIT: from Apples site: "We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty. All refurbished iPod models also include a brand new battery and outer shell".

EDIT2: and (on refurbished iPod touch details page):


You're both right, Apple does provide that warranty on their refurbs, however a refurb iPhone from AT&T has the 90days.

#1106 LuisRM

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:53 PM

That is not true. Apple refurbs carry the same exact warranty as new. You have your facts wrong.

EDIT: from Apples site: "We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty. All refurbished iPod models also include a brand new battery and outer shell".

EDIT2: and (on refurbished iPod touch details page):


FYI, don't waste your money on an AppleCare plan. It's totally worthless. Go with SquareTrade if you're looking to cover breakage. Cheaper and covers much more.

#1107 dubbfoolio

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:28 PM

You're both right, Apple does provide that warranty on their refurbs, however a refurb iPhone from AT&T has the 90days.

Yeah I only researched the phone and determined that $50 was not worth losing my 90 day warranty. Especially compared to the real cost of the phone is $375 plus tax when including a ETF.

but cruchewy is probably right about the refurb touches. So long as the warranty was the same I wouldn't hesitate to buy refurb from apple.

#1108 afty

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

You're both right, Apple does provide that warranty on their refurbs, however a refurb iPhone from AT&T has the 90days.

Even that isn't 100% accurate. A refurb iPhone has at least a 90-day warranty, but it may be more. It depends on when the original buyer purchased it, because it is one year from that date. For example, I got a refurbished 3GS in November, and according to Apple's warranty status tool, my warranty is good until July 2010.

At the time I purchased, the refurbs were $150 less than the new models, so I got a 32 GB 3GS for less than a new 16 GB model. If the discount were only $50, I would have bought new.

#1109 squishface

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:51 PM

some good finds there, see what all is out there.
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#1110 hotwls13

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:53 PM

so do you guys think the Square-Trade 2yr warranty on a 3gs is better than the BestBuy Black Tie offer?? BB is $170 for 2 years, Square Trade is $120 for 2yrs with a $50 deductible for accidental damage.