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iPhone and iPod Touch Games on Sale


#61 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2008 - 05:54 PM

Whats iTouch?
I just recently got a iPod Touch (2nd Gen)..so..I should have the latest FW?

#62 manthing   etc, etc, etc, etc, CAGiversary!   18149 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:00 PM

I just recently got a iPod Touch (2nd Gen)..so..I should have the latest FW?



Yes boo...you already have it, and the latest FW too...

#63 lilboo   Not addicted to WoW CAGiversary!   18235 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:03 PM

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#64 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:32 PM

iTouch - for all of these you need the update 2.0 - that costs $10.
Is there a way to get around that (DL free) or you have to buy it though iTunes?


It's called an iPod touch. Not iTouch. Stop calling it that. (Sorry, pet peeve).

Just like most software, you could find a pirated copy online, but that's usually frowned upon here.

#65 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 September 2008 - 07:45 PM

Well, you could buy an iPod Touch 2G and get it for "free". ;^)

The 2.x software transforms your iPod Touch into an entirely new, and superior, if dangerously addictive, thing. It's so ridiculously worth the asking price it's not even funny. There are lots of good free games and apps too, so think of that $10 as paying for 100's of applications at once, some of which are actually good. :)

By the way... the current firmware doesn't handle having more than 144 applications well. Yes, I'm addicted, and I'll be anxious for them to break that limit (9 screens of 16 apps each - the 10th screen is invisible, presumably not intentionally....)

#66 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

From touch arcade:

One of the early App Store favorites Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D has been discounted from its original price of $9.99 down to $5.99.

The price drop for the Kart racer comes after its main rival, Cro-Mag Rally has made its way to the number one position in the App Store (paid apps) after dropping its price to $1.99. Though we preferred Nitro Kart in our head-to-head comparision, both were solid titles.

As a Kart-racer, Nitro Kart dispenses with any sort of realism and focuses on fun. A game play video is provided in our head-to-head comparison review. Nitro Kart features:
# 12 different racetracks
# 6 different vehicles
# 8 different weapons
# Play modes: Quick Race, Cup, Story, Time Trial

#67 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2008 - 04:03 PM

How long until they drop it to $1.99? It seems inevitable. I'll buy it when it reaches that price.

#68 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:06 PM

Smaller developers (like Pangea) can change price on a whim; large publishers (like Vivendi) are less likely to do anything drastic.

Most of the games deals you've enjoyed over the past years are because of the inefficiency in the distribution chain. Online distribution changes the game completely.

Unlike, say, Best Buy, Apple isn't going to discount a $10 game to $5 because they need to make shelf room for an upcoming release.

Hmm... now what do I do with this first gen ipod touch? it's practically new, still has the protective sticker, with firmware 2.0... these things get outdated so quickly.

Edited by eldad9, 25 September 2008 - 10:55 PM.


#69 APreciousDragon   The cake is a lie! CAGiversary!   781 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 07:27 PM

So, I really like the way this thread is panning out, but is there a way to keep it updated? :bouncy: Like a thread for IPhone games? (unless I missed one that already exists!!). I am always trying to figure out what's on sale/what's good/what's not etc. So I think if a new thread (or even this one) kept it updated on the front with the latest IPhone game deals/sales/price reductions, that would be AWESOME!! :D

#70 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:17 PM

Hmm... now what do I do with this first gen ipod touch? it's practically new, still has the protective sticker, with firmware 2.0... these things get outdated so quickly.


Why are you running 2.0? 2.1 is a free upgrade from 2.0. Hell, 2.0 should never even have been released. It's a disaster. 2.1 is solid.

#71 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18055 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:42 PM

I bought Line Rider the other day for $2.99. It's certainly entertaining enough to justify the $3 price tag. You can easily download other users tracks.

#72 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   21876 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:35 PM

"For a limited time" all Bootant.com games are on sale for 99 cents:

BeeCells
BiiBall 3D (also a free lite version available)
BlocksClassic (also a free lite version available)
BlocksTouch 3D
ColorRise 3D
CubeRise 3D

I don't actually know what the original prices were. The only ones I've tried, and only in Lite form, are BiiBall 3D which I haven't tried enough to comment on, and Blocks Classic. The latter seems OK, but nothing great.

#73 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:41 PM

Why are you running 2.0? 2.1 is a free upgrade from 2.0. Hell, 2.0 should never even have been released. It's a disaster. 2.1 is solid.


Well, since you asked...

My own iPod touch is running 2.1. However, I've got another one here - 8GB, ordered refurb from apple, boxed, new headphones - it was supposed to be a birthday present (it still has the thing on the screen you're supposed to peel off the first time you use it; I connected it to a computer just a couple of times, to update the firmware to 2.0 (the newest at the time, so the recipient wouldn't have to pay $10) and to charge it.

Circumstances changed; now I need to find somebody to take it off my hands. I just never bothered to upgrade it again, since I'm not using it myself.

To make things worse, new models have been introduced since then; that means instead of making it very easy to get rid of, it's now a pain.

...

Getting back on track, it seems the iPhone is going to get a new combat flight sim ( http://polarbit.com/asqinfo.html ) and a new boat racer ( http://polarbit.com/wbinfo.html ) some time this year.

#74 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30360 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

Blocksclassic is ok.
I've just been playing the lite version, don't know what more the full version adds, seems pretty whole to me.
I bought Superball 2 though, has a two player mode, and better graphics.

#75 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:52 PM

One of the top 10 paid apps is now a solitaire game that is discounted to $1 for multiple (they say 30, it's probably more like 20 different ones) variants.

#76 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 September 2008 - 10:14 PM

Jewel Quest on sale for $2.

http://phobos.apple....=288934466&mt=8

Edited by eldad9, 26 September 2008 - 11:55 PM.


#77 SirConnery  

Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:21 AM

The 2.0 software upgrade is free if you are an iPhone user.

#78 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:31 AM

I hope these haven't been posted before:

Poptiq is free until Oct 8th.

Earthscape is free for a limited time.

iCube, a virtual Rubik's cube, normally $3, is free for a limited time.

Sorry, our games aren't available on the iPhone... yet - but you can still play most of them on the web.

#79 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

Sketches is $2 (instead of $6) until Oct 4th.

#80 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:36 PM

Chopper is $2 instead of $5 for a limited time.

Billy Frontier is only $1 (what was it before?) for a limited time.

#81 decon   CAGiversary! Excellent! CAGiversary!   842 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:13 PM

Chopper is $2 instead of $5 for a limited time.

Billy Frontier is only $1 (what was it before?) for a limited time.


Billy Frontier was $3.99 and higher before last week's drop.

Edited by decon, 30 September 2008 - 01:39 AM.


#82 ianoid   5me77i.us! CAGiversary!   421 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:57 AM

I would love to see a regularly updated thread that just kept the itunes apps sales on top. And what about posting the temporarily free apps? I'd probably bookmark such a post. Cheapy is there an affiliate fee you earn for these links? Would be neat if so.

#83 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30360 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:42 PM

Stone of Destiny is down to .99 cents today for today ONLY.

It's normally 9.99 and is a Myst-style adventure game. Or at least looks like it.
Reviews seem good.

#84 cbotwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:46 PM

Stone of Destiny is down to .99 cents today for today ONLY.

It's normally 9.99 and is a Myst-style adventure game. Or at least looks like it.
Reviews seem good.


Thanks for that!
Saw it full price last night, but wouldn't have thought to look for a sale again today.

#85 sail0rm00n   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   48 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:20 PM

This is a little off topic:
There used to be a link on the iTunes home page that would allow you to see all iPhone apps. It seems like they got rid of that link and I've been clicking around for about an hour trying to figure it out again. What's the easiest way to view all apps for the iPhone?

#86 cbotwell   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   100 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:28 PM

This is a little off topic:
There used to be a link on the iTunes home page that would allow you to see all iPhone apps. It seems like they got rid of that link and I've been clicking around for about an hour trying to figure it out again. What's the easiest way to view all apps for the iPhone?


http://www.tuaw.com/...free-apps-link/

#87 dallow   By Kaz! CAGiversary!   30360 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:32 PM

Yeah, they also removed the 'recently added' link.

And my feeds don't work anymore, used to show me the recently added, and recently updated.

#88 SirConnery  

Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:40 PM

Stone of Destiny is very fun, but a little easy. It's one of those hidden object finding games along with some puzzles similar to Myst. You can zoom in so that having a smaller screen like the touch isn't a problem.

#89 SirConnery  

Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:46 PM

Cheapy, or anyone, if I edit the original post with price updates, does it automatically reflect the front page? I ask because I can update this topic's 1st post with pricing deals but I want to make sure Cheapy still has control over the front page post from here, or can still decide what is/isn't shown.

#90 sail0rm00n   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   48 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:25 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/...free-apps-link/


Thanks for that!