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Ego

Nice little app that does exactly what it says on the proverbial box, it shows your webstats, be it from Google Analytics, Mint, FeedBurner, Squarespace, Tumblr, Twitter, Ember or Vimeo.
I’m not sure Ego is the most fitting name for the app though, ouch, I have a long way to go to get traffic back to what it once was. But it’s great eyecandy nonetheless, so if you like to track your online stats on your iPhone, this is the app to get.

Fist of the North Star: Heart of Madness – Kodomo Band

From the 1986 movie for Fist of the North Star, or Hokuto no ken. Still awesome 24 years later.

Lyrics:
Kanawanu yume wo Long Long Time
Hâto ni shimaikonde
Ima tabidatsu On My Way
Kagirinaki jiyû e

Mô nido to wa
Modore wa shinai
Kanashimi no deguchi ga
Mitsukaranakute mo

AH!AH!
Standin’ In The Heart of Darkness
AH!AH!
Give Me My Life
Give Me My Energy
AH!AH!
Ease My Pain Ease My Loneliness

Yasashii yume wa In Your Eyes
Hitomi tojireba
Wasure wa shinai In My Mind
Tatoe hikisakarete mo

Mô ichido kono te ni
Torimodosu made
Yasuragi no kotoba ni
Furikaerenai

AH!AH!
Standin’ In The Heart of Darkness
AH!AH!
Give Me My Life
Give Me My Energy
AH!AH!
Fightin’ In The Heart of Madness
AH!AH!
Ease My Pain Ease My Loneliness

New version by Kodomo band, with a nice video:

Transformers MMO coming

Sweet, I just stumbled across this, looks like there’s a Transformers based MMO coming.
Please please please make it G1! I wonder how this would be gameplay wise. Big battles of course, but the other mechanics, build your own bot from an array of parts?

UFO: Alien Invasion

If you remember the old X-com games, like the awesome UFO: Enemy Unknown, you might want to check out UFO: Alien Invasion, which is a free Open Source remake/sequel to those games. I still have to try it out myself but it looks promising.
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News

The original is available on Steam these days (as UFO defense, the American title), maybe I should take that for a spin as well for only 5 euros, I played the Amiga version a lot.

Friends for iPhone

If I had more friends I’d be jumping for this app, very nicely done. If this works as advertised it’s going to get the top spot in sold apps in a day and stay there for quite some time. Yay for integration apps.

Transformers G1: Awakening

This game is reviewed everywhere as an Advance Wars in Transformers setting. I wonder if any of those people ever actually played Advance Wars.
At first glance yes, it might have similar appearance, but the gameplay mechanics are different. It lacks depth of the aforementioned DS title, but makes up for that by throwing the first generation Transformers into the mix. The game follows the story of the cartoon somewhat, you start off with Bumblebee and more characters get introduced later on. You complete missions by fulfilling the objective, which usually means killing all the Decepticons, or the objective can be skipped entirely by just killing all the Decepticons anyway. Later on in the game you jump through the space gate and end back on Cybertron where the difficulty curve makes a steep incline and the game turns more into a puzzle challenge where you have to think and wonder how the heck you can achieve said objective. Like for example getting to your weapons while you’re fully unarmed and several Decepticons are blocking your way.
Oh, and did I mention this is a port of a generic 2008 cellphone game? Well it is, and it shows, although it is updated for the iPhone a bit interface wise.
So yay or nay? Well, at €0.79 it won’t exactly break the bank one way or the other. For strategy lovers it can be a quick fun blast, but not too recommended. For Transformers fans, especially the ones who think, like me, that the first generation was the best; it’s a blast. Come on, it even has Jetfire (Skyfire in the tv show) turning from bad to good. Get it. ;)

Play old Sierra adventures for free online

Play ye olde Sierra adventure game classics like King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest from the comforts of your web browser, hop on over to http://sarien.net.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.