Around the start of the new year, a game called “Flappy Bird” became very popular to iOS and Android users. People loved it so much that they played it more and more, until it became a problem. Nguyen Ha Dong, despite making around $50,000 a day from the app, took down the app from all stores to keep from “ruining people’s lives”.
In other news, an almost exact replica of Flappy Bird called City Bird has become #2 in the iOS App Store.
My dad and I recorded a new podcast, where we talk about the upcoming game, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. I talk about ancestors that will be featured in the game, the ancestors that won’t be featured in the game, the story, some Sly Cooper history, the characters and MORE. I also talk briefly about a beat making app called Figure, which I used to create the new intro jingle for my podcast.
Today I’ve published my first videocast to the iTunes store. I won’t usually create videocasts, but I had many subjects to talk about, so I decided to record one today. Sorry about the noise in the background. I recorded in my dad’s office and the air conditioner was really loud.
I discussed five topics in this episode:
Sly Cooper’s Tenth Anniversary
Sly Cooper Thieves In Time Update
Ham On The Run App
The Archie Mega Man Comic
Recent Updates To My Blog
By the way, I noticed that the video player plugin I am using doesn’t work in Chrome. It works in Firefox though.
Also, I would like to say “Happy Birthday” to Sly Cooper. This isn’t just any old birthday though. It’s his tenth! Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. Here is a picture I made, which is also included in the videocast.
We recorded another podcast! This one is about LittleBigPlanet, which is tied with Sly Cooper for my favorite video game series. I just wanted to say that LittleBigPlanet is so cool and Media Molecule (The game creator) is a company full of geniuses! I can’t wait to play the upcoming LBP games. Here is the trailer for the LittleBigPlanet Karting game. Listen to the podcast to find out more about them. You can download it here or subscribe through iTunes.