Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Angry Birds Rio Launches with new Amazon AppStore!

Angry Birds Rio, a sorta sequel to the massively popular bird-flinging game, Angry Birds, is now available on Android, but you won't find it in the Android Market. You will, however, find the new addictive AB game through the just launched Amazon AppStore, which you can download the game free of change(with no ads to boot) for a limited time(today only), then it'll be $.99 thereafter.

You must have an account, and it also appears that you have to have a credit card on file to download the game(after you download/install the Amazon AppStore app). But hey, it's Angry Birds, and there are no catches that would keep me away from my Angry Birds addiction(lol).

Also, you must have the Amazon AppStore installed at all time in order to run Angry Birds Rio, but you can uninstall the other Amazon app, if you so desire.

Anyways...the game runs extremely well on my Droid X. It's fun. It's addicting(like all AB games are). And it's free. Three things that should get you to download the game.

So, what you waiting for? Go download Rio now!

(Also, this game rocks..but I highly doubt the movie will..just sayin')

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Xbox LIVE Labs Testing Program Initiated

Today marks the start of Xbox LIVE Labs, a testing program that helps improve the overall experience of Xbox LIVE, mainly network testing.

Xbox LIVE Labs is solely optional and voluntary, according to Major Nelson's blog post, and grants each person who participates three Xbox LIVE avatar clothing pieces, along with three Zero Point Achievements.

Not bad, but there are a few catches if you desire to take part. The catches are, you cannot play any games, watch any more, or pretty much do anything on your Xbox 360 while the testing is going on.

Also take note that while the program tests your Xbox 360 to Xbox LIVE, you will never be identified at all.

So it appears there's three test phases:

  1. Lab Technician (Time: Continuous 30 minutes
  2. Senior Research Analyst (Time: Cumulative 1 hour)
  3. Mad "360" Scientist (Time: Cumulative 6 hours)

That's about it. Three phases. That ain't so bad, right? There is one other thing though..while the testing is going on, your internet connection can slow down pretty badly and lots of data will be used.

Now go be a lab rat and support Xbox LIVE!