Please see the just-added “UPDATE (08/22 19:52 CET)” section (at the bottom; use Ctrl-F to quickly find it if you want) in my iPhone/iPod Touch Multiplayer Gaming Bible at http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/iphoneipod-touch-multiplayer-gaming-bible .
Also note that, lately, I’ve added several other updates to the same roundup before this one.
First of all, if you have an iPhone 3G, you don’t need to read further – games are just too slow. The situation is somewhat better on the second-generation iPod Touch because of the faster CPU.
Multiplayer games (see my all-in-one roundup & bible
A brand new Scorched earth / Worms clone, KIL.A.TON, has just been released. It has lounge-based multiplayer (albeit, at the time of writing, it’s still empty, which may change in the future). A decent alternative to, for example, Star Hogs by IUGO and Iron Sight by Polarbit; particularly if you take into account that, in KIL.A.TON, you can have up to six players (while in Star Hogs “only” up to four, and, in Iron Sight, only two) . See THIS
for more info.
First (major) update to my roundup of multiplayer games posted.
In it, I add some 5 games and elaborate on the different networking models used
by these titles.
UPDATE (11/22/2009): the article below has officially been
deprecated. Please read http://www.iphonelife.com/node/1370/
I’ve just posted an update for my generic iPhone 3G vs. 3G S article
. You may want to read it if you need info on how non-native videos can be played back. I review and compare all the three Cydia-based (jailbreaking necessary!) solutions for this: yxFlash, mPlayer and VLC. As you’ll see, you’ll want to go for the former two and, at least for video playback, completely forget VLC.
In today’s updates of the Web browser roundup
and the 3G S tidbit article
, I’ve elaborated on the following:
- Getting and using a brand new download manager for Safari. It’s not quite the level and quality of iCab Mobile 1.6, but still usable.
- Whether the rumored heat buildup issue really makes the iPhone 3G S useless on hot summer days.
Finally, I’ve also elaborated on some additional experience with games like UniWar and NFS: Unlimited on the 3G S.
In the following review, I elaborate on some subjects not available in other reviews (e.g., that of Engadget, Gizmodo) etc. I also provide some updates to my previous, iPhone 3G-specific battery consumption benchmarks and stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)-specific bug reports.
As you’ll see, there are a lot of other goodies the new model offers, not just the ones listed in the reviews published so far. And, unfortunately, there’s also a (deliberate?) downgrade: the quality of the screen.