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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Zenonia: RPG game for iPhone and Android

Craving a final fantasy-like game on your iPhone but don't want to install an emulator? Try Zenonia. Zenonia is a classic RPG game on the iPhone. It has anime, you buy weapons, potions, magic, the only difference is that it's not a turn-based fight, you actually have to tap continuously on your screen to fight monsters. It's tiresome but fun.

The story line is intriguing enough, a Holy Knight takes finds a mysterious baby, raises it and then the knight mysteriously dies. The boy then goes on an adventure to find out who killed his father.

Zenonia has the all the elements of a good RPG game. The only problem is that if you're an avid gamer, you'll have to get used to the touchscreen controls. The touchscreen controls are also very minimal. The transparent directional buttons on the right, and the action button on the left. In the middle, you can touch the icons to activate your magic. The magic icons are small and its difficult in the middle of the fight when you have to activate a specific magic and you end up activating the other icon. Frustrating.

But all in all, Zenonia is a fun game. It's available for download for your iPhone or Android mobile phone.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Iron Man 2 Gadgets

So, I've seen the movie, lots of gadgets, explosions, in short, it was awesome. I haven't seen much product placements, at least in terms of gadgets. If you have any high res screenshots that you want me to identify, I'll try my best to identify it. Anyways, here are some of the gadgets I've seen in Iron Man 2.

Penny Pott's mobile phones

It's easy to identify mobile phones in movies, just look for who's sponsoring the film. In this case, it's LG. So, Penny Pott's mobile phone is sort of a flip landscape phone while the front looks like a regular mobile phone. I wasn't able to get a closer look but it could be any of the LG EnV mobile phones shown below.

LG EnV Touch

LG enV3

Tony Stark's phone/PDA

When Tony was trying to figure out a new element while watching his father's videos, he was busy reading a book and tapping away on his PDA or nowadays, it might be a smartphone. Now this is a bit tricky. I don't know any LG phones with a flip cover. Touchscreens with flip covers are Motorola's specialty but I don't think the latter is a sponsor on the Iron Man 2 movie. Anyways, here's the closest phones I could find that match Tony Stark's phone in Iron Man 2.

Motorola Krave ZN4

HP Jornada 928

Microsoft Surface

When Scarlett Johanssen was first seen in the movie, Tony Starks was boxing and he decided to do a research on Scarlett on a table that's also a computer. Now while this seems futuristic, Microsoft Surface has already been around and almost does the same thing.

Tony Stark's cars

Now this is easy. Tony Stark's car are easy to spot because Audi has already released a press release announcing what models were featured in the movie.

Audi R8 Spyder

Audi A8 Sedan