Checkpoint: Cheat Codes Edition

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Before last night, I couldn’t recall the last time I inputted a cheat code in a game. I couldn’t even recall the last time visited GameFAQ’s cheats section and saw actual cheats and not Trophy or Achievements info.

Cheats are still included in games, but they’re simply switches in a menu these days. It seems like the whole notion of streamlining even crept its way into cheats.

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iPhone OS 4.0 Seems Very Promising

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apple-logo.pngToday is iPhone OS 4.0 conference day. Engadget was there to transcribe the info, but if you’re lazy or would like a bulletpoint version the new info, here it is.

  • Over 100 new user features including Bluetooth keyboards, Home screen wallpaper, spell checker, wake on wireless and more
  • 7 tentpole features unveiled
    • Multitasking – Sever services including  background audio, background location, VOIP, Local notifications, Push notifications, Task completion, fast app switching
    • Folders – Now can organize apps with folders and place them on the dock etc.
    • Unified inbox – All your e-mail accounts in one inbox, can organize by thread, fast inbox switching, open attachments with apps
    • iBooks – eBook reader, book store, sync page and book marks across platforms
    • Enterprise – Better data protection, mobile device management, SSL VPN support, Exchange Server 2010 support, wireless app distribution
    • Game Center – “Xbox Live!” for iPhone OS 4.0 including leaderboards, friend invites, matchmaking & achievements
    • iAd – New in-app mobile advertising platform which includes more interactive ads which developers can buy “ad space”,
  • Release windows:
    • Coming Summer for iPhone & iPod Touch
    • Coming  Fall for iPad
  • Certain iPhone OS 4.0 features (ie: multitasking) will only work with iPhone 3GS & 3rd generation iPod Touch devices. (Poor iPhone 3G owners)

Pretty darn exciting features coming for iPhone OS. I wonder if the iPad will get exclusive features or not. It may actually convince me to let go of my complaints and get one .

Checkpoint: Achievements & Trophies Edition

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I currently have 10, 080 Achievement points on Xbox Live! and I’m level 11 on the PlayStation Network.

Achievements and Trophies have become a requirement now and whether you like it or not, it’s propagating. Even games on platforms without global achievement systems have achievements of some kind.

Lately, I’ve been on a Trophy/Achievement hunt of sorts. I’ve revisited many of my favorite games of the past to unlock additional Trophies/Achievements in an attempt to thoroughly complete them. During this hunt, I’ve come to a number of realizations and thought I’d share them.

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