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The Portable Podcast, Episode 52

Posted by Carter Dotson on September 29th, 2010

I request that you get to the helicopter.

On This Episode:

  • Carter speaks with One Man Left's Adam Stewart and Alex Okafor about the upcoming Tilt to Live HD, and how they adapted the game from the iPhone to the iPad, including a reworking of the Gauntlet mode. Tangents are also gone off upon.
  • Carter speaks with Vijay Thakkar, Technical Director at Newtoy, talking about the challenges of working with server-based architecture with their games, and he sets the record straight about any alleged cheating anyone might have done in Words With Friends.

  • Who Are We:

  • Host: Carter Dotson
  • Guests: Alex Okafor and Adam Stewart, One Man Left
  • Guest: Vijay Thakkar, Newtoy
  • Music:

  • "Beatnes7 (Theme to The Portable Podcast)" by The Eternal - Download on iTunes here:

  • "Nanocarp" by The Eternal

  • How to Listen:

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    Spell Like a Pirate: Words With Pirates Swashbuckles Onto App Store

    Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on September 22nd, 2010
    iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

    September 19th was national Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Newtoy, the developers of Words With Friends, decided that the day shouldn't go unmarked. Hence the new arrival of Words With Pirates on the App Store. If you're a bit too skittish to actually talk like a pirate in honor of our proud national holiday, perhaps you should download the app instead and enjoy a bit of private pirate revelry.

    Words With Pirates is just like Words With Friends, but with some notable differences. First, you spell mainly with Y, A, R, G, H, and the brand-new ! character. In other words, you're just roaring "ARRRGH!" and various permutations over and over again. And the entire app is draped with a pirate theme—you challenge your friends to duels, not games, for example. It's a lot like using Facebook in Pirate English.

    The game is free—for now. Apparently it won't be sticking around for long, just long enough to briefly celebrate piracy and get Newtoy some publicity. Oh, well. If you want to show off your piratey dialogue skills, sail on over to the App Store and snag the free app. Happy belated Talk Like a Pirate Day!