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XO Play announce adventure game for iPod

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Saturday, February 21, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

XO Play today launched their first long awaited game for the iPod. ‘The Rise Of The Lost’ is an adventure story game. It puts you in the role of Sir Jacob Zaviour. Your mission is to travel through lands and fight the evil Wizard Sazque. As you read through the adventure you will be asked to choose your destiny by selecting from a number of options found at the bottom of the page. Similar to the ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ series. The game costs $29.99 is played via the notes section of your iPod.

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21

better yet—they could charge for an SDK that would incourage people with actual potential to fork over the $50 or whatever.  then we could see some really good games.

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on February 21, 2004 at 4:41 PM (PDT)

22

Thay make something..its called a Gameboy. I don’t want my gameboy playing music and I dont need games for my ipod.

And $30? If you are dumb enough to pay $30 for this crud I have a nice,new 4G black 60GB ipod with color screen I’ll sell you for $250.

Posted by knotme on February 21, 2004 at 6:30 PM (PDT)

23

Yay! $30 dollars to read some text on my iPod.

Wait a second, that would be around $60 by the time it gets over here, double yay!

Posted by Adam on February 21, 2004 at 8:19 PM (PDT)

24

hmm.. why don’t i just go to my basement and grab an old copy of one of my Choose Your Own Adventure books instead…

Posted by eric on February 21, 2004 at 9:01 PM (PDT)

25

30 freaking bucks?

Not much to say except these guys are idiots if they think they’re getting a penny out of anyone with a brain.

Posted by stark23x on February 21, 2004 at 9:17 PM (PDT)

26

No. Some iPod owners are going to say “WOW! A new game for the iPod” while the developers are thinking “this dumb rich kid will probably think it’s like the other games and fork out $29 for it”.

There’s a sucker born every minute; if enough of these suckers buy this game (not knowing it’s some lame text game), then they could make a lot of money.

Posted by narco in Burbank on February 21, 2004 at 10:23 PM (PDT)

27

one word for these guys who created this game….
LAME
...seriously…this game is the worst idea…well not really, its a good idea to get dumb rich people to waste money…but seriously, no one will pay 30$ to read, better yet, you PAY ME 30$ to play your lame game….you will probably get more people to play it like that…

Posted by Ninja Turtle on February 21, 2004 at 10:34 PM (PDT)

28

murph, it’s definitely no coincidence… Proof? Check out this page: http://www.xoplay.com/instructions.php

To play the game is exactly as how your program would require as well…

Posted by sganimefan on February 22, 2004 at 2:52 AM (PDT)

29

Well, at least they just dropped it down to $10 from $30, but it’s still about $9 too much.  This is retarded. 

I have a gameboy, palm OS smartphone, laptop and Xbox, all of which I use for gaming, and the Gameboy and Palmphone when I’m on the road.  Yeah, maybe I’d waste my Ipod battery on playing a game if it was free and I was bored, but not for that kind of money.

Posted by davsug on February 22, 2004 at 4:58 AM (PDT)

30

how about we all chip in, buy it, and then sell it for .50p? ($.50) and make a bomb!!

Posted by silver_haze20 on February 22, 2004 at 4:58 AM (PDT)

31

LOL I think the $30 is geared towards the people who are willing to pay 250 for the mini.. LOL…

Uhmm…

Anyhow I will stick to the brick game smile

Posted by bababooey on February 22, 2004 at 5:13 AM (PDT)

32

At least the (arguably over priced) iPod mini actually DOES something.

Posted by Caleb on February 22, 2004 at 6:23 AM (PDT)

33

they musta got hit in the head $30 for a tiny little text game,Bah!

Posted by Dakota on February 22, 2004 at 7:02 AM (PDT)

34

God what a retarded idea and corporation. I sent an email to them stsating how disgusting their idea was and that they copied our idea and than charged money for it. Tehy than respond and say Thank you we will get back to you as soon as possible. Absolute tools.

Posted by Doug Gilmour on February 22, 2004 at 7:07 AM (PDT)

35

please tell me this is an extremly early april fools day joke !

Posted by reid on February 22, 2004 at 7:17 AM (PDT)

36

text game…. haven’t seen one since my Commodore 64 days… 

$29.00 for a text game… Hell, I’ve never seen that…EVER…

I wouldn’t even look for it if was available on Kazaa…

Posted by Twisted Uterus on February 22, 2004 at 7:37 AM (PDT)

37

Ummm, I don’t know if you guys were just quoting mis0information, but the price for the game is $9.99, not $30.

Click the link, it shows it right there.

Now, not saying I support it, It’s still a POS, but I did think $30 was way way way out of league.

Posted by Adster on February 22, 2004 at 7:48 AM (PDT)

38

They changed the price today to 10$. It used to be 29.99$ yesterday. I suppose they releazed their retarded and greedy idea would never prosper…

Posted by Doug Gilmour on February 22, 2004 at 8:05 AM (PDT)

39

I was really into the fighting fantasy books in the early 80’s and I thought that this download seemed like a good idea…..how wrong i was

DONT BUY THIS GAME!!!!

The game is only 112 pages long and i finished it in about 4 minutes!!! $30 dollars for this was a complete rip off

Posted by Chris Prosser on February 22, 2004 at 9:28 AM (PDT)

40

website don’t work for me :( all I get is this : http://www.perfectnav.com/index.cfm?action=lookup&pc=pnkz&arg=DNS&Keywords=http://www.xoplay.com/&uid=B3710A98-0686-4291-85EA-4476D8C9296B&ErrCode=0X800C0008&version=1.5.0

Posted by max tipper on February 22, 2004 at 9:43 AM (PDT)

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