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text game on iPod? lame.

Posted by Pat on March 3, 2004 at 1:49 PM (CST)


Not necessarily lame, if it’s done right.  Does anyone remember the Zork trilogy?  Great text-based game.  Either way, chaging what they’re trying to charge (the first one started off at something like $20, and this one is $15) is absurd.  These guys are pathetic.

Posted by davsug on March 3, 2004 at 1:56 PM (CST)


If anyone buys this… Send me it along at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted by Heko on March 3, 2004 at 1:56 PM (CST)


Zork!  You’re bringing me back, davsug! 

The thing is, Zork had a command line interpreter.  This game, I think, is more akin to a choose-your-own-adventure book. 

And Infocom games were all about the writing and the story.  The fact that we can’t have a sample of these iPod games is kind of ludicrous.

Posted by dfd on March 3, 2004 at 2:01 PM (CST)


Hey, i thought i’d post this here for the heck of it:


The “interactive fiction” archive.  Lots of Infocom-related stuff, z-interpreters for most major operating systems, and GAMES, all free.

None yet for iPod though.  XO Play wins!

Posted by dfd on March 3, 2004 at 2:05 PM (CST)


You guys are nuts. This is a great game, i’ve sold my xbox, ps2, and gamecube since this is the only game i need. hurrah!



Posted by Ken on March 3, 2004 at 3:01 PM (CST)


Wow, that’s a new low. I wouldn’t consider a “success” to be ripping people off. There are millions of iPod users, most are tired of the same four games so of course people are going to go nuts over these new “games”.

Easy money, I say. I just think it’s sad that their employees are pretending to be iPodlounge users and posting positive stuff about this stupid game.

Posted by narco in Burbank on March 3, 2004 at 3:49 PM (CST)


Again, sad to see these guys taking our idea, twisting it around and selling it. Anyone with half a brain can download my software, and make a game that is on par if not better than the one they are selling. Honestly, just download my software, and make games for yourselves. I have 4 games FREE on my site along with the software.

My site is: iStory.i87.org

Screw this XO play people, and lets make this a free thing. You think you can make better games than XO Play? Make Them with the iStory Creator and let people play it for free. DOWN with the greed.

Posted by XGamerX on March 3, 2004 at 4:23 PM (CST)


Sorry about the double post, but I am determined to spread the word about this. A lot of information can be foun here:


it outlines our plans, what the iStory Creator does, and alot of other important info on how to contribute and share free games with others.

Posted by XGamerX on March 3, 2004 at 4:27 PM (CST)


Bloody hell that would take ages. Cant be bothered. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. You can make an Xbox if you want to!

Posted by Big Bear on March 3, 2004 at 4:40 PM (CST)


hey did anyone know that ipods can also play music too!!!!!!!!  :)

Posted by who needs games! on March 3, 2004 at 8:26 PM (CST)


iPod? Playing Music? Unheard of!

Posted by XGamerX on March 3, 2004 at 8:28 PM (CST)


2 things.

Does anybody younger than 18 remember CYOA Books? I thought those rose and fell with MC Hammer.

And what’s all this talk about Apple getting off their a**? Try being in the forefront of innovation yourself. They don’t have anybody else to copy. For being simple-minded consumers, I’m hearing a lot of people complaining about features the iPod doesn’t have but look at all the features it does have. If you want a personal game player, get a cell phone. This is a music player and a darn good one at that. If it weren’t for the geniuses behind this operation, we wouldn’t have such a great device. So give them a break.

Posted by Wolf on March 3, 2004 at 8:28 PM (CST)


Hmmm… Kinda similar to the ‘‘Girlfriend Quest’’ available for free on the iStory games pages.

Posted by Fat_Mike on March 3, 2004 at 11:00 PM (CST)


Stop complaining about everything. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Girlfriend quest crap.

Posted by Big Bear on March 4, 2004 at 2:55 AM (CST)


Good point, Wolf.  Apple doesn’t need to get off their a**es to make better games for the iPod.  They made the best possible music player, period, and if people want more functionality, like games, they should make them themselves, just like XgamerX.  This is how it started with Palm Pilots.  A great product was developed, and the user community went off and created amazing software for it.  They just did it legitimately, not pulling the crap XO is pulling.

Posted by davsug on March 4, 2004 at 7:05 AM (CST)


buy a gameboy if you want games.
the ipod is an mp3 player

Posted by stasis424 on March 4, 2004 at 8:34 AM (CST)


One more thing to clear up…

The iPod is a **Digital Music Player**

MP3 is one of the lousiest compressions available. Being able to play every (worth using - who cares about WMA) music format is what makes the iPod stand a head above the other kids.

Posted by Wolf on March 4, 2004 at 9:10 AM (CST)


Sure all the positive comments are from the same IP address. But do we really know if XO is behind it? Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?  If it is them then I agree…it’s about as lame as it gets. If it’s not an employee…then an apology might be in order for all the flaming.

Posted by Just Curious on March 4, 2004 at 2:56 PM (CST)


Every format? It can’t play any loseless formats, such as fLAC or shn.

not trying to a hater just stating the facts man.

Posted by iMal on March 6, 2004 at 10:40 PM (CST)

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