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Don’t play ‘Virtual Pet Tamagotchi Raptor’

There’s this game I found, while looking in the iTunes App Store for a Tamagotchi app. Well, more like testing a little script I was making. Anyway, it was the first free one so I checked it out. I had choices of either a raptor or unicorn, and though the raptor was pink, it was more manly. So that’s the one I downloaded.

I didn’t think much of the fact that the game came up during a Tamagotchi search. I just thought, oh joy I get to relive a time in my life when I played a Chinese knockoff of a Japanese toy, and was already too old for either.

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How to cheat in Draw Something

Here’s the hot new game that’s teaming up the mobile application world. It’s called Draw Something, and it’s made by none other than OMGPOP. It’s probably their most successful venture to date, as I generally don’t catch things unless they’re really popular. (Something about me and pop culture that just don’t seem to mesh well.)

Draw Something is available for both Android and iOS devices (Galaxy, iPhone, Evo, iPad), and is essentially Win, Lose, or Draw on your mobile device. You choose a word from a set of three, and create a drawing on a blank white canvas that the other player has to guess. Each word has a corresponding difficulty and reward, and if the other player guesses the word, you both get the reward. Essentially, the two of you are teammates, trying to get the best score, and play for the most number of rounds.

You can spend the coins that you earn on power-ups such as the BOMB, which will either give you new words when you’re drawing  (if you can’t figure out how to draw needle, banana, or Rihanna) or blast away incorrect letters when you’re guessing.

Anyway, the game is out, and guess what. YOU CAN CHEAT IN IT! I don’t mean getting the word javelin and then writing it directly on the screen. That’s called laziness. And yes, I do it all the time. I mean, these cheats are bugs you can exploit for your own personal gain. I don’t know if these cheats work on Android phones, but I know they work on iPhones. And why am I telling you? Because OMGPOP should really look into plugging these holes, especially since they can cost them precious revenue.

* These cheats work as of version 1.2.8 on iOS. And take care not to break your phones, as this post comes with no express or implied warranty.  Continue reading “How to cheat in Draw Something” »

That Rhotic R and that Farmville Game Maker

rho·tic / rṓtik / adj. Pronouncing the letter “r” when it occurs after a vowel or at the end of a syllable.

Here’s something we Americans like to make jokes about. You know, the English have a language named after them, but give them the word “father” and 9 times out of 10 they mis-pronounce it. Well, the reason I am writing about this is because GRRRR I am angry at Hanging with Friends!!!


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