I’ve been toying with EA Scrabble on Facebook for the past week or so as a beta tester and I must say, I’m underwhelmed. It is slow, clunky, overly stuffed with graphics, and in many ways reminiscent of a Flash landing page that just slows everything down. Mattel launched Scrabble for Facebook over 3 months ago, and obviously it wasn’t a priority for EA (who licensed the games digital rights in North America) to put up a practical solution that would appear to be not just taxing on any old computer, but most definitely on a mobile device.
That said, I haven’t had much opportunity to play against anyone *I know* so if you’re interested, hit me up on facebook and i’ll invite you into a game!
Until then, I maintain that the simple, straightforward and more Scrabble-like interface of Scrabulous is superior. And I’ll keep playing my current standby, the Boggle-like game Scramble.
I’ve been a NetFlix subscriber on and off since the service began… or at least soon after the demise of Kozmo.com. I’m probably on my sixth or seventh e-mail address (since I historically have closed every account within a year and then been tempted to open a new one based on some freebie offer for new accounts). But I just don’t watch many movies and if I am going to take the time to sit still and be entertained by anything other than a baseball game or a computer I’m most likely to go to the theater. Yes, even though I have viewing rights to my roommate’s killer diller digital projector.
I’ve had the same two movies for 3 and 4 months respectively and have yet to watch either of them despite taking them with me on vacations, excursions, and other potentially boring rendezvouses. I even downgraded to the $8.99/month plan but still can’t find the impetus to watch these films OR return them OR quit the membership. Perhaps it’s because of Netflix’s “watch now” on your computer capabilities — although I’ve been expecting they’d open it up for Mac OSX users (like myself) and as far as I can tell — they still haven’t, in spite of promises made months ago.
What percentage of your video viewing is Netflix / Blockbuster / TiVo / on demand / torrent / hulu / Joost nowadays?
I’ll continue to wait most likely — see — it just doesn’t offer that much more to convince me to go for a phone that needs to be hacked into and jailbroken just for effective applications — not to mention video. Check out the latest iPhone sales trends below via DocStoc (who will hopefully send me a copy of Sarah Lacy’s book just for giving props). Further below, a look at the difference in specs b/w the iPhone 3G, the iPhone, and the iPod Touch, also embedded via DocStoc.