Monday, December 5, 2011

Facebook faces Privacy Issues

Facebook’s growth as an internet social networking has met criticism on many issues including online privacy. There have been several issues with censorship, both on and off the site.

Mark Zukerberg admitted himself that on privacy issues his social networking website had made “bunch of mistakes”. Facebook has overcome it’s misstep in the past to emerge as a world largest social networking site and one of the internet’s most influential companies.

Facebook had faced charges like it had shared users’ personal information with the third party without their consent.

Facebook believes that it happened for small limited instance.

Mr. Mark has written in his post that Facebook had already addressed Federal trade commission’s (FTC) concerns when the agreement was announced by FTC.

FTC has recommended improvements to review and formalize the privacy issue. The co owner of Facebook said that the website will establish biannual independent audit to ensure their commitments they have made.

The company had created two new corporate privacy officers to over look Facebook products and privacy policy and company has added new privacy features as well.

Facebook will have to face the fine of US$ 1600 per day in case of any violation as mentioned by the FTC chairman.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Top 5 MMORPGs for iOS

First off let me tell you how excited i am that my wonderful girlfriend got me a iPhone 4s for christmas early! Since i got this bitchn new phone i decided i wanted to play some mmorpgs, and after looking heres a great list i found:

1. Pocket Legends (3d MMO)
Price: Free with in-app purchases to unlock areas and items
Developer: Spacetime Studios, LLC
As you start the game you will be asked to choose one of three classes. Each class has its own advantages and disadvantages. The game itself consists of venturing through many dungeons and other areas in the process of completing hundreds of quests. In addition to completing quests, you can compete in player vs. player tournaments. The virtual world is composed of many towns, and within each town is a portal. These portals lead you to the dungeons and forests where most of the gameplay occurs. Overall, the map is fairly large. Each player can advance at certain skills and friend one another. Another feature that makes this MMORPG different from others is the incorporation of playing in groups, or “parties”. In fact, it is almost impossible to complete levels and quests without playing in groups! All in all, Pocket Legends is an impressive MMORPG for all iOS devices that has highly respectable graphics, MANY hours of gameplay, and many original features.
2.Yslandia MMORPG
Price: Free
Developer: Bulkypix
First off, I think it worth mentioning that this game used to be $4.99, I believe that that says a lot about the quality of this game and the effort that went into it. Also, you Game Center users will be glad to hear that Yslandia supports… uh… Game Center. In addition, the game:
  • incorporates an overwhelming amount of quests
  • is 2d
  • allows for the creation of more than one character
  • has multiple player classes
  • supports guilds (clans)
  • has a fairly developed skill level system
The only negative qualities of Yslandia that I have noticed are come of the graphics, a sometime slow gameplay, and the incredibly small amount of online players at any given time.
Overall, it’s a pretty cool game and, since it’s free, what have you got to lose from trying it?
3.  Order & Chaos Online
Price: $6.99 + monthly subscription of $.99 for a month, $1.99 for three months, or $2.99 for six months
Developer: Gameloft
Order & Chaos Online is basically a fairly well made World of Warcraft clone. It has great controls, beautiful 3D graphics, and enough hardcore gameplay to keep you occupied for many, MANY hours. That’s all there really is to say.
4. The World of Magic
Price: Freemium (pay to unlock areas and items)
Developer: Com2uS Inc.
Like Yslandia, The World of Magic has impressive 2D graphics. When you start playing, you are given the option of three classes: archer, warrior, and mage. Each of these classes sports an large skill level system, and unique abilities. Gameplay largely involves PVP fights, exploring a massive world, and wandering through endless dungeons while fighting monsters. Other fun features include guilds and parties.
5. Anrufen Online
Price: Free with in-app purchases to unlock areas
Similar to Order & Chaos Online, Anrufen isn’t for casual players. It requires dedication to get anywhere. As for graphics, all objects are presented as 2D sprites and most textures are high quality. You play the game from an isometric point of view. When you begin playing, you can become a wizard or a warrior. Gameplay consists of fighting many monsters alongside other players, or going all-out PVP.

Some other games that didn’t quite make it on the list:
  • GraalOnline Classic
  • Outer Empires
  • SevenSwords (This one is pretty darn good!)