…if Microsoft opened a store to sell stuff for devices that run Microsoft operating systems, and then installed links to the store with OS updates? I mean, I can delete the App Store icon from my applications menu, but as of yesterday’s update, it’s in the damn system menu, too.
I was annoyed when Apple put the iDisk link in Finder by default, but at least you can remove that easily. And it’s kind of cute how excited Mac users are that there’s suddenly a glut of applications available to them, but (a) a link to the App Store is kind of like a shortcut—pardon me, an alias—to a browser that only opens one URL, and 2. putting that link in the system menu is vaguely embarrassing, like George W. Bush using a presidential debate to show off his knowledge of the Internets or something.
SUPER MONKEY BALL RETURNS TO THE APP STORE!
SEGA Announces the Sequel to an iPhone and iPod Touch Favourite
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (December 1, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd today announced that the Super Monkey Ball 2 App is now available on the App Store. Built from the ground up, this sequel for iPhone and iPod touch takes full advantage of the breakthrough technology in the devices, including the innovative Multi-Touch user interface and accelerometer, to offer fans an irresistible on-the-go gaming experience. The original, highly-addictive Super Monkey Ball set a benchmark with its unique control mechanism, exceptional graphics and phenomenal sales success.
“Super Monkey Ball was a huge success for us in the App Store,” said Mike Hayes, CEO of SEGA of America and SEGA of Europe. “When presented with the opportunity to do a second one, we knew we had to jump on it and strive to make it bigger and better than the first one. Addressing fan requests and making sure iPhone and iPod touch gamers had the ultimate Super Monkey Ball experience they were looking for was the driving force behind this latest iteration of the beloved franchise and we know we have delivered.”
Developed by Other Ocean, Super Monkey Ball 2 allows players to more easily pick-up-and-play stunning 3D stages in both single and multiplayer thanks to the refined control system. Playing as some of their favorite characters, including AIAI players can take advantage of the accelerometer to steer their monkey towards delicious bananas and a satisfying finish. Adding to the fun, the Super Monkey Ball 2 App also makes all 115 stages of the game available to be played in multiplayer mode using the local Wi-Fi with up to four players.
The Super Monkey Ball 2 App is now available for $9.99 (USD) from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.