In its first four days of availability, Epic Games’ new title Infinity Blade grossed over $1.6 million according to a report. The highly anticipated game launched on December 9th and based on data from Apple’s Game Center, there were over 271,000 different users who played the game as of Sunday evening. Infinity Blade costs $5.99 on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which means the title grossed well over $1.6 million in less than four days. Infinity Blade is the first Unreal Engine 3-based iOS game and, along with titles like Rage HD, it is helping to usher in a new generation of iOS games. Hit the break for the Infinity Blade trailer. More →
A new study out of Stanford University shows that our touchscreen cellphones are some of the dirtiest, filthiest, bacteria-harboring vessels out there. How dirty? The study found that an average cell phone has 18x more bacteria than a toilet handle in a men’s public-restroom. In addition to having more bacteria, the fact that we use our fingers to interact with the device is also quite a problem. The Stanford study found that once the germs are on the devices, 30% of the germs will make their way on to your hands, and from there… well, you know, you rub your eyes, mouth, etc. And some of you wonder why you always catch me with a Purell bottle.
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