As you know, running a site such as Armchair Arcade takes money, and, while we'd still do this even if the Website didn't generate a penny to help offset our hosting and bandwidth costs, it's nice when something we offer does work. This brings me to our affiliate program with PlayFirst, publishers of fine small form games for platforms like the PC, Macintosh and Web. That's been by far the biggest hit of our modest efforts and we just wanted to take a moment to thank all the AA'ers who took the time to click on the links, play some of the games offered and make purchases of their favorites. It's very much appreciated! For those who haven't checked it out yet, click on over to PlayFirst with the following links:
As an owner of a Nokia N-Gage QD, I'm well aware of the pulling of N-Gage software from retail shelves several months back. While plenty of software is still available via eBay and from Nokia directly, Nokia had the foresight to start a download service today for N-Gage users to have instant access to the system's large range of games. While it's easy to be critical of Nokia's design choices for the N-gage - particularly of the original model - it's very difficult to be critical of Nokia's non-stop support for the moribund platform, which debuted in 2003.
Here's the release: