Can you cast your mind back allllll the way to Valentine’s Day? Yep, think roses, chocolate, wine, and aromatherapy oils: everything you should have bought your spouse, but forgot to.
On a less painful note, Capcom decided to go Richard Curtis lovey-dovey on us over St Valentine’s weekend, knocking pounds and pennies off its well-received beat-‘em-up Street Fighter IV.
Brilliantly for fans of fisticuffs and flailing legs, the Japanese studio has repeated the trick this morning, reducing its retro brawler Street Fighter II Collection to a seriously tempting 69p and watching UK punters download it in the trillions as a consequence.
We have our beloved American cousins to thanks for Capcom’s act of generosity, readers, since it’s the availability of the iPhone 4S on the Sprint network from October 14th that sparked this largesse.
Have a nice day…and that.
And from one epic skirmish between Ryu and Guile to a slightly more prosaic App Store encounter, we present to you Instant Messaging Wars II - The Sequel.
Having kinda written off WhatsApp Messenger a mere seven days ago in this very forum, we must eat our words spectacularly. (Premature ejaculation is nothing to be proud of, we concede.)
The maker of the cross-platform WhatsApp Messenger IM client has shrugged off the threat from Apple’s proprietary iMessage service, upgraded its software to paid-for apps status, and rocketed into the #2 slot on this week’s chart.
There’s clearly life in the old instant messaging dog yet. Feel free to pore over Qi’s Top 5 rundown of instant messenger clients while you’re here, by the way. We won’t bite.
Can Fruit Ninja and its quasi doppelgänger Puss in Boots tag up to obliterate their App Store foes, or will another Aussie studio Halfbrick grab a podium finish next Friday with its recently pimped out Real Racing 2?
Tune in to the same place around the same time to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (21 October 2011) is looking as follows: