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Old 09-24-2010, 01:11 PM   #1
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The first paid game - Scrabble!

It looks pretty good!

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #2
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Bah. Still can't get any of the games for a UK Kindle
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:27 PM   #3
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3G multiplayer would make this a killer app and move a whole lot of (or rather, a whole lot more) Kindle 3Gs.

Although I suppose it could actually get expensive for them if grandmas were buying Kindles as dedicated Scrabble devices and never buying any books.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #4
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I have owned several Scrabble branded handheld games in the past. I have found that the three difficultly levels usually ended up being:

Easy - 1st grader or person with a traumatic brain injury could beat it
Normal - A bit harder but still waaay to easy
Hard - Super Genius level that 7 leter outs 50% of the time

This has happened to me on several Scrabble versions on different handheld devices. Can someone comment on this?

It would be great if there were 5 levels of difficulty. Or random online pairing/ranking. I'd buy this in a second if I could get some assurance that the difficultly levels were well balanced. The previous versions I owned were either (a) I mop the floor on normal or (b) the computer drops a 6 or 7 letter word nearly every play making it next to impossible to beat and not very fun to try.

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:41 PM   #5
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3G multiplayer would make this a killer app and move a whole lot of (or rather, a whole lot more) Kindle 3Gs.

Although I suppose it could actually get expensive for them if grandmas were buying Kindles as dedicated Scrabble devices and never buying any books.
I don't think Amazon actually lose any money when making a Kindle unlike the way various console makers do when they initially release a new device.

Amazon have rules about pricing of apps and how much they'll transfer per user per month. If the multiplayer mode transferred a lot then they'd push it over into a monthly subscription plan.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:49 PM   #6
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If someone could comment on the control scheme that would be great too. Do you need to move the cursor to your tray each time to select a letter or can you just type the letters into play (and the letters would be removed from your tray as you do so)?
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:12 PM   #7
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Looks good - hope it gets released in the UK and other countries soon
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:17 PM   #8
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Awesome. Hopefully this will be the first of many apps. maybe we will see some productivity apps too?
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #9
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If someone could comment on the control scheme that would be great too. Do you need to move the cursor to your tray each time to select a letter or can you just type the letters into play (and the letters would be removed from your tray as you do so)?
Just picked it up. I've never played scrabble, but it seems really easy to pick up.

You move the cursor around to where you want your word to start and type the letters. The d-pad controls the direction of the word.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:04 PM   #10
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needs a non-geoblocked version of it!
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:19 AM   #11
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Great, another application I can't download because I don't in the US. If international buyers pay the same for the Kindle, why aren't we allowed access to the same applications?
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:15 PM   #12
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No doubt it's a licensing issue for the different territories.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:17 PM   #13
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I'm disappointed that the first 3 apps released are all games. I don't want to play games on my Kindle.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #14
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I'm disappointed that the first 3 apps released are all games. I don't want to play games on my Kindle.
Here here!

Its a book reader, Amazon. Quit trying to be all things to all people.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:21 PM   #15
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I don't see what the objection is. Simple puzzle type games like Scrabble (especially since it is a word-based game) seem to fit the Kindle well. We're not talking World of Warcraft here.

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