Tetris DS – Screenshots Galore

I’ve been tracking the information about Tetris DS, the new re-imagining of Tetris for the Nintendo DS, for a while now. I’ve been looking forward to busting out a few lines against the world in the Wi-Fi mode, but was also interested in how the single player modes would work as well. The plethora of Tetris DS screenshots on the British Gaming Blog has answered many of these questions. Can’t wait till the end of March.

Studio Pixel’s New Game

Studio Pixel has been working on a new game to follow up the incredible Doukutsu Monogatari, also known as Cave Story.

I’ve waxed poetic on Cave Story before, but 4 Color Rebellion has a great collection of links on Pixel’s new game, which looks to be a top down scrolling shooter. Also linked there is a translation of Pixel’s workblog so you can keep up with his progress on the new game.

Measure Map *hearts* Google

Well it looks like just hours after I write about Measure Map they go and get themselves aquired by Google.

I think in the end this will be a good thing for Measure Map, and we’ll see what happens to the feature set as it grows and becomes a more fully featured program. Google seems to be pretty good at picking up properties that have good value if the havn’t already cooked them up in the Google Labs yet.

Measure Map – Blog Stats Done Right

Cinder Inc. has very little traffic, but I have always liked to keep on top of how many people came by, and how they got here. It’s always interesting to see what search terms brought people by, where they come from, which pages they saw and even the technology they used to visit. I used to use the kludgy stats system of my webhost, 1 and 1. It’s been a great webhosting service, but their stats system left something to be desired, was slow and never really gave me all the information I needed.

Enter Measure Map. It’s in a semi-closed beta right now, as they are still adding features, but you can sign up for an invitation and recieve it in due time. It took me a month or two before I recieved mine, but it was well worth the wait.

In short, Measure Map, sets up in minutes and lets you see your website statistics quickly and easily. It answered all of my needs in terms of how people got to Cinder Inc and what they saw when they got there. It’s fast, easily navigated (thank you!) and been a breeze to work with. I can’t wait to see what else they add.