Do NOT Download Plants vs. Zombies 2 Update

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Warning: do not download the new Plants vs. Zombies 2 update “Frostbite Caves” if you enjoy listening to music while you play the game.  You will no longer be able to.  In fact, the new update not only blocks iTunes tracks from playing in the background but also podcasts, Spotify and any news or YouTube apps as well.

This may not sound like a big deal at first until you realize what this means.  People who take public transportation to work will no longer be able to listen to an audio book while squashing zombies, folks who listen to to Sirius radio for music or classic tapes of Howard Stern trading barbs with Eric the Actor will look for other games to play instead, some people even use baby monitor apps while playing games or browsing their iPhone- the new update will block this as well.

On a device for making phone calls and listening to music where “gaming on the go” has become massively successful, this is a senseless misstep.  Hopefully it was a glitch or an error but it seems pretty intentional especially since the app also blocks the iOS’s nifty quick menu’s ability to play background audio.  It doesn’t help that  reading the details of the new update before downloading it will not warn anyone of this either.  They make absolutely no mention of it.

Are other devices enjoying this experience-ruining addition or is it exclusively iOS?

Hopefully it is fixed soon, I really enjoy playing this game while listening to podcasts every morning before work.  Until then, I’ll be switching over to any of the other 50,000+ games that don’t suffer from this massive flaw.

 

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Exclusive Limited Edition of Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D Revealed For U.S. Release

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UPDATE: United States is getting Limited Edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D!!

Through an official statement by Nintendo of America, we have learned that the US will be getting an exclusive version of the game.  For $49.99, the N64 remake also comes with a figurine of Majora’s Mask antagonist Skull Kid.

Here’s an image of the US exclusive Limited Edition of Majora’s Mask, which differs from the European version, as well as the official statement from Nintendo:

Fans of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Maskknow the significance of the Skull Kid character. He is the face of the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems and, just like the game itself, can be described as mysterious and foreboding.

Now fans can own a beautiful collectible Skull Kid figurine to accompany them on their adventures by purchasing the limited-edition The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D bundle at select retailers at a suggested retail price of $49.99. The bundle launches on the same day as the game and includes both The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D game and the detailed Skull Kid figurine. The launch date will be announced at a future time.

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Pre-order Majora’s Mask or check out Amazon deals on other Zelda titles