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Friday, September 17, 2010

Retina display update is out!

The update should be available for download in the coming hours!
US iTunes is already showing the new icon:


The icon features Kimmo's favourite character "Easter Bunny", everyone else at the office would rather jump off the window (1st floor) than play as that character ;)

The update adds support for retina display (iPhone 4 only) and faster frame rate on iPhone 3Gs, iPod touch 3rd gen and iPhone 4.

UPDATE: We don't have iPod touch 4 at the office yet - it seems like the hires mode doesn't activate on it, also it's possible the faster frame rate doesn't activate either. This update was submitted around the time when iPod touch 4 was introduced so it's gonna need a new update to add support for it.

There's a huge difference in the level of detail between normal and retina versions:


For some reason JPG artifacting is more noticiable in the left side image, but other than that it's a fair comparison. I took the left side screen shot on an older iPod touch and the right side capture was done with iPhone 4.



You can download the update here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/minigore/id324016249?mt=8


bharter: Thanks for mentioning the missing link!

82 comments:

  1. SO NO EPISODE 4????? HAHDALSJDHF;AJKH but thx for update

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  2. Thanks! Minigore needed retina, and retina really needs Minigore! :D

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  3. Mountain Sheep...... I support you infinitely, especially since you were the first group to agree to intergrating the character in your game but....

    What the hell?

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  4. No link in the post? Well here ya go:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/minigore/id324016249?mt=8

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  5. How much progress has been made on episode four?

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  6. Please add game centre achievements :)

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  7. Ummm what is retina? And thanks for the update...

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  8. there`s no retina display on the ipod 4g

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  9. are you planning to add retina display support on ipod 4g devices?

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  10. Can u plase post a vidio of what the zombie level is about?
    Dan

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  11. When are you guys going to fix the iTunes screen shots? They show elements that are not currently in the game (like an ice map).

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  12. There's still a few fuzzy parts in the game that needs some fixing.

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  13. I think the flip screen bug is back. App is unresponsive after update. Restarting the device does not resolve the issue. Don't want to delete and reinstall again if I can avoid it. I am using and iPhone 4.

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  14. Really nice performance update! Everything seems so much faster and the all the action is spot on!!

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  15. OMG!!!!! I HAD AN HEART ATTACK WHEN MY IPHONE THAT THERE WAS A MINIGORE UPDATE BUT WHEN I SAW IT WAS LIKE AWWWWWWW WHAAAAA- OH WELL IT JUST MEANS THAT EPISODE 4 IS ON IT'S WAY,HOPEFULLY :) RIGHT?

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  16. ^I did that too!^ so I check for updates after getting back from a wedding and I see Minigore! Im like "episode 4"!!!! and then I read again and saw retina display and my dream was crushed :( oh well eventually

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  17. The in-game graphics really have been upgraded and are awesome but you guys should've upgraded the graphics on the menu screens too, no?

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  18. hey since easter bunny is kimos fav charactor he should get a special trait or gun that no one else has like a easter egg gun it shoots easter eggs (hence the name) has slightly slower fire rate than machien gun and go's through furrys tell me what you guys think =D

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  19. i havethe new itouch graphics look slightly better but you can still see pixels so its not retna please fix soon but just release it with 4.0 if it will take time away from 4.0 release

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  20. i see a really big difference in frame rate already
    everythings much smoother in 3gs
    thx minigore =D
    these tiny details are impt to us too

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  21. please do update soon for iPod Touch 4g
    thanks

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  22. Full game center support plz! Achievements and multiplayer.

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  23. This game is very fun and is highly addicting blah blah blah... THIS is what I waited for????!!!!! There ain't been an update in AGES!!! All this talk about Multi Player and cool stuff in the next update, bosses and stuff, and all we get is this stinking iPhone 4 bandwagon update??? I DON'T OWN AN iPHONE 4!!! I HAVE A 3GS!!! Thanks for giving me NOTHING!!! Just jump on the iPhone 4 and Retina display like all the others... The game's good but the customer care SUCKS!!! If u say ur gonna do something, DO IT!!! Major dissappointement... Disgusted...

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  24. wow update
    WE NEED A MULTIPLAYER!!!!!!!!!

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  25. I also have the flip screen bug again. Closing the app from the taskbar & restarting does not help either.

    Can we get a quick fix out for this?

    Thanks for a great game tho!

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  26. Flip screen bug 's back... dont you guys learn from your mistakes???

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  27. Nice update but all achievements disappeared, all previously unlock characters are locked again.

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  28. facepalm :|

    but good effort tho :)

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  29. I agree entirely with jcyoutube18 unfortunately. I don't own an iPhone 4! You could have at least added one new character with something that does NOTHING for a very wide amount of your audience. Again, I say....

    What. The. Hell.

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  30. Why are you complaining? A lot of developers added Retina Display optimizations to their games. That is nice and nothing bad.
    If you don't need it, then ignore the update and update the game when the new episode is coming out.
    It was only nice and fair to add Retina Display support because alot of games look bad without this.

    Would you complain too if you get an update with small bug fixes but without new features?

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  31. You really should add Jussi in the credits. How many kills do the new chars costs and could you please tell us about the char with five lives jussi mentioned in his first post.

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  32. Please add support for Game Center leaderboards and achievements.

    Also, Game Center multiplayer for coop play would be totally awesome.

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  33. guys episode 4's symbol is the knight character not the easter bunny lol. but yeah i want episode 4 already xD

    what i know about episode 4:

    -adds hearts to show your health
    -makes it so theres a kill counter instead of your score.
    -makes it so you shoot totem poles to choose a difficulty.
    -makes objects solid
    -adds a zombie map that has you fight zombies instead of furries.
    -adds 3 new characters one of which is a knight who uses a sword to battle. the other two are unknown.
    -adds multiplayer survival over local wifi or blutooth.
    -adds a new weapon

    wow thats a huge update lol. pleeaaassee hurry up and pleeeaaasseee give us an update on the progress

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  34. can you put left4dead charecter in minigore or milla jovovich from resident evil in minigore that would been awesome

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  35. I THINK YOU SHOULD PUT IN ONE OF EGORAPTOR'S CHARACTERS... OR TWO...

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  36. How about Oliver from battle bears?

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  37. FLIp ScREEN BuG!!!!!!!

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  38. I wanna play so bad, but I accidentally flipped the screen and there's no way to fix it

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  39. CHARACTERS I'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE UPDATE AFTER EPISODE 4
    -OLIVER(BATTLE BEARS)
    -SOLIDER(TRENCHES)
    -PYGMY(POCKET GOD)
    -MAIN CHARACTER(N.O.V.A)
    -ARCHER(ARCHERS)
    AND I'D LIKE TO SEE VEHICLES THAT'D BE AWESOME!!!

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  40. OH AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE 4 MAIN CHARACTERS FROM LEFT 4 DEAD 1 AND 2 AS EXCLUSIVE CHARACTERS TO BUY :D

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  41. please fix the flip screen bug

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  42. @Sebastian

    I normally appreciate when a developer does this. But when you have promised new features with no results to your fans for a VERY long time, I'd expect you to at least include something more. From what we've been shown, some features are complete, so why were they not included in this unexpected update with retina display. It's like feeding two people after promising them food for a long time, then not taking into account that one of them is allergic to what you've prepared (aka instead of simply adding retina display which only benefits those with the proper device, why not include a NEW CHARACTER or at least a MINOR FEATURE to benefit all minigore fans?)

    Satisfied yet?

    I love what they do with minigore, but not all the time.

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  43. @Metalbear

    Timo wrote this: We can only cut away features that are easy to release on their own. Retina display support, ammo box optimization and faster frame rate were few of those features.

    In this case it is fully understandable.

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  44. i agree with metal bear they shoulda put out a new character with the update.

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  45. Teo here with an slight complaint:(

    I do appreciate your work,MS,
    but....WHY did you release this
    update? You just pissed like half
    of all the community with this update.
    (Not including me,it would be an
    hallucination to see ep.4 out today.)

    Anyway,i would like to ask the important
    question;
    Is there any more "easy release feature"
    that does effect the gameplay in an
    more critical way?(The predator furry,
    for example.)

    -Teo Gore:P

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  46. Suffering from the "flip screen bug" here too! Can't play the game but since no new content with this update, i will now wait until ep4 is released hopefully sometime before I'm dead....

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  47. im not updating since i still want to be able to play without the flip screen bug screwing me up. im getting too close to unlocking enviro bear to stop now.

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  48. STOP BEING SO UP YOURSELF AND GTFO METALBEAR!!!!!
    i srsly hate you so fucking much, its funny how the devs dont even acknowledge you so stop acting like youre so much better than everyone else that posts here and on toucharcade... fuckkk youre ANNOYING!

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  49. Clearly I've met you somewhere before. Does maturity and a BRAIN constitute being better than everyone else? Nope.

    I'm sure MS respects my opinion (however negative) as I respect their development skills. As I have here in the past, I'll say it again:

    If you are mature, if you can deliver an argument effectively, and if you are polite in doing so, I respect you even if I disagree with you by 180 degrees. Heck, I probably would consider you a friend as well no matter your view.

    My signature on Touch Arcade is a joke. A letter to you anons showing how much I wuv you.

    @Sebastian

    Cool. No offense intended with my "complaint".

    Have a fabulous day!

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  50. NOO!! This means longer the wait for episode 4, right??!

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  51. by god that metal bear guy is a no life and guys stop it they released it a long time amoung but itunes is just slow so they couldn't do any thing else by it self. oh and first of all how smart are you guys to let ms make a left 4 dead c would take some much time and knowing value don't even ask so really plz don't say anything if you do not know what your saying.

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  52. Hey everyone, It's Matthew, and I just wanted to say a couple things.

    1. This update introduced two new things (retina support & frame rate improvement), which I did not benefit from, as a 2nd gen ipod owner. This is fine, because it's just like I'm still waiting for ep.4. It also REintroduced a familiar face, the flip screen bug. (This why I always read reviews before I update)I did not update, but for those who did, I understand your reasons to gripe. Those are legitimate, but those complaining that their device didn't benefit, please understand that MS is trying to do good, even if only to a smaller audience. Give them a chance.

    2. People, pitching left4dead ideas is NOT gonna fly. Let MS do what they're gonna do, and when the big update comes, you'll be so occupied with the new stuff you'll forget about your own personal ideas.

    Alright I'm sorry I seem like I'm advocating Mountain Sheep, but imagine the stress they're under right now. They're working hard, and now they have to work even harder for that flip screen bug.

    I don't normally do this, but guys, back off of Metalbear. He's entitled to his own opinion, no matter how much you may agree with it. And if have so much guts as to hide behind an "anonymous" mask, then you don't even deserve a chance to insult him. Show some respect. Hopefully this won't become the same mess as the "zombie evolution" post.

    Sorry for the lengthy post, I just had to say all that.

    Oh and one last thing, I believe some wise man once said something along the lines of "patience is a virtue".

    PS What a coincidence; as I'm typing this Muse's "Hysteria" comes on with the chorus: "I want it now, I want it now" Yeah sorry for the REALLY long post and thanks for reading!

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  53. I want to ask ABout minigore what is happend with Multiplayer update??? millions of people are waiting for the update so LOOOOOOOOOOOONG time what are you doing ???? its not Call of duty Blackops its only small game for iphone Which is gooood and i like to seee the update in Few days because this is unbelieveable i hope you add gamecentre multiplayer thank you Im waiting at least for good Explanational Reply thx

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  54. @Anonymous

    Call of Duty: Black Ops is the 7th in a franchise. The basics of the multiplayer in that game have already been founded 6 times by two massive development studios. Minigore is an iPhone game made by a small development team. MS are still figuring out how to do multiplayer properly and it's been set back by features the PLAYERS have requested. So if you want this to be quicker, get off your computer, go train in game programming and apply for a job. If not, piss off.

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  55. @minigore I have the itouch 4 and could help you test the app to make sure things work on the ipt4. I'll send udid if you want me to help. Email me at spidergusto13@gmail.com on weather or not you want help with a beta. I have experience beta testing stick wars so I know what to do

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  56. I don't know if this is old, but Secret Exit suggests Minigore in the "more games" menu in Stair Dismount.

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  57. Needed for Episode 4:

    Game Center Leaderboards:
    There should be two leaderboards - one for auto-shoot and one for manual firing to make it fair.
    All characters should be on the same leaderboard and should all have unique special abilities (John Gore's should be nothing for original gameplay).

    The leaderboards desperately need cleaning up so please implement these changes.

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  58. @Metalbear

    I have seen developers come out with HUGE updates in a MUCH shorter time than these guys. There is NO excuse that the only update after seriously a LONG freaking time is some BS Retina crap. They can make all the excuses they want. I ain't no app developer but they oculd given us SOMETHING!!! Maybe multiplayer one week, new map another month later, yano, little things piece by piece. They have no excuse not to do that. They one they gave took advantage of us who don't know anything about apps and gave the finger for those who KNOW they made a flimsy excuse. Pocket God takes forever with updates but at least they are making another huge app and comics and stuff. What could these guys be doing?? If they have a legit reason fine, but they don't.

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  59. Jcyoutube18:

    You have an excellent point, and I agree with it at this stage. But why was that comment directed at ME specifically?

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  60. Love the game! I am hoping that you will release an Android version!! This game would look amazing on my Droid X!

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  61. The Baker Anonymous™September 19, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    alright i am going to say as many times as i want
    until someone answer or agrees

    We blog members have respect for you right! Yes!
    but since all you doing are relseseing mini damn
    updates

    our respect for you is lowering
    well not Metalbear


    And what is going on with minigore ep4
    "I don't know because bloody Ms is releasing damn ass small F*&*K@ng update that have no improvement for most units

    and by the way: Update your blog with better news!











    if this comment is removed that means MS
    is too frighten to admit something

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  62. THEY'RE TRYING THE BEST THAT THEY CAN SO CUT THEM SOME SLACK GUYS PLEASE JUST CHILL AND PLAY ANOTHER GAME AND COLLECT SOME MORE ACHIEVEMENTS :) PLEASE LET'S ALL GET ALONG AND JUST WAIT FOR EPISODE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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  63. To jcyoutube18 and to a lesser extent Metalbear and The Baker Anonymous™, the reason why they gave such a small update is because the fan base was getting impatient so they put together what was already ready to go. The main stuff cannot be released in the manner jcyoutube18 suggests because they code is too complicated to split apart.

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  64. yes lets all play halo reach or lbp or even uncharted 2 for the time being

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  65. please please please just integrate some story/level up/progress elements in the game not just mindless shooting...

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  66. Im just happy that they finally changed the icon into somfink aswm!
    Leave minigore alone it is an aswm game and its only gona get better.
    In the next post can u but a tralerfor the zombie episode?
    -Dan

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  67. teowhateverhis name is should gtfo with you metalbear... neither of you is associated with minigore or mountain sheep and should stop acting like it... just cos theyre not talking to a bunch of nobodies on blogs and forums doesnt mean that you should act like you speak for them...

    who else here thinks its dumb that teoface and metalbear can just randomly decide they want to act like they know everything about this game?! everybody has ideas and yours arent any better!!

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  68. @metalbear

    sorry, I was completely mistaken. It was aimed at Sebastian. Sorry again.

    @Sebastian

    My last comment which says @Metalbear, is meant for you.

    @Matthew

    Nonsense... If they speak the truth then they must not know how to make apps very well. If they REALLY released this to keep the fans calm, they would made sure ALL the fans were happy, not just the iPhone 4 fans... If they released it to keep the fans happy, then they just disrespected all the Non Retina Display iPod/iPhone holders and they furthermore disrespected us. So for the sake of not being rudely spit in the face by the developers, I'll give them the benefit of a doubt and assume they didn't release it for that reason.

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  69. But, again anon, you are not thinking. Where did I actually SAY that I'm part of mountainsheep, or that I'm affiliated to them In any way OR that I attempt to be?

    Think before you make your claims buddy. Are you grumpy that you can not rattle me into hating mountainsheep or something? I apologise that I am a fan cursed with the diction to fight back. Tough luck.

    No offense to any other younger members on this blog. If I'm reduced to call someone a child, I do not target you in the slightest.

    Rawr.

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  70. umm where did i say you said it? (tongue twisters are fun) i said that you and teopants both ACT LIKE youre ASSOCIATED WITH the developers when youre no more associated than everyone else... the beta testers probably have more to do with this game and i sincerely hope neither of you becomes one of them

    *roar

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  71. @metalbear: you dont SAY youre gonna eat your breakfast in the morning either... having flame wars with anons isnt that mature of you in the first place...

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  72. @Anon:
    Thanks for the name-call.BI"
    Just me,but,
    where have i been
    acting like im associated
    with MS?(Excluding Jenny full 3d beauty post.) Theres even anons
    that act a bit like me.
    I'm just an very dedicated
    fan and an self-nominated idea-developer:)

    *Bacon is yummy.XD

    -Teo Gore

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  73. nobody gets to be self nomimated, i hate ur ideas...

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  74. Well, then naythan. I shall take your advice (?) and no longer argue with anons. There is no point reasoning with them.

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  75. Pretty damn stupid anon above:
    Teos ideas kick your ass.
    And if you hate them so much,
    get a fucking better idea yourself or GTFO!

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  76. Is the multiplayer going to be through game center? I hope so. That way we can play with are friends n stuff. It's harder to do that when every multiplayer game needs a different profile.

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  77. Hey Creator of Minigore!! Firstly, let me thank you for allowing Minigore to be free for a limited time, thank you!! Secondly, I hope that you will release a update with Retina display support for iPod Touch 4th gen + Episode 4 soon, thank you!! :)

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