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#1 Aug 20 2013 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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HI, fellow gamers!

I just want to warn everyone about Electronic Arts new racing car game -- Real Racing 3 for the iphone. It is free to start but they really get you to buy upgrades without realizing how much you are spending. My dear hubby spent over $1000 without realizing it just by fixing up his cool cars and getting new ones. If you play games like this be very careful of the in-game charges. They are so subtle that you don't realize just how much you are spending.

So true ---- Buyer Beware!
#2 Aug 20 2013 at 9:27 AM Rating: Good
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#3 Aug 20 2013 at 9:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm just going to consider this one a mechanism of natural selection.
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#4 Aug 20 2013 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I'm just going to consider this one a mechanism of natural selection.


And yet, they're probably going to breed...
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#5 Aug 20 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Excellent
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#6 Aug 20 2013 at 9:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't play any pay to win games. I have yet to find one that isn't 100% pure fail.
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I'm just going to consider this one a mechanism of natural selection.


And yet, they're probably going to breed...


Dammit, why'd you have to ruin it? Smiley: mad
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#8 Aug 20 2013 at 9:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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A fool and his money ... TOGETHER AGAIN! WOO!
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#9 Aug 20 2013 at 9:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, I generally avoid games with cash shops attached to them. Of course, being on Android, I have an assortment of PC/Android games from the Humble Bundles that are complete game experiences without being pestered for cash or advertising or needing to buy a new gun for 450 coins ($2.50) if I want any hope of winning.

One decent exception -- I bought Knights of Pen & Paper without knowing it had RMT (I guess IAP is the proper term these days) capability but was pleased that I never came close to needing it. The entire game was playable and winnable without spending a dime outside the initial game cost (which was 25¢ on a Google Play sale).

Edited, Aug 20th 2013 11:07am by Jophiel
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#10 Aug 20 2013 at 9:59 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Iamadam wrote:
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
I'm just going to consider this one a mechanism of natural selection.


And yet, they're probably going to breed...


Dammit, why'd you have to ruin it? Smiley: mad


It's my thing.
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#12 Aug 20 2013 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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fronglo wrote:
I don't play any pay to win games. I have yet to find one that isn't 100% pure fail.
Loadout is kind of pay to win, and it's pretty fun. It's just really slow going if you don't spend real money, but it's not necessary.
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#13 Aug 20 2013 at 1:16 PM Rating: Good
The really smart hook is to start a game off with skill based progression, so a user can progress based on skill rather than money. Then you ramp up the difficulty and hit them with the p2w wall once you have the barb set.
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#14 Aug 20 2013 at 1:26 PM Rating: Good
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#15 Aug 20 2013 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
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I've never paid for anything in a mobile game (sans possibly buying the mobile game itself, which I almost never do anyway).

But I also almost never use my phone for gaming. My battery is crappy enough without wasting it on that. I love everything else, but holy **** does it go fast. (Galaxy Nexus, btw).
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#16 Aug 20 2013 at 1:40 PM Rating: Good
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My Droid 2 Global gets superhot if I try to run any modern mobile games that happen to be able to run on it.
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#17 Aug 20 2013 at 1:46 PM Rating: Good
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I may be getting a new plan soon, so I might just go ahead and get a new phone at the same time. Haven't decided. Would obviously be cheaper to keep this phone, and it's only a year old. But I definitely wouldn't mind something that dies if I check my email.

Of course, on the other hand, anything I buy through Verizon directly is going to force me into their crappy update schedule. Would rather buy an S4 or Nexus 4 directly from Google. Which would lose me a contract discount anyway.
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I play mobile games on my tablet, mainly. The only stuff I play on my phone is solitaire and mahjong. I've no idea how people can play arcade style games on that size of a screen, especially with touch controls.

I have one of these that I got for free but it's not especially comfortable and the sticks feel unresponsive. Plus I usually have my phone with me but don't generally carry the controller around.
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#19 Aug 20 2013 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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I think I'm going to wait for the Nexus 5 or whatever; it's supposed to come out late this year.
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#20 Aug 20 2013 at 1:56 PM Rating: Good
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I think I'm going to wait for the Nexus 5 or whatever; it's supposed to come out late this year.


Hmmm, I might need to keep an eye out for that...
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#21 Aug 20 2013 at 2:03 PM Rating: Good
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From what I've read, it looks like Motorola is making the next Nexus.
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#22 Aug 20 2013 at 4:42 PM Rating: Good
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I don't love that...
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#23 Aug 20 2013 at 7:05 PM Rating: Good
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My phone is where I read Zam, NYT, and various fora so I can play real games at home.
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