Instead of playing [console game x] I can't stop playing [mobile game y]

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  • HankScorpio 31 Mar 2011 15:32:51 869 posts
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    First time I've started a forum post in a while, but here goes ...

    Reading @dr_swin's particularly excellent review of "Tiny Wings' for the iPhone, my brain lingered on this line in particular:

    There have been times over the last few weeks where I have had blocks of time with which to play on AAA console or PC releases and have instead started playing this.

    I'm in a similar situation : I'm completely addicted to Dungeon Raid on the iPhone. I've got Demon's Souls, Little Big Planet 2 and Fallout New Vegas sitting here begging to be played, but any gaming time I've got is spent on this crack-like app.

    It's a simple "match three or more" kinda game, but laid over a D20 RPG framework. So matching helps you level up your stats, with each new game starting you off from the bottom rung again. And the more you play, the more character classes open up, with new perks/weaknesses opening up. And I just can't stop playing it.

    So is anyone else spending their time playing a 1-2 mobile game instead of a 30+ AAA one?

  • Deleted user 31 March 2011 15:35:59
    I predict pissy pants.
  • mingster 31 Mar 2011 15:38:09 3,270 posts
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    I am interested in mobile games more so than the majority of console games but more because of the price.
    I refuse to pay more than 3 for a game these days.
    So it's Steam sale or cheap mobile games only for originals.
    (Pirate the rest untill it comes down in price)
  • skuzzbag 31 Mar 2011 15:38:32 5,651 posts
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    mad-hacker wrote:
    Instead of cooking a delicious Sunday dinner, I went to McDonalds.

    Extravagant! I simply lie down and wait for insects to enter my mouth.
  • DaM 31 Mar 2011 15:39:35 13,326 posts
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    For most of the past year...Drop 7, Orbital, Tilt To Live, Tiny Wings....there's always another one coming along.

    I think your lifestyle has a lot to do with it...some of us aren't able to sit down in front of a console for hours - 5 minutes here or there makes the iPhone perfect.
  • mrpon 31 Mar 2011 15:42:07 29,183 posts
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    Well considering my iPod Touch is surgically attached to my left hand, I always have a few games of Words With Friends on the go. Hook me up if you fancy a beating - mrpon.

    As for the AAA titles I should be playing, lets not go there eh!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Kosmoz 31 Mar 2011 15:42:50 7,709 posts
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    This is not The Twitter, please refrain from using "@" before people's usernames, it just looks odd.

    Every girl I ever kissed I was thinking of a pro footballer.

  • Jazzy_Geoff 31 Mar 2011 15:43:25 7,767 posts
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    dead space 2/mass effect

    TRUMPED BY

    Blops
  • Nanocrystal 31 Mar 2011 15:44:06 1,070 posts
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    Sword & Poker 2, and Game Dev Story. Spent more hours on those games than most recent 360 titles.
  • HankScorpio 31 Mar 2011 15:51:25 869 posts
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    mad-hacker wrote:
    Instead of cooking a delicious Sunday dinner, I went to McDonalds.

    Fair point - but who has got time to cook a Sunday dinner everyday?
  • kingmong 31 Mar 2011 16:06:26 92 posts
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    @Kosmoz: captain pedant and his netiquette police are out enforcing rules that don't exist on people who didn't ask for it.

    I've never used a twitter but of course it makes sense to use @ if you're saying something "@" somebody.
  • Jazzy_Geoff 31 Mar 2011 16:07:07 7,767 posts
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    I fucked this didn't I? Oh well
  • preacherman69 31 Mar 2011 16:13:29 177 posts
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    Hmm I mean if I only have a few minutes I tend to forego my mobile games and have a ferocious wank instead. This the right thread for this comment, I don't know, anyway must be off typing this has cut into my wanking time
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    Handheldgaminglol
  • Xboxfanuk 31 Mar 2011 16:45:00 147 posts
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    I have an extremely old type of phone running JAVA games. But I found a couple that rock, Orcs and Elves. So good in fact ID tried to take a punt on DS (but of course looked horrible). I have just started Orcs and Elves 2 and so far looks even better. It reminds of the classic days of The Elder Scrolls Arena. And in fact would be an amazing game to port to phones.

  • Widge Moderator 31 Mar 2011 19:15:47 13,696 posts
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    Oddly I've moved away from mobile gaming to PC gaming.

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  • Deleted user 31 March 2011 19:29:54
    I'm currently in NEW TOY mode so haven't played anything but the 3DS for the past week.
  • morriss 31 Mar 2011 19:32:24 71,119 posts
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    Hank Scorpio wrote:


    So is anyone else spending their time playing a 1-2 mobile game instead of a 30+ AAA one?

    Nope.
  • funkstar 31 Mar 2011 22:03:16 1,194 posts
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    kingmong wrote:
    @Kosmoz: captain pedant and his netiquette police are out enforcing rules that don't exist on people who didn't ask for it.

    I've never used a twitter but of course it makes sense to use @ if you're saying something "@" somebody.

    but he wasnt saying it @ somebody :p /pedant

    on topic, hot springs story is taking time away from: yakuza 4, killzone 3, crysis 2, dc universe online (1?) :D

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  • CaptainBinky 31 Mar 2011 22:20:49 2,244 posts
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    +1 RT: @Kosmoz This is not The Twitter, please refrain from using "@" before people's usernames, it just looks odd.
  • heyyo 31 Mar 2011 22:22:06 14,372 posts
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    @Thread shut the hell up or i'll throw water everywhere
  • mrpon 31 Mar 2011 22:38:47 29,183 posts
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    Tw@ts

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Razz 31 Mar 2011 22:47:13 61,389 posts
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    You don't need the "t"

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  • mrpon 31 Mar 2011 22:50:52 29,183 posts
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    Sh@

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Razz 31 Mar 2011 22:51:46 61,389 posts
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    pic@chu

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  • speedofthepuma 31 Mar 2011 22:52:21 13,302 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Sh@

    Why the past tense? No, no. This is all worng.

    I lurk. If I've spoken to you, I'm either impassioned, or drunk.

  • kingmong 1 Apr 2011 15:22:16 92 posts
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    a f@ b@ sh@ on my h@
  • Jazzy_Geoff 1 Apr 2011 15:26:40 7,767 posts
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    @-@ walker
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