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Finally got a smart phone. Trying some games.

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Ok, so it has been years since these phones have been out and all i have been hearing for the past while is cell phone games are the future and consoles / pcs are doomed. I thought I would check it out for myself, see what all the hype is about.

I got myself an android phone, because I don't and never will support apple ever (I have hated Apple since I was a kid over 20 years ago and had to play with a 1 button mouse.. what a joke). Anyways, I have downloaded and tried probably over 100 games. Both demos for full, and ad suported free ones, or actual free ones.

Now, I have to say that out of those 100 or so games, I have deleted 98 of them because they were absolute garbage (at the top list on adroid store). One of those games I kept was not at the top list either, but I tell you it is one of the best games I have ever played. Yes, this is true, on a phone.

The game I played was, well, a bowling one, and Game Dev Story. I bought the full version for $2.50. and I have put over 60 hours into it.. Yes, over 60 hours... Now THIS is a game. I actually feel myself drawn into it and very interested, I can not keep myself away and have to constantly recharge my phone now..

So, my overall thoughts on gaming on smart phones vs console/pc.. Well, while there are a few games that are very worth playing, they have mountains of actual garbage piled on top of them and are almost impossible to find.

The ratio of good to bad games for these phones is around 1:100, on consoles and pc, I would say that is more like 1:9 or 1:10.

After playing some games on my phone.. I really get bored fast and actually think to myself this is enough of this, I want to play a game now, and I load up my PC or Xbox.

I would have to say there there are some definite hidden gems out there on the smart phones, however, if you really want some fun gaming you really should stick to console or pc.
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About Skid Row Trashone of us since 11:36 AM on 08.24.2011

Hi, my name is Skid Row Trash. I have been gaming and creating add-ons and mods for games since I was 11. I'm 30 now, and I still love gaming. My first gaming system was a NES, followed by a Sega Genesis. After that, I got the Sega CD. I think I am one of the few that actually enjoyed the hell out of that system. I had to replace my Sega Genesis once because of problems, and had to replace my Sega CD 3 times, and repair it once. My first computer ever was a 386 with a huge 40mb hard drive, dos, and eventually windows. Started out playing games like wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, and the list really is endless.. Civ 1..

After this I got a SNES. What a fun system. This was soon after followed by a Nintendo 64, and eventually a PS1 and Gamecube. I had to exchange my PS1 once because it broke. After that I had a PS2, and an Xbox. I loved both those systems so much. I had to replace my PS2 3 times, and my Xbox 3 times due to hardware problems.

These days, I am gaming on Xbox 360, and PC. I don't bother with PS anymore because I have large hands and their analog sticks are way too close. I find both thumbs fighting each when trying to play anything on a playstation these days and much prefer the improved analog stick setup that Xbox 360 has.

I am currently on my 6th Xbox 360, and have Kinect as well.

My first one died from disc tray problems.
My second one I had Nyko Intercooler which actually melted into my xbox 360 and the 2 seperate things became 1 single entity.
My 3rd Xbox was a red ring of death
my 4th Xbox eventually wouldn't even turn on.
my 5th xbox still sorta works, but the disk tray takes like 40 tries to open and takes more and more time each attempt. Also when the door is closed it things the door is open, and thus I can't launch any games.
my 6th Xbox 360 was to replace my last one, but at the same time I wanted to have the most recent so I got a kinect package. Also, this is the first time I have had the ability to use HDMI with my Xbox 360, because all 5 xboxes I had before they kept sending me old units with only Component video.

anyways, I am a real big time gamer and like to try all games (except for sports because well.. sports are weak).
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