Free to Play: Games we end up paying for the most

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Free to Play: Games we end up paying for the most

The concept of free to play games is old and they have been around for a while now. It seems however, that the publishers nowadays are optioning more and more for this type of approach to games. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with any free to play concept and everyone would think at first that’s it’s obviously better if a game is free to play rather than cashing out $60 for a single game, the truth is, with most of these “free to play” games, chances are that you will end up paying much more than you would for a deluxe edition of an AAA title on it’s release date. How is this possible? Well, first off, lets not confuse free to play with pay to win. Many games out there will market themselves as a completely free to play games without the need for player to ever spend the money in-game but in truth, this will only get you so far. Many of these games have most of it’s content locked behind a payment wall, and will ask the player for some payment or even a monthly subscription for access to these features which results in usually unfair advantages for the players with a lot of money(or at least those easily coerced into buying them) and given the nature of multiplayer games, which is more often than not a competitive player versus player, this, needles to say, ruins the game for everybody and takes the fun out of what the game is all about when you can “buy skill”. This is the case in pay to win games, but, speaking of free to play games that are truly free, like DOTA which is an excellent example of a completely free to play game with a ton of optional, purely cosmetic and in no way advantageous in-game purchases. Many games follow this model that DOTA2 incorporates, games of the same genre too like extremely popular League of Legends or even a roughly cut diamond of handheld moba VainGlory(VainGlory Ice Hack is extremely useful and will save you lots of cash, so you can use that to hack VainGlory). Now with this, it’s very hard to confuse free to play with pay to win I hope. So why would anyone pay for an in game goodie that will in no way give the advantage or change the way you play? The thing is, many of these things simply look good and in a F2P games, the developers also have to turn some profit so they encourage micro transactions in-game for player/weapon skins, voice packs, custom HUD’s and likewise. The thing is, average player would be fine with a couple of skins for a couple of his/hers favorite weapons/characters and maybe a custom taunt or something similar to add a little bit of character and a kind of a “watermark” to his own playstyle but many players treat these little purchases like Pokémon, you know, got to have them all attitude and that’s precisely why many players end up cashing $200+ on a free to play game before they know it. If you have that kind of money to spend on a game, then by all means, go for it but if you’re on a budget and can’t really afford all the things you like, then think twice about what you will actually “wear” in-game and make the best possible purchase that will stick with you for the most time until you decide that you could use a bit of change.

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Top 5 Random Cool Mobile Apps

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Top 5 Random Cool Mobile Apps

Hey there everyone! I was looking for a way to introduce many apps that we at the office have been using for ourselves bu was unable to make a post that would bind together all the different concepts of all the different applications that are out there so we decided that, from time to time, we are going to make random posts liek this one in adition to our regular and planned posts, so, today, dor the first time, here’s our top 5 random cool mobile apps. Just to make it clear at the very beginning, no developer paid us to review or feature their stuff, this is all jsut our honest opinion.

  1. Muji to Sleep

For all those time you want to but you cant quite fall asleep or for whaen you simply want to go to sleep with a pleasant background sound playing, try Muji to Sleep. it’s a minimalistic app that you use to play ambiental background sounds from your device for a set period od time(30/60/90 minutees) before your go to sleep that will turn itself off after the set amount of time has run out. So if you like sleeping while the birds are singing or if you love that firecracking sound, give this neat little and completely free app a try.

  1. Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator has taken and won PC audiance by a storm and now its on the mobile phoes too! The crazy, goody and totally ridiciulous game that has nothing to do with either goats or simulating goats that is for some reason titled Goat Simulator is one of the best ways to do random stuff in a game and kill some time and have a good laugh while doing it. From headbutting pedestrians to licking and sticking to street traffic with you tounge and even flying with a jetpack, Goat Simulator has something for anyone. Give it a go if you liek Goats or if you absolutely hate them, either way you ganna like the game.

  1. Portal

Wi-Fi PC to phone file transfer. Super easy to use. Get the app, go to the official website, scan the QR code using your device’s camera and start transfering files by simply dragging and dropping them to a portal. No cables, no wiress, no bluetooth or anything, it’s a simple solution in a couple of clicks available to anyone and completely free.

  1. Doze

This is a super cool minimalistic little app that will prolongue you battery life significantly and prevent the apps from updating whan you dont whant then to with a single tap. It’s inspired by Google’s doze feature but this app aims to improve it. It’s a simple concept, when you screen is off, your data transfer is off. When your screen is on ,so is your data transfer. If you want a specific app running at all times in the background like some messenger that you frequently use, you can customize it to do just that and set specific apps to run even when the phone is on stand-by.

  1. Enpass Password Manager

Great app for managing all those passwords. If you are anything like us here at the office, you probably have dozens of long passwords for all kinds of account. If you are like some of us, you have even more and even longer passwords. So instead of writing all those down in some insecure text files or using a same password for everything and making a huge potential security risk you can try the Enpass to manage all you passwords, banc accounts, cradit cards, licences… Secured with a military grade AES 256bit Encryption that is protecting and storing all of you important passwords and data offline only on your local device disc so nothing is actually ever sent to anyone.

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How To Personalize Your Android Device

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How To Personalize Your Android Device

When it comes to our phones, we like to make it personal, and what better way than with a custom them or launcher to express ourselves and make the best possible use of our device. For this post, we have prepared a quick review of what we think is probably the best custom launcher out there that comes with a lot of customization potential. Introducing, Themer.

You will probably want to start by choosing a theme compatible with the launcher and in case of this one, there are quite a few and it’s where this app truly shines. Picking a theme is all about personal preference and ones needs and expectations from the same so you should take you time and try a couple of those that seem or feel the best equipped for the kind of job you need it to perform, whether it’s to look good or to be able to multitask and switch from one thing to another. Themer however does much more than just allow for you to change a theme, it comes equipped with many different personalization potential like the gesture launcher which will allow you to bind a certain gesture to a certain action or to quickly launch wanted apps from you homescreen without having to put them all out there and make a mess of it. However, should you choose to use the icons on your desktop, you can use quite a bit in terms of customizing those too. Stuff like icon and widget locking and bar pinning is all possible with the Themer as well as even further customization like, size, position, style, etc. for both icons, bars, dock and widgets, as well as you homesreen itself. The application lets you modify your system settings too like any other custom launcher more or less, but the main thing here are the themes and each and every one will feel very refreshing and look much different than the others. Some will feature extra docks while others will have unique widgets and features suited for different occasions and uses and which one you use, when or for how long is entirely up to you. Switching these has never been easier for all you have to do is to simply switch it while being connected to the applications official page or, have it stored in your phone if you like or need to switch between a couple of themes frequently. We recommend you give it a try if personalizing your cell phone is important to you.

 

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