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      We have WILDLY different brains.

      $600 phone - “GOD DAMMIT!!! WHY DID MY NOTE 4 FROM 2014 HAVE TO DIE??? I PAID $65 FOR THAT PHONE, AND IT WAS FUCKING GREAT!!!”

      $0.00 app - “Why the hell does this calculator app need permission to access my contacts, the internet, and the ability to transfer data??? YOU’RE A GOD DAMN CALCULATOR APP!!! I’m not downloading that clear piece of spyware…”

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          Me: googles wtf “fdroid” is.

          Oooooh…oh myyyyyy…

          scene from the Matrix of Neo finally understanding the Matrix plays

          Wow…they have a version of Civilization thats 23mb big, and doesn’t have access to a shitload of permissions. Plus, it explains why it needs network access. It’s ONLY for user innitiated downloads, and multiplayer…IT HAS MULTIPLAYER???

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          eBay phones ftw. I’ve never bought a brand new smart phone in my life

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      This is an important point! Consumers have different price expectations depending on the context. A $20 video game might look cheap on console but be outrageously expensive for mobile.

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        What gets me about most mobile games is they ask for that payment but STILL inject ads and/or other micro transactions. Or that’ll be the Price for a shitty port of a game over 20 years old, that’s worse than just emulating it. Looking at you Square Enix.

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          frankly most mobile games, and honestly most games in general, are just not good…

          it’s basically impossible to wade through all the generic tile matching games or infinite runners or whatever low-effort tosh to find something of actual value, the vast majority of them just want you to mindlessly tap at the screen until you go into a trance and don’t notice that you started tapping on “buy corporate scrip” til your bank account runs dry

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            You’re not wrong sadly. One of the few enjoyable games I’ve found on mobile is the Netflix version of Bloons TD6, technically it’s paid with Netflix sub, but it’s a sub I’m not dropping ATM, so fwiw it’s good.