It’s easy to lose yourself in the world of Pokémon Go

Last week, I installed Pokémon Go as a bit of a science experiment. I wanted to understand why so many people have their faces glued to their screens even more than usual, falling of cliffs and the like. My wife also wanted to know if there was a lot of Pokémon activity near our house, . . . → Read More: It’s easy to lose yourself in the world of Pokémon Go

iPad/iPhone Best App voting

A website called BestAppEver is having votes for the best iOS app in many categories.

If you have some favorite apps, cast your vote at: http://bestappever.com/vote/

I have cast my votes for outstanding games, such as the amazing Pocket Legends and the delightful Pocket Frogs! If you’re not playing those two, give them a look!

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Too many games!

Gosh, it’s a real problem that I have too many games to play and not enough time. Lord of the Rings Online had a recent update that fixed Lore Masters a bit and made positive changes to crafting. I’m really enjoying LOTRO!

But now, Star Trek Online has put out the Season 3 update, so . . . → Read More: Too many games!

On “Freemium” Games

I’ve been playing a lot of “freemium” games lately and have had some thoughts on them. A freemium game is free to play, but builds in mechanisms for the user to pay real money for premium features or goodies. Some of my favorite freemium games include Pocket Legends, Lord of the Rings Online, Pocket Frogs, . . . → Read More: On “Freemium” Games

Free MMORPGs for all!

I’ve been enjoying two free-to-play MMORPGs a lot recently. Lord of the Rings Online is a terrific MMORPG for the PC with good combat, skills, and even crafting. I’ve been working on my prospector and jeweler crafting in order to be able to make good stuff for my kinship. I joined a pretty terrific kinship . . . → Read More: Free MMORPGs for all!

More Pocket Legends

Though I have managed to fix my gaming PC’s power supply, I’ve been playing a bit more Pocket Legends, the iPad and iPhone MMORPG, because it is fun. I’m also posting some pictures so you can see how good it looks on the iPad screen (though for some reason, the less-than-helpful WordPress iPad app resized . . . → Read More: More Pocket Legends

Pocket Legends

Because my main gaming PC is still down for the count because of power supply problems, I started playing Pocket Legends on the iPad. This is a pretty interesting MMORPG that looks very good on iPad (and is playable on iPhone too). The user interface is very simple, with a tap to designate a target, . . . → Read More: Pocket Legends

Myst for iPhone

I bought Myst for iPhone because it was only $2 and it was one of my favorite games back in prehistoric times.

Myst is a beautiful puzzle/adventure game that was beautifully rendered (at the time) and filled with luscious sounds and mystery.

While the scenes are mostly static, the world is interesting. These . . . → Read More: Myst for iPhone

Pocket Frogs on iPhone

I took a look at Pocket Frogs on the iPhone, just to see if it is as nice looking on iPhone as on the iPad. It sure is. You can see from these images that it looks very much the same as on the iPad. I will likely not play any more on the iPhone, . . . → Read More: Pocket Frogs on iPhone

Final Fantasy I & II for iPhone on Sale

I notice that Final Fantasy I and II for iPhone are on sale in the App Store for $4 each. I enjoyed Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 and Crisis Core on the PSP, but these games look too retro even for me. I am sure they provide many hours of gameplay, but I tend . . . → Read More: Final Fantasy I & II for iPhone on Sale