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The Android/iOS Gaming Craze

Updated on October 26, 2017

Quantity > Quality

Do you sometimes find yourself in awkward moments, such as waiting in line at the bank or grocery store? Perhaps you're waiting on a ride, stuck at the dentist's office or have a flat tire. There are plenty of everyday situations that create moments of awkwardness, silence & a general sense of discomfort/angst. How better to quell these periods of weirdness with a quick session of Angry Birds?

I've recently become a major fanatic of gaming on the Android platform. I never thought I'd say it, but it is addicting. I'll be the first to admit that most of them are pretty short, cheap or poorly designed, but that's the point. There are so many of them! Every once in a while you'll stumble across a game that's actually very well-made, easy-to-learn & quick to pick up for play. That's what's so addictive. Most of them are entirely free of charge, and you can easily waste hours away trying one game for a few minutes and then moving on to the next until you finally find one worth sticking with.

I'm never without my smartphone anyway, so it's natural that I would integrate my gaming needs onto my already multipurpose handheld media device.


There's literally something for everyone. From classic arcade hits, to modern drag-racing in Need for Speed to checkers or chess for your grandma, there's a little bit of every taste available for the savoring here.


There's always that 2-3 minute period of time that is filled with nothing but uncomfortable silence & edgy stares. These games are perfect for not only killing time in the waiting room, but creating a diversion in instances where you might otherwise be forced to entertain a less than welcomed seminar on theology that that one co-worker seems to 'know' that you 'enjoy'.


As with most digital content these days, there are as many priced-packages as there are free. There are even some full length console-quality titles available, such as ports of the Sega Genesis games Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic CD. Many of them are reasonably priced at around $2.99 a pop. There are a lot of games that will also offer extra content through cash purchases or watching advertisements.


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