How often do you play games on your phone?

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#1 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

Since I got my Xperia Play Ive found myself playing games on it constantly. My Xbox is completely neglected. How often does everyone else play games on their phone (or tablet, or media player if anyone has one of those) compared to consoles?
I love this phone. Buttons are exactly what I needed to love Android gaming, and being a Playstation phone doesnt hurt either, I managed to get Tomba! on my phone tonight and I can barely put it down!

#2 Posted by x-2tha-z (8899 posts) -
I never game on my phone. I haven't even got any games installed on it ATM. I find most phone games to be far too basic. Stuff like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump entertain me for a few minutes, then I find them so annoying that I wish they were on physical media so I could smash them with a hammer.
#3 Posted by NaturalDisplay (548 posts) -

Rarely. I have angry birds, doodle jump, fruit ninja and a few tower defense games. I only play while I'm on the train. Once I get a vita, I will not even game a single bit on my phone.

#4 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Everyday. But I am not into the stupid little games like the posters above me have listed. I like real games like Dungeon Hunter 2 3D, Shadow Guardian 3D, and Asphalt 6 just to name a few. I do not play it more than I do my PS3 or PC, but I at least get a game or two in every night when in bed before going to sleep. I also play when ever I am not home.
#5 Posted by flipin_jackass (9729 posts) -
Everyday, but probably 15 minutes to 1 hr at the most. I prefer my PC.
#6 Posted by UssjTrunks (10043 posts) -

Rarely as I usually need my phone to last me through the day. When I do, it's usually the fun little games. I mostly use my phone for listening to music and browsing the web.

#7 Posted by invisibletearsx (997 posts) -

Everyday. Perfect for solo public transport rides.

#8 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -
Well I don't have a Android-based phone (yet), I do have a tablet. Even still, I don't do much gaming on it through I enjoy a bit of UNO & Monopoly on it from time-to-time. Sometimes while I'm home or while taking public transportation to and from work.
#9 Posted by Je3vez (95 posts) -

Never, I had angry birds installed but my phone (Samsung Galaxy Mini) plays it so slowly.

#10 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

The Gameloft games, while unoriginal, are usually pretty good timesinks. This phone came with a lot of games on it and having dedicated buttons really made me get into some of them more than I ever have on a phone. Between the Gameloft games, Dungeon Defenders, Crash Bandicoot, Sonic CD, GTA3, Dead Space, the Zenonia games, and emulators (legally of course), I almost dont even have a desire to text anymore.

If this thing gets PSP games when the Vita comes out then my social life is over.

#11 Posted by Rikusaki (16365 posts) -

Not very often, but I've been playing more ever since the OnLive app came out.

#12 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

Not very often, but I've been playing more ever since the OnLive app came out.

Rikusaki
I really want to get into OnLive, but my connection is too slow. Maybe one day.
#13 Posted by hellotony (60 posts) -

At least 20min every day, when I was wating a bus or toileting. Now PVZ, World of Goo, Fruit Ninja, GTA III, Hot Pursuit and some emus.

#14 Posted by Fandangle (3430 posts) -

Not as often as I would like

#15 Posted by streetridaz (3276 posts) -

I don't play games on my phone only because i have a tablet. I play my tablet all the time!

#16 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -
I only have a handful of games that I actually play. And they don't entertain me very long. I mostly use it as a PDA to keep track of my calendar, contacts, email etc. Also use it for music and videos.
#17 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

I've been playing Minish Cap nonstop on my phone and when I finally get to the end the rom keeps crashing in a certain spot, Im guessing its because of everything going on in that area, and I cant get past it.

Emulation is such a double edged sword sometimes.

Still, I've been playing at least a couple hours a day lately.

To everyone with a tablet, how are they? Is it just like having a big phone or do they actually feel like another experience entirely? Im somewhat interested in getting one around tax time :P

#18 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -

I've been playing Minish Cap nonstop on my phone and when I finally get to the end the rom keeps crashing in a certain spot, Im guessing its because of everything going on in that area, and I cant get past it.

Emulation is such a double edged sword sometimes.

Still, I've been playing at least a couple hours a day lately.

To everyone with a tablet, how are they? Is it just like having a big phone or do they actually feel like another experience entirely? Im somewhat interested in getting one around tax time :P

kaze347

Something different entirely. Its easy to say that they are stretched out phones until you use one.

#19 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

[QUOTE="kaze347"]

I've been playing Minish Cap nonstop on my phone and when I finally get to the end the rom keeps crashing in a certain spot, Im guessing its because of everything going on in that area, and I cant get past it.

Emulation is such a double edged sword sometimes.

Still, I've been playing at least a couple hours a day lately.

To everyone with a tablet, how are they? Is it just like having a big phone or do they actually feel like another experience entirely? Im somewhat interested in getting one around tax time :P

gmaster456

Something different entirely. Its easy to say that they are stretched out phones until you use one.

I really wanna try one, I need to look into them more. Do you know what is unanimously the best one for your money? The new Tegra 3 one that just got announced looks awesome for $250, but idk if I wanna wait for it to come out. I was looking at a Kindle Fire, need to look at it some more.

#20 Posted by streetridaz (3276 posts) -

I love my tablet. It's pretty much replaced my laptop. I pretty much all my daily computer activities on my tablet. Bathroom is now a full blown media experience. LOL i game on it all the time. I bring it to work with me everyday. I doesn't replace a smartphone other then its better with a full screen but it's a luxary but it's awesome. I didn't know if i should get one like 6 months ago but i'm glad i did because i love it and use it every day all day!

#21 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -

[QUOTE="gmaster456"]

[QUOTE="kaze347"]

I've been playing Minish Cap nonstop on my phone and when I finally get to the end the rom keeps crashing in a certain spot, Im guessing its because of everything going on in that area, and I cant get past it.

Emulation is such a double edged sword sometimes.

Still, I've been playing at least a couple hours a day lately.

To everyone with a tablet, how are they? Is it just like having a big phone or do they actually feel like another experience entirely? Im somewhat interested in getting one around tax time :P

kaze347

Something different entirely. Its easy to say that they are stretched out phones until you use one.

I really wanna try one, I need to look into them more. Do you know what is unanimously the best one for your money? The new Tegra 3 one that just got announced looks awesome for $250, but idk if I wanna wait for it to come out. I was looking at a Kindle Fire, need to look at it some more.

If your gonna go with a 7 inch tablet, the new Asus would be a no brainer. There are a lot of options out there for a lot of different budgets.

#22 Posted by Steameffekt (4950 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rikusaki"]

Not very often, but I've been playing more ever since the OnLive app came out.

kaze347
I really want to get into OnLive, but my connection is too slow. Maybe one day.

You're not missing much. It's just like playing a Youtube video.
#23 Posted by judyguo (3 posts) -
Almost everyday, I will surf around and download some cool game to play with. My favorite game is 'cut the rope' on android. =D
#24 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -

Whenever I´m bored at school or in the bus.

#25 Posted by kaze347 (1270 posts) -

[QUOTE="kaze347"][QUOTE="Rikusaki"]

Not very often, but I've been playing more ever since the OnLive app came out.

Steameffekt

I really want to get into OnLive, but my connection is too slow. Maybe one day.

You're not missing much. It's just like playing a Youtube video.

Are you sure you arent thinking of the viewing app? Because I fail to see how slight input lag makes a game at all like a Youtube video.

#26 Posted by Loegi (1692 posts) -
Never actually. The bad controls piss me of too much. I prefer to browse the internet.
#27 Posted by RaIn285 (3010 posts) -

I would very rarely play something like AngryBirds or Fruitninja when I`m on the bus.But I would much rather listen to some music or just look outside.

#28 Posted by Steameffekt (4950 posts) -

[QUOTE="Steameffekt"][QUOTE="kaze347"] I really want to get into OnLive, but my connection is too slow. Maybe one day.kaze347

You're not missing much. It's just like playing a Youtube video.

Are you sure you arent thinking of the viewing app? Because I fail to see how slight input lag makes a game at all like a Youtube video.

I'm talking about the quality when playing the games. I was a founding member of Onlive and was impressed at the tech but unimpressed with the streaming quality.