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Hey freemium haters, I've got some Android games for you. 
Skip the IAPs with these outstanding Android games Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That’s certainly the impression we get when we talk about freemium, so we’ve rounded up our favorite titles that do away with all of that, and provides the absolute maximum of product up-front. There's a healthy mix here of...
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Talked with a bunch of game developers about the freemium model at GDC. Quite the mixed bag of reactions. 
“I think everybody’s happy with free-to-play for now.” That's Kyu Lee, founder of Gamevil, a veteran mobile game developer with more than a decade of experience. They’ve been churning out freemium games — free to download and play, but full of in-app purchases — at a solid clip for years now, resulting in plenty of players and a well-known RPG series. Will Stallwood, founder of Cipher...
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Everything in moderation. F2P is great as long as it is balanced and value of paid items is clearly explained to the players. 

If a game costs less than, say, $3-4 it not an issue but I wouldn't risk buying a $5 game w/o trying it first. And I'm not talking about the 15 mins refund window.
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Dudes, there is so much phone news coming out of Mobile World Congress. Samsung press conference is starting up soon if you wanna follow the liveblog. 
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Such an awesome week.
 
Finally leaving CES. So proud of team iMore +Georgia Dow +Anthony Casella +Richard Devine +Simon Sage +Peter Cohen +Ally Kazmucha +Joe Keller +Chris Parsons. Thanks to +Marcus Adolfsson +Kevin Michaluk +Derek Kessler +Michelle Haag for making it all happen. Great seeing +Phil Nickinson +Daniel Rubino +Adam Zeis again. And huge thanks to +Cali Lewis +John Pozadzides +Dave Curlee +Kien Tran and the Geek Beat team. I learned so much!
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Welp, I know what I'm playing tonight. 
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment's new fast-past, fun and frenetic card game for iPad, is now available for download from the App Store — if you're in Australia, New Zealand, or Canada, that is. Here's why, according to the Blizzard blog: Launching Hearthstone in a limited set of countries allows us to focus on the end-to-end player experience and make sure...
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HTC made a new phone and it's pretty nice. 
The HTC One has done what few phones have done before. A year after its release, it still holds up. That’s not always the case with a smartphone, and HTC’s had its share of phones that disappointed in the long-term. The HTC One, however? Still a good buy. But time is ticking for that original HTC One, also known by its codename, M7. Today, it’s been replaced by a new HTC One. A sleeker...
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Spent a lot of time at CES checking out virtual reality and gesture recognition. Here's an overview and my takeaways.
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Took a stab at picking the very best games on Android. Tough to do in a top 10 with so much great stuff out there. 
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+Simon Sage I can only imagine how long this took. I'll check it out while I sip on this incredible tasting glass of beer. 
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I write all day about smartphones at Mobile Nations. When I'm done, I play video games. On a rare occasion I'll stand up from the computer, and loom meters above anyone who happens to be nearby. That about sums it up. 
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Lots of variety, handy having the convenience store right there. Usually eat by drop-in, but order from elsewhere for delivery.
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