Android Section

04-23-2015, 08:01 AM
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Android Section

So maybe I'm totally crazy. Is the Android section on Touch Arcade new or has it always been here? Can iOS and Android gamers live peacefully together or is the relationship doomed? Finally, what exactly was hidden at Area 51 for all those years?
04-23-2015, 08:09 AM
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It's been there for just over two years.



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04-23-2015, 08:14 AM
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Most of the games listed there make me totally love my decision to stick with iOS and not move to Android ! Way to much shovelware on Android
04-23-2015, 08:26 AM
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To be fair, as someone who browses through the daily App Store releases every other day... HOLY JESUS H CHRIST is there a TON of complete and utter tripe release daily.

Overall though, I think it doesn't matter beyond personal preference. Most of the good stuff is released on both platforms.



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04-23-2015, 08:36 AM
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So maybe I'm totally crazy.
Yes.

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Is the Android section on Touch Arcade new or has it always been here?
No and no.

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Can iOS and Android gamers live peacefully together/.../?
Yes. All those who argue about android vs iOS are filthy casuals who play crappy minigames and still have their background set on default while whining how the other platform is worse because it doesn't allow customization or lacks in performance. They are completely oblivious of rooting/jailbreaking and have no idea what games their 4Gb RAM, quad-code devices are capable of running outside of crappy minigames.

Besides, more and more new games that get released are multi-platform.

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Finally, what exactly was hidden at Area 51 for all those years?
UFOs that are being reverse engineered, alien autopsies, interviews with intelligent extra-terrestrial reptilians, weapons/time machines being built from plans found on an alien equivalent of a Voyager I golden disc, you name it. It's just a military aircraft/weaponry test facility though, but there are tons of people with allegedly backed up sources who can tell you otherwise.

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04-23-2015, 09:26 AM
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To be fair, as someone who browses through the daily App Store releases every other day... HOLY JESUS H CHRIST is there a TON of complete and utter tripe release daily.

Overall though, I think it doesn't matter beyond personal preference. Most of the good stuff is released on both platforms.
Perhaps because it just isnt shown here. The Android section here doesnt seem to show the best what Android has to offer.

I'm glad i've stuck with iOS as i firmly believe it gets the best games, the amount of revenue devs make on iOS compared to Android just doesnt compare.

Of course i love Android for emulation and being able to play say Quake II or Jedi Knight on my tablet though. But theres so much tripe out there , endless flappy bird clones (still), terrible free games which would probably get turned down by Apple thankfully
04-23-2015, 09:48 AM
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(snip) endless flappy bird clones (still) (snip)
I saw at least seven of those in both today's and yesterday's cycle.

Also, since when does Apple reject apps based on quality?



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04-23-2015, 09:57 AM
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It's been there for just over two years.
Good grief, I'm going back to bed. Thanks everyone for your reply.
04-23-2015, 10:07 AM
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Perhaps because it just isnt shown here. The Android section here doesnt seem to show the best what Android has to offer.

I'm glad i've stuck with iOS as i firmly believe it gets the best games, the amount of revenue devs make on iOS compared to Android just doesnt compare.

Of course i love Android for emulation and being able to play say Quake II or Jedi Knight on my tablet though. But theres so much tripe out there , endless flappy bird clones (still), terrible free games which would probably get turned down by Apple thankfully
Haha yeah, the Android section on Touch Arcade is in no way representative of what Android has to offer. I don't even have an Android and I'm fairly certain of that.

Just no one really comes to TA to promote an Adroid game if it's actually worth a damn because there's far better places to go than an iOS gaming site
04-23-2015, 10:32 AM
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I saw at least seven of those in both today's and yesterday's cycle.

Also, since when does Apple reject apps based on quality?
To be fair its not probably many we hear about (most devs probably wouldnt want to admit it)

Remember that kid agessssss ago who tried to create a 'gameboy' style platformer. Colours were garish, controls werent straight and looked shoddy. He seemed to think he had a huge seller on his hands. There were some great threads with him ! He eventually got banned from here but tried coming back with a new account (also banned)

I remember he went to put the game through to the app store and got rejected by Apple as basically his app was crap (Saying that a lot of crap gets through).