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WKash
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2/11/2014 | 6:44:09 PM
Re: Stressed out by success
Interesting tagging along w/ my son to a video game mail order/showroom stocked w/ games one would have thought would be dead by now on i.e. Nintendo 64 platforms, and are still in big demand.

 
Thomas Claburn
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2/11/2014 | 4:15:43 PM
Re: Stressed out by success
>This guy is the Dave Chappelle of mobile app developers.

Or the Disney of mobile app developers. Disney has long had a successful strategy of withdrawing its videos/DVDs from distribution for a few years to create scarcity and stimulate demand. It's probably worth trying for apps that get enough initial recognition. You can't buy this kind of PR.
Shane M. O'Neill
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2/11/2014 | 10:03:31 AM
Stressed out by success
This guy is the Dave Chappelle of mobile app developers.
ChrisMurphy
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2/11/2014 | 9:27:40 AM
Re: Convert
I'm not a big gamer, of the deep or shallow variety, but might simple and mindless be a big part of the appeal of these games?
Whoopty
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2/11/2014 | 8:15:10 AM
Convert
I'd love someone to develop a game that bridges that gap between these ultra casual experiences and something deeper and more meaningful. I think it's great that people are enjoying games more than ever, but these experieces are so shallow and forgetful, that they don't mean anything. All these people enjoying Candy Crush and Flappy Birds, if they could take the time to play a game that has a story, or deeper gameplay mechanics, I think they'd be amazed with the fun they could have and they're remember it afterwards - maybe even learn something. 
Joe Stanganelli
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2/11/2014 | 3:30:36 AM
Re: Hot phones
I'm more a fan of The Impossible Game.  Very difficult, but with variety.
Joe Stanganelli
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2/11/2014 | 3:28:13 AM
Not to be a Debbie Downer, but...
FWIW, numerous Redditors have suggested (and I doubt that they're wrong) that the "completed sales" on eBay are probably fakes, to get attention.

In any case, it's all the more unlikely that a phone with Flappy Birds on it is worth a small fortune if reports that the game is coming back are correct.
Kristin Burnham
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2/10/2014 | 8:01:12 PM
Good for him.
You have to respect a person who values happiness and simplicity over money. That's so rare these days.
Charlie Babcock
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2/10/2014 | 7:23:45 PM
Flappy flies away with the good life
I have heard before of success ruining the good life... but have no firsthand knowledge of it.
ChrisMurphy
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2/10/2014 | 7:19:06 PM
Re: Hot phones
People doubting this was a viral hit weren't at the same basketball game I was at recently, as a dozen 7th graders sitting behind me dueled each other on their phones to topple the Flappy Bird champ. Sure sounded viral to me.  
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