Hey you, the one playing games on your phone at work... read this!

A Talk Mobile 2013 Infographic

Mobile Gaming
By Kevin Michaluk on 5 Aug 2013 05:02 pm EDT
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We're between weeks in our busy and all-encompassing Talk Mobile 2013 schedule, but we still have something fun to share today.

We kicked off Talk Mobile with "Mobile Gaming" as our subject of focus, covering all of the hot topics: mobile gaming vs. consoles, the dark side of mobile gaming, multiplayer mobile gaming, and we finished talking off about how mobile gaming could get better and what the future of mobile gaming looks like.

We also surveyed the community with a bunch of questions related to mobile gaming and got some pretty awesome results - including the fact 30% of you are playing games on your phone at work, 38% at school, 62% in bed and 73% while taking care of business on the toilet (seriously.. what the?!). Click on the image below for a full look at the infographic, and be sure to share it! I also love infographics... I always walk away learning something new. Enjoy!

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37 comments

thurask

And what if I use neither console games nor mobile games?

PC forever

Brandon8ch

Haha that's funny. I play games mostly in bed or on the bus

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zten

Why are you surprised about the toilet one it's not like you don't do it.

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Kevin Michaluk

You're so right. But I guess I felt like not everybody else was doing it too. But totally true. Shouldn't be surprised :)

locke7

lol... everyone does it. :)

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diegonei

I don't. Seriously. Nothing against those who do, but I really don't risk water damaging my Z10.

Oh yeah, I don't play games on it either. o.o

locke7

Simple solution, don't hold your phone over the water.

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Oscar_E

thats the place i think most people use their phones to play in ! lol

MadMarti

That brings us to another big topic for TM13: Hygiene! Which platform houses the most bacteria? How do you clean them properly? And how often? :D

Cafeina

My thoughts exactly. SMH

Prince Radebe

Until you run out of lives on Candy Crush... you don't get off that sit.

BerryWizard

So true ! :o

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techanic

Lol, I actually open up the news apps.

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triplekia

Who doesn't bring their phone to the toilet these days anyway?

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MasterOfBinary

Lol why waste precious time right?

Emanuel Yakubov

Not me.. whoever does must have some serious constipation problems lol

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LinuxDais

At the Office and in Bed - yes, guilty of that. The Toilet, haven't gone to those heights, yet!!!

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SteelGreek

It's a good time to send some texts and emails too...

Posted through a Verizon Z10 running 10.2.0.1047

locke7

We must be the highly productive crowd. ;)

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qwerty4ever

I'd say people using their smartphone while on the toilet probably suffer from frequent bouts of diarrhoea giving rise to excessive time on the toilet. Hardly my definition of productive people.

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chrisstlaurent

The bathroom usage survey needs to be more specific......an icon of a bathtub!

BlackBerry for leaders, not followers.

NickDomi

So funny that i was just about to open up a game here at work and I say, "Let's check crackberry first." This is what I see lol.

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sobored

1/6 mobiles have fecal matter on them.

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SEAWARRIOR

so do 4/5 toothbrushes,,, FACT!!!

felixlives

Why are all these images always skewed and stretched on the CB10 app

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bizarrejustin

Mobile gaming just doesn't do it for me. Its either PC or console for me! Hence my love for the BB! All about takin care of business not playing around.. I don't usually have enough time sitting around the office to play games anyway. My lunch is for crackberry haha

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nova_8

Hahaha...funny title.

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Flip4Bytes

Very interesting. I can see how paymium is annoying as heck in games (because quite frankly, it annoys the heck out of me). If I paid for a game (most of the time $3-4) and then I am presented with constant "purchase this to improve" or "purchase this costume" or whatever it may be I feel like I was ripped off... If I PAY for it, I want everything inside to be FREE!

I'd be VERY curious to know what people prefer in an app sense. I'd assume freemium is probably the best model because you get in a sense a trial before you choose to buy it or not, but I don't know. I think that statistic would greatly help out other devs just as the one above helps out game developers.

Thanks for this, very enjoyable to read!

- Developer of "Web Design Cheat Sheet" for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

203

I despise the "pay to win" game model and will actively avoid software that operates as such. If I have to pay an initial purchase price for game software, that should be it, there should be nothing more to pay in order to use it to it's full potential.

There are plenty of games around that describe themselves as free but require in game purchases to enabe any chance of success or progression. While the use of the word "free" in such a case is somewhat a misrepresentation, I don't have a problem with them so long as the publisher is honest about it.

Flip4Bytes

Very well put, I completely agree.

- Developer of "Web Design Cheat Sheet" for BB10 (Posted via CB10)

Savior4Life

There has to be something worth playing on BB10 in order for me to do this...

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Concession

Hey, I'm not at work playing games. I'm just up late, which will definitely negatively impact my job performance tomorrow.

Winston Loh

The toilet is where I find there is silence and thoughts come flowing :-)

Louis Belshaw1

Lol I am playing candy crush now at work

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Dylanmichael603

1 in 6 phones have E-Coli on them because of people being unsanitary...

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Emanuel Yakubov

And than they put that phone to the face.. gross

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Emanuel Yakubov

I mostly play in bed, in The train and sometimes at work when I'm bored

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