Mobile gaming is no longer a gimmick. Instead, it’s a bona fide platform in its own right, attracting everybody from competitive league players to rank amateurs. There are now dozens of gaming apps that attract players from all over the world, as well as league tables and community forums.
There are, of course, people who think that mobile gaming is a flash in the pan, and can’t compete with the likes of the PC or consoles. But time has proven these critics wrong. Mobile gaming continues to get ever more popular as people discover the joy of being able to play games on the move.
The question then, is how to make the most of your mobile gaming experience? Let’s take a look.
Close All You Background Apps
Background apps eat up a lot of memory on your phone. This is okay when you’re not doing things which are demanding, but it can become a huge problem when you start gaming, and suddenly you need all of the memory your phone has to offer. Things can quickly start getting laggy with apps running in the background, so switch them off.
Choose Devices With Larger Screens
If you want to game on a mobile device, it’s a good idea to choose one that has a large screen. Bigger screens not only give your fingers more space, but they also provide a more immersive experience. Gaming on a phone is hard, especially if the game requires a lot of micromanagement. By contrast, gaming on a 10-inch tablet is a lot easier. What’s more, larger devices tend to have more space for larger components and more powerful chips. You might find that you’re able to crank the graphics up higher on devices with larger screens.
Get Recommended Games
Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last few years, and not, finally gamers are starting to benefit. Apps like Playne help gamers choose games that suit their playstyle and preferences, meaning that it’s easier than ever to find games that you actually like. The artificial intelligence behind these systems means that gamers often get a better insight into the games that they like than they’d be able to acquire if they were left to their own devices. It should also be noted that many of these apps help gamers organize their games into categories and access them from a single hub while on the go.
Use A Gamepad
Touchscreens are great for doing things like typing emails and using maps, but they’re pretty bad when it comes to playing games. Some games kind of work using a touchscreen, like racing games. But the vast majority don’t work at all, especially if your fingers are always covering up the on-screen action. Not to worry: there are now dozens of gamepads on the market that are compatible with your mobile device’s Bluetooth, meaning that you can game with the same precision on your phone as you can using your console. Don’t bother with cheap gamepads, though: they’re not worth it.