Here are the Apps & Games I have been playing on my smartphone!
Metal Jesus: Metal Jesus here, and I’m back again with another video, this time talking about, what is on my phone? Now, this is an iPhone here. However, each one of these apps and games is also available on Android. Let’s take a look.
To start off with, we’re going to talk about an app called OfferUp. This is a Craigslist competitor. But what’s really cool about it is that it is completely designed for mobile phones. Now, what I mean by that is that this app is not some website that they’re trying to shoehorn into a small screen. No, it’s designed to be used anywhere you are at any moment. Snap a photo, and you’re ready to rock and roll. You’re ready to sell something or potentially buy something or communicate with a buyer or seller. It’s all right built into your phone, and it’s awesome.
As you see here, depending on what you’re interested in, you can browse a bunch of different categories. So you can go into music or beauty and health or even video games, lots and lots of video games. One of the really cool things about this is that you can set the area that you want to search. And so it can be a living thing. So for instance, if you go on vacation or perhaps you travel a lot and you go to a different city, you can literally just dial in as much or as little of the surrounding area that you want to search.
So why don’t we try it. What can I sell? Well, I got to be honest. I don’t really need a razor anymore, growing out the facial hair. So here, let’s take a quick photo of my used razor here. And then let’s see here, okay, yeah. So it’s a used razor. And, yes, my loss is somebody else’s gain. And let’s put it at a dollar. All right, it’s live. Now, let’s see if anybody bites.
So this app is definitely starting to catch fire, especially around my area. Lots of people are starting to talk about it. Lots of people are using it. I would say almost as many people are using this now as Craigslist. So depending on your area, you may get different results. But the good news is it’s completely free for the time being. So definitely check it out.
Many of you come to my channel looking for game recommendations. Well, I have been playing Inferno and Inferno 2. These are really fun twin stick shooters that I guess mix up a little bit of maybe Smash TV feel with geometry wars and a full-blown RPG. This is awesome.
Now, the thing about gaming on a mobile phone is all about the controls. And thankfully, this game controls really well. There’s not a lot of frustration here. And there’s also some serious precision. The controls feel just right. And it’s a good thing too, because this game gets hectic quick.
But like I mentioned earlier, one of my favorite aspects of this is that there is full-blown RPG in here. You can upgrade a ton of stuff based on the XP that you gather while you’re blowing all this stuff up. So you can upgrade your missiles, your shields, your power. There’s just a ton of optimization here.
And just look at those visuals. I love that vector-based graphics style. It just got this really cool old school vibe to it. But the game feels new and fresh. As a matter a fact, I love it so much, I actually beat the first one, and then I went on and bought the second, and I’m working my way through that one.
So lots of challenge here if you’re looking for it, but you can also dial it back if you’re more of a casual player. Definitely, check out the Inferno series.
Here’s an app. I’m not even sure how I lived without it before because I’m such a big music fan. And I love seeing bands play live. But often, I don’t hear about who’s coming. Or even like tonight, it’s like, who’s playing tonight? I have no idea. I’m so out of touch. Well, Bandsintown is the app for me and you if you like live music.
The first thing that the app does is scans your phone for all the albums and songs that you’ve been listening to recently and then builds a profile based on that. And it does this because it wants to give you recommendations. Now, you have total control over that. So for instance, you can say, “No, I only want to track these particular artists.” Or you can get recommendations, which is what I really like. And you can really dial that in because sometimes you get more pop or you might get country. But for the most part, I get a lot of rock and metal. And it’s pretty smart. It seems to do a really good job.
But there’s other times where I just want to know, who’s playing tonight in Seattle? And it’s really cool to hit that button and just scroll through. And honestly, I’m often amazed. I’m like I see all these bands that I haven’t thought about in years and be like “Oh yeah! They’re still touring.” Or “They’re going to be playing this Thursday” or something like that. It’s definitely really cool if you’re into live music.
Here’s a pretty unique game that is unlike anything I’ve ever played before called Dark Echo.
Basically, this is a survival horror game where literally you can’t see anything but the audio that’s around you. And it’s represented graphically in a really interesting kind of way. For instance, you can stomp your feet and the audio waves will echo around the room to give you a sense of just how big it is and also maybe where some doors or corridors are.
But this is a survival horror game and something wants to hurt you badly. And it’s cool because it’s represented with red. And you don’t know exactly what it is. It just sounds terrifying. There’s other ambient noises as well that really feed into this atmosphere of dread and just fear. This is a weird scary game. You’ll quietly hear like a drop of water somewhere down a corridor or maybe you’ll hear another person walking. But again, you’re not sure what they’re doing, whether they’re good or bad. You’ll hear maybe people getting hurt or all this other weird stuff. It’s definitely an awesome game you want to play with headphones and just get lost in it.
Well, should we see if anyone is interested in my razor? Okay, let’s see here. Ooh, okay, two responses. Tiffany wrote a message. All right, let’s check out what Tiffany says: “You should throw that away and not waist, waste, people’s time on OfferUp with a used razor. That is a hygiene product and not healthy to be shared. Furthermore, if health conditions are passed from one person to another, it could be a criminal offense. This is not a funny post.”
I’ll agree with her there. It’s not really that funny. Kind of is, but oh well. Sorry, Tiffany, that I offended you. Let’s see what Jacob has to say here. So Jacob, “Is it autographed?” Ah, a fan.
Lately, I have been obsessed with a 2D platformer called Magic Rampage. And I know there’s a lot of these in the app stores that are out there for these smartphones. But honestly, this is one of the best ones.
So first off, it’s free. So just download it and try it if you are into these kind of games. But what makes it really special is the graphics. The graphics are really great, very crisp. And then also the controls. Again, this is a 2D platformer, and the controls really matter, and they nailed it.
The other thing I like is that it’s also part RPG as many of these games are. But this one does it really smartly because you’re going to be doing a lot of loot-collecting here. Get all sorts of equipment and rings to wear and then also weapons. But those weapons and that armor and those rings have an elemental aspect to them. And unlike other games, you’re going to be swapping out quite a bit here.
For instance, in some levels, you can play through them and maybe complete the level, but it’ll tell you that you haven’t unlocked or found everything. And that’s because you didn’t put on the suit that allows you to jump really high and get to areas of the level that you couldn’t otherwise reach. Also, you’ll meet certain enemies that might be taken down quicker if you had the right weapon.
There are some in-app purchases that are available to you. But honestly, you don’t need to do that because I found that, one, the game gives you a lot of gold. But if you find yourself wanting that little extra piece of equipment or something like that, you might be tempted like I was to spend a buck or two and be able to do that quickly. Either way, it’s a fantastic game, and I highly recommend it.
I’m an old school guy. I like my physical vinyl records. I also have a bunch of CDs. And for many years, I resisted this digital online revolution that was happening with streaming over the Internet, streaming music and stuff. And so I actually came to Spotify fairly late. But I’m so glad I did because the service rocks.
The big thing for me is that I can listen to whatever I want at the exact moment that I want to. Unlike services like Pandora where you’ll type in a song and maybe it’ll play that one but usually it’s going to play something similar because of licensing or whatever, Spotify allows you to listen to the exact song or album right there. It’s just all available to you.
Also, their catalog of music is really impressive. The majority of albums and artists that you are into are probably already on Spotify but, more than that, even their new albums. So when an album comes out on a Tuesday, it’s usually available here. So again, you don’t actually have to buy albums anymore. It’s right on Spotify.
Also, if you upgrade your account, you don’t have to listen to ads. And as a little bonus, you can download the music straight to your smartphone. That is perfect if you are in an area that doesn’t have great cell phone service.
So that is just some of the apps and games I’ve been using lately on my phone. But I’d love to know what you guys are using on your phones because it seems to change every week. So much comes out and it’s so easy to miss stuff. So please post a comment down below.
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