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Wish List for Fallout 4
By oblivion437
Posted on 11/24/14
So I promised that list and here it is.  It's late and it's not as thorough as I'd hoped.  I also wish I had images handy to illustrate every point where helpful.  So, in no particular order - a subjective set of desired features for Fallout 4: Things to...

Why Do I Keep Playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out?

Posted on Thursday, December 6 @ 05:49:00 Eastern by

This is Comic Book Guy. I feel like he'd have a lot to say about Origin if he could: "Worst. Digital Storefront. Ever."


Of course, I can tell Comic Book Guy to do anything I want. I tap on him and poke him around. He lives on my phone in The Simpsons: Tapped Out. I can make him sell comics, interact with other Simpsons mainstays, or even cosplay as Spock... a fat, overzealous, judgmental Spock. In this case, I've got many of my Simpsons running tasks on the hour. That means I check back with them and set them off on other tasks. Here are many of them shopping at the Kwik-E-Mart. Overnight I'll assign them to 8- or 12-hour tasks while I sleep.


Comic Book Guy's 60 -inute task is to dine at the Gulp N' Blow, of which my Springfield has two. One of them just so happens to be right next door to the Android's Dungeon, but does Comic Book Guy go there? No! He goes to the "good" Gulp N' Blow... the one near the Springfield Penitentiary.

It's moments like these that make me question why I'm still playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out, despite writing in my review that EA's horrid Origin service acted as "the binding on a mule." I think I keep playing because a few successes in EA's stab at Zynga's farm-grown "Ville" mechanics have kept the experience fresh and funny.


Tapped Out has covered the holiday bases by tying into the new season of The Simpsons on Fox. Homer and company found my Springfield overrun by zombies and a black hole earlier this Fall in the lead up to the newest Treehouse of Terror. Currently, in fact, at this very moment, Homer Simpson has transformed into Cool Homer, a walking, talking, money-generating play on Hipster tropes. Above you'll find him judging people.

I still haven't spent a single cent on EA's free-to-play game, despite the fact that I'm dying to have Hank Scorpio walk around my Springfield with a flamethrower. I also wouldn't mind a working Duff Brewery set down the road from Moe's Tavern, complete with Duffman himself. So I ask you:

Why am I still playing? If you've ever been bitten by the free-to-play bug, what was the game and why did you keep playing and why did you finally (if ever) stop playing?
Related Games:   The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Tags:   The Simpsons, EA, Origin
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