iPad Battery Drainers?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by wonderva, Apr 2, 2009.

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Is battery consumption a factor for you when looking at games?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. wonderva

    wonderva Well-Known Member

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    What games really drain your battery?

    For me, it would be ZombieVille, that game drains battery fast for me.


    Battery drainage is a factor I consider, like if a Lite version takes up alot of battery for me, it is something I am going to take account when I look at the full version.
     
  2. gscal

    gscal Well-Known Member

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    I play mostly when my iPod is plugged in, so it isn't a major factor for me.
     
  3. darkhorse

    darkhorse Well-Known Member

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    #3 darkhorse, Apr 2, 2009
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    No, not at all. I'll be able to charge my ipod by the time my battery would try to run out. I don't care if a game drains my battery.
     
  4. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Battery is a pretty big factor. For example, I only play Galcon when I'm plugged because it's a big battery drainer. On the other hand, I can play Jabeh or TanZen anytime since it uses barely any energy.
     
  5. Silver Orange

    Silver Orange Well-Known Member

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    I would probably ask a few people about the battery before I buy an expensive game, but it's not a major factor in deciding whether or not to buy it.
     
  6. Zincous

    Zincous Well-Known Member

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    Looks like your the only one lol :p (7-1)
     
  7. ibelongintheforums

    ibelongintheforums Well-Known Member

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    I think it can be a big deal but not for me. I always have no brightness, wifi, push or anything
    And it's plugged in
    Although it has bad battery it does not affect my desicions
     
  8. Hello

    Hello Well-Known Member

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    nope i got ya back cocunut :D
     
  9. supg328911

    supg328911 Well-Known Member

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    pro ping pong player!!!!
    USA BABY
    not a real big problem for me, i charge it when ever i can so in most cases my battery never dies...
     
  10. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    it's not as bad now... 8-2

    Normally, I wouldn't care, but lately as I have been on my iPod a lot more often, I need to conserve energy.
     
  11. CDubby94

    CDubby94 Well-Known Member

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    Not a big deal when I go to buy the app, but a big deal when I go to play it. When I'm on a trip without a car charger I have to stay away from the battery drainers but most times I'm not in that situation so no big deal about 90% of the time.
     
  12. Scott30

    Scott30 Well-Known Member

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    It doesnt factor into wether I buy the game just when and where I might play it more then not. If I dont have a lot of juice left I will just play a game that doesnt use alot of battery.
     
  13. Big Albie

    Big Albie Well-Known Member

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    Nada for me too. Most of time, it's plugged in or my juice is low or kaput, I plug it in. I think if I worried about how much a game drains my battery, I wouldn't buy too many games. In general, the graphics-heavy games tend to be the biggest offenders, but what are you going to do.
     
  14. CDubby94

    CDubby94 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm trying to say... You're just less wordy :D
     
  15. iFonePhanatic

    iFonePhanatic Well-Known Member

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    Actually I've never considered the battery when buying a game. I just get what I want since I can usually charge it when I need to
     
  16. lordofbbq

    lordofbbq Well-Known Member

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    Not whether I decide on purchasing an app or not, but it is really annoying. If anyone has a touch and not a wall/ AC charger then it sucks to be you! No kidding.
     
  17. RawrReptar

    RawrReptar Well-Known Member

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    It doesnt affect me buying a game but it does affect when i play it. When i wasting time between classes i cant charge so i play a few non draining games but when i am at home i'll play those drainers. So i end up buying both kinds of games
     
  18. ericxd

    ericxd Well-Known Member

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    i can guarantee that battery is a very minor for the majority. I just cant see ppl boycotting a very good game even if it is a battery drainer. You can always get extra battery accessories or keep it charging; thus, there are many alternatives to solve this.
     
  19. Tower Defender

    Tower Defender Well-Known Member

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    It's a nuisance, but I buy for the fun, so it isn't a big deal.
     
  20. Crypton

    Crypton Well-Known Member

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    I've never considered battery usage.
    If I have to recharge, I recharge. I have an extra usb-charger and I normally have my notebook with me; and even if that would be drained, I have a portable back-up battery, which gives me 1 1/2 charges for my iPotch.
     

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