Mobile games can make a crazy amount of money. Puzzles and Dragons at its peak was said to be earning $100 million per month! Why do people spend so much?
Mobile games are generally much more simple than traditional video games, so they can’t provide the same rich experiences as traditional video games. Instead, they engage their core users by providing a satisfying experience of winning, especially against other players. Since people often play mobile games in their spare time, money is used as a shortcut to win quickly and efficiently. The entire game’s structure is built around creating an environment to support people who are willing to pay large amounts of money in order to win.
This is extremely important.
I’m a supporter of LGBT rights. I’m generally not too vocal about it, but with recent events culminating in the Orlando mass shootings, I had to say something.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the LGBT rights movement recently. Hopefully this effort can be another step forward following the Civil Rights Movement, as we work towards equal rights and treatment for all.
Property values across the U.S., where the area of each state has been substituted for its total property value.
Because of her dissociative identity disorder, I was a stranger in the eyes of the woman I loved.
Beautifully written, and a reminder that something like 50 First Dates is actually a terrifying situation
Ricky Jay is a legend, and is without a doubt one of my favorite magicians to watch. His shows leave you with a greater appreciation for the magician’s craft, rather than just the immediate illusion they present.
A look into the deep, dark, strangely complicated world of Simpsons mathematics.
I knew that Futurama has a lot of great mathematics involved, but I didn’t realize that it started in the Simpsons.
Magicians, Mafiosos, a Missing Painting, and the Heist of a Lifetime
In 1990, Marilyn vos Savant correctly answered a probability puzzle in her column for Parade Magazine. And then, the world called her an idiot.
I still remember the chaos caused by the Monty Hall problem in our high school math class. Here's my explanation for how it works:
- Your first choice could either be a car or a goat.
- If you picked the car, you will win the car by not changing your guess.
- If you picked a goat, the host will reveal the second goat. The last door left will be the car, so you are guaranteed to win if you change your guess.
- You have two possible strategies to win the car:
- Try to pick the car on your first guess, and don't change the guess.
- Try to pick a goat on your first guess, and change the guess after the host opens another door.
- The second strategy is better, since picking a goat is twice as easy as picking the car.
The best strategy is to try to pick a goat in round 1. Once the host has revealed the second goat, you are guaranteed the car by switching doors.