Bullet Force: How Does the Game Measure Up?

This multiplayer, free to play the game is certainly aesthetically pleasing. Bullet force was essentially made by one person and while that is commendable, the real fact remains that it is awkward to play on mobile because of shoddy controls. We are going to expand on that latter.

If bullet force could be compared with something, it would be Call of Duty because just like CoD, the entire game has a modern military aesthetic which also allows for the ability to sprint along while having a button which can be used to aim down the sights of the weapon.

Since bullet force is a free to play the game so it doesn’t gatekeep the number of matches, players are allowed to play on a per day basis. On the contrary, new items like Camo, guns, and grenades are all available to be bought using ingame currency like bullet force gold and credits. While players may feel pushed into a corner with very few options when they begin playing the game, but churning out the needed currency doesn’t take too long. Either way, there is always the option of paying with realworld money to speed the proceedings along.

While the controls of the game are standard, but it is really hard to control the game due to issues with the touch interface when actions like jumping, reloading, crouching, firing, aiming, throwing grenades and using melee attacks on the opponent are carried out. It feels cumbersome and to make matters worse, there are no options on how to customize the game controls at all.

Bullet force is a game which looks amazing on paper and in screenshots taken by players, but considering all the factors it isn’t a good game to play even though the free to play model is lucrative.

Here are some ways the game can be improved upon:

The game should get some customizable game controls because, without this backbone, the game isn’t going to able to capture a market easily at all.

The visuals should get updated

Adding more game modes will give the game more depth, as will adding more locations.

In short, bullet force is a game for people who are either huge fans of the first person shooter game and just have to play every game out there or are extremely bored with little memory space in their phones. Otherwise, go for a better option is highly recommended.

Is Frash Worth the Time to Install?

Frash is an interesting turn on the act of jail breaking an iPhone or an iPad. What the third party tool, Frash, offers is the ability to run Adobe Flash technology on popular Apple devices. While Frash has quite a few things going for it, the downsides so far seem to outweigh any advantages. First of all, just to install Frash the device needs to be jailbroken, secondly it is not an app. This of course means there is a little bit of work just to download and install the software. However, since many folks attempting the installation of Frash are likely some tech savvy individuals Frash may stay around for a bit, at least until the people of Apple figure out how to block it with a Safari update.

While Frash seems to work fine as a Flash replacement on several websites, things like games and streaming video generally result in a browser crash or another type of error message. In fact, anyone who decides to install Frash should expect a fair amount of crashes and errors. Of course, it is not the developer’s fault, because many of the sites are set up to detect if they are being visited by an iPad or iPhone and flat out will not load. To say that Frash works sporadically would be fair, but the software also seems to be extremely temperamental. Still, as a Flash replacement on these devices it does what it can. Frash is not advertised as an instant fix, nor should anyone expect it to be. The folks atCnet did a great job playing around with it, and came to similar conclusions.

Since Apple actually supporting Flash technology could have avoided the whole need for Frash, one has to wonder how long Apple will continue to wait on the sidelines. What the folks at Frash need to get the technology working properly is time and funding. Since it is unlikely that Apple will grant them the time to get things fixed, as they have already distributed a patch to prevent it from working through the browser, and the funding will not likely be made available anytime soon, unless there is a dire need to see a few different Flash websites, users should likely not bother until a better alternative is available. While the results are impressive when they work, only the most hardcore of iPhone or iPad users are likely to take the steps necessary to get the software installed, let alone give it the time to work properly.

sources:
personal experience
http://github.com/comex/frash
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20013186-248.html

New Technology Changing the Face of Cell Site Tower Leases

Over the course of the last 25 years, the cellular industry has experienced tremendous growth. Cell phones have graduated from an ultra-expensive communication device to an inexpensive commodity. The cellular network – the foundation that all cell phones depend upon for service – has rapidly expanded as well. Cellular networks have spent much of the past 25 years leasing property, building “cell towers,” and establishing “cell sites” as quickly as possible in order to meet demand. Today, changing cellular technologies are causing cellular networks to re-organize their cell sites and towers (and their leases).

When cellular phone technology first began to gain popularity, the rush was on to build a cellular network as quickly as possible. Most of this expansion occurred during the first and second generations of cellular technology during the late 1980s and 1990s. During these days, cell towers and cell sites were often chosen based on location. Certain properties and buildings offered “ideal” coverage, and cellular networks often paid exorbitant lease rates for these “ideal” spots because the cellular technology of the time was simply too limited to work anywhere else.

But as the expression goes “times, they are a changin’.”

Today’s third generation cell phones operate completely different than the first and second generation of just a few years ago. Older cellular networks were far less sophisticated than today’s networks, and they required higher antenna sites to cover more area. Today’s networks…not so much. Today, carriers need more sites closer to the ground that are operating with greater bandwidth. The closer to the ground, the more locations to choose from.

The bottom line is that cellular networks no longer need to focus on finding the “best” locations for cell sites because cellular phone technology has changed.

These advances have benefited the consumer, but cell site lease holders have not profited from this new reality at all. Recently, in an effort to cut costs, wireless networks have been meticulously going over every lease they have because a good number of them are much too expensive in the current climate. Changes in technology have also allowed for an increase in competition between property owners. Now that there is no longer such a things as an “ideal” location, more property owners can offer leases at lower rates than current leaseholders.

The progress that has been made in this industry has been huge. After 25 years, the industry is still advancing technology at full speed. As the hardware for the cell sites changes over the course of time, re-negotiation of lease terms is the norm. Consumers are naturally happy about this improvement in service, while property owners are understandably disappointed about the lower site rates. Still, there is an upside to this sea-change in the cellular leasing industry. In exchange for re-negotiated lease terms, many wireless carriers are offering guaranteed long-term leases. Even in a competitive environment of declining rents, there’s a silver lining.

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