Three Things I Will Miss About My Pixel 3

I will be switching back to Iphone. My green Iphone 11 is supposed to be delivered by end of the day tomorrow. My reason for switching is to have a more secure device. I fell victim to the camera hack as well as within the past 6 months, 3 different accounts of mine have been hacked – I can’t prove it’s my phone’s fault, but I had the Iphone 6 – up until Pixel 3, and never had been hacked. The reasons for which are varied, for example Iphone is a tightly controlled app marketplace. While it’s not impossible for a rogue app to sneak in, it’s definitely more difficult. Another reason Iphone is more secure is because Android is the most widely used platform, similar to how many computer attackers aim their threats at windows because it dominates the market. They want to attack where the most people are. Lastly, Google’s convenience in password storage and account linking makes it easier for attackers to get all of your information in one place.

But there are several things I am really going to miss about my Pixel 3. Here are the top three things I will miss the most.

1.) Google Assistant

I find Google Assistant to be extremely helpful. I use it to take photos, set my alarm, search the internet, and any other number of things. Iphone has Siri but it’s still not the exact same thing as Google’s AI.

2.) The camera

I think the Iphone 11 Camera will be good – but I will miss the macro photography on the Pixel 3. As doll photography is my main hobby, I find I use macro more than any other type of photography. A lot of what makes a good Macro shot on the Pixel 3 is Google’s AI for the camera.

3.) Qoo App

The phone’s downfall is also its strength. An open app marketplace with a lot of apps. Qoo App which I’ve reviewed here before is an app that lets you easily get and keep updated apps from Asian countries such as Japan, China, and Korea. As an anime gamer, I will miss this – however; I know a work around on the Iphone to get games from the Japanese or Korean apple play stores.

There are other things I will miss too, the great clean interface that I’ve gotten used to. It is a beautiful user experience. Maybe the best I have seen. I’ll miss the cute “Not Pink” color – although I do love the tiffany blue mint green Iphone color too. And lastly, I’ll miss the unlimited online storage for the photos and videos of Pixel 3. There are many other great things about this phone that I will really miss. I haven’t had an Iphone since 6S… so I am a little unsure what to expect in Iphone 11. Time will tell if I’m happy with my trade-in or not. At least I got a great deal, a straight trade without having to pay anything except tax and that’s for the 256gb model, thanks to some great Black Friday specials running now with the major carriers. Goodbye Pixel 3, and hello to the next big thing.

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If You’re A Hot Wheels Collector, Better Read This

If You’re A Hot Wheels Collector, Better Read This 

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I think that at some point of our lives, we tend to find something that really grows on us. Like, we become attached to it and we want to have more of it in our lives. I don’t know if you’ve found yours yet but I’m pretty confident that you eventually will. It just so happens that some people find this “thing” in their lives early while others discover it much later on. 

If you’re not quite sure of what I’m talking about, well, I’m talking about your life collection.

That’s right; I’m actually referring to collections as in objects that you like to hoard over long periods of time. Sometimes, even for life. Every person has that one special thing that they can’t get enough of. For example, stamps. Many people are into collecting all kinds of stamps which is why they go to all sorts of places trying to hoard them all. When there are events, postal offices even release commemorative stamps and this makes the hunt all the more challenging for avid fans. I guess the thrill of the search is really fun for them which is why they grow very invested into the activity. Find out which of the sexes is more likely to be a fan of stashing in this article.

Other than stamps, there are many other kinds of collectibles. Some would gather coins and retell history using them. This is actually a very expensive stash since old, discontinued coins cost a fortune these days. You can even say they’re relics of a certain era in the past. Others round up shoes or bags; these people are often fashionistas with a unique love for apparel. Avid collectors will have closets and closets – or even several rooms – filled with their most prized possessions. I think die-hard fanatics would go to the ends of the earth (or at least pay thousands of dollars) just to get their hands on a rare collectible.

One other type of collection is toys.

Who Are Toy Collectors?

Many of you might think that toys are just for children. Well, guess what? Some adults love toys way more than any child ever could. In fact, they love it so much they don’t actually play with them. They just hand it on the wall or put it in a crystal display case and stare at it for hours on end. They would tell you “it soothes them” to look at their vast and unopened boxes of mint condition toys.

If anything, this is to the advantage of toy manufacturers and they know it. This is why several manufacturers purposely release new limited edition collectibles every year. The most recent ones I can recall are Shopkins, Hatchimals, and of course, the never-dying Pokemon (cards and figures). They know that kids and adults alike are vulnerable to these sorts of products so I guess they’re all just seizing the day. There are actually so many more kinds than I can count but most of them are figures that are almost never played with. Such is the obsession of any avid collector. You can even check out unboxing videos to know more.

One very popular collection that has survived decades is Hot Wheels. They’re miniature replicas of real life cars. The company also releases original designs and character or movie inspired designs. They are well-loved by boys and men. This toy is so enduring that they’re still pretty popular to this day. And to think that the company started way back 1968!

Why Buy A Protective Case For Your Hot Wheels?

If you’ve been amassing for a very long time, you should have valuable Hot Wheel cars in your possession. If they’re in mint condition, then all the more reason for you to protect them buy purchasing hot wheels bulk case. I think you already know this but a well-preserved Hot Wheels car (especially those that have never been used) can cost a lot in the future. Proof of the increasing value of this collectible is the fact that car models released in the 70s and 80s already cost a fortune today. You can see some collectors auctioning off some of their best pieces online and you wouldn’t believe your eyes when you see how much the bid price starts at.

If you’re growing your stash, buying a protective case for each one is a way you can preserve its value over time. We don’t see Hot Wheels fading into the background any time soon. As long as car companies release new models each year, there will be more and more replicas. Take better care of them by sealing them away in a clear protective case!      

If You’re A Hot Wheels Collector, Better Read This was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News

A3! Actor Training Game Review

I had previously played the Japanese version briefly of A3! Act, Actor, Addict, an otome simulation game that puts you in the role of a young woman looking for her father who went missing 8 years ago.

Cybrid has now released an English version of the game, which is good, because this one has almost no gameplay, and tons of reading (as most Otome and Visual novels). Which is why I only played the JP version very briefly, because I can’t read Japanese, and with little gameplay, and no story (since I couldn’t understand it) it became boring quickly. But now that it is in English, I’m enjoying it quite a bit.

A3! English Official Trailer

The English version of A3!, the hit actor-training game in Japan will be coming to you soon! Check out this video to get a look at what’s in store! Follow the official social media accounts for more info! Twitter:https://twitter.com/MankaiCompanyEN Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mankai_company_en/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MankaiCompanyEN/

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The gameplay is almost similar to Love Live, except, you don’t actually do anything? lol. You collect the rare characters, and build your teams, and read their stories, but when it comes to rehearsals, you don’t interact at all. The outcome of the rehearsals is based purely on the stats of your cards, and the main focus of the game is on collecting rare cards and enjoying the story while unraveling the mystery of her missing father.

One day she receives a mysterious letter from the theater where her father used to work. They tell her they also have not heard from her father in 8 years, and that the theater is in dire straits and without her help the theater will surely close down.

The artwork is very nice, but it is static and a bit outdated when many similar games have Live-2D with fully animated graphics. The characters are cute and their personalities are interesting.

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Depending on who you have in your team you will enjoy different scenarios and interactions while rehearsing and performing. Sometimes having certain characters will unlock special stories to learn more about the characters.

The game is old now, being out for a number of years, at least 3 or 4 that I know of, in Japan. Which explains why it is maybe lagging behind in some areas compared to similar games. But i’m still super excited, appreciative, grateful, etc that it finally got an English release. 🙂

It’s a free game and they give plenty of free gems, I have at least 6 SSR cards which you can see on my instagram feed. Muku is my favorite character and the Kitty Paradise card is my favorite. He is so kawaii :).

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Anywas, I feel that the game is a bit dull and boring, unless you really enjoy Otome games – which I do – but for the average gamer, there is just nothing to do really in this game. It’s like Love Live, but with removing all gameplay elements. All you do is collect cards, “Bloom” cards (combine two of the same into one to upgrade them), train your actors, read the story, and perform different plays.

It would have been more fun if there was some type of interaction while performing, but it’s still a cute otome game if you like games of cute anime boys doing cute things, this game is for you. There are limited time events that give you the ability to collect special limited cards.

I recommend you check it out yourself, especially if you enjoy otome games.

Scorecard:

Overall: 47/70 67% D+ Average Game For Girls

Geeky: 1/5

Sweetie: 5/5

Gameplay: 1/10

Story: 8/10

Graphics: 7/10

Voice Acting: 10/10

Music: 7/10

Replay Value: 8/10

Overall: 47/70 67% D+ Average Game For Girls

A3! Actor Training Game – Apps on Google Play

Train your own actors in one of Japan’s top anime style mobile games, now in English! ■The Show Must Go On! You’re a former actress who in a sudden turn of events find yourself the director of a theater troupe on its last legs!

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‎A3! Actor Training Game

‎Train your own actors in one of Japan’s top anime style mobile games, now in English! ■The Show Must Go On! You’re a former actress who in a sudden turn of events find yourself the director of a theater troupe on its last legs!

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A3! Actor Training Game Review was originally published on GeekySweetie.com – Geeky & Kawaii Anime, Tech, Toys, & Game Reviews & News