Free-to-play games often look appealing, but it’s difficult to know at a glance whether the business model is insidious and fun ruining, or reasonable and worth pumping a few bucks into. With Freemium Field Test, we’ll take a recent free-to-play iOS game, put it through its paces, and let you know if it’s really worth your time (and money). 

It’s Star Wars week, it’s Star Wars week! Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in a matter of hours, and Disney has done a masterful job building excitement for the first proper sequel film in 32 years. That said, it is a juggernaut, corporate media franchise, and that means tie-ins—The Force Awakens has recently been used to sell everything from cars to makeup and even apple and oranges. Yes, even fresh produce.

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