Category: Analysis

Suggesting Changes to Power Up?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1245 Views
The last article I put up was about my first real experience with Power Up, and not everything I said was positive. The game is still in development, and with the current trend in gaming of releasing early versions for public consumption, the final products rarely look much like the first public offerings. This means […]

Power Up Avatar Profiles Hiding a New Universe?

  • by Rob King
  • 1 Year ago
  • 1410 Views
Today has seen some buzz on social media about PokerStars adding avatars to the Power Up game. While these avatars have been around for a few months, it did get me thinking about the back stories and the Universe that are attached to them. The current 14 avatars all have biographies that seem to ask […]

Power Up for Dummies

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 751 Views
1. Play your power cards in big pots This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to get carried away by using Power Cards at times where the pot is small, and/or where you have a strong holding already. If holding a premium hand on the button, seeing future cards is usually quite wasteful as you’ll […]

Doors Close on PowerUp Alpha: Lessons Learned (Part 1)

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 653 Views
Short but sweet is the best way to describe PokerStars’ soft play-money launch of PowerUp poker. With a single buy-in level (1k in play money chips) available – conveniently low enough for any first time players to give the game a shot – PowerUp blasted its way across up to 100 simultaneous games for the […]

The PowerUp Alpha: More Lessons Learned (Part 2)

  • by cmuray
  • 5 Years ago
  • 667 Views
This won’t be an ongoing series, but it seems unfair to curtail our opinions on PowerUp’s Alpha release to just a single piece. This game has massive potential but like any strategy title in its infancy it also has some major growing up to do before people genuinely begin to embrace it. Specifically people who […]
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