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Move over, consoles — mobile is the future

Was it SmartGlass that first tipped you off? How about the Wii U’s new GamePad? The promise of the Sony PlayStation Vita cross-play games? How about the huge number of traditional console game companies showing off their latest entries for the mobile arena of smartphones and tablets from Apple to Android? This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a sprawling, industry-only conference of the biggest names in video game entertainment, has gone mobile in a big way.

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acronkyoung1506d ago

At the end of a long day of work you're probably going to find me in my basement, plopped down on a couch, with a NES/SNES/Genesis/N64 controller in hand. It'll be nostalgic comfort before I go to bed. Remembering how games used to control.

darthv721506d ago

will be more about multipurpose than dedicated. So the likes of a portable device being used as a console seems fitting.

hook it up when you want to play games on a bigger screen or unhook it when you want to take it with you. Its a concept that may have been ahead of its time a few years ago but we are coming back around to where it would be more viable.

miyamoto1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

in my experience a super phone like my Galaxy S2 has potential as a gaming device but not there yet.

Wireless mirroring like Air Play or Xbounds are not perfected yet.

Control pad adapters are not popular yet.

New haptic tactile feedback touchscreen bound for the touchscreen is not here yet

5" smart phone like the Galaxy Note is not mainstream either.

PS Vita is the perfect mobile hardware. It has everything except a phone calling functionality save for Skype. It could have done better if it used an open but customized Android OS with tons of games right out of the box on top of its exclusive games.
For Apple or M$ to allow PS Mobile games on their hardware is a tough sell.

The 3DS should have been designed to be the Wii U gamepad.

linkratos1501d ago

"The 3DS should have been designed to be the Wii U gamepad."

No. Why would anyone want this? I want my controller to be primarily designed as the controller. Which is what Nintendo did and there is no latency and it actually feels light and ergonomic like a real controller but with a screen in the middle.

miyamoto1501d ago (Edited 1501d ago )

@ linkratos

"I want my controller to be primarily designed as the controller. "

That is exactly what I meant with...

"The 3DS should have been designed to be the Wii U Gamepad." from the start.

Fishy Fingers1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Until my mobile device can provide great visuals, wirelessly to my TV/monitor and support a plethora of input devices. Pads, keyboards and mice. I'll have a need for a 'dedicated' device.

There's no denying that the mobile industry is growing and advancing faster than any other though. It's amazing what were carrying in our pockets these days.

darthv721506d ago

I can see mobile devices docking to a tv like the psp go can do. then again, if you get an incoming call i guess you would need to have it handy to answer.

Fishy Fingers1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Fair point. It's more a preference. Id still like to be able to operate what's on the TV screen from the device itself. Internet, flicking through music or media. Whatever it maybe.

Just how I picture it I guess. Who wants a 2 metre cable, uglying up their fancy tech :)

hennessey861506d ago

How am I meant to use my Fantatec GT2 on the train, the simple fact is only certain games can go mobile. I can't see sim racers carting there rigs around, by the time they have set them up on the bus it will be time to get off, plus I don't think the other passengers would appreciate the sound of a V8 in the morning

GamingPerson1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

WiiU, Smart Glass, PSVita & 3dS all now have touchscreen like a smart phone. But Smart phones don't try to be like psVita's or 3ds's.. just saying Console makers are reacting to the smart phone boom & not the other way around.

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