Submitted by ScottBilleck 1144d ago | opinion piece

Revelations of a new iOS gamer

I used to be naive about tablet gaming. I probably still am, but I digress. Recently I picked up the new iPad (3rd one if you’re counting, but Apple doesn’t like calling it the iPad 3 for whatever reason) and fell in love. Not only can I pretty much do what I am doing right now, but I can do it upside down, as a bungee jump to certain death, if I wanted to. (Asphalt 7: Heat, EA, iPad, iPhone, Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   1145d ago
I love iOS gaming.

There, I said it, now deal with it haters.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1144d ago
Touch screen gaming, be it for iOS or Android offers lots of fun and challenges to those who are after an all purpose device.
Soldierone  +   1144d ago
If you are doodling on a piece of paper while your bored, are you an artist? A book writer? No.

I'm not saying that its not possible to "game" on a phone, but if thats all you do, then don't call yourself a gamer.....your not.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1143d ago
I have seen art hanging in galleries that equates to being no more than a doodle on a piece of paper.

Your closed mindedness just makes you a short sighted gamer.
Soldierone  +   1143d ago
And thats how you view it. That person probably actually has skills that are shown off elsewhere and lives with art. And if not, then it was probably a low budget gallery that a bum could put art in.

Only people getting mad are phone "gamers" ....Honestly how is it closed mindedness? Because I find it pretty disrespectful to barely jump into a hobby and say you do it? If I go put an air freshener in my car, should I say I work on cars in my free time? Then talk about how games suck, or how people spend too much free time on them, and pretend I know how the hobby works?

Like I said, I could doodle on paper, but I wouldn't even dare call myself an artist. I don't even watch enough movies to call myself a movie fanatic....So why should some random guy that has only touched Angry Birds be called a gamer and pretend to be a part of my lifestyle? simple question. They can't even be bugged to go spend 600 dollars on a dedicated gaming machine, it has to do other things and have a touchscreen instead.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1143d ago
I have been gaming since my first ZX Spectrum. Have owned many gaming consoles and computers over the years. Mobile devices are just the latest evolution in gaming.

To summarise mobile gaming to being nothing more than "angry birds" again reflects your short sightedness. I consider myself a true gamer as I appreciate games on all mediums.
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zgoldenlionz  +   1143d ago
I've had an iPad 3 since launch and I've downloaded so many games I can't count and I almost never play them. But I do use my DS and my PS Vita. I guess I've never really enjoyed the time waster type of game and just might never will.

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