SPOnG's industry analyst, Dr Dee, on why Smartglass is the smart investment for gamers.
Smartglass will never fully be able to do what the Wii U gamepad can do. It's not like the tablet will be able to be a second screen and work as a controller for a 360 game like the gamepad can. You'll never be able to play your 360 game on your smartphone or tablet while you go to the bathroom. It might share some ideas with what the Wii U can offer with it's gamepad, but it will never be a substitute. I honestly see Smartglass as being used for extra information, or possibly maps of levels. One feature I do enjoy with Smartglass is the ability to navigate the dashboard with it, and respond to messages using the touch screen keyboard. A welcome addition for sure. My main gripe with this article is how the author spends much of the article talking about how the Vita/PS3 combo will never really work because developers won't make game features that support optional accessories. Then says how Smartglass could steal the Wii U's thunder. But then fails to give any actual facts to say how the Smartglass can do anything close to what the gamepad on the Wii U can do. Just another pointless article in my opinion.
Worst article I've read in ages. Before writing the article actually do some research.
I haven't even read the article yet, but based on the fact that Xbox doesn't sell in Japan this is wishful thinking at best. If MS can provide a controller that could integrate a smartphone or tablet, say like a universal cradle or something of the like, then it might work. However, if they do manage to steal Nintendo's thunder, it would only be because they literally "stole it". Based on the claims that with the 'pro controller' Nintendo stole their design, which is clearly a mock up of the "GameCube" controller, I wouldn't be surprised...
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