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Submitted by lightwarrior179 588d ago | opinion piece

7 Reasons Why Touch Gaming Might Be More Than Just A Fad

The gaming scene is changing (evolving?). No more is it limited to gamepads and keyboard-mouse configurations. Touch-based games, hate it or love it, is now a big part of gaming, maybe even bigger than your orthodox forms of gaming (consoles, PC). Call it ‘casual’ gaming if you’re a PC/Console nazi, but you’ll have to agree, touch based games are serious business now. Many have come to despise or simply discard touch-gaming altogether, because of reasons such as “its not what gaming is” and “only the thick/shallow enjoy touch”. (Android, Casual games, iPad, iPhone, Mobile)

Tei777  +   588d ago
Because it works and does not detract from any other function of a conventional gamepad.
imtheman2013  +   588d ago
I disagree. I could never see myself playing a game that requires any kind of precision on a touch screen device.

That being said, I do very much enjoy old, turn-based RPG's on touchscreens. Final Fantasy 3 is a great example of games that work extremely well on touch devices.
Tei777  +   588d ago
I wasn't referring to a touch only device. I was talking a bout a touch screen/pad on a traditional gaming control (wi U/ps4).

of course for touch only devices it works well for simple experiences
schlanz  +   587d ago
I've literally played hundreds of DS games and can confidently say touch screens controls when correctly implemented alongside traditional controls allow for a higher degree of precision.
Timesplitter14  +   588d ago
Touch gaming by itself is weak and unresponsive, and can only work well with extreeeeeemely simple games.

If, however, it is added to a controller with real physical buttons like the PS4 is believed to have, then it can provide significant advantages. The power of touch-screens is their programmable nature. Devs can do whatever they want with them, adding new ways to control certain elements of the game or simply more buttons.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   588d ago
Touchscreen gaming has come a long way and offers a wide variety of games ranging from simple to challenging. You can't dismiss touchscreen gaming as only being simple as its simply not.
Y_5150  +   588d ago
I like touch screen gaming when done right. The DS started the touch gaming at first.
USMC_POLICE  +   588d ago
I'll never use a touchpad for a shooter or racing game. I downloaded GTA 3 on iPhone and it was a disaster I couldn't control the dam cars or anything. I'll keep my controller and use touchpad only to hit buttons or draw things and that's it.

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