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”.

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Tei7771340d ago

Because it works and does not detract from any other function of a conventional gamepad.

imtheman20131340d 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.

Tei7771340d 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

schlanz1339d 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.

Timesplitter141340d ago (Edited 1340d 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.

CommonSenseGamer1340d 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_51501340d ago

I like touch screen gaming when done right. The DS started the touch gaming at first.

USMC_POLICE1340d 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.