Submitted by jaggernaut25 807d ago | opinion piece

Should Mobile Games Implement Different Graphics Settings Like PC Games?

The Koalition writes: "Obviously iOS development cannot adopt every aspect of PC gaming. Unlike PC gaming, we can’t simply put more RAM or a new graphics card into our phones. And considering Apple is bent on rapidly releasing more and more powerful devices, many gamers will have to wait until they can upgrade. And maybe my idea of designing app-store games with graphical settings won’t work across the board (we're not game designers); however, we hate the idea of some mobile gamers being able to miss out on excellent games like the popular Infinity Blade, or in this case, the newly released The Spookening just because technology won’t stop imitating Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights." (Android, iPad, iPhone, PC, The Spookening)

Minato-Namikaze  +   807d ago
Who cares its a mobile phone. Anybody who uses it as their primary gaming doesnt really care about it.
SlavisH2  +   807d ago
You should educate yourself in modern business practices. If they do this they widen the range of possible consumers by not limiting a title to specific hardware. Cell phone games have greatly evolved from basic Gameboy like titles to modern handle quality titles. The market is just larger and the tech has improved dramatically. There is a reason so many companies develop on phones and handhelds or skip handhelds all together, kid! DAMN!
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Soldierone  +   807d ago
To be honest, there isn't a single game that needs this. There are not "console quality" games anywhere to be found. There are good looking titles, but not anything like consoles or even the Vita....

If they learned to manage their resources better, all these games would work fine on all kinds of phones.... I mean come on, phones have better specs than the original PSP at this point, yet the "older" ones can't even play similar titles? Why? Because the developers are too busy playing with the latest gadget.....
Software_Lover  +   807d ago
No. Next question.
SilentNegotiator  +   807d ago
Why not? Mobile devices vary greatly. Even some flash games offer graphics settings, why not mobile games that actually cost money?
CEOSteveBallmer  +   806d ago
The gaming indusrty doesn't need casual mobile games or whatever. Yes I play sometimes on a mobile device but its just to pass time. Mobile should not be considered your main gaming device unless your already happy with games like angry birds and temple run. its like a weed in a garden full of beautiful flowers. mobile gaming affects Core gaming to some extent. On core games yes you also pass time but atleast its your passion, your hobby, your interest. It's in the level of sports, books arts etc. I just wrote this so nobody would tell me core games also pass time blah blah. Theres a good reason you cant find console quality games like tomb raider, uncharted, God of war or gears on any mobile device especially smartphones. This is the realm of PC and consoles. Mobile gaming just joined for fun
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Pillsbury1  +   807d ago
I'm waiting for a Sony Xperia vita phone.
blackbirdi  +   807d ago
yes ACTUALLY MANY NEW games are using the setup option for graphics
SirBradders  +   807d ago
Very true i think some people create articles without researching these days.
NexGen  +   807d ago
Who cares? It's still a garbage mobile game.

I use my nexus 7 for work...why would I waste time playing junky, f2p cash shop games when I can come home to a massive screen, all the consoles, and a beast ass computer?

I have yet to see anything worth my time (final fantasy tactics on my ipad was ok before I got rid of the ipad) and doubt I will. Sure, bejeweled is alright, but I want real games like far cry, injustice, etc. Due to the controls, the marketing, the cheese and sub indie quality programming - forget it. They feel like roadside scam carnival games compared to the real thing.

Forget it.
arjman  +   807d ago
It's a great idea that'll allow older devices to play the newest games...what's not to like?
SKUD  +   807d ago
Mobile porn > mobile games.
JBSleek  +   807d ago
"Hardcore gamers" can be really hard headed and dumb when it comes to anything non PC or console.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   806d ago
Because we know mobile gaming can kill the gaming industry. Imagine for example there's a new angry birds and it sold so well, gaming companies will no longer create core games, triple A games or limit their release and will focus on simple gameplay games like angry birds because that's where all the money comes from. This is just my point and i never said it will happen. Like I said I game on mobile devices to pass time but my main gaming system is still the PC and console where "games" are really born. not tablets or cellphones. Its a very added bonus of course for cellphones to do much like games that you can say have good graphics, like Modern combat 3. but cellphones existed in the first place to make a call and text. No wonder Older gamers in the time of NES and SNES prides themselves with "True Games" where you will grind your teeth in frustration on how to beat the game, the boss or how to get to the next level. And today they will see people playing simple mechanic games that even 3 year olds can play. Im not also implying we should get rid of cellphone playing games but, We must not forget to support the core gaming devices. such as consoles and PCs because we know how much money it cost to create a hardware and to make a "good" and "Complicated" game. not a Mediocre and simplistic games.
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Soldierone  +   807d ago
They should, but they would need real developers in order to do that....

I mean a new phone comes out with slightly better specs and suddenly developers out date every past phone released.....

They need better hardware and resource management before doing this. A game might be "using all the power of the latest phone" but the fact is, it's more than likely due to the developer draining useless resources....
jeffgoldwin  +   804d ago
They already have a dozen or so games out with regular and high settings. (Temple 2, don't remember all off the top of my head, I think Nova 2).

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