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Submitted by JunkyShreds 247d ago | opinion piece

The Major Effects The Tablet Revolution Is Having On Console Gaming

Since the release of the original iPad the tablet market has exploded, growing larger and larger with every passing year. With most households now containing at least one tablet, regardless of make, it was really only a matter of time before games developers started to open up, and give users the ability to interact with their games through these now household devices. (EA, Industry)

TheEnigma313  +   247d ago
Hardcore gamers will never give up their consoles and pcs for a tablet, not now at least.
darthv72  +   247d ago
If done right, using a tablet (or smartphone) can be an addition to conventional gaming. Especially when it comes to things that can be offloaded to a secondary device instead of breaking the gameplay on the main screen.

As to dedicated tablet games, the lack of buttons is always brought up but there have been some really good translations of games that used buttons initially and now use the touch screen.

Also with the popularity of direct input via bluetooth, there are more and more real controllers coming out that work with various tablets and phones. It defeates the convenience of mobility but then again if Im playing a game on my phone, Im not walking around doing so.

Im likely to fall into a fountain if i did that.
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HugoDrax  +   247d ago
I'm a hardcore gamer and I have over 150 games for my ipad/iphone. Still I agree with your statement, as I'll never give up console/pc gaming for a tablet. Although, the smartglass features are interesting and work flawlessly as of now. So I know they will only be improved upon come next gen...
vivid83  +   247d ago
I like the second screen concept if it's done correctly but I couldn't play games solely on my ipad. I need physical buttons

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