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Apple's games strategy looks beyond consoles and the iMac

More than 10 years after Apple's failed foray into console gaming with the Pippin, Apple has once again got an itch for gaming. If this itch turns into a dedicated product line, an important segment of the industry -- mobile gaming -- promises to be shaken up in a major way.

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PS360WII3000d ago

Well after they showed off that SKU EA had Spore and Sega had Super Monkey Ball playing on the iPhone. If that sort of thing is expanded upon that could be a nice new moblie gaming experience. Overseas they have a hell of a lot more cool mobile games then US and Europe has. Heck Japan is getting FF IV The After which is a mobile only game :( dang nab it ><

Close_Second3000d ago

...is there pricing model. There gadgets are far too expensive in most cases for whet you get. Sure they are nice and look the part but they are not terribly good value for money.

To compete with the PSP and DS they either have to find a whole new market of mobile gamers or offer existing mobile gamers something they cant already get on their less expensive devices.

MicroDeath SoftStar3000d ago

all apple stuff seem to be priced to sell well and thats what they do , it would be nice if my imac cost me 30 % less but not at the cost of build quality , finish and integration . this is something that most of you cant get around your heads you compare a mac to a bunch of components you buy off some online retailer installing vista and thinking its the same as osx . did i mention that most pcs in most homes sound like 360s and have a even worse build finish? people that buy macs DONT WANT DELL BUILD QUALITY and awesome sales show this to be true . so sales model argument is retarded when in a lot of cases they cant make enough of their products .

Ortiz833000d ago

Thats true. I have an Iphone. POS can't even receive a damn mms picture. there are some basic features this phone lacks that other cheap phones have. Not the best bang for the buck, but my dumbass has to have the top of the line gadgets...

Aclay3000d ago

I hope that Apple will come out with some games like that for the Ipod Touch or something.

If Apple released a Game Console (they better not) there might even be a chance that I would buy it, but it would probably be expensive as hell... probably $700+ dollars. But, I think that 3 game console manufacturers out on the market is enough, and 4 game consoles would become too crowded.

KeiZka3000d ago

You do remember Pippin, don't you? Heh.

Cynical-Gamerzus3000d ago

Lets see that I-phone can push as many Polys and even more than the Sega Dreamcast and it uses the Same type of GPU for it.
I bet porting over Dreamcast games would be interesting.But seeing that it doesn't have the proper buttons this could very well be kinda limited.
I'm hoping innovation conquers all this.
And we'll be in for an amazing treat,Zero load times everything on Flash ram!!!! TV out adapter??
This could be pretty Friggin Amazing ,Inovate Apple you guys are the best at this!!!