This opinion piece at Grab It tackles the notion that console games belittling tablet and mobile games are actually doing to others what mainstream press does to them.
Imagine if they made Titanfall a F2P mobile game...
F2P....loaded with a massive amount of IAPs!!!
I don't hate mobile gaming or tablets, I'm certainly not a snob about mobile games - but they rarely offer the kind of game I want to play. I don't mean genres because the Apple and Android stores have all sorts. But the business model of mobile gaming is that games are given away for free or very cheap and then the gamer can pay for additional features or items to help them progress. Personally I hate pay to win. I rather pay for a game outright and know I own the whole game and that my progress is determined by the actions that I take. Mobile gaming has helped the industry. It has helped make a gamer out of anyone who plays games like Candy Crush or Angry Birds or a smartphone or tablet. This brings more revenue into the industry, more talent, more indies, more ideas. But for me personally I enjoy that full blown triple A experience.
Tablets too simple PC's too complex, console's get it just right and give me the best gaming experience I could want
TOO COMPLEX ?
Video cards and CPUs are scary!
I know all about graphics card and CPU, but I can't be bothered. Console - game in - done.
@hiredhelp Yea, computers aren't exactly the most user friendly thing out there. While easy to use for the most part, when there is trouble with a pc and a virus scan can't fix it, it's either going cost you money to get someone to fix it or go through complicated steps to troubleshoot it. I love gaming on a pc but for those who don't want the hassle that a pc can come then I don't suggest you get one.
I'm not sorry to say that one gaming machine offers me more than enough to keep my spare time entertained while holding down a full time job and keeping a girlfriend happy. For me its a PS4. I don't need a tablet game or mobile game to do that. Yeah Angry birds keeps me occupied on long bus journeys but tablets games are crap.
This is gamers defending themselves, not hating on others. When iOS games came out, there was a lot of very high profile console bashing that went: "iOS games are the future and superior to console games in every way imaginable and anyone who plays a console game is an utter moron." So, excuse us for defending our game choices by pointing out the limitations of iOS games and the hypocrisy of bashing console games with an inferior product. This article is saying: Accept the bully like a good little sheep. No, I won't.
That's interesting that was your read on it. I really got a different vibe from it. More of a, bullying just begets more bullying so why cast the first stone. I don't remember reading too much pro-iOS stuff though. Thought it did strike me as a bit weird how people queued up for days to get a phone.
The whole industry was pushing that crap. Mobile and Ipad games are the future console gaming is dead. Mobile the real next gen. If you never read or saw stories like that then you havent read much gaming news in the last 6 years.
I thought you meant journos in articles like this one. Not the industry as in the suits on stage at press conferences and analysts like Pachter.
Mobile platforms are the future. Why settle for a console that stays in the house instead of one that can be played on the road too. I consider headhelds as mobile too, incase you was wondering. Look at shield you could connect it to your tv. Before that PSP. These mobile devices are getting more advance. It will be awhile before consoles and mobile devices merge but it s obvious its going to happen. If not what they going to focus on streaming
When they get as complex and in depth as games I can play on my PC with the same number of control functionalities I will start paying attention. But silly simplistic games are not my deal.
There are a lot of really excellent mobile games which are just as complex as PC/ console games. Throwaway titles like Candy Crush get all the press due to the biggest sales- but they are NOT indicative of the best games on mobile. Look up Year Walk, Device 6, Wayward Souls, Hitman Go or Monument. No silliness, no P2W, just serious quality f***ing gaming. With a lot of depth and challenge.
I agree Am_Ryder. I have been really getting into the iOS Indie Gaming scene lately and can't believe the quality of some of these games. Mobile gaming, if anything, is a door opener for devs that want to contribute to the gaming world. Unfortunately they don't have the $$$ to back them up for console or PC releases. I say, if you want to support the actual game developers, then mobile is a great way to start.
Can you play Yakuza on an Iphone? No.
You can play GTA San Andreas :)
Yeah but see the thing is, I played that nearly 10 years ago...
It's like these people that want "indies" ans mobile games to take over want to reset the industry back to the days of atari 2600 no thanks I lived those days and now is the best time to be a console gamer.
Some tablet games are good, but I prefer pc's and consoles.
Well what did mobile games bring to the market so far? Expensive in app purchases and clones after clones after clones. Once every century one good game comes out that isn't a blatant rip off of another game.
No they didn't. Thise things, F2P and P2W, already existed happily on PC for years before the mobile sales revolution. Mobile games simply popularised the model (well- Apple's App store marketplace did really). Yes, P2W daft titles like Candy Crush get the most giant revenue- as such the most press- but they are NOT where the quality gaming lies on mobile. There are hundreds of mobile games as great as golden age SNES, PC adventure, arcade and fighting games, which are the real gems. Not 'once every century' but once a month at least. Huge critical acclaim, winning awards, being legitimately as good as PC/ console games. Year Walk alone us better than most Pc/ Console games ive played in the last year. Ignore King and Zynga shit. It's the masses of casual kids and parents who buy them andmake them famous. They have nothing to do with quality mobile gaming.
wait... what? i dont even consider that smart phone and tablet is a platform
Mobile gaming exists and that's fine, occasionally I will play something on my phone, but when all the bandwagon jumping journalists are telling me that mobile gaming is the death of console and Pc gaming I will have something to say. Yes, some individuals will overstep the line but voicing an opinion much agreed on amongst gamers is not bullying. We are the ones who ultimately dictate the industry with what we buy and we are still buying console and Pc hardware and software.
Haters are not intelligent people. Nothing more to say really.
LMFAO! To the title of this article I say: NO!
Real gamers play games designed for buttons/mouse&keyboard. 99% of mobile games are designed to win with your wallet. Also, while there are a few gems indeed, the vast majority of mobile games are shallow. Gameplay is not of importance, monetization is.
"Real gamers play games designed for buttons/mouse&keyboard.&qu ot; What a load of bullsh*t... I hate to put people in booth's but a "real gamer" play games on any system as long as it's fun.
I don't hate them I just haven't found a single game on tablets that keeps my interest for more than 5 minutes. Console/PC games are far superior in terms of quality. The other major issue I have is the controlls. They just suck. Nowhere near as precise as a k/m or controller. Also, why would I play on a cellphone or tablet when I have my vita with me? Mobile games are meant for the waiting room at the dentist. That's all they are to me. That's just my opinion.
I have to say that the person who wrote this looks really serious, he is writing very well too. Though, I don't like his opinion...
I don't know how so many of you got from this article that the writer hates console or PC?? I think some of you have gone off topic. What I got from this is that as gamers, we should try to support up and coming industries rather than sh$t on them. I totally agree that the mobile/tablet games that get the most attention and flood the App Store & Play Store ranks are crap money making creations by large organisations trying to make a buck. However, if you look beyond the noise - you will find a world of skill, creativity, and inspiration. The work done by some of the worlds most talented indie developers exists here because, for once, there is an entry point that is affordable and accessible. I have enjoyed playing on all my devices over the years (PC, iOS, Xbox, PS, Android) and I will give credit where credit is due. Gaming is for pleasure, don't pigeon hole yourself.