Given the nature of the mobile gaming ecosystem, however, is porting a game like BioShock to iOS really justified?
Why not port it to the Vita instead? If we are never going to get an original Bioshock title like we were told we would, at least give us this.
While it would be nice to drop it on Vita, the market in iOS is way more lucrative. I think it should be on iOS over Vita, but likely Android over both.
Because the Vita sells like ass?
Never understood that saying. 'Ass' actually sells better than pretty much anything... ever.
Ass sells well - Unless it has gourds of poop pebbling out of it, or if it's just a stink hole with no real appeal to it's shape or size. And asses stink, so if sales aren't doing too well, then they "Stink like Ass"
Dam i be after this then love bioshock series this be cool on my ipad
He's saying that he is going to get the game, since he loves the bioshock series and that it would be cool to play it on his ipad. couldn't figure that out, derpcake?
No, I couldn't figure it out because I don't understand/read "Blithering Idiot". For fucks sake is it so hard to write the Kings English? Wait, wait I found an online gibberish translator that'll let me put it in words you people will understand: "Yo i con read dis coz i don speek Genius fo fuk sak can yall speek da king werds???????"
In short - Yes, No FOR CONTROLLER game has ever ported nicely in illegal emulator or official ports Cell Phones/Tablets will never be a gaming machine, leave it alone.
What the hell are you talking about? Phones and tablets have been gaming machines for years - or were you completely unaware that the mobile games industry rakes in billions of dollars every year?
Please name me a game that isn't crap, pay 2 win, or lives up to gaming standards like The Last of Us, Halo, Zelda? You're delusional if you think mobile is for gaming.
If you're comparing mobile games to PC/console-level games in terms of depth and scope, then the comparison is flawed either way. You're comparing apples to bananas. You can't honestly look at stuff like Angry Birds and not at least appreciate its proliferation. Angry Birds is the Mario of a new generation of gamers. When you were a kid in the 1990's or 80's, you didn't grow up not playing Mario on some device at someone's house even if you didn't actually own it. Mobile games are the gateway drug to gaming as a whole. They have to be simple, accessible and operable with one finger. The amount of design that goes into a truly good mobile game deserves just as much respect as crafting a beautiful story and grand 3D world. Sure the mobile gaming landscape isn't super favorable to people who grew up with PC and console level gaming experiences, but let's be honest here; these games aren't for people like us (unless you're open to it, like most people are). If you want a truly great appreciation for the medium of games, you have to consider the evolution of life as it were. Games today are the direct results of the games before them. There's not a single game today that doesn't start off at the design process as "what works in other games, and how can we make them better". It's why you see so many first-person shooters who are still trying to capture the magic of the Half-Life formula, or Team Fortress 2's perfected multiplayer, or the Zelda experience, or whatever you deem most worthy of consideration. Somewhere along the lineage of gaming, it branched off into a new line of descendants, just as significant as the Half-Life's and Last of Us' and Zelda's just in different ways. This was was the mobile boom. It's come along way in a short amount of time, but it's not going anywhere.
It's always funny when the "hardcore gamers" comes along proclaiming what games are "real games" and what system is to be considered a "real gaming system". Today you can play games on more or less everything. There are more gamers then ever before. People playing games on everything from a mobile phone to a super charged gaming computer. Tablet and mobile gaming is bigger then ever and there is something for everyone there. In fact I know several young kids that have ditched the 3DS in favor for a iPad.
Hearthstone isn't pay to win or crap is it?
Here's some great ideas that come to mind Infinity Blade 2 and 3 FTL The walking Dead (and all of TT games) Pinball arcade République
In a word: yes.
One thing to note is it will have MFI controller support. I am fine with console games being ported to ios as long as they come with controller support.
Why not vita tho'? Wow. We were told we'd get a Bioshock Vita title. . at least port the original. . SMH
The people who actually like Bioshock already own it on PC, 360 or PS3. The people who routinely play games on iOS aren't going to buy a game like this. This is a classic example of targeting the wrong demographic.
Why? That would be like re-building a carbon fiber replica of a Lamborghini Aventador exterior and then dropping in an engine from a Honda Civic... Why waste your time porting another console game to a mobile device? Make a unique mobile game using the same IP/Storyline!
I think it IS a waste of time. The gameplay of the game will go over most mobile players' heads, since they're usually the causal crowd, and controlling the game would be a friggin' nightmare.
I have an iPhone 5s but I would probably never play games on a mobile device. I just can't.
Sony needs to drop the price of the vita by $100 considering it's old hardware! Mobiles have increased in compute drastically since the Tegra 3. There's no denying that mobiles are having an effect on the Vita's and 3DS sales, so unless Sony plans to release another Portable with a full blown Tegra K1 and a 1080p screen, they need to step up, big time!
If we're talking hardware, I was told by someone who developed for Vita and iOS (Adam Rippon, Dragon Fantasy) that the Vita is roughly on par with the iPad 3. The iPad 3 costs $450 on Amazon. A Vita, bundled with Borderlands 2 costs $199. It's all about the kind of experience you're looking for, but I feel as though the Vita offers a more console-like experience despite its age.
The iPad is pushing a 2k resolution screen with much better battery life! And last I checked, better performance too! Ergo Apple to Oranges comparison!
they should remaster bioshock 1 and make more sequals of rapture
no, but only if your gonna play with a third party gamepad playing with on screen buttons seems like a nightmare
any bio shock game would be good for any platform.
Blows my mind how capable mobile devices are becoming and it seems like everyday there is some news about even more powerful mobile tech being revealed. Link your mobile to an Apple TV and controller and you can comfortably play on a big screen tv.
I do not think it's a waste of time. There are millions on millions of people owning a iPad that use it allot for gaming. Tablet gaming is growing each year and the hardware and the games are just getting better and better. Tablet gaming is so big that the graphics manufacturer Nvidia has launched it's own super charged gaming tablet. The Nvidia Shield Tablet. That's saying allot... I know several kids that have switched from 3DS to iPad for gaming. They have access to so many games for a cheap price and the scary part is to watch these kids play. They have so much control in fps games it's scary to watch. Myself feel like I have 10 thumbs when I try. But it's clear to me that this generation of new gamers are no stranger to touch based gaming.
Yeah, like Vandamme has time to play an overhyped game on a shitty touch gaming device...