GameZone's Alex Coulter shares his thoughts on the iPad's functionality, the increased screen size, and the possibility of it being a great device for Real Time Strategy games, though having certain limitations.
Glad the writer didn't put down the obvious puzzle games genre.
I think boardgames could become popular on the iPad.
I'd love to see Risk on there.
those would actually rly do well. anything rly basic and addicting goes great on ipad/touch/phone microsoft
I agree that boardgames could be done well on the ipad. I just wonder when "Microsoft" will be coming out with their tablet.
Pretty sure side-scroller shooters would rule on an iPad "Microsoft"
Probably games like monopoly and others would work. Microsoft.
"Microsoft" I'm still not sold on the iPad as a gaming platform...at least not for the long-term.
Game looks so awesome!! Oh, by the way.... Microsoft!
I'm starting to wonder if the impossible might happen, and Microsoft will start releasing XBLA games for the iPad. Sure doesn't look like they're putting them on the Zune or putting out a portable console any time soon.
Meh, still not sold on the iPad, even for games.... Microsoft
Boardgames are an obvious no brainer to do well on the iPad. I'd totally love to see some side scrolling platformers/shooters though. Could end up being some pretty fun stuff with touch, tap and drag mechanics thrown in. And just to be clear, "Microsoft"
Though it would be fun for a touch game like WarCraft III on the iPad, it would just be a disaster, i think they should just stick with the mini games. Microsoft
I think we will see more and more innovative ways to use the ipad the longer it has been out. Look out how far we have come on other platforms compared to even 5 or 10 years ago. I'm looking forward to seeing what video game companies have in store for the ipad. "Microsoft"
Simple RTS games would work well on iPad, but things like SC2, SupCom, Dawn of War, World in Conflict, nadda.
There are plenty of simple things that will/are fun on the Ipad but soon as there is some depth expect bad things. Microsoft
The one thing that the ipad will expand on in the new future is interactive gaming you seen it with the wii somewhat and the ipod touch more so now your holding the game in your hands and pushing it to the limits literally. Microsoft
I really think the Ipad would be a ton of fun for RPG games and stratagy games :D Microsoft
Diablo or Starcraft will be a lot of fun on the Ipad.
I don't know if the iPad is ready since modern consoles aren't ready for RTSs either. Just how many are there for Microsoft's ,Sony's, and Nintendo's consoles? Though a touch pad is close to a mouse, I don't think RTSs will fit yet.
I agree. I could see going with real-time strategy or rpg on the Microsoft Ipad. I wouldn't mind playing like he said the 2D's like SOTN on there, hmmm.
Yes, I could always use another SOTN reiteration :)
I really don't think the iPad would work well for RTS games that require large amounts of APM. Microsoft
The iPad market will certainly be worthwhile to develop games for, but the people mostly wouldn't be the same people who would buy something like a Microsoft Xbox 360. For most iPad customers, games will be secondary to other uses. Board games and casual games are more likely to appeal to them, and games that can be played with the kids.
I'll pass on the iPad. I already have an Xbox and a PC. Plus a netbook, but I don't game on it. That's plenty!
Microsoft will offer a ZunePad soon
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