The new iPad has finally been unveiled to the world and is due to release on Friday 16 March in North America and selected countries within Europe. But should iOS gamers be looking to upgrade?
not much. Just like every other ipad
Lol, I dunno why but your comment made me giggle! You get an agree from me!
I wonder how many actually buy this for the sole purpose of gaming.
Not many I take the train quite often, and everyone is reading the wallstreet journal on theres. Nobody plays games on them
@Knight_Cid I only see people on their phone. I would be afraid to take one out here on the train(NYC). Those things get stolen all too often and then sold on craigslist.
well I saw no less than 6 ipads in 1 car just the other day........
Ugh... Ipads are not gaming devices.....they are multipurpose devices that happens to play simplistic games. But maybe some casuals are excited to play high res angry birds and Crazy Hedgy but not me ill stick with my Vita for handheld/portable gaming
Its so insignificant that i much rather play the games on addicting games website on pc at least then you have real controls . No one ever claims addicting games is pushing real games out yet these games that are less desirable are? Yea ok sure.......
1 expensive Ipad every year.
It wont mean much until the reveal the final piece of the puzzle. Once that happens, things will change drastically.
As a long time gamer, I can honestly say that the iPad means absolutely nothing to me.
they literally added almost no features onto it except speed and a better screen.
I have an ipad, love it but never play games on it.
are people that stupid ?? if you want portable gaming you have Vita or 3Ds.
As long as these tablets remain touchscreen without a controller they are not a serious threat.
Yet another shiny bit of tech that will have Apple fanboys parting with their money. As a piece of technology I think iPads and tablets are great but I find it hard to ever think of them as gaming devices.
While games on iOS devices can be pretty good when they're actually designed with a touchscreen in mind, and don't take the cop out method of just putting up a pair of virtual analog sticks and buttons, any advancement made in iOS/Android gaming won't have any affect on the gaming industry. They're two different worlds with two different design philosophies. What one does will never affect the other.
Hardcore Gaming>>>>>PS Vita, 3DS Web Browsing>>>Music>& gt;>Videos>>>FarmVi ll Clone Apps>>>IPad,IPhone,IT ouch That's just how I fell about mobile devices.
I love it when the vocal minority think they're right because they're vocal. The more devices that have games, the more awesome indie developers get a chance to cut their teeth on low budget mobile releases, which leads to better games on Steam/XBLA/PSN etc. If sony released a new handheld with a faster processor, better graphics and a better screen, we'd love it. Oh.. they did. And we do... So Apple do the same, and it's "But it's ONLY faster and clearer and better!" I'm really happy that smaller developers have an inexpensive medium to output games on, and an iPad 3 can only help that. Yeah, don't buy one because you like other types of games, but don't hate on others because they're psyched about a wicked piece of kit.
Many Gamers gripes are with control scheme not "clearer better & faster" One of the biggest issues is the media and others think the Ipad can replace dedicated handhelds when it doesnt do gaming any where near as well. When it comes to Gamers, they are the Vocal Majority, when asked "What does the Ipad mean for Gamers?"
It's great if indie devs get recognition from this, but I doubt highly that many of them make the transition into full-fledged gaming on a dedicated handheld, console, or PC. There are two problems: First, they just came out with an iPad last year. And the 3s or 4 will likely follow next year. The price for the iPad3? $630. And it'll probably be the same or more next year. Is that worth it for "faster and clearer?" Second, its gaming capabilities are still on the low end of the spectrum. Therefore, it means close to nothing to gamers. See, the difference between Sony's new handheld and Apple's new device is that one of them is specifically for gamers, while the other is not. Yet, somehow, the one that ISN'T for gamers keeps getting advertised as being FOR gamers. That's the part you and many others don't seem to understand: the iPad is not very good for core gaming experiences, no matter how impressive it may be from a technical standpoint.
It has never been advertised as "for gamers". It is advertised as having very good games, which it does. I'm not some Apple fanboy. I use an HTC and my PC was built by me. I am most definitely a high end user and hardcore gamer, both console and PC. So too are BNBGAMING. Clearly if a bunch of guys love games so much they want to write about them, then they are passionate. I might even say more passionate than most of these people that are slamming them. THEY can see why having a multipurpose device that anyone and everyone can use that has pretty awesome games, with improving graphics and impressive gameplay elements is a GOOD THING. And on the subject of price, Apple are not trying to get all people who bought the iPad 2 to buy the 3. Only people with enough money to do that WILL do that. And it isn't as though you're throwing your iPad 1 or 2 away. You still keep it if you upgrade. Their resell value is still 50% of their original RRP. On top of that, at the end of last year I upgraded from Core2Quad and HD4870 to i7 2600k and HD6950 for the sole purpose of "faster and clearer" so Shogun2 wouldn't stutter on maxed out settings. I'm still running Win7, just like the iPad 3 is still on iOS, and the upgrade cost me a lot more than "$630". Plus, my new rather speedy machine doesn't have many of the other new features the iPad 3 will be sporting. When I upgrade my tech, I don't want MORE, I want BETTER. Isn't that what the iPad 3 is?
Nothing for me since i don't buy Apple products
lol $500 entrance price for gaming...and people complain that Vita's $250 is overpriced. Why doesn't the industry shout for a price drop on apple products since its always claiming that Apple themselves are in the gaming section now instead of calling for a Ps Vita price drop. No matter how many revisions the iPads will get it will always mean nothing to me as a gamer.
Oh Great!!!!!!!!! Angry Birds in super HD!!! A wet dream came true. end sarcasm
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