Apple's readying for the next console war with its new iPad
sure.... if you enjoy playing games on touch screens without tactile feeling. The truth is ppl who buy ipads and smartphones do not buy it as a gaming device. If that were the case we would see alot of advertisements along the lines of "plays well on this game" "top gpu for gaming" etc etc
Have you ever played chaos rings 2, ghost trick, real racing, 9mm, world of goo, final fantasy tactics or death rally? No? Didnt think so.
Its have a great catalog of games but to say it directly compete with consoles is just flat out crazy!
The iPad is a gaming device as much as my TI calculator.
These articles crack me up. Really? The day gamers decide to stop playing consoles and switch to all touch screen micro/mini games. Is the day Gamers will stop being gamers.
People didnt want to buy a 599$ console what makes these *journalists* think they would wanna buy a 599$ IPAD to play infinity blade 2,Zynga and gameloft games? Ipad is a overpiced hipster thing.
Not trying to bash, but I take my tablet with me everywhere I go. I can do a lot more with my tablet than my consoles. I do a lot of productive things with it and play some pretty good games at the same time. It allows me to go places with my family , and still be productive and at the same time be a gamer. Not saying its the best device for gaming, but please don't count it out. Games cost a lot of money to dev and tablets and smartphones tend to be an outlet to control cost. I don't think consoles will ever go away, because if you read the article, it talks about Apple TV and a Google tv box. Those are essentially consoles right? I don't see consoles leaving, but too many industry leaders are saying the same thing about this topic.
I kind of agree with you here on the tablets do a lot more than home consoles and this is a part of the reason why the 3DS and PSV do more then videos at a lower price than the Ipad. But I only see one device that could kill hand held consoles and that would be a high end windows 8 tablet as it could have better graphics than a PSV and also have full games running on it like has been shown in the past but it will also do what the Ipad will do and a lot more as it is not a mobile OS. I still don't see windows tablets killing of handheld devices though just like pc games have not killed of home consoles but I can see it killing off Android and IOS tablets.
Because most households that have consoles also have tablet devices. Why buy both when in the future 1 type of device will suffice. On the move its a tablet, when docked at home it becomes your full media hub allowing you to browse on your tv, view movies and play games using wireless controllers. Multi purpose devices are with us now and they are only set to improve.
its not a console, its a tablet.
Unless Apple comes out with their own console it will never enter the war with Wii,360,& PS3. There's a strict "no tablets allowed" law in effect.
The new ipad's do have greater functionality for games but that goes hand in hand with new tech(kinda like smartphones vs cell phones 5 years ago). But The tech wasn't built for gaming like a ps vita. I do a lot of work in autocad and inventor and the ability for higher res and better processing is huge for looking at rendered images or details in blueprints. These are the main things apple is gunning for. My sister also works for apple and told me their main focus is to help business minded industries and that the gaming industries through themselves in apposed to being invited like most assume.
While I don't think it will be their trogan horse, whatever console they do make (if they make one at all), will have some serious hardware. Even people that despise Apple has to admit their hardware is amazing.
this is a ridiculous article
I saw the possibility to put buttons and joystick in the ipad and with this retina display an 9.7 inch i think could happen if apple is really in to this. About the price...........With the ipad you can do so many things that there is more than justify his price is not the same as the console that you need a tv an the space to play it and is just for games and movies.
the only people that sleep on the ipad are obviously people who DONT HAVE ONE!
The iPad is a nice piece of tech and I wouldn't mind having one as an eReader, but it's way too expensive to compete as a mainstream gaming platform. Most people who buy it are probably doing so for other reasons than gaming and gaming on it as a bonus. This is probably why most games for it so far are shovel-ware casual games with only a trickle of truly worthwhile games available.
These articles have no place on a gaming website, this should have been posted on TechSpy
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