While Apple has a well-earned reputation as the inventor of new markets, it's also something of a serial killer. The iPod helped strangle the Walkman, and iPads have nearly killed netbooks. Xbox, Nintendo, others feel heat...
Call me when this crap can run a game like GOW3.
Apple will damage the casual gaming industry as soon as the Apple sheeple finally get sick of paying half a months wage for a new phone every 6 months, just so they can play the latest game on it. The exact same reason that they will never even dream of touching the big three. No console gamer is going to switch to buying new hardware every few months, otherwise we wouldn't even have the money to buy any damn games
Only time Apple would make an impact on gaming would be now if they are smart enough to add controller support for ipad3. Blue tooth controller plus wifi tv output would be a killer for sure!
Apple fans are just not going to let this go it seems but it is entertaining because I can't help but just laugh at these articles. No input controllers (with digital pad or analog sticks & these things we gamers like to call buttons, keyboard / mouse, sticks, wheels, flight controls, etc and so on), outputs for big displays, real support from top devs, etc... Nothing but a bunch of shovel wear IOS games ran on a tablet that is recycled every year with a new iteration and they think it will cause a dent in the gaming industry? All I can say is, "ANYTHING FOR HITS!"
it was marketed by bandai in jp but it was still an apple designed game platform. Not saying the have the cred to burst on the scene now but looking at how MS came out with the xbox after having helped sega with the development of the OS for the dc probably gave them the idea they could build a game machine too. If apple chose to stick it out in the current design of tablet/phones then they would likely release some type of wireless controller connectivity and connection to a tv to make it more console-esq. No doubt the future of game technology will be about going smaller (form factor/chip design/etc) so why not have a system that serves two purposes? A portable when you want it to be on the go and a console when you dont. If sony or nintendo or Ms dont do it....perhaps apple will.
Call me when iOS games use a controller or K&M and AAA multiplats.
Buttons don't matter. People who say they do are not familiar with the best content on the iOS devices. They are also woefully unaware of the direction the market heading. (Not saying I support this seachange, just that I am aware of it.) The weakest link will break. Always three there are, no more, no less. One company enters, another leaves.
Why? Because they have to run on batteries.
They are not consoles, theyll never be. But when I can play chaos rings, ghost trick, phoenix wright, soul caliber, infinity blade, real racing, world of goo, sonic cd, 9mm, final fantasy 1-3 + tactics wotl, death rally, scribblenauts, gta3, dark meadow, dead space, and 16-32bit emulators then Im satisified with on-the-go gaming. People hate apple fans and i understand but somebody play chaos ring and the sequel and then tell me ios only has crappy games with crappy contols. I agree anyone who thinks theyre like consoles are morons but really who has said that. Somebody point me in the direction of an apple fanboy on here.
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Bouton do matter .. Try street fighter IOS , and come at me saying it control well ..you'll NEVER HAVE the necessary response from your touchscreen to pull any high tier combo . It lack feedback and precision Boutons DO MATTER
THIS! however I will say that touch screens work best with certain games like superbrothers ep, infinity blade, rts games and pretty much anything menu driven.
Buttons, analog sticks & triggers are better for controlling games than a touchscreen and that is a fact. People who say that touchscreen is better or even on par with buttons are delusional Apple fanboys who don't understand the limitations and problems with touchscreen controls.
Technology will advance.. touchscreen will get better for games. Device will get faster. I can see older people will adapt more to mobile games. Since they have a job and on the go all the times. While kids will play more with their parents mobile device, and will leave gaming console in the dust...well, they will not play as much. My nephews and nieces played more games on the ipad and iphone. That is what I am seeing... hardcore gamers will continue with PC, and poor hardcore gamers will continue to with console.. but millions more people will play on mobile device...
really? buttons don't matter? im sorry but touch controls wil never replace tradition controls EVER
Famous qoute from Mr. Horse from the Ren & Stimpy Show about how I feel about this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This article is ridiculous 1) the 3DS, despite this articles negative slant to discredit it, is breaking speed sales record in every region, seeing ridiculous support. The vita is starting as well as any system. Which is not very good. It has nothing to do with anything. Dedicated handheld sales have NEVER been higher 2) Ios cant play games as good as original gameboy games. Not in controls, or anything else 3) When you make an article, and you only use bias quotes. Your basically telling your readers that what I am saying is not true, so in order to make it sound true I have to tell half truths and use bias "Ben Cousins, the general manager of mobile game maker ngmoco Sweden, " why should we listen to him? Its like the president of mcdonalds saying burger king causes cancer
ill just point out that many gamers are actually educated about technology and are unlikely to buy apple products. most of us know that they are behind the curve tech wise, they just somehow manage to convince most average consumers that they're the first and only company to have their newest feature even though 9/10 times, the feature is several months old on another competitors tech. granted they usually do it better, but they ought to when they release it 6 months after the first company. i dont see apple ever making a big splash in a real game market but at the same time, they def have the cash to back it up so i guess anything is possible. ill stick to ms, sony, and nintendo though. i have never been impressed with apple.
Agree completely, Apple tend to attract people with the mindset of 'its teh best tech ever'. Blissfully unaware that the iPhone 4S they just paid way over the odds for was outspec'd by several Android devices months before. I don't care if you can ask your phone 'will i need an umbrella this evening?' I just look at the weather widget on my phones desktop. Apple users are probably wondering wtf is a widget as surprisingly, Apple products don't use em.
yup and there siri was done by windows phone a few months earlier as was the cloud storage. zune syncs music/vids/ and pics in a similar way and offers a $10 a month unlimited download service. virtually any app worth owning is already on an android and you can get an android for half the price. and androids os is so similar to ios that there really isnt a huge difference except the price.
Yeap, too many people go on image rather than technology and functionality. iPad is a decent piece of kit no doubt about it, thinking it will cause Sony, MS or Nintendo to be punted out of the market is just naive. The main players cater towards gamers, the rest of the functionality is a bonus. Apple work the other way around, its about funcionality first and gaming comes in somewhere after that. If indie developers are claiming Apple is the way forwards its just because they've found a tech to develop for with a big audience, that audience don't necessarily exclusivley play games on that platform.
Oh wait guys, its a Yahoo article...
"Xbox, Nintendo, others feel heat..." You mean Microsoft? This is the kind of mistake that shows how misinformed you are about the video game industry.
Look I hate the idea if Apple in gaming like everyone, but you guys need to see the truth here. It's not angry birds. The ipads arcade stick is kick ass! Also there is a slew of exclusive hard core games out now and more on the way. Apply is buying up hard core exclusive games quickly. Like I said I'm not super happy about it but in the end I go where the games are.
...That statement coming from someone called NeoGeo? Can barely believe what I just read. To be honest the NeoGeo was about as hardcore as it got, $1000 for a single game is when you show dedication to a cause. Paying $2.79 for Jewels Deluxe hardly constitutes a hardcore following.
What was wrong with stating facts? Anyone that disagrees is simply a casual gamer out of the loop. I owned and still love Neo Geo, but as a hardcore gamer I go where the games are and that's on every system. Now watch this Hardcore Ipad game and shut up. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Arcade stick? You mean something that would have to be added on? This means it already fails as a portable device for gaming. What slew of games? I hear Infinity Blade twice and some poorly playing knockoffs of console games. And none of them would be even mediocre quality on consoles. While we're on the subject, what exclusives are they buying? Hell, what multiplats do they have? Will the iPad be playing Madden? How about Assassin's Creed? GTA V? The next Call of Duty? It won't. It can't. The iPad can play games, but it's not a gaming device. My Pontiac can go fast, but that doesn't make it a race car. YOU need to see the truth here: Apple is not a contender.
People can dismiss iPad all they like but the fact is its selling at a faster rate than anything Sony has ever released. Sony will keep talking up Vita sales but like their walkman it has no real future. Devices that don't cater to the mass market seldom do.
SALES DO NOT EQUAL SUPERIORITY! Your name is the the most ironic thing on this website. You beat out LOGICWINS. lol. The Vita is the only handheld console that can cater to the hardcore with its dual analog sticks. Right now its new, but new apps with come along with functionality just like all Sony devices do... you would know this if you had some common sense.
Let's revisit this restarted article when the PS4 and XBOX720(or whatever they are calling it) are released
Next gen consoles will be even more pc like but will continue to restrict what you can do. I have 3 ps3s but doubt i'll get a ps4, would much rather have a console like media pc along the lines that alienware is producing.
iPad 3 Will Be The Best Gaming device ever
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Someone thinks it's the "Opposite Day" again.
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