Nizulo's Dean Vella writes: "We are seeing the rise of power in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. For example, the new Tegra 4 GPU by NVIDIA has already achieved incredible feats for mobile gaming."
Main problem for smartphones and tablets is the lack of physical buttons, you can never replace a joystick or mouse/keyboard with some virtual buttons. Now when you use a Bluetooth controller however, you are starting to get closer. So as long as the GPU increases enough in power, I think we will definitely start to see some very pretty games available. I wouldn't say they will take over console gaming, at least not in the foreseeable future...
Input isn't the only problem with smartphones and tablets but battery life. The more the game demands of the cpu and gpu the quicker the battery will be consume. Not to mention if the user is multitasking. Playing a game while listening to music and check your Facespace page can eat up a battery quite fast.
Nothing can compare to the physical Controller in you hand (or keyboard if you prefer PC.) with high a quality headset, sitting on a couch playing on a HD TV (or monitor) this shouldn't even be a Question
Not to mention space, thermal limitations, lack of a fan, difficulty producing chips smaller than 28nm, etc. People say, "phones are getting more powerful". So are consoles and PCs and they don't have the above limitations. Fail! ....and like a dozen other perfectly logical reasons. They couldn't even stop the 3DS' MASSIVE success and people are still asking this question, pathetic.
smartphone gaming will not be taking over anything. as far as I'm concerned, smartphone gaming and console/handheld gaming can co-exist just fine. I know I'm enjoying both.
I have a MOGA pro controller (xbox360 layout, google it) and a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the official extended battery (3000mAh). Gives me about 6 hours of gaming with real controls. There are enough titles that support hardware controllers like all the Rockstar games (GTA, MaxPayne) and most of the newer Gameloft games. But I miss a big budget title. The best games on smartphones are N64, PSX and SNES games ;) IMHO: The funny thing is, if Apple would release an official gamepad and implement an easy API for devs to support that gamepad they would OWN the mobile gaming market. But they didn't do it and now Android is already ahead in that segment.
Bluetooth controllers, are not only starting to get close, but are almost identical in feel to a console controller. But I mean obviously the quality of games isn't on par with consoles. As for battery life, on my Note 2, I can play games for about 2-3 hours (depends on the game) before the battery goes down. But this phone has a bigger batt than most phones. http://store.mogaanywhere.c... http://www.mogaanywhere.com...
No screen too small. There is a feeling about playing on a 40" screen or better that hand held will never be able to duplicate.
I see your point, but keep in mind at about 4-6 feet away (I don't know the exact math formula for it), but that 40" will start to look just like a 5-10" screen. Reminds me of when I go to the movie theater and friends want to sit in the back row. I'm like great this is like watching a 19" tv at home. Defeats the purpose at a certain point.
@jeff I understand distant from tv affects your viewer experience but in no world will a 5 inch screen close or a 10 in tablet close be better than a 55 inch slightly to far away...it might be the same on papee...but rhe experience is different..I might not see as much detail on the tv, but bigger and comfort is always better
I think of it the same way I think about watching movies....It's not enjoyable on a tiny screen, would you rather watch a movie using your home entertainment centre? or on your cell phone? would you rather play AAA video games on you 24 inch monitor/40-60 inch tv with surround sound comfortably in your home? or on your cell phone...?
Ever heard of a TV out? Mobile devices will be doing native 1080p 3D gaming even before 4K displays becomes mainstream. They won't look like crap on most TVs in the near future.
Another huge issue with mobile gaming is how fragmented the market is with different specs. It's almost like PC gaming except it's harder for dev's to say "Here are the recommended specs" and you can just go out and buy a new graphics card, add more RAM, etc...can't do that with a phone. Also the market for mobile games is extremely hostile. The kind of consumer mobile gaming has attracted are the budget $0.99 and under club consumers. The budgets to make games on the level of current and next gen consoles are astronomical and if a dev looks at the mobile stores and sees no one is spending more than a dollar on it they really only have two choices. Not make the game at all, or gut it and turn it into a free-to-play cash grab extravaganza and completely undermine their original vision.
Let's also not forget that no one with a Smartphone is looking for a console quality game on it. No, they want the Nyan cat game or some tower defense thing. No one's refreshing the Google Play store for a graphics intensive mobile game.
even there are physical buttons,mobile games are focused on killing-time,these kinda' games are not substantial and always aims casual gamers and nongamers
Mobile will be considered a "multi-plat"/full-fl edged-platform in the future. iOS/Android/Windows alongside the present PS/Xbox/Nintendo/PC (the same exact Windows)/Linux -platforms. I see "Capable" tablets doing well. It's just the start but an ASUS T100 is a full windows 8 tablet sporting 10 hours @ 350 bucks (yes, with a keyboard dock) that can be bought today. That's ultra weak for gaming but we'll get there eventually.
No. While I must say, I love playing games on my Nexus 7 - especially the more impressive ones like Asphalt 8, Sonic 4: Episode II, Riptide GP, and Real Racing 3 - just to name a few - these games don't have the same depth as console/handheld titles. The main games on smartphones and tablets are casual (as in, pick-up-&-play) ~ so they lack any real depth. They are designed to keep you occupied for short bursts of time - like waiting for a bus, in a waiting room, on a plane ride, etc. They don't flow like console titles do. The advances in their tech are nice, but you can only make a little mobile device perform so well, while at the same time trying to keep it mobile.
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Yes and no. Ten to twenty years from now we will figure out a way to fit the horsepower of a next gen console into a miniaturized chip that can fit into a smartphone and thus stream whatever is on your smartphone to your television via Wi-fi. Smartphones THEMSELVES wont take over gaming, its the miniature optional chips within them that will. Seems a hell of a lot more convenient to me than buying yet another plastic box and dealing with more cords. Technology is getting smaller and better. Compare the original iPAD to the iPAD Air or the original PS3 to the PS4. Its clear what the next logical step will be.
... you do realize that the same technology that would allow smartphones to "fit the horsepower of a next gen console into a miniaturized chip" will also be used on those next gen consoles, right? And because they will be bigger, run cooler, and have no battery life limitations... well, smartphones will still be behind. Yes, tech is getting and will continue to get smaller. And consoles will benefit from that, just like mobile devices. Take one Tegra whatever and put it in a phone and it's powerful. Now take 50 of em and stick em inside a console. Yeah, console wins. Console will always win.
ya.....NO next story~
handheld gaming? they already did. console gaming? No.
For the last time no. god sakes
Of course they can... if we're willing to accept terrible gameplay that is all visuals and no control.
So tired of hearing people ask this question. People who play casually will play with their smartphone 'cause it's cheap, people who want a true gaming experience won't. Enough said, stop posing the question.
I want my phone to be a phone and my handheld for gaming. While there are some fun games for phones, I don't consider it gaming. That said, I realize that people who like video games as a hobby and not a time waster are in the minority and so therefore it will probably happen. But I'll go kicking and screaming the whole way.
Probably in mobile gaming they will take over but nothing beats the that hunk of plastic in your hands. I could never really get into a mobile game seriously.
What'll happen is that the ps5, 6 or 7 will be smartphonesized. Or it'll be a smartphone with a focus of gaming. Not hooked up to the tv it's a phone. With a charger and HDMI it's a playstation (ofc it has the ps controller aswell!) Iphone and android might get to the same place hardwarewise, but can't compete to the experience, expertise and network that companies like sony and microsoft has about gaming.
they can the parts get stronger every year....but they need a new way or better way to distribute games and find a way to get a standard controller for all games and once they do that.....it will be problems for all consoles
Take over completely? I don't see it happening. Although casuals and people with smartphones and tablets can lead it for a while though as casuals dominate the market.
Gaming is a hobby and any serious hobbyist like a real gamer won't settle for a machine that does gaming as a second function. The casuals will always outnumber the hardcore but the hardcore will always be having the best experience when it comes to gaming.
If phones had the ability to allow controllers to be plugged into it and use that as input, then we might be getting somewhere. Obviously, there are other issues like ram and battery life, but look at the DS or the Vita. We play those and they only have limited battery life. I think it's possible, but not now. When I think of a phone, I think of something that I can use to communicate, something I can use to waste time. It's not something I think about if I want to start a gaming session. The games just aren't made for that kind of thing just yet. But I think developers are leaning in that direction; making fully fledged games that aren't just some modified version of a pre-existing pc/console game.
No but if that day were to come I'd be done with gaming that's for sure. App games can never replace a good console or handheld game. Sorry Candy Crush & Angry Birds.
i say it already has. in the GAME store in the city centre, the shop window which previously had games console deals in, now only has mobile phones and tablets. that is a massive shift. it also shows that the store knows it will make more money selling mobile phones than it will consoles. sad times for gaming
the simple answer in, no.
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