The iPhone has virtually no buttons but it has already emerged as a significant threat to Nintendo and Sony in the portable games market.
Is this a joke? How many big developers are supporting games on the iPhone? ROFL
their are a couple. but over 90% of the games on the iphone are CRAP! 3/10 games.
OOPS! WTF sorry somehow my comment got doubled. please mods delete this comment.
Iphone got big labels like: Conami with Steel Gear Soldier Kapkom with Ultra Ground Fighter IX Omega Uppercut Circle Enix with Last Phantasy XXXIV Oobisoft with Prince Of Austria Epig with Real Tournament to call a view!
Nope, this article is wrong. Sorry, but playing games like Majong on the iPhone are ok but racers and shooters... Nope, no fun at all.
I own an Ipod touch 16gb, and I tend to agree with Sl1m Daddy. As far as slower less coordinated puzzle games and point'n'click adventures go, the Itouch and Iphone are contenders, but first person shooters, action games, and racers are no-gos. I have Vay(an RPG remake), Billy Frontier(an arcade like shooter),Brain challenge(as the name implies), Aurora Feint: The Beginning(touch and clear, sequence based puzzle), Cannon Challenge( a trajectory based shooter), Crash Bandicoot Nitro Carts( racing game), CubicMan Lite (a quadrant sequence shifting puzzle), etc. The list goes on and on, and through extensive testing, and effort, using both the accelerometer, and touch-screen, I can safely say that as far as sheer programming capability goes, the PSP has the most refined platform development tools. Plus with face buttons as a standard, the DS and PSP have a gaming advantage over the ipod/iphone. Of note, is the fact that the vector graphics processor in the PSP and iphone are relatively the same, as far as being OpenGL based. So capability-wise, and with the screen refresh of the PSP, and refreshed design of the DSi, Sony and Nintendo have nothing to worry about, and Apple's biggest investment in new technology(accelerometer/touch -screen), may ultimately be the limiting factors for game programmers, and the Ipod/Iphone's ability to be a viable gaming platform.
Im pretty sure the psp are doing just fine.
umm i sorry but the the install base of the iPhone alone will gaurantee that it's not a serious threat to neither the PSP/DS. ne ways whenever the day comes that I see a game like GOW;Chains of Olympus then I may actually consider it a threat to the PSP
Ok then, I can't believe I got out of my grave to read this... iPhone games giving Sony and Nintendo a hard time.... please
There's some potential I believe. Online gaming over the 3g/EDGE network. I've been playing some online poker on my iPhone and its really addicting. But the iPhone will never take off like the PSP or DS as a gaming device. No hardware buttons? HAHA. Mini games is the only thing it could pull off.
The Iphone is neat but it is missing a true 1st party developer from Apple,a real mascot to symbolize the device like how Kratos does for Sony,Mario for Nintendo,Sonic for Sega etc,and at least a decent amount of quality to compete with the PSP or DS
i need buttons to press it makes me feel im actually commanding the actions, but i do love apple products
this is so funny.DS and PSP has thousands of games,and this Iphone fanboy thinks Iphone games will scare Sony and Nintendo . LMAO
"The iPhone has virtually no buttons but it has already emerged as a significant threat to Nintendo and Sony in the portable games market. " HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA HHAHAHAHAH man, almost fell of the chair this time...
It a joke right.....???? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ahahahahahahahahahaha
No thanks. I wasn't particularly thrilled when MS got into the game last gen even though they've had a decent showing. For me to even consider the iPhone for gaming, I'd have to see some games I actually wanted to play for more than the ten minutes I wait at the doctor's office. Even then, it'd still take more to convince me it could be on par with dedicated handhelds.
nah!!!! that'll never catch on. like jamie foxx above said : "need the feel of commanding or controling the character" with buttons!!
they should leave it as a phone and make something else. ***OH SHYT, ALMOST .. ALMOST, 999998 points... WTF the phone is ringing!!!! AHHHH I WAS IN THE ZONE!..crap..*** that's happen to me and as dramatic as I made it sound, you get point. If the phone override game application then for sure. My phone does and, why play games on your phone when you have a psp or ds with better features and games. IPhone is a phone first and all the extra little features 2nd.
If Apple doesn't lead the way to develop games on the iPhone then the iPhone is doomed to failure as a gaming device. I own an iPhone and I love it for the most part, I actually have some games on it including Spore and The Force Unleashed; they're good but not Killer apps, and if there are no exclusive killer apps on the iPhone that push mobile gaming forward then it won't dethrone the DS or the PSP as true gaming devices.
Who the hell is going to spend any type of money to buy some piece of trash cell phone game compared to real ones? Lets see a game like need for speed about 20-30$ on the ds and psp, and the same thing with no controller not to mention s*** performance for around the same price or more hmmm. "umm i sorry but the the install base of the iPhone alone will gaurantee that it's not a serious threat to neither the PSP/DS. ne ways whenever the day comes that I see a game like GOW;Chains of Olympus then I may actually consider it a threat to the PSP" yeah even so how the hell would you play it lol with buttons made out of graphics?? i phone is a joke as a phone.
Apple is a smart company. Watch & see mt friend. It wont be the leader in portable gaming market but it has and will continue to take market share away. The games are not that bad, it gives you a quick fix.
i need buttons. the less i have to move the better also what jamie foxx said.
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