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Apple Is Quickly Becoming a Major Player in The Games Industry [Macgasm]

Terry Lucy of Macgasm writes, "Many of us have iOS devices that we play games on. Several titles have shown that this is big business, most notably Rovio — the makers of Angry Birds — who just recently recieved a massive investment of $42 Million, big money for a console developer, let alone a ‘small’ outfit like Rovio.

Also, while iOS devices have a multitude of appealing features, a Google AdMob survey recently revealed that 84% of iPad owners primarily used the iPad for gaming. Apple also recently hired two top gaming PR executives from Nintendo. So the question is — is Apple on track to overtake major console manufacturers such as Sony and Microsoft as the king of the gaming world? And is Apple turning that world on its head?"

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HolyOrangeCows2796d ago

"a Google AdMob survey recently revealed that 84% of iPad owners primarily used the iPad for gaming"
Yeah right.

Bring on the Pippin 2.

dragonyght2797d ago

lol this guys is serious

plb2797d ago (Edited 2797d ago )

I approve this article just for the lulz. Who are these knobs that take gaming on iPad/iPod/iPhone as a serious gaming platform. Do people actually sit around for hours gaming on these things? The only good these games are for is when you are waiting in a line or on a bus..something like that.

just_looken2796d ago

beyond that is the fact all apple products are hugely overpriced.

Kyur4ThePain2796d ago

@plb - playing while waiting for a bus, plane, subway etc. is almost all the time most adults have today for gaming. I definitely can't afford to spend hours on ANY day gaming.

There is no reason to look down on that. iPads, iPods (and other mobile gaming solutions) give these people an option as far as gaming is concerned. Apple saw this opportunity and decided to also target that market.

You just have to accept the fact that many people out there consider something like an iDevice to be their primary gaming platform.

sku7790tz2797d ago

from macgasm.net? no wonder.

hey xboxaddicts.com recently said that 360 is better than ps3.

Simco8762797d ago

Maybe Mac can bring out a system that replaces the Wii

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