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MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 01:25 PM
GFAQs poll of the day:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3714

Sad truth, most gamers still don't give a crap about it. Nearly 50,000 votes and the majority don't want an iPhone or iPod Touch at all.

da shiz wiz 19
12-31-2009, 01:34 PM
Prolly because they're addicting to MW:2

Morrigan
12-31-2009, 01:40 PM
We can't expect EVERYONE to have ipods/iphones. I'd say a large % of the population does though, so there is still a sizeable market.

The bigger concern in my eyes regarding the lack of steep investments in iPhone/Touch games is the near-commodity-like market of the App Store. Gamers these days don't even expect to pay for games anymore, they just want them for free since they know they can play free games on sites like addictinggames. The whole App Store in my eyes is like a Borland Trap where soon it will be almost impossible to charge for a game that is any less than "superb"

thewiirocks
12-31-2009, 01:48 PM
Sad truth, most gamers still don't give a crap about it. Nearly 50,000 votes and the majority don't want an iPhone or iPod Touch at all.

Two words: "Sampling Bias" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_bias)

People should really stop putting stock in web polls.
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Kamazar
12-31-2009, 01:51 PM
It's because games like Doodle Jump are what sells. Quick cellphone games.

super6ft7
12-31-2009, 02:00 PM
It's because games like Doodle Jump are what sells. Quick cellphone games.

Because it is a cellphone, and most people are looking for cheap and quick thrills

drelbs
12-31-2009, 02:06 PM
Prolly because they're addicting to MW:2

Ooh, Mechwarrior 2 was one of my favorite games ever! :rolleyes:

Eli
12-31-2009, 02:08 PM
Judging by the GameFAQs forums, I think it's safe to say my cat is smarter than most of their members.

The prez 12521
12-31-2009, 02:12 PM
hahaha yeah, thats like doing a poll here asking if were going to buy a droid to game on...no plans of doing so...well maybe but...thats very biased. if they did a blank survey asking random people at random places on and offline if they would, you would get better results. go to NYC, everyone there has an iphone, but they dont use it maybe likee you and i do for extreme gaming and crap

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 03:04 PM
Two words: "Sampling Bias" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_bias)

People should really stop putting stock in web polls.

Sampling bias? It's aimed directly at gamers, the type of people who do pay $50 for games. If it were on a website about knitting and teacups then sure, it might not be totally reliable, but one of the biggest game-related websites on the net? Even if it's not 100% it's enough to have a point. Those people are the people we need backing iPhone gaming for any decent lengthy games to appear, and they're not.

The question isn't whether the general public will buy iPhone games, we know they will. The question is whether or not enough people who play games seriously consider the iPhone as a gaming platform. They're the people who are being asked the question, therefore the poll makes sense.

Scottlarsen
12-31-2009, 06:44 PM
The iphone is like the wild west when it comes to game development. Developers are still settling on formulas that will sell consistantly, and customers are still figuring out what designers create products they are willing to buy. When these aspects are settled the profits should increase. This should increase the quality of games, and in turn draw even more customers. Personally, when I am more confidant about the products from the various developers, I will be more willing to spend larger amounts of money for their products. As of now, I am not willing to risk more money until I can be sure that I won't end up with a high tech fart machine.

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 06:48 PM
I'd like to know what a high tech fart machine has that a regular fart machine doesn't ;)

da shiz wiz 19
12-31-2009, 06:50 PM
I'd like to know what a high tech fart machine has that a regular fart machine doesn't ;)
A clock with stripping girls.

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 06:53 PM
A clock with stripping girls.

I'll give you $40 for it.

da shiz wiz 19
12-31-2009, 06:55 PM
I'll give you $40 for it.
No nudity and they look like my ass.

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 06:58 PM
No nudity and they look like my ass.

I'm a desperate school kid and I've stolen my parents credit card, don't underestimate the lengths I will go to.

Scottlarsen
12-31-2009, 07:00 PM
A clock with stripping girls.

Exactly!:)

Scottlarsen
12-31-2009, 07:05 PM
I'd like to know what a high tech fart machine has that a regular fart machine doesn't ;)

Perhaps surround sound.:eek:

RankoSao
12-31-2009, 07:06 PM
Judging by the GameFAQs forums, I think it's safe to say my cat is smarter than most of their members.

ouch...that hurts... :/ *is a GameFAQS forum member*

da shiz wiz 19
12-31-2009, 07:06 PM
Perhaps surround sound.:eek:
And distortion.

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 07:07 PM
ouch...that hurts... :/ *is a GameFAQS forum member*

Me too, what's your karma? :p

RankoSao
12-31-2009, 07:13 PM
Me too, what's your karma? :p

1260,you?

MidianGTX
12-31-2009, 07:22 PM
1260,you?

1422 ;)

I haven't really been on it since I started coming here 6 months ago... console games aren't difficult enough to require help and if I'm just after conversation there's always someone on MSN with the same game.

RankoSao
12-31-2009, 07:23 PM
yeah, ive been focusing on my iPhone since i got it, because its way cheaper than going to gamestop every other weekend..