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02-11-2013, 07:14 PM
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Android tablet gaming question

Well, here it goes. I have a strong suspicion that my wife is going to get me either a Kindle Fire HD or a Nexus 7 tablet (I'd prefer the latter) for my birthday. I would, of course, like an iPad, but I can understand where she's coming from seeing the big price difference.

Unfortunately, she gets kind of upset if I want to take something back because it's just not "good enough". So, we'll see.

Anyway, from what I'm reading the Nexus would generally be preferred over the Kindle Fire in terms of easier access to more apps via Google Play (yes, I know you can do a sideways install to get 'em on your Kindle Fire as well).

One of my questions is looking at the stores, it really seems like Android has far less really "hardcore" games than the iOS, which bothers me. For those with Android tablets/devices, are you finding good games beyond the casual fare?

For instance, one reason why I'd prefer a newer iOS device is to play something like Arc Squadron (maybe that's a bad example of something "hardcore", but still something I can't play on my 3GS). But doesn't look like it's been ported to Android.

Is Android gaming really coming onto its own as far as gaming? And are there a decent amount of games pushing the boundaries of portable gaming? Exclusives?

Last edited by awp69; 02-11-2013 at 08:03 PM.