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Peer to Peer connectivity? What is it?

03-17-2009, 01:45 PM
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Peer to Peer connectivity? What is it?

I just read about Peer to Peer connectivity and was wondering what is and how does it work? Is it like DS/PSP game sharing or connecting without the need of wifi/3G/edge?

I'm excited about the feature because sometimes I want to play MP but no wifi connection is near me.

Thanks for anyone who has the time to clear this up for me.

Currently playing: TouchKO, Castle of Magic, and Resident Evil 4.
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03-17-2009, 01:46 PM
#2
if your on your touch and you don't have an internet connection, this won't work.

It sounds like they mean it's going to be a form of multiplayer. Your just connecting to another persons Itouch or Iphone through the internet, allowing you to play games together, or trade items and stuff.

03-17-2009, 01:48 PM
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P2P is for the iPhone through Bluetooth connnectivity. It's like connecting two phones files via Bluetooth.
03-17-2009, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmAlive View Post
P2P is for the iPhone through Bluetooth connnectivity. It's like connecting two phones files via Bluetooth.
Indeed, and if the description is correct, it sounds like 2 iphones (or more) could connect together without the need of any Wifi or Internet (if they are close enough).

Carlo

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03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
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It's going to make wireless multiplayer amazing.

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03-17-2009, 01:59 PM
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It's going to make wireless multiplayer amazing.
AND battery draining!
03-17-2009, 02:01 PM
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AND battery draining!
Sadly!
03-17-2009, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by IAmAlive View Post
P2P is for the iPhone through Bluetooth connnectivity. It's like connecting two phones files via Bluetooth.
Does that mean that it's similar to game sharing? That would be insane!

Currently playing: TouchKO, Castle of Magic, and Resident Evil 4.
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03-17-2009, 02:10 PM
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Does that mean that it's similar to game sharing? That would be insane!
No game sharing. Game pairing yes. Easier multiplayer connectivity without having to connect to a network.

Last edited by IAmAlive; 03-18-2009 at 04:39 AM.
03-17-2009, 02:15 PM
#10
except for the 2nd generation Itouch, that is going to have bluetooth apparently.