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What's up with New Game requirements?

01-04-2011, 08:02 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 23
What's up with New Game requirements?

A lot of new games say they're 3rd gen. compatible, but then I find out that you need 16GB or 32GB. Is this just another way for iTunes to cheat money? I guess I need to research EVERY game before I buy it.
01-04-2011, 08:09 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,443
8GB 3rd Gen=2nd Gen.

There's no getting out of it. The new game requirements is because of the high quality graphics titles being released. Some new games are also using OpenGLS 2.0 (idk, can't remember) which is not compatible with 2nd gen and below.

This isn't like the DS where developers will always produce games for the worst of the DS line, and games are always going to be playable on it. Even now I guess, the new 3DS games won't be playable on the older DS.

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Last edited by MystikSun; 01-04-2011 at 08:12 PM.

01-04-2011, 08:10 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 363
I hear 8GB 3rd Gens are more like 2nd Gen iPods.

EDIT: Mystik beat me to it.
01-04-2011, 08:45 PM
#4
Media
1st/2nd generation: 8, 16 and 32*GB Flash memory
3rd generation: 32 and 64*GB Flash memory

4th generation: 8, 32 and 64*GB Flash memory

They never made a 8GB 3rd generation if I remember there was a large gap in between the 8GB and the 16/32 was together on apple website with description saying you only got the better stuff on the 16/32

Last edited by fatflatfly; 01-04-2011 at 08:48 PM.
01-04-2011, 08:48 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,913
the ipod touch 3 8GB is less powerful than the 32Gb and 64gb. So yes basically a way to cheat
01-04-2011, 08:50 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Epox View Post
the ipod touch 3 8GB is less powerful than the 32Gb and 64gb. So yes basically a way to cheat
They didn't make a 3rd generation 8gb
The 3rd generation iPod Touch with iPhone OS 3.1 was announced and subsequently released on September 9, 2009. It is available with 32GB or 64GB of flash memory. Apple also continued offering the 2nd generation 8*GB version.
http://www.livbit.com/article/wp-con...en-600x310.gif
Picture shows 8gb says updated 32gb new and faster performance

Last edited by fatflatfly; 01-04-2011 at 08:59 PM.
01-04-2011, 08:55 PM
#7
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Location: California
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by fatflatfly View Post
They didn't make a 3rd generation 8gb
http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/...-33770781.html
01-04-2011, 09:01 PM
#8
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Apples on page said 32gb new 8gb just updated. Just more news sites that report wrong
01-04-2011, 09:10 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 18
As many people have said already, there never was an 8gb 3rd gen ipod touch released. The second gen model was "reintroduced" alongside the 16gb and 32gb 3rd gen models. As a result a LOT of people (even some websites I've read, which claim talk about the "8gb 3rd generation ipod touch") got confused, and assumed that the 8gb 2g was a 3g. which it wasn't. There were even several non-apple store retailers (places like walmart) mistakenly told consumers that the 8gb 2g's were 3rd gens. I've seen SO MANY negative reviews from angry people claiming that a certain game wouldn't work on their 8gb "3rd gen" ipod, when in fact they don't have a 3rd gen ipod at all. It's sad, really, because it gives certain apps a rep for having compatibility issues, when they, in fact, don't have those issues at all. So don't blame game devs, blame the retailer that sold you your ipod that mistakenly informed you on what type of ipod you were getting. That being said, I feel your pain--I can only imagine how mind-blowingly annoying it must be to think your getting a top-of-the-line device, only to realize that it is, in fact, an older model.
01-04-2011, 09:37 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by drwcomics View Post
As many people have said already, there never was an 8gb 3rd gen ipod touch released. The second gen model was "reintroduced" alongside the 16gb and 32gb 3rd gen models. As a result a LOT of people (even some websites I've read, which claim talk about the "8gb 3rd generation ipod touch") got confused, and assumed that the 8gb 2g was a 3g. which it wasn't. There were even several non-apple store retailers (places like walmart) mistakenly told consumers that the 8gb 2g's were 3rd gens. I've seen SO MANY negative reviews from angry people claiming that a certain game wouldn't work on their 8gb "3rd gen" ipod, when in fact they don't have a 3rd gen ipod at all. It's sad, really, because it gives certain apps a rep for having compatibility issues, when they, in fact, don't have those issues at all. So don't blame game devs, blame the retailer that sold you your ipod that mistakenly informed you on what type of ipod you were getting. That being said, I feel your pain--I can only imagine how mind-blowingly annoying it must be to think your getting a top-of-the-line device, only to realize that it is, in fact, an older model.
Tricky tricky :P During the 3rd gen, even the Apple Store employees didn't specify the generation :P Ah well, it's me and my 2nd gen 16 GB. Which is the same price as the 4th gen 32 GB >.<

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