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Old 06-06-2014, 02:20 AM
DigitalB33R DigitalB33R is offline
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Game Center as it is at its present state is a badly implemented good idea. I've had lots of achievements that did not sync when earned offline, you can't send messages to your friends etc. Apple need to work on their priorities since the main sell of their devices is gaming. They could have layed out a structure for gamers, but I think it also has to do with game devs who aren't willing to spend time on coding and such.
People do not buy iPhones for gaming....

Imo, Apple needs to completely redesign and redefine Game Center like what they're doing to iPhoto on OS X Yosemite.

But Apple has bigger priorities now.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:53 AM
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People do not buy iPhones for gaming....

Imo, Apple needs to completely redesign and redefine Game Center like what they're doing to iPhoto on OS X Yosemite.

But Apple has bigger priorities now.
Dont agree with that, everyone i know love iphones due to the way they work with the apps and also the huge ton of games available. You only have to hear the number of games downloaded every year to realise its hugeeee.

Granted there is a proportion who probably use it just as a phone but i wouldnt say 100% that people do not buy phones for gaming.

As for game centre i dont mind if it goes at all, not interested in points against people i've never met
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:10 AM
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but I think it also has to do with game devs who aren't willing to spend time on coding and such.
I love the idea of GameCenter and it totally makes sense, gaming is just more fun when it is competitive. I spent hours on BF3 (PC) because of stats in Battlelog and I thought that was well integrated, a great experience and totally fun with friends.

Has anyone played Letterpress? I've noticed their integration into GameCenter is quite cool, having "your turn" notifications coming through there instead of the App itself.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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Dont agree with that, everyone i know love iphones due to the way they work with the apps and also the huge ton of games available. You only have to hear the number of games downloaded every year to realise its hugeeee.

Granted there is a proportion who probably use it just as a phone but i wouldnt say 100% that people do not buy phones for gaming.

As for game centre i dont mind if it goes at all, not interested in points against people i've never met
Well it seems like you actually agree with me?

Your stating that people buy iPhones for a variety of reasons which was what I was implying. I have never heard or seen anyone buy an iPhone just for getting a game. They either love the way it works, like the design, the ecosystem, specs, etc. Honestely they have to be crazy to get an iPhone (and pay a monthly data fee) just to play games on it.

I think your point was saying that I said 100% do not buy iPhones for gaming. Sure while I have never seen/heard a person choose an iPhone just for getting a game, there probably is some poor, clueless person who did so.

That being said, I was just generally answering to the guy who said
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Apple need to work on their priorities since the main sell of their devices is gaming.
I don't think that statement is true at all mainly because 1) Apple's priorities are not in gaming 2) People don't buy iPhones because of what games it has
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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I love the idea of GameCenter and it totally makes sense, gaming is just more fun when it is competitive. I spent hours on BF3 (PC) because of stats in Battlelog and I thought that was well integrated, a great experience and totally fun with friends.

Has anyone played Letterpress? I've noticed their integration into GameCenter is quite cool, having "your turn" notifications coming through there instead of the App itself.
I beleive for Letterpress (which is a great game), it uses a built-in notification system made for turn-based games. I think that was introduced in iOS 6.
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Old 06-06-2014, 03:56 PM
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Not sure where you heard the app was disappearing, but that is absolutely not true. Game Center continues to be a part of iOS and OS X, with the OS X version being completely revised and updated for Yosemite.

Apple has far more registered Game Center accounts than Sony has PSN accounts and Microsoft has Xbox Live accounts combined - believe me, it's not going anywhere.
Agreed. I love scoring points on Game Center as do some others. I checked and there are about 288 million GC accounts. As far as achievements go, I have over 152K points and I've never jailbroken any device. There are people on this website that have more points than I do, and they are more into the leaderboards aspect. The points have nothing to do with my ego. Others who have a couple of million points who seemed to find a way to manipulate the app...Well that might not be the case.

To each his own.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:34 PM
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People do not buy iPhones for gaming....

Imo, Apple needs to completely redesign and redefine Game Center like what they're doing to iPhoto on OS X Yosemite.

But Apple has bigger priorities now.
I didn't talk about why people purchase iPhones/iPads?
I wonder how people actually read comments...
I talked about how Apple is SELLING their devices, and never mentionned how people react to that.
We all know they want to take over the gaming market (and are succeeding at that whether we like it or not), and this is seen through apple gaming conventions, pushing controllers, marketing around that idea.
So yes gaming has become an important (if not THE most important) marketing strategy of Apple; when Angry Birds first got huge, think of all the people who said "OMG I want this game so I'll get a smartphone".
So my point still stands, if Apple plays its cards right, they can transform GameCenter into a successful hub for gamers and build a striving community.

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Old 06-06-2014, 08:35 PM
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I originally got an iPhone to use as a phone, then I discovered the AppStore and all it has to offer, so my next device for gaming will be iPhone/iPad.
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