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Gaming Platforms

View Poll Results: On which platforms do you do your gaming?
I game exclusively on my iOS device(s). 2 20.00%
I game exclusively on mobile devices (smartphones and consoles). 1 10.00%
I play games on various platforms, without a preference. 7 70.00%
I play games predominately on non-mobile platforms. 0 0%
Voters: 10. You may not vote on this poll
01-17-2014, 12:22 AM
#1
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 221
Gaming Platforms

I'm curious about something and thought a poll/discussion might be interesting.

Given that TouchArcade is specifically a mobile gaming site, and even more specifically, an iOS gaming site, I was wondering how many active members here are also gaming on other platforms?

I guess what I'm trying to get to is whether or not there are mobile-only gamers out there, or gamers who predominately do their gaming on mobile devices, ignoring other non-mobile platforms.

Interested to hear people's feedback on their gaming habits, platform splits, etc.

Last edited by stevejarman; 01-17-2014 at 12:25 AM.
01-17-2014, 12:33 AM
#2
I have no preferences. While I have shifted to mainly IOS and PC, I still play games on console.
I don't consider either one to be inferior compared to the others. IOS games can deliver experiences not possible on any other platform, nothing can beat the convenience and comfort of console gaming with a controller and a couch, and PC gaming offers the most diverse range of indies than the other platforms
01-17-2014, 12:45 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 221
I supposed I should have shared MY opinions too!

I play games on EVERY platform out there. To be honest, I probably play the least on my iPhone/iPad. I think the reason for that is that I feel a game needs to be VERY SPECIFICALLY written for touch controls in order to be a good experience on a smartphone type device. No matter how much people try to convince me, I don't believe there are any FPS's, platformers, etc on iOS that wouldn't play better with a controller (or on another platform).

I do really love mobile platforms though - as in, "portable gaming". I'd say I spend most of my time these days on my Vita and 3DS. I absolutely LOVE those two devices.

Maybe with the rise of controllers on iOS devices I might start to get more from non-touch-control-specific games on iOS.
01-17-2014, 05:27 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,513
Wait when you say mobile platforms as "iOS and console" do you mean handheld consoles?
01-17-2014, 04:09 PM
#5
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCho133 View Post
Wait when you say mobile platforms as "iOS and console" do you mean handheld consoles?
Yep - as in Vita/3DS (or others).