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Old 04-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Lerisbo1192 Lerisbo1192 is offline
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Hi guys! I've been playing on my iphone for 6 years now and after being a bit turned off by the direction mobile gaming is taking lately (especially after the huge success of the recent spiderman game from gameloft or dungeon keeper), as hardore gamer, i started looking for alternative ways of gaming on the go (not dropping ios gaming thought). AND i found the MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 2. well i never was interested in microsoft tablets but i have to admit THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. the surface pro 2 can run EVERY single pc game on a decent resolution and even if you lower the effects (of course you'll need to do that to get the best framerate out of many games) it still looks on par with ps3/x360 graphics and sometimes runs even smoother. here is a footage of titanfall running flawlessly!! ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=febIiWXdqe8 ) look at the other videos on that channel, just look at all the crazy games this guys is playing on his tablet with that weird controller attachment. also because the system used is windows you can plan with ANY controller you want!! and for more portability, like with your ipad, YOU CAN USE TOUCH CONTROLS WITH EVERY SINGLE GAME using the software GESTUREWORKS!! it allows you to buid (yourself) the ideal and most suitabe controls you want for every games. it uses virtual pads, analogs, buttons, SWIPES, TAPS and TILT (thats crazy!!), you choose the loction/size/opacity and you can even download (for free) controls made by other users on their website. here's a quick video about it: ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi1wiTngb9s ).

i'm just letting you know there are other ways. i still can't believe i'm hearing about this just now! anyway i'll be trying this solution and i'll let you know my impressions in the coming days. Now lets close this with a video of someone playing rayman on a tablet with touch controls and actally being able to stop running. (eventhough i like rayman jungle/fiesta run)


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Old 04-22-2014, 03:21 AM
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Thanks for the info
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:25 AM
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Wow just wow!!!
Thanks for sharing this.
I was thinking something more like a ps vita or a 3ds but this is amazing.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Lerisbo1192 Lerisbo1192 is offline
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Wow just wow!!!
Thanks for sharing this.
I was thinking something more like a ps vita or a 3ds but this is amazing.
you're all welcome guys. for the 3ds its not really my type and i had a vita but i ended up selling it because of the lack of interesting games (for me) so those aren't really an option. and the thing i like the most about this particular solution is that it comes with the biggest catalog of hardcore games you can expect, which are pc games!
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:10 PM
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I have this. The only thing I don't like is, that it's very heavy for a tablet
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:11 PM
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Yeah, but that device is like a thousand bucks, isn't it? I see your points and all, but for me, I'll stick with my ipad4 with 128GB for now.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:14 PM
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you're all welcome guys. for the 3ds its not really my type and i had a vita but i ended up selling it because of the lack of interesting games (for me) so those aren't really an option. and the thing i like the most about this particular solution is that it comes with the biggest catalog of hardcore games you can expect, which are pc games!
Be careful though, this thing is really pricey and battery life simply sucks.
3ds is not my type too. I'm gonna wait for a little while. Maybe vita will get some new games.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:26 PM
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Surface Pro is a mini PC in tablet form while the non pro version is a pure tablet thats locked to windows app store.

Surface Pro does cost over twice as much as a iPad Air.

You can get a better desktop gaming PC for the same money.

While this software lets you get touch controls to most games that would be a awful experience since all pc games are made for Keyboard and Mouse.

I would never in a million years buy a Surface Pro for gaming.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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Surface Pro is a mini PC in tablet form while the non pro version is a pure tablet thats locked to windows app store.

Surface Pro does cost over twice as much as a iPad Air.

You can get a better desktop gaming PC for the same money.

While this software lets you get touch controls to most games that would be a awful experience since all pc games are made for Keyboard and Mouse.

I would never in a million years buy a Surface Pro for gaming.
i get what you mean. but presently i'm using an ipad air with a controller, i also have a gaming computer with a 360 contoller so basically i already have the controller for the surface pro. i was talking about touch controls for more portability. plus there is an extremely huge amount of pc games with simplistic controls that will work very well on touchscreen (sf4, indies platormers, etc...) and i can't see why we can't play call of duty or battlefield the same way we play modern combat or dead trigger? As for the price...yeah you're right its quite pricey, i'm about to get a new one for 700$ and thats a good deal but eventhougth its very expensive. and thats even the reason why i still haven't bought it yet. i'm still reconsidering it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:59 PM
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i get what you mean. but presently i'm using an ipad air with a controller, i also have a gaming computer with a 360 contoller so basically i already have the controller for the surface pro. i was talking about touch controls for more portability. plus there is an extremely huge amount of pc games with simplistic controls that will work very well on touchscreen (sf4, indies platormers, etc...) and i can't see why we can't play call of duty or battlefield the same way we play modern combat or dead trigger? As for the price...yeah you're right its quite pricey, i'm about to get a new one for 700$ and thats a good deal but eventhougth its very expensive. and thats even the reason why i still haven't bought it yet. i'm still reconsidering it.
Had a feeling you might come around!
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