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Is ios your primary gaming device? How many others do you own?

03-19-2015, 05:10 AM
#1
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 60
Is ios your primary gaming device? How many others do you own?

i've played games all the way from the atari sytems and the sega master system. Through the snes, n64 and ps1 and 2, jumping across to an xbox, and not long after a 360. Two years ago (maybe less?) i was competely sold on ios as a gaming platform, and an ipad2 became my primary gaming device, which I generally play for 10 to 15 hours per week.

Since then though, the consistent ios and hatdware updates have turned me off ios as a long term platform. The thought of having games that used to work 6 months ago become no longer usable with an ios update (square enix and cave games are recent examples) is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I purchased a 3ds around 12 months ago and I love the fact I don't have to continually worry about os updates breaking games. And don't get me started on gamecentre...working on achievements that don't register...arrrgh! I've upgraded from and ipad2 to a new mini, but am playing less and less games on it. Besides an unhealthy hearthstone addiction (over one week now without a game, it may be broken), there are only a few ios games that I still pay regularly - 868hack, Hoplite, and all time favourite forget-me-not are fantastic, but now my serious gaming is on the 3ds - and I know I cam return to it in years to come.

Between the 3ds and the games I continue to play on ios, my 360 is colllecting dust...so, what other platforms does everybody else use?
03-19-2015, 05:21 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
This is my only gaming device

Granted 'some' games might have issues in the future but overall i've been alright. All the Cave games work for me and Square Enix i dont pay (ridiculous high prices).

On my phone i'm not jailbroken but have several emulators so i can play a whole host of classic retro games. Tons of comics/magazines/music/films, i've got a 128 gig device and love it.

I've got two kids so its difficult getting a bit of gaming in here and there, got so many favourite games on my phone i just cant get bored with it.

Been iOS gaming for about 4 years and theres only been a couple of apps i've had issues with. I only upgrade my OS if i have to, i'm not one of these people to install it the second it comes out (then surprise surprise some apps dont work !)

Been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and this is the best mobile platform i've ever played on

03-19-2015, 05:42 AM
#3
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,501
Besides my iP5, the PS4 is my only gaming device I have atm.

Playing games since 1989 (Atari) and owned nearly every console and handheld at some point in my life, except PS2/PS3.
03-19-2015, 05:51 AM
#4
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 3,606
Not only iOS, but also PS3, SNES, Atari...

Pine Entertainment
03-19-2015, 06:03 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,075
I've pretty much been a mobile and PC gamer since I can remember (I was born in 1995). Both of those keep switching for the "main gaming device" title.

Interestingly enough I never played any games on any consoles, not even handheld ones. I probably played about 10 hours on all consoles combined in my entire lifetime. The last time I touched an analog stick was about 7 years ago...

I currently have a desktop PC, a laptop (which pretty much replaced my desktop PC for good), the iPhone 5S and the Nokia N-Gage QD.

Last edited by Primoz; 03-19-2015 at 06:07 AM.
03-19-2015, 06:07 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post

I've got two kids so its difficult getting a bit of gaming in here and there, got so many favourite games on my phone i just cant get bored with.
The trick is to get your kids into gaming 😀
03-19-2015, 06:10 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by cloudpuff View Post
The trick is to get your kids into gaming 😀
Yeah to be fair in a few years time i'll probably be playing the latest consoles much more as my kids will want them.

My girls only 4 but when shes older i'll take her to this arcade i go to every saturday now and then. Has 100 arcade cabs and about 10 pinball, be interesting to see what she thinks of them !
03-19-2015, 06:21 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,558
We have two iPads, PC, wii, wiiu, 360, 3ds, ps3, psp and I also have my s4.

Other than my ipad and s4 the rest are my daughters but we all have access to them and I find myself playing on ios more than the others, it's just more convenient, I have so many PC games I want to play and my backlog on steam is worse than my backlog on ios but when I only have ten mins spare the ipad is the more convenient option.

The wii u is set up in living room at the moment as we are having a Mario kart 8 session at the weekend, in which my daughter will slaughter me. She uses the PC the most followed closely by the 360. But everyone and then she switches between them when a console exclusive title comes out. Her bedroom looks like some kind of CCTV hub with all the screens lol. I have to confess though I'm utterly jealous and like her room better than mine haha.
03-19-2015, 06:39 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,558
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Yeah to be fair in a few years time i'll probably be playing the latest consoles much more as my kids will want them.

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I took my daughter to an arcade a few years ago and she was amazed, she loves actual pinball, she has several pinball games but says it's not the same as the real thing.

We wouldn't have as many consoles if it wasn't for my daughter, as much as I'd want them myself I'd feel guilty spending the money on myself, which is another reason I love ios, the device itself can be expensive but you can get so many more games for the price of one on the other platforms.
03-19-2015, 09:17 AM
#10
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,206
PC and Laptop only strictly League of Legends... Everything else, ipad air. I also have an ipod touch4, an iphone 4S, an ipad mini 1, and an ipad 3, but i've abandoned those, and gave my ipad 3 to my father-in-law.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword