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Is the iPhone a potential gaming device?

12-31-2009, 12:32 AM
#1
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Is the iPhone a potential gaming device?

We all have seen how more and more big companies are turning their eyes to the iPhone but does it has potential for gaming?

I think that its main advantage is the app store, which allows developers to submit games more casually and allows the users to download them easily, cheap and everywhere; and its portability cuz it isn't intended for gaming, so you have your music, videos, internet, mails, etc. so it is much more portable.

But the lack of two or four top buttons (RT, RB or R1, L1 etc.) (a must have for shooters) and other hardware capabilities make it not as powerful as other devices, and of course its lack of well known titles.

It is perfect for old school games, i mean, rogue on my iPod... epic

What do you guys think?
12-31-2009, 12:37 AM
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It's not a potential gaming device. It already is a gaming device. Debate over. Win.

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12-31-2009, 12:39 AM
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If you're only play rogue, you are seriously missing out...
12-31-2009, 12:40 AM
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Quote:
Is the iPhone a potential gaming device?
Wut?
12-31-2009, 12:42 AM
#5
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you must've just gotten your iPhone like yesterday..

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Originally Posted by Chrono Gear View Post
It's not a potential gaming device. It already is a gaming device. Debate over. Win.
first thing that came to my mind too
12-31-2009, 12:45 AM
#6
What they said.

By the way, the truly civilized way to play a shooter (especially the first person kind) is with a mouse button, not an R1 .
12-31-2009, 12:45 AM
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Well...what can I say that hasn't already been said?

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12-31-2009, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
What they said.

By the way, the truly civilized way to play a shooter (especially the first person kind) is with a mouse button, not an R1 .
Agreed. FPS was born on the PC and perfected there. Console shooters work well given the limitations (if you will) of the controller, but mouse/keyboard will pwn the controller every time.

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12-31-2009, 12:48 AM
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I don't know how busy you are but to take 5 seconds to read the 10 words below the toucharcade logo at the top of your screen..sigh.

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12-31-2009, 12:55 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by Chrono Gear View Post
Agreed. FPS was born on the PC and perfected there. Console shooters work well given the limitations (if you will) of the controller, but mouse/keyboard will pwn the controller every time.
I agree, but I'm sure someone will come up with an (unconvincing) argument why console shooters are better. My point is that no platform has an uncontested claim to having "proper" controls for gaming.