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Gamers, are you going to buy the iPad ?

View Poll Results: Gamers, are you going to buy the iPad ?
Yes. 6 50.00%
No. 3 25.00%
Maybe. 3 25.00%
Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll
01-28-2010, 03:34 AM
#1
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Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 444
Gamers, are you going to buy the iPad ?

Hello folks,

Sorry for a 3538th thread about iPad, but I didn't see one with a poll like this.

So here we are, iPad will launch in 60 days, it seems to have great horsepower for advanced games, and a larger screen, which could be exploited in order to boost graphical details of current games.

I'm personally not too excited about this device as a user, but as a dev, I kinda feel the duty of supporting the graphical enhancement.

This is it : according to you, does the iPad worthes the buy for gamers ?
(If yes, then I'll produce a 1024x768 native version of Kinetic Damage.)

Thanks for your input
01-28-2010, 03:39 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Vienna
Posts: 1,099
Nope, i won´t buy it. At least not in the near future, i just fail to see the use of this thing.

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01-28-2010, 03:52 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 328
i loove the ipad, <3 a super iphone! i really hope they somehow put the 3g stuff into the next itouch, although i rkn it would totally kill iphone sales...

ooo and i haaate accelerometer driving on the iphone but i looks like it could be decent on this.. and the accessories! keyboard dock! case/stand! the case would be heapss good for typing on ur lap, when i heard about it i was heaps doubting typing like a laptop but the case goes a long way to solving that problem...

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Last edited by naythan; 01-28-2010 at 03:54 AM.
01-28-2010, 03:58 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: America
Posts: 1,012
The use of it as a portable gaming device is actually pretty exciting, at least for the potential the device has.

Imagine using the large screen from a bigger and better version of Flight Control or Harbor Master.

Or for RTS fans, a large map and non-cluttered interface would be a blessing above the currently small screen of the iDevice.

I think developers are going to have just as much fun with this thing as the players.

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01-28-2010, 04:04 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,467
There is already a poll about this.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=42920

Since this is an iPhone gaming forum, I think it's safe to assume that those who already answered the other poll are gamers. This poll is just redundant-- the other poll has many applicable comments you might want to read.
01-28-2010, 04:20 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 111
I know already that the iPad will find a place in my home... eventually. I highly doubt I'll get a 3G enabled iPad since I envision it as staying in my home full time. My iPhone fits the "on the go" gaming, media, and internet demands more perfectly than anything larger could.

What remains to be decided is if I jump on this iteration, or wait for the inevitable hardware upgrades to follow in the next year. I waited 2 years for the iPhone to address some of the hardware and software shortcomings I really wanted before taking the plunge. An integrated videocamera (or two) would have gone a long way towards forcing me to buy sooner rather than later.

I'll likely teeter-totter til a few weeks after launch and then either make it my Birthday present or hold-out.
01-28-2010, 04:44 AM
#7
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Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by gekkota View Post
There is already a poll about this.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=42920

Since this is an iPhone gaming forum, I think it's safe to assume that those who already answered the other poll are gamers. This poll is just redundant-- the other poll has many applicable comments you might want to read.
Oh damn, I'm bad at checking topics, really sorry :/