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Another thing I am trying to understand being jew to idevices

10-12-2010, 01:37 AM
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Another thing I am trying to understand being jew to idevices

Is why do ppl or "hardcore" gamers constantly rag on the iPhone or iPad of being full of mini games or non games or stupid kino games or flash games and they never comment on the handful of real console like ports or portable quality games available that rent ports or incredibly casual and short that also cost little when compared to anything else out there including pan network and steam? I mean gta Chinatown wars is a real game and not a stripped down game like resident evil 4 by cap com, yet it is also incredibly cheap when compared to its offering on. Psp and ds. Why do idevice games cost so little when the psp also has a network yet they never made a cheap priced version for it there ( in fact most umd and pan network games are similar priced). It is just so incredibly how many good games u can get so cheap on the ipad or iPhone. I mean u can get gomi, sooiz, pizza boy, sonic 4, settlers, rayman 2 (which is also a port of a real game in its entirety unlike re 4 or other cap com offerings), banzai rabbit, bounce on, crystal war, angry birds, dark void zero all for the price of one pr two psp or ds games. How do ppl even play ds or psp games anymore? Or not evaluate their previous gaming expenditures since discovering the app store. It revolutionized my gaming that's for sure.

And this brings me to the second point. Capcom doesn't have to bring stripped down console games to it but I believe only choose to. It's not because of the limitations but apples pricing restrictions we haven't seen a real re4 on it. Do u guys think apple should allow some exceptions to the low prices to get devs like capcom to make real games? Soo I believe the stiff competition and prices are good and bad points of the app store, but ccom should think like blizzard does. Despite the fact there have been 20 diablo clones since 2 came out and about 15 star craft clones since it came out they still spent the time, resources, etc. To make the sequels and they sold like butter due to quality not innovation. So price not competition I believe is why tar. Ig devs haven't gone full throttle. But now the question comes is it apples fault or user base's?

Last edited by Stirolak26; 10-12-2010 at 01:40 AM.
10-12-2010, 01:41 AM
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And I meant to put new not Jew in title but I'm so excited and typing too fast on an iPad to have missed it. But I just wanted to point out despite the fact most idevice games are casual and mini games like wii compilations or worst doesn't mean if u look hard enough u won't find about 10 or so real games in there for cheap too. And not even all the RPGs on there are over within hours or short like someone mentioned chaos rings. Look at the arvale games. If u look hard enough u can use the iPad as ur main gaming system, if u just say got one now like em and are discovering all these games. And some genres like 4x warpgate and galaxy on fire and soon ascendency don't have any portable offerings till now. How can real gamers not find anything worthwhile pn advices? Most are just super narcisstic, over critical and biased IMO. Heck they hate apple so much they stopped giving wii casual flak due to the ipad and iPhone being the new punching bag for their conversations now when the wii has more or just as much percentage of casual gaming compared to hardcore in it's collection as the iPad.

Last edited by Stirolak26; 10-12-2010 at 01:46 AM.

10-12-2010, 03:04 AM
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10-12-2010, 03:04 AM
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"being jew to idevices"

What's your problem?Oo
10-12-2010, 03:07 AM
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10-12-2010, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Balu` View Post
"being jew to idevices"

What's your problem?Oo

Haven't you read the text?

But o.k., I'll explain:

Halacha, or Halakhah — is the collective body of Jewish religious law, including biblical law and later talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions.
Halakha guides not only religious practices and beliefs, but numerous aspects of day-to-day life. Halakha is often translated as "Jewish Law", although a more literal translation might be "the path" or "the way of walking". The word is derived from the Hebrew root that means to go or to walk.

The Halakha is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of human life, both corporeal and spiritual. Its laws, guidelines, and opinions cover a vast range of situations and principles, in the attempt to realize what is implied by the central Biblical commandment to "be holy as I your God am holy". They cover what are better ways for a Jew to live, when commandments conflict how one may choose correctly, what is implicit and understood but not stated explicitly in the Bible, and what has been deduced by implication though not visible on the surface.

Now to the main problem:

the generic Hebrew word for any kind of sin is aveira ("transgression"). Based on the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Judaism describes three levels of sin:

Pesha — an "intentional sin"; an action committed in deliberate defiance of God
Avon — a "sin of lust or uncontrollable emotion". It is a sin done knowingly, but not done to defy God
Chet — an "unintentional sin"

So, playing games on iDevices is an "Avon", a matter of uncontrollable emotion while playing. Games are known to cause different emotions while played. The Avon forbids to have such uncontrollable emotions.
In the end: being jew to iDevices means to accept a sin done knowingly while gaming.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 10-12-2010 at 06:56 AM.
10-12-2010, 08:05 AM
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From now on when my wife criticizes me for spending too much time with iPod touch, I will tell her that as a Jew I am committing an Avon and can not help it. See what happens. But I agree with the OP. There are plenty of immersive games on idevice that had me completely hooked.
I urge someone, however to change the title of the thread before it deteriorates into theological or (g-d forbid) political discussion of Middle East conflict.
10-12-2010, 08:11 AM
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lol...unfortunate typo is unfortunate.
10-12-2010, 09:13 AM
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10-12-2010, 10:21 AM
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What does "Jew" have to do with it o_O?

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