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Getting an iPad soon.. What are absolute must have's

12-02-2010, 11:07 PM
#1
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Getting an iPad soon.. What are absolute must have's

This is for anyone who's in this situation, or will be with Christmas coming up.

What games are great on the iPad? I don't care if I already own it on iPod/iPhone. Something that takes advantage/looks very nice on iPad. Polished

What apps are absolute necessities? Outside of games, what are some really well done apps. Whether it be twitter clients, sports, utilities, etc
12-02-2010, 11:21 PM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
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Games: galaxy on fire 2, lego hp, fruit ninja hd, flight control hd, nfs shift pvz hd, puzzle quest hd to name a few

Apps: comiczeal, air video, pocketinformant hd (if your into that) netflix...

Ipad - 64 GB - 5.0.1 / Iphone4S - 32 GB - 5.0.1
GameCenter - Abisco79

12-02-2010, 11:37 PM
#3
2xl rally racing, aqua moto 2, settlers by game loft, train yard, world of goo when it gets approved lol, Gta Chinatown, call of duty zombies, chaos rings, ff1, edge, spider Bruce mayor. So many amazing games.
12-02-2010, 11:40 PM
#4
In terms of apps, you need good reader to send multiple attachments and other cool stuff, iBooks, Netflix, downloads hd browser, atomic web browser, vlc player, abc player, splash top remote desktop.
12-03-2010, 12:38 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by dumbname View Post
This is for anyone who's in this situation, or will be with Christmas coming up.

What games are great on the iPad? I don't care if I already own it on iPod/iPhone. Something that takes advantage/looks very nice on iPad. Polished

What apps are absolute necessities? Outside of games, what are some really well done apps. Whether it be twitter clients, sports, utilities, etc
It isn't out yet, but one game that you MUST have on your iPad (and will be out before Christmas, barring any major screw-ups from Apple) is

WORLD OF GOO!!

Seriously. You need this game.

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten
12-03-2010, 03:37 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 718
Would you guys recommend Battle for Wesnoth or Defender Chronicles?
12-03-2010, 03:49 PM
#7
Joined: Feb 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dumbname View Post
Would you guys recommend Battle for Wesnoth or Defender Chronicles?
Battle for Wesnorth is good also I recomend Flick Golf and Real Racing
12-03-2010, 07:31 PM
#8
Hard question and largely depends on your tastes. Here are some of the games that have stayed on my iPad:
  • Across Age HD
  • Galaxy on Fire 2
  • Rage HD
  • Angry Birds [Seasons] HD
  • Pinball HD
  • Vector Ball HD
  • Tilt to Live HD
  • Minigore HD
  • Chopper 2 (play with the iPhone as a remote!)
  • Samurai 2
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Civilization Revolutions
  • Fieldrunners HD
  • Highborn HD
  • Battle for Wesnoth
  • Chaos Rings
  • 100 Rogues
  • Zen Bound 2
  • Scrabble
  • UNO
  • UZU
  • Osmos HD

There's also some fun music apps:
  • Korg iElectribe
  • Korg iMS-20
  • Rebirth
  • Seline HD
  • Magic Fiddle

And as for non-game essentials:
  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Star Walk
  • PlainText (as a Notes replacement)
  • Evernote
  • Notebooks (for more serious note taking)
  • Notes Plus (if you like handwriting notes)
  • Reeder (for RSS feeds)
  • Flipboard
  • Pulse News (alternative RSS reader)
  • Good Reader (best PDF reader)
  • Twitter (the official app)
  • OmniGraffle (expensive, but useful if you use OmniGraffle much)

I also regularly use the NY Times app, the Financial Times app, and The Economist app. If you're a subscriber, then the Netflix app and Hulu Plus app are must-haves as well.
12-03-2010, 07:33 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Montreal
Posts: 2,013
Games: Battle for Wesnoth

Apps: Buzz Player HD, Sketchbook Pro, Weather HD, Project (Magazine)
12-03-2010, 11:39 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 718
What's the best TD game on the iPad? Fieldrunners?