Has the iPhone/iPod/iPad become your portable gaming device of choice?

11-24-2012, 05:43 AM
#1
Has the iPhone/iPod/iPad become your portable gaming device of choice?

I know theres the DS and the PS vita, but do any of you see your 'i' device as a decent alternative or do you feel it doesn't match up to some of these dedicated machines yet?
11-24-2012, 05:58 AM
#2
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Yes. First weapon of my choice.

Also, these machines are no match to my iPhone 5, in every way.
The power, functionality and offer of apps in terms of variety and price are not beatable by anything handheld.

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11-24-2012, 06:00 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Yes. First weapon of my choice.

Also, these machines are no match to my iPhone 5, in every way.
These machines doesn't match up to my iDevice.
Your sig made me lol.
11-24-2012, 06:07 AM
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Your sig made me lol.

That just reality. Sad. But "amusing" at the same time.

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I do nearly everything with my iPhone since I discovered that it not only plays games; I can actually make phone calls with it! Messaging, surfing the internet, e-mails, internet banking, ordering things, listening to music or watching youtube stuff, talking photos or record movies... every aspect is doable. And playing, of course. For prices I can only laugh about. With fantastic graphics and sound. That makes it more worth than every handheld console.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
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Last edited by Vovin; 11-24-2012 at 06:23 AM.
11-24-2012, 06:38 AM
#5
When I look at my iPhone I see an awesome portable gaming console with some other features...

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11-24-2012, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Primoz View Post
When I look at my iPhone I see an awesome portable gaming console with some other features...
This.

And now that i haveput my attention on gaming with my ipad3...

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11-24-2012, 08:52 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Yes. First weapon of my choice.

Also, these machines are no match to my iPhone 5, in every way.
The power, functionality and offer of apps in terms of variety and price are not beatable by anything handheld.
same, my ipod touch is actually a portable gaming device.
I'd ever want a handheld, but I realised it's useless to me due to I've got so many games on IOS and xbox unfinished and a handheld is not really that portable.
and with my ios device I can do so many things, I can read Bible in bus, listen to the music when my eyes tired and play games when I waiting in the line.

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11-24-2012, 09:40 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
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Yep love my device

Can do so much more than just play games, love listening to podcasts on it (and via a cable in the car), reading books, reading comics, music/movies, can control my home PC as well (Via logmein).

I can never be bored ever again if i'm waiting in a doctors surgery, or waiting in some shop for something, or waiting at a bus stop. With the gadget i cant be bored !!!
11-24-2012, 10:47 AM
#9
I use mine as a portable game machine, web surfing, RSS, email, music player, ebook reader...and other things that I can't think of right now. I've stopped playing with my Nintendo DS since the iPod touch, and barely use my laptop after getting the iPad.

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11-24-2012, 10:59 AM
#10
I use the ipod and ipad purely as gaming devices, I do some writing from time to time on the iPad but their main function is gaming really.

I would say that the iphone is my portable gaming device of choice mainly because it IS portable and always with me compared to say my Vita, which I love but I end up playing it solely at home so it has to fight with my consoles for playing time.

In the end I almost always end up playing games on my iDevices a lot more than consoles or handhelds because its so much faster to do and on week days between job and wife gaming time decreases greatly. I only discovered iOS gaming when the itouch 4 came out but im really thankful because it has gave me quality gaming that fits a busy schedule.

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