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Moco_Loco

I guess it all depends on your definition of a gaming device. My hope is that eventually more gamers will become open-minded about this. The games make the system, and considering the number of great games I've found in the past week on the relatively weak Android Market, there is no denying the number of great games available on the App Store.

In a recent interview, Gameloft's CEO had some great labels for the types of games out there: "recreational" and "immersive." Most games you would find at an arcade could be classified as recreational, and those are the same types of games that I grew up on and that appeal to me most. While I don't seek out most of the recreational shovelware that dominates DS shelves and casual gaming PC services, I can totally get behind great games like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Aquatic Sling, X Construction, City Jump (a NinJump knock-off that works better on my phone), and the Android exclusive Tank Hero.

I completely respect having a preference for buttons on a gaming device. That's actually my preference, given the choice. However, it just doesn't make sense to dismiss the iPhone and iPad as not being "real" gaming devices when their lack of buttons has not prevented them from having a wide selection of great games that are enjoyed by a wide variety of people, from hardcore gamers looking for a quick fix to casual gamers who need something to do on the subway.

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triforceofcourage wrote:

95% of itouch/ipad games = CRAP!

As Token Girl said, you can pretty much say that about the DS too. Also, there are 300,000 apps in the App store. Now I get that not all of those are games, but 5% of 300,000 is 15,000, which sounds like a decent amount of good apps to me.

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Bankai

Let's put it this way:

Civilisation Revolution iPad edition >>>> Civilisation Revolution DS edition.
Sim City iPad > either Sim City DS game
Aralon HD = not possible on DS
Crystal Defenders iPad > Crystal Defenders on Wii, PS3, PSP
Hidden object games = better on iPad, thanks to a much better resolution.

Ergo, the iPad is quite capable of being a very good gaming device.

I also have a crapload of games on the iPad that you can't get on other handheld devices - boardgames and the like (Small World, Catan, Samurai, Carcassonne) that the other handhelds do very poorly, if at all.

It's just the usual thing here. People that don't have iPhones or iPads refuse to believe that there's more gaming available for it than Angry Birds and Flight Control. But really, there's a lot of very 'hardcore' games out there, you just need to know where to look.

retired_account

Hey, don't hate on my Civ DS Waltz. It's like my favorite DS game. ;3

I agree 100% with your last point though. People who hate on the Wii and say it's only good for little kids and party games almost always don't own the console themselves. If you have one though, you're much more inclined to dig below Wii Sports/Angry Birds and find some really entertaining games. My older bro used to think all the Wii had was party games like Rayman, but I showed him games like NSMBWii and DKCR and he almost went out and bought one that same day.

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Bankai

pixelman wrote:

Hey, don't hate on my Civ DS Waltz. It's like my favorite DS game. ;3

I agree 100% with your last point though. People who hate on the Wii and say it's only good for little kids and party games almost always don't own the console themselves. If you have one though, you're much more inclined to dig below Wii Sports/Angry Birds and find some really entertaining games. My older bro used to think all the Wii had was party games like Rayman, but I showed him games like NSMBWii and DKCR and he almost went out and bought one that same day.

Civ DS is awesome, don't get me wrong. It's just the iPad version is even better

RoyalBlur

I have an iPod Touch and I would not go so far as to classify it as a gaming device. True, it has a few good games but a few good games doesn't actually make it a good gaming option. The Nintendo DSi and PSP are a far better choice.

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