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[Kotaku] id Has Plans For iPhone Gaming

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In a comment filed to Slashdot, id co-founder John Carmack says that his company is looking at iPhone development. Sega's on board, as are EA and Gameloft, and it appears we may be seeing an accelerometer controlled Orcs & Elves if Carmack has his way. Although Carmack apparently didn't have nice things to say about iPod dev tools, pissing of Steve Jobs, he was up on iTunes distribution and its 70% royalty rate.

"The ability to distribute larger applications than the over-the-air limits and effectively market your title with more than a dozen character deck name, combined with the reasonable income split make this look like a very interesting market," he says. We're sure John can knock up a solid Doom 3 engine over the weekend if need be.
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What all that iPhone development rush?
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WoW looks amazing, I mean look at them graphics!......







Seriously though. Wheres the controls? As if the iPhone could make gfx like that, the PSP can't.

Also, i would love to see the battery life last longer than a few hours.
    
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This is obviously photoshop.
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John Carmack vs Steve Jobs
Fight!!!

I got $10 on Carmack
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Whats the best third party app right now for the iphone?
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This is obviously the same thing as how the PSP plays PS2 and PS3 games, you need a PS3 to process the data then the PSP simply acts as a controller and screen that you can take anywhere.
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I understand how this can be cool but i don't see how the controls are gunna work.

I have the LG Viewty and that is practically fully touch screen as well, it's hard enough playing most phone games without any touch pad, as it only has two buttons + arrow keys. I would love to see how they pull the controls off on a touch screen without limiting them.
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Why did they have to put a picture of doom 3 on it though? Now we'll have to deal with n_ka15's Apple fanboyism all over again!
    
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