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I'd actually like to see the figures. I'd imagine there are more DSs than iPhones out there.
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I have to admit the apps are quite addicting (I can't believe this is coming from an Apple hater like me) like angry birds or do not press the big red button.
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Throwing paper into the trash is not a game.
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post #34 of 75
How is this good? even moderately?

All i get from this is that Console gamers put PC gamers to shame , overpriced hippy garbage audience puts console gamers to shame.hurrder.
    
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Nintendo is overkill in gaming compared to Apple.

C'mon, they don't even know how to do a decent game, and they're gonna kill the market? let me laugh.
   
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Apple = Simply too expensive for most people...
Apple = Your locked into the "Mac Store"...
Apple = The Coolest Gadgets we've seen yet... (Portable that is!)

Apple is very appealing to successful people who aren't tech savvy...

That's pretty much the bottom line, the rest of them will buy another more affordable phone / tablet / pda, or whatever else they need... Apple just isn't realistic, price wise.

Apple > Sony? I highly seriously doubt this 100%...

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Out b4 fan bois rant...
Edited by _GTech - 2/12/11 at 6:28am
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Quote:
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Apple = Simply too expensive for most people...
Have you seen the supposed prices of tablet competition? I'm talking HP, Motorola, etc. And the Touch is quite reasonable, as is the iPhone compared to other smartphones. Macbooks are prohibitively expensive for some, but usually just the upper MBP models.

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Apple = Your locked into the "Mac Store"...
Which quite frankly, is a good thing imo. It definitely beats the mishmash found in other markets. This boils down to a fundamental difference of opinion in the "closed vs open" argument. So, it's debatable.

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Apple = The Coolest Gadgets we've seen yet... (Portable that is!)
Pretty much. They definitely leave every one else playing catch up.

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Apple is very appealing to successful people who aren't tech savvy...
I'm tech savvy and prefer Apple. Ruh roh. Apple is appealing to everyone, regardless of income. This silly argument is just another way of saying Apple is appealing to *******, which is just condescending.

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Apple just isn't realistic, price wise.
Just because it's not realistic for YOU, doesn't mean it's not realistic for everyone else.
 
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If there's one thing I'm getting from the replies here, it's that the personal preference on this board is easily for the more hardcore devices, by a longshot. Still, that doesn't change what's popular. I admit that most of what's on the app store is trash, but here's what it's got going for it that gives it such a low entry barrier, that we should pay attention to:
-Doesn't require an expensive, gaming-dedicated piece of hardware (because obviously, only a NERD would spend so much money on something just to play VIDEO GAMES!)
-Downloadable
-Cheap
-Simple control device; all controls automatically labelled
-Easy to learn
-Can be played on a whim for a span of anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 hours. (take note, AAA games with 2 minutes of opening logos, then a loading screen for the menu, then 4 minutes of trekking to find a place where something interesting is happening, then 10 minutes to find a save point)

This is a LOT of positives that actual AAA games could learn from if they want to stay in the game. iPhone games manage to fail everywhere on making an immersive game, but just by the above successes they're amazingly popular.
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Nintendo and Sony have a segment that can't be fully utilized by Apple, which is kids. I know that parents are getting there kids cell phones and things much younger now, but I still rarely see a kid playing games with his moms iPhone because they aren't true games (IMO) and they can't keep a kids interest long enough for them to enjoy them. Like someone said, throwing paper into a trash can isn't a game, that's something to kill time with; there is no story behind it and I would hardly call it good game play. As people get older, then I can see them using their phones or tablets to play some dumb games to kill some time in the office or before they go to sleep, etc, but kids are the ones who dominate the handheld market. Again..this is my opinion, but from simply observing the public it is easy to see..
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It's difference between comparing a PC to a console. At the end of the day, there are exclusives, different controls, and with handhelds there is the ability to do multiplayer.

Maybe once a game library really picks up, but there are still many things that separate them.
Actually, with the addition of Game Center, there is now multiplayer.

I've yet to play it, but Dead Space for iPad/iPhone/Touch looks amazing.

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Have you seen the supposed prices of tablet competition? I'm talking HP, Motorola, etc. And the Touch is quite reasonable, as is the iPhone compared to other smartphones. Macbooks are prohibitively expensive for some, but usually just the upper MBP models.



Which quite frankly, is a good thing imo. It definitely beats the mishmash found in other markets. This boils down to a fundamental difference of opinion in the "closed vs open" argument. So, it's debatable.



Pretty much. They definitely leave every one else playing catch up.



I'm tech savvy and prefer Apple. Ruh roh. Apple is appealing to everyone, regardless of income. This silly argument is just another way of saying Apple is appealing to *******, which is just condescending.



Just because it's not realistic for YOU, doesn't mean it's not realistic for everyone else.
Very well said.
 
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