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awp69
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(09-07-2017, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oynox

Did they change the coin balance regarding buying skills etc.?

I think if they did at all, they made them lower to purchase.
Matt Frost
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(09-07-2017, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by awp69

The dev of Lost Socks wrote a long post over on TA in regards to the switch to F2P. Basically, nothing was changed in terms of difficulty and, in fact, the game is probably easier due to the addition of checkpoints. The changes fix other things but added the ability to earn coins through IAPs or watching ads. Sounds like they did a lot to improve the game and also make it painless to existing buyer. No timers or energy, etc.

I, personally, am loving the checkpoints!

Originally Posted by awp69

Wow. Lost Socks just got a HUGE update including level improvements, rebalanced game economy and checkpoints!

I absolutely adore the game but embarssed to admit I have not finished it because it is damn difficult. But looking forward to getting back into one of my favorite iOS games of all time!!!

Edit: Wait!!! It went F2P! :(

Not sure if the balance was tweaked for the worst in the process but time will tell.

Originally Posted by Oynox

Did they change the coin balance regarding buying skills etc.?

No, everything is the same except IAP for coins, checkpoints and a rewrite for weapons and some level parts. Game is better than ever
jon bones
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(09-07-2017, 06:54 PM)
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xcom 2+ wotc is amazing

if this ever comes to iPhones i'll die from forgetting to drink water and eat

Originally Posted by PittaGAF

L.A. Noir has been announced for Switch with gesture touch controls.
I wonder if somehow they can port it to iOS too.

Would be cool.

touch controls are only for parts of LA Noire, and they seem to be pricing it at a 'premium' console release - too high for iOS
Saucycarpdog
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(09-07-2017, 07:17 PM)
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Dungeon Park Heroes by CHESTNUT GAMES S.R.L.S.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dung...237506385?mt=8

It seems to be completely free with no IAP so it takes nothing to give it a try. It's minesweeper with RPG mechanics basically.
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(09-07-2017, 07:39 PM)
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Darkest Dungeon with an Apple Pen is great... only issue is long presses sometimes want to act as short presses.. but it works so much better than touch.

Great game, glad I waited as it seems made for tablet play.
Rodney McKay
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(09-07-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Can't believe we're only a week away from Iron Marines coming out.
I've been replaying the first Kingdom Rush in anticipation.

One thing I hope the developers do with Iron Marines is to make it a Universal App. It's annoying having an "HD" version for iPad and having to buy the phone version separately.

I had hoped they'd do that with Kingdom Rush Origins, but that one ended up with two separate apps too.
Saucycarpdog
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(09-08-2017, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rodney McKay

Can't believe we're only a week away from Iron Marines coming out.
I've been replaying the first Kingdom Rush in anticipation.

One thing I hope the developers do with Iron Marines is to make it a Universal App. It's annoying having an "HD" version for iPad and having to buy the phone version separately.

I had hoped they'd do that with Kingdom Rush Origins, but that one ended up with two separate apps too.

They made some updates to their engine specifically for Iron Marines and KR4 so maybe it'll just be universal now? I'll go ask them on twitter.
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(09-08-2017, 02:29 AM)
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I grabbed Piece Out.

It is ad-supported, with $0.99 IAP to disable ads and enable hints.

It's a really good special-reasoning puzzler with some really nice subtle graphical effects. The hint system is really impressive because you can turn it off at any time. There are also cheevos for using undo so you don't get penalized for using it.
Rodney McKay
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(09-08-2017, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saucycarpdog

They made some updates to their engine specifically for Iron Marines and KR4 so maybe it'll just be universal now? I'll go ask them on twitter.

I hope so, since it would suck if the only reason they made seperate phone and iPad versions of the app was just to get extra sales, which totally worked with me since I own the regular iOS versions, HD versions, and Android versions of all their games, haha (in my defense I think I got the regular iOS versions for free when they went on sale).

The HD versions don't even seem to have much differences.
-They lock the maps to the full screen size of the iPad (so you don't have to scroll around the map).
-They have an extra "settings menu" in addition to the pause menu (which was always an annoying difference, there's no reason to have an extra pause button when the other menu pauses too).
-And there's a dedicated "start next wave" button at the bottom right (instead of needing to scroll to the enemy spawn and tap the button there on the mobile version).

Maybe it was a limitation of the old engine, but it seems like it shouldn't have been that hard to just lock the mobile version to only zoom out so far (so it's still playable), while the HD ipad version should just default to fully zoomed out and lock the ability to zoom in.
But I'm no developer (outside of the very rare web stuff), so it's probably more complicated than I think it is.
Moreche
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(09-08-2017, 10:38 AM)
I posted yesterday that I'd sold my PS4 and Xbox One and purchased an iPad 10.5 and if iOS gaming was as good now as it was a few years ago.
I received my iPad last night and I've been playing Prison Architect and Planescape Torment and I've been blown away to the point that I wish I'd done it sooner.
I know both games are old and available on other platforms but it feels so good to play them on a touch mobile device.
I'd sold both consoles for an iPad due to lack of time and enthusiasm for TV gaming and the iPad fits into my lifestyle so well because of what it's capable of and it's portability.
I can't wait to start digging into past iOS treasures.
More_Badass
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(09-08-2017, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moreche

I posted yesterday that I'd sold my PS4 and Xbox One and purchased an iPad 10.5 and if iOS gaming was as good now as it was a few years ago.
I received my iPad last night and I've been playing Prison Architect and Planescape Torment and I've been blown away to the point that I wish I'd done it sooner.
I know both games are old and available on other platforms but it feels so good to play them on a touch mobile device.
I'd sold both consoles for an iPad due to lack of time and enthusiasm for TV gaming and the iPad fits into my lifestyle so well because of what it's capable of and it's portability.
I can't wait to start digging into past iOS treasures.

iPad has so many great indie ports that it's like the perfect gateway to getting into PC games.

Be sure to get FTL, Invisible Inc, Paper's Please, Steamworld Heist, Sunless Sea, This War of Mine, Snakebird, Samorost 3, Lumino City, Door Kickers, and the Hexcells series

As for mobile first games, my must-plays would be:

- Device 6
- Momument Valley
- Sorcery series
- The Room series
- 80 Days
- Dark Echo
- Ticket To Earth
- 868-Hack
- Hoplite
- RYB
- Yankai's Peak
- Lara Croft GO
- Reigns
- Card Thief
- Love You To Bits
- Downwell
- Galactic Keep
- Year Walk
- King of Dragon Pass
- Blek
Moreche
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(09-08-2017, 03:12 PM)

Originally Posted by More_Badass

iPad has so many great indie ports that it's like the perfect gateway to getting into PC games.

Be sure to get FTL, Invisible Inc, Paper's Please, Steamworld Heist, Sunless Sea, This War of Mine, Snakebird, Samorost 3, Lumino City, Door Kickers, and the Hexcells series

As for mobile first games, my must-plays would be:

- Device 6
- Momument Valley
- Sorcery series
- The Room series
- 80 Days
- Dark Echo
- Ticket To Earth
- 868-Hack
- Hoplite
- RYB
- Yankai's Peak
- Lara Croft GO
- Reigns
- Card Thief
- Love You To Bits
- Downwell
- Galactic Keep
- Year Walk
- King of Dragon Pass
- Blek

Thanks for the Sunless Sea recommendation, I've just purchased it but it's unfortunate that they won't release the Zubmariner expansion.
awp69
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(09-08-2017, 10:52 PM)
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Did anyone else here get Atomine? Just curious if you were having the same performance issues with frame rate, battery drain and heat on your phone.

Reading the TA thread, it sounds like itís a common theme and several people have gotten refunds. Hoping the devs can patch it up as it seems like it could be a great game. Also really doesnít really have the graphical ďwowĒ factor that should be causing this much problems.

Think it should have been tested more before release.
Saucycarpdog
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(09-10-2017, 08:36 PM)
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Anyone got any ideas of what games might show up at the Apple conference?
Moreche
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(09-10-2017, 08:47 PM)
I'd love Apple to form their own gaming studio and really start pushing premium mobile games and show that mobile is worth more than FTP.
Pachimari
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(09-10-2017, 08:56 PM)
All I want to see at the conference is the Animal Crossing game.
PittaGAF
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(09-10-2017, 09:51 PM)
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I'm pretty sure they will show AR again (as a miniature and RPG lover, last time showcase was pretty awesome) so I'm hoping for something Star Wars related like the new game (visor, sensor and light saber) Disney is about to sell at 199 for next Christmas.
awp69
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(09-10-2017, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

I'm pretty sure they will show AR again (as a miniature and RPG lover, last time showcase was pretty awesome) so I'm hoping for something Star Wars related like the new game (visor, sensor and light saber) Disney is about to sell at 199 for next Christmas.

That Disney thing is cool but $200? Not happening.
PittaGAF
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(09-10-2017, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by awp69

That Disney thing is cool but $200? Not happening.

I don't know.
My son was literally screaming when he saw it.

It's not that more expensive than Disney BB8, and it was flying from the shelves.
Saucycarpdog
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(09-10-2017, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pachimari

All I want to see at the conference is the Animal Crossing game.

GAF would riot
Rodney McKay
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(09-10-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pachimari

All I want to see at the conference is the Animal Crossing game.

Feels like its been long enough since they announced they were planning it that it would make sense to show it off at the conference. According to "Nookipedia" in June Reggie said Nintendo wanted to get it out by the end of 2017.
HotHamBoy
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(09-11-2017, 03:24 AM)
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Sproggiwood is on sale for $1

Highly recommended!









Matt Frost
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(09-11-2017, 04:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

Sproggiwood is on sale for $1

Highly recommended!

Bought! Thanks for the heads up

Originally Posted by Moreche

I'd love Apple to form their own gaming studio and really start pushing premium mobile games and show that mobile is worth more than FTP.

I really hope so
killercow
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(09-11-2017, 10:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saucycarpdog

Anyone got any ideas of what games might show up at the Apple conference?

Animal Crossing or Zelda could be shown but Mark Rein from Epic also retweeted the announcement so maybe something from them too. (Could be that Chair F2P game that is still not released though).

Oh and the latest Apple TV will feature the same chip as the iPad Pro 10.5, ought to be interesting gaming-wise:
https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/11/4k-apple-tv-a10x/
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(09-11-2017, 02:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by HotHamBoy

Sproggiwood is on sale for $1

Highly recommended!









Sproggiwood is a must buy at that price. Great game and great port. Do it!
awp69
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(09-12-2017, 05:39 AM)
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So, hereís hoping for a big game to be announced at the show tomorrow.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mobile Edition ó and itís available now!

LOL. I wish.
okno
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(09-12-2017, 07:20 AM)
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Okay. Bought Sproggiwood now that it's on sale for a dollar. It's a game I have had my eye on for ages, but didn't have enough interest in it to plunk down $10. Missed the sale at $5, so I lucked out with this one! Wasn't feeling it at first, but it started to warm up to me as I learned how to interact with the world and read enemy movements and use their attacks to my advantage. I find the animations to be very simple and trite and they don't lend anything to the gameplay, but the visuals are sharp and colorful and interesting enough.

Now that I have been at work for the past 10 hours, all I can think about is getting home and laying down in bed and losing myself in it until 4am. The game has some serious hooks in it, and I'm beginning to see why people have talked it up so much. It's a weird ass game, but it has a ton of charm. Can't wait to dig in more.
baconcow
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(09-12-2017, 10:10 AM)

Originally Posted by okno

Okay. Bought Sproggiwood now that it's on sale for a dollar. It's a game I have had my eye on for ages, but didn't have enough interest in it to plunk down $10. Missed the sale at $5, so I lucked out with this one!

Sproggiwood has been $5 or less since May 2016 and has gone on sale seven times, for $2 (and three times for $3), since then. You waiting, however, landed you the best deal at $1.
PittaGAF
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(09-12-2017, 03:14 PM)
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Spending last days/hours till Apple event and possibile iOS11 release playing The Nightmare Cooperative.
Still one of my favorite roguelite and the only one 32 bit app that I'll lose upgrading.
Makes me so sad.
ChackanKun
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(09-12-2017, 03:39 PM)
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Guys, I'm looking for something similar to Baldur's Gate EE.

Already have the first one, got my eyes locked on BG2, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment.

What else is there?
Oynox
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(09-12-2017, 04:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by ChackanKun

Guys, I'm looking for something similar to Baldur's Gate EE.

Already have the first one, got my eyes locked on BG2, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment.

What else is there?

Ember might be fitting, not sure though.
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(09-12-2017, 04:14 PM)
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God I hope XCOM does get patched for 64 bit. I haven't bought it due to the transition but I really, really want it on my phone.
killercow
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(09-12-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Oh, Square Enix Montreal just retweeted the Apple Event. This ought to be interesting...
More_Badass
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(09-12-2017, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by killercow

Oh, Square Enix Montreal just retweeted the Apple Event. This ought to be interesting...

Last year they registered domain names for Just Cause Go, Life is Strange Go, Deus Ex Go, Thief GO and Tomb Raider Go.

We've only seen two of those
killercow
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(09-12-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Last year they registered domain names for Just Cause Go, Life is Strange Go, Deus Ex Go, Thief GO and Tomb Raider Go.

We've only seen two of those

Life is Strange Go would be amazing!
awp69
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(09-12-2017, 05:47 PM)
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Unless they really do something unique with it, Iím not sure about another GO game series. I feel like between the SE games and clones, itís been done to death.

That said, it would have to be pretty unique to get it to work for Life is Strange if itís anything like the real game.
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(09-12-2017, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by awp69

Unless they really do something unique with it, Iím not sure about another GO game series. I feel like between the SE games and clones, itís been done to death.

That said, it would have to be pretty unique to get it to work for Life is Strange if itís anything like the real game.

None of the clones or even SE themselves have managed to surpass Lara Croft GO, though. Deux Ex felt like a step backwards and felt like it was lacking the huge amount of effort and thought that went into translating the essence of Tomb Raider to a turn-based puzzler. If they could manage another leap in design and presentation like Hitman to LC, with their other games, that could be huge.
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(09-12-2017, 06:15 PM)
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Only thing I really want to see from SE regarding iOS devices is the Final Fantasy XIV Lite game!
Saucycarpdog
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(09-12-2017, 07:36 PM)
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Looks like Iron Marines will be a universal app:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ironhideg...39213047037952
Oynox
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(09-12-2017, 07:50 PM)
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wow. thatgamecompany
More_Badass
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(09-12-2017, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oynox

wow. thatgamecompany

Apple ain't playing around
Oynox
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(09-12-2017, 07:53 PM)
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Looking forward to play this on my iPhone as well!
More_Badass
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(09-12-2017, 07:54 PM)
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And it's an exclusive. That is surprising. Apple must be serious about courting indie devs
Pachimari
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(09-12-2017, 07:56 PM)
Trailer for Sky.
awp69
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(09-12-2017, 07:58 PM)
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Trailer doesnít do much for me but being the dev of Journey, Flower, etc., Iím sure it will be top notch stuff.

Wish it had been one of those ďand itís out nowĒ surprises.
Matt Frost
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(09-12-2017, 08:01 PM)
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I will play anything made by thatgamecompany <3
Pachimari
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(09-12-2017, 08:13 PM)
New AR game where the sound increases the closer you go to the action:

awp69
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(09-12-2017, 08:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

And it's an exclusive. That is surprising. Apple must be serious about courting indie devs

Apparently itís timed exclusive but still a big catch.
PittaGAF
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(09-12-2017, 09:39 PM)
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The AR demo was really cool, especially for a miniatures lover (still not seeing THAT widespread...can't play in bed, etc...) and the iPhone X screen looks impressive but....the no home button gestures, unless you can disable them somehow, are going to be a nightmare when gaming.
awp69
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(09-12-2017, 09:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by PittaGAF

The AR demo was really cool, especially for a miniatures lover (still not seeing THAT widespread...can't play in bed, etc...) and the iPhone X screen looks impressive but....the no home button gestures, unless you can disable them somehow, are going to be a nightmare when gaming.

Good point about the no home button issue. I have no idea how thatís going to work. Guess maybe the ďGo to HomeĒ gesture will have to be so specific it couldnít be done accidentally mid-game? Could be problematic but weíll see.

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