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The Official iPhone/iPod Touch Gaming Thread

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verio

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Matix said:

- 500+ software titles total at launch
- 160+ will be games
- 25% of the App-Store content will be free
- 90% of the software will be priced below $9.99


Wow.

Can't wait.
 

verio

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Ferrio said:
Figuring in that it's a touch screen, not many.
Probably, but I wonder how many will make good use of the accelerometer (e.g. Super Monkey Ball).
 

nofi

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iTunes 7.7 is 'hours away' so we can assume Firmware 2.0 will be up today too, bringing about the AppStore.

Can't wait for Monkey Ball.
 

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sykoex said:
Wow, iPhone is starting to seem like one of those devices that every consumer needs to own like a PS3.
And just like the PS3...it needs more ram. :lol

Rad avatar BTW - What's that from?
 

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JonathanEx said:
With 160+ games, about 156 of them being secret (at a guess), that's one way to kill any publicity for your title.
long tail business model isn't driven by hype. It's good for the service to have a lot of diversity, and it's good for launch titles to be there when a lot of people will be looking.
 

Andrex

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I'll wait for Android, thanks. But I'm impressed at those numbers.
 

evlcookie

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Guess it all comes out tomorrow on the 11th. Will have to pay to update my touch, assholes!
 

KTallguy

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nofi said:
Sigh. Clearly you have no idea.
So are you saying that those games won't be on the service?

Dude, everyone plays those games. Not having them is kind of like not having soft drinks at McDonalds. Sure, lots of people will opt for the Sundae (Monkey Ball, etc.), but you have to have your staples. Not everyone who owns the iPhone is a gamer, or cares about games all that much. Some people just want to kill time on the way to work.
 

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sykoex said:
Thanks! It's from Bionic Commando for PS3. Hoping it'll be an awesome game.
I saw some rad live play footage at GDC back in February, they wouldn't give me the controller though...nearly pushed them out of the way to play it, looks so incredible :D
 

Chris R

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well I just downloaded the free sdk to mess around and see if I can't make a few games :lol

edit: well forget this :lol just looked at some of the source code they provide and it is very very scary :lol Looks like some bastard version of C
 

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I don't really think it matters whether the games are complete shit. The standard owner of an iphone will keep buying them as it seems most casuals (not all) don't care about quality in their games. I'm talking about the casuals who only play cell phone games.

Hell I'm an average gamer and I find myself downloading random cellphone games when I'm bored, regardless of their quality.
 

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What are the graphics capabilities of iPhone? More powerful than a DS I would assume?
 

Pyrokai

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I'm pretty excited about this App Store. I just got an iPod touch for free with a new computer, so I'm happy to be able to get some good use out of it.
 

sublime085

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I really hope we get a version of Phase for the iPhone, I never had an iPod I could play it on.

Come on Harmonix, do it.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll buy something when the store goes up, probably Monkey Ball.
 

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It'd be interesting If this signalld an intent by Apple to focus more on getting a working "gaming platform" on their Macs as well since they're the most like consoles in regard to fixed hardware specs. Sure there's a lot of variations in hardware, but not as much as typical Windows PCs allow for.
 

ElFly

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they are approaching this in the iTunes store way. Trying to get advantage of their beloved long tail.

Many people claimed this should be the case for the Wii's Virtual Console.


Of course, I doubt many of those games are worth whatever price they are asking that is more than "free".
 
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