Is this the future of mobile phone gaming...

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  1. Thug

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    Nifty i must say but im such a sad old fashioned git that i use my phone only for calls and the odd text here and there :p
     
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    Personally I couldn't care less for games on phones, I'm like Repo Man in this case :p
     
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    Same, even if you had Crysis like graphics on a phone, how will you play it? No mouse or keyboard.

    I tried Doom on several phones before, it was a NIGHTMARE to control and it was deleted soon after it was installed.

    There is no way to play games comfortably on phones, especially fps's...
     

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    Well you are quickly becoming the minority my good man.

    This will be a nice pat on the back for Apple.. which is not surprising really, the Iphone is a pretty fast device. Not one bit shocked that it could render this kind of quality.

    Either way though this is a nice outlook towards where phone games will be going in the not so distant future.

    Like it or not, a big chunk of the gaming industry is now moving toward mobile gaming and for good reason. Much like a computer, everyone nowadays has a smartphone!
     
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    You have to move with the times or you will become out of date and static.
    Its like saying that LP records still have a better sound than CD/MP3 etc.

    I too dont play that many games on my phone, and the ones i do play dont really push the phone to its limits, but its still good to see what its capable of.
    I dont use my phone for many calls or texts either, its mainly used as a media device and a few apps and games.
     
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    Yea I agree that you have to go with the times, but playing on such a small screen isn't just that awesome in my opinion.
     
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    +1 And what about the controls, mouse, keyboard?
     
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    Yes, how 'bout them controls...

    I've played the CoD World at War Zombies on an iphone and didn't like the controls. The graphics were pretty good though, like a PSP.
     
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    [sarcasm] wow a fps on a 3.5" screen [/sarcasm]
     

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    This is just the beginning, the future phones will probably have better controls.

    In fact have you ever used the virtua joystick on the iPhone?
    Its not perfect, but not too bad either, and no worse than using a gaming pad.
    Have a go of Modern Combat: Sandstorm on the iPhone (there is a free version) to test it out. Its like CoD, and now even has MP. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecKNV0oC2nc

    They can quite easily bring out a proper joystick on the phone, like some of the Nokia had.
    Its not all about first person shooters either. this could be quite a good adventure game.
    I dare say that they would be made to suit a small screen and phone.

    You view a SatNav on a small screen or play a DS PSP, so why not on a phone?

    This is just the start, and the next generation of mobile gaming, so give it chance.
     
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    Mobile devices can be suitable for casual gaming at its best. Nothing can replace PC gaming.
     
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    Lol, of course not, that goes without saying.

    I will mess around with it if sat waiting in the car for the wife whilst she is shopping, i wouldnt even dream of join claning or play Crysis on it for several hours solid.
     
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    I don't remember iPhone WaW Zombies having joystick tilt. Might have to put it back on.
    I'll check out Modern Combat.
    Still, battery consumption is gonna be worrisome for iPhone owners.
     
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    I think you're missing the point here.. obviously you can't compare a pc and a tiny little handheld.. why would you even bother to try?
     

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    phones are ok for quick games, but just like most apps they are usually used to show others how good your device is..
     
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    The only games I enjoy playing on my phone are games such as monopoly, chess, puzzle games as their easy to control...

    I tried quake/doom but controls were a nightmare...
     
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    Well, my Galaxy S runs Quake 3 Arena maxed smoothly. It's impossible to play it without keyboards + mouse, though. I don't play much, Asphalt 5 (free download) and Tux racer (free, obviously) are enough for me.
     
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    I never tried Quake 3, but I'd LOVE to see how it looks on a phone!

    I still play it on my pc from time to time, great game...

    But yeah, hard to play a fps like quake 3 without a keyboard and mouse...
     
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    Carmack is a damn genius if you ask me. Yeah some people dont like him because his a little arrogant (apparently?) but he has all the right to be. If his team, and him self, can do something like this then I bow down to them.

    I do not care if it plays crap, the sheer technical achievement is enough to win me over!

    Like Doom 3 was such a big leap forward in terms of graphics. I adore that game for it, but the gameplay was boring. Same goes for Crysis games, we love them for their technical prowess not the way they play.

    I just hope that the Tech5 engine powering Rage will be optimised to run on a lot of hardware, and not be some kind of monster like Crysis was to run on even the most extreme of rigs.

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    I simply do not think this is a "look at this great game coming to phones" moment, its more like "look at how damn great we are, and look what our engine can achieve with really low end hardware" moment!
     

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