Apple loves numbers and quotes and the ones they share usually tend to make me smile, but CEO Tim Cook’s remark on how iOS users were taking to gaming sounded ludicrous to me. It’s too early to see a video for a direct quote, so we’ll have to make do with Tim Stevens of Engadget, […]
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Gaming on the “New iPad”

Apple loves numbers and quotes and the ones they share usually tend to make me smile, but CEO Tim Cook’s remark on how iOS users were taking to gaming sounded ludicrous to me. It’s too early to see a video for a direct quote, so we’ll have to make do with Tim Stevens of Engadget, who paraphrased Cook:

[the iPad is a] Favorite for gaming, said these users, even versus home consoles.

This just isn’t true for me so far. The iPad 2 and the 4S have some fantastic games, but I much prefer to game on my PC or a friend’s PlayStation 3. Physical controls are still very much king for more complex games like Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3, and a touch-screen and gestures just don’t do visceral or immersive gaming as much justice.

However, that didn’t keep me from getting excited when Mike Capps of Epic Games stated, during the demo of Infinity Blade: Dungeons, that the newest iPad has a higher resolution and more memory to work with than either the PS3 or Xbox 360.

We are seeing some very impressive offerings out of the keynote this morning. Namco showed off a very impressive Ace Combat-like title that will hit iOS later this month, and Epic Games’ new Infinity Blade will almost certainly be a feast for the eyes. I’m still not completely convinced I’ll drop my gaming PC for my tablet, but today’s news has definitely shown that Apple is continuing to take gaming seriously, which should serve as a good sign for developers who are thinking or porting IPs over to iOS.

[photo via the Engadget liveblog]

 

 

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