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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:07 PM   #1
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iPad mini best gaming device in iOS lineup

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After 2 days of my new iPad mini, I have to declare that using the mini for games is awesome. More awesome than an iphone 5 AND and ipad 3 combined. Sure the 9.7" is great for game display but it's heavy and definitely a chore to play with. On the mini, it's absolutely perfect. No real analog controls but the light weight and smaller size is a joy to use for gaming. The graphics is fantastic as well and nearly all the games run so well, it's absolutely amazing.

I didn't expect this because I was so infatuated with the "terrible screen display" - which it is not but only when not compared to the retina ipad. The mini is a wonderful device!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 12:51 PM   #3
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I'm waiting to play level 600 in TowerMadness. Then I'll tell you how awesome I think the Mini is at playing games...
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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I would agree. Gaming on the larger iPad always felt a bit cumbersome. Mini is awesome.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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I would agree. Gaming on the larger iPad always felt a bit cumbersome. Mini is awesome.
I slightly want to get a bigger capacity iPad so I can have all my games (I have 16gb cause I'm poor)
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:40 PM   #6
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I was waiting for a gaming thread to inquire what cool games are on iOS and not on android that you can recommend?

I like racing and shooters. I tried and love RR2, not sure that is on android but it rocks on the Mini!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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I slightly want to get a bigger capacity iPad so I can have all my games (I have 16gb cause I'm poor)
true first world problems.

But back on topic the mini is rad for gamin, fifa is perfect on it.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:04 PM   #8
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I slightly want to get a bigger capacity iPad so I can have all my games (I have 16gb cause I'm poor)
If you were really poor, you wouldn't have an iPad Mini (like me . Typical poor college student.. but might get the iPad Mini 2 )
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:42 AM   #9
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Without question the iPad mini is the best iOS gaming device on the market. It's the perfect size. Not too small. Not too big. Fits perfectly in the hands.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 08:54 AM   #10
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find it hard to believe it's better than playing games on the ipad 4
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:16 AM   #11
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find it hard to believe it's better than playing games on the ipad 4
Well it is, you see? The lightweight design makes it, you see?
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:44 AM   #12
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find it hard to believe it's better than playing games on the ipad 4
I find it is, it has a large enough screen, it's light and easy to hold in two hands or one, the unit itself is more comfortable in your hands.

If the A6X had been in here it would have been phenomenal!
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I find it is, it has a large enough screen, it's light and easy to hold in two hands or one, the unit itself is more comfortable in your hands.

If the A6X had been in here it would have been phenomenal!

Thats the only reason why I would expect the 4 to be better for gaming.
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I have Fifa 13 and infinity blade 2 and they're incredible on the mini. What racing game should I invest in? Asphalt, nfs:mw, or real racing 2 hd? Any other great games?
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cool story:

After 2 days of my new iPad mini, I have to declare that using the mini for games is awesome. More awesome than an iphone 5 AND and ipad 3 combined. Sure the 9.7" is great for game display but it's heavy and definitely a chore to play with. On the mini, it's absolutely perfect. No real analog controls but the light weight and smaller size is a joy to use for gaming. The graphics is fantastic as well and nearly all the games run so well, it's absolutely amazing.

I didn't expect this because I was so infatuated with the "terrible screen display" - which it is not but only when not compared to the retina ipad. The mini is a wonderful device!
The iPad 4 destroys the mini in CPU, gpu, and screen and is a far better gaming device.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 08:01 PM   #17
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Having a blast playing the original doom again on my mini!
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Can someone try the game "sports car challenge" and report back if it runs well on the mini? Its one of my fave racing games
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