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Old Dec 9, 2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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iPad Has Rekindled My Gaming Habit!

Leisure games like Cut the Rope and Words With Friends are fun to play on the go or when you're looking to kill some time on your break at work. But I've noticed that the iPad has rekindled my old gaming habit. I haven't played video games this much since the days of PS2, back in 2003.

FIFA 13, Mass Effect, Modern Combat 4, Bastion, MetalStorm, Bladeslinger and Real Racing 2 are just a few games that I play regularly!

Anyone experience the same thing? What are some of your favorite games on iPad?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 05:52 PM   #2
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Plants vs. Zombies HD - totally totally addictive....
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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FIFA 13 on my tv through Apple TV using mini as controller for the win.
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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I can relate, OP. I played draw something for nearly 2.5 hours straight yesterday -- I literally contemplated as to whether or not I should delete the app because of how much time I waste on it, haha.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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Im writing a complaining letter to POPCAP because PVZ 2 has us waiting too long already.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:44 AM   #6
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PvZ is da bomb! I also like Off Road Legends, ShadowGun, Flick Golf and of course any of the Angry Birds stuff.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:42 AM   #7
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Being jailbroken is better, which the mini lacks.

I play SNES, PSX, PSP, Nintendo DS games on my Nexus 7.

Feels good
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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I agree OP. I just downloaded Aralon(basically Elder Scrolls for iOS). No telling if I'll ever look up from my ipad again.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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Yes.

Real Racing 2
Infinity Blade
Galaxy on Fire 2 <- over 50 hours played
Anomaly: Warzone
Deadspace
Batman Lockdown
Shadowgun
Swordigo
Dead Trigger
Sacred Odyssey
Dungeon Hunter 2
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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I'm back on the Real Racing 2 circuit -- now in HD on my Mini. Hadn't played it since last winter on my iPhone.

Just the other day it dawned on me to play online (local) with my kids, letting them use my old Touch. Of course, they have to use the 4cyl intro car while I drive a GT.

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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:08 AM   #11
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:21 PM   #12
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Buying my Mini definitely made me buy more games! I game much more than when I had a full sized iPad!

I love Hay Day
Happy Street
Arcane Legends
Dead Trigger
Tons more
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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Being jailbroken is better, which the mini lacks.

I play SNES, PSX, PSP, Nintendo DS games on my Nexus 7.

Feels good
eh jailbreak will come eventually

although i must say i never enjoyed any emulator games on my tablet. especially given the quality of games on mobile platform these days i don't see a reason to ever think back.

Final Fantasy Dimensions
Horn
Rayman Run
Heroes O&C (LoL clone)

are just some of the games i play regularly. adding grand theft auto vice city on soon too
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:20 AM   #14
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'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition' has me absolutely hooked on iPad gaming. The last two I was relatively addicted to were 'Sid Meier's Pirates' and 'Galaxy on Fire 2'. Some of the point-and-click adventures are good fun as well, like 'Broken Sword'.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 06:51 AM   #15
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I haven't turned my PS3 on since I got my mini. My favourites include:

The Room (obviously! when are they going to update this with more?!?!)
Doors&Rooms (much harder than The Room but good fun)
Jar on a Bar (love this!)

Downloaded Asphalt 7 (free! what amazing graphics but wow is this app huge ~1.5GB)

I think the iPad is such a great gaming device, I'd love to see some of these games end up on the ATV using a new BT game controller next year. Possible??
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:17 PM   #16
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Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Scribblenauts

Infinity Blade II

Galaxy On Fire 2 HD

*These games are awesome, and support iCloud which you will love if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch too.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:59 AM   #17
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No I am the other way, I have stopped playing games since I had my iPad. I used to play games to kill the time and now I am spending more time net surfing on the iPad. I find the games boring on iPad, real gamers use consoles or PCs for games.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:53 AM   #18
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No I am the other way, I have stopped playing games since I had my iPad. I used to play games to kill the time and now I am spending more time net surfing on the iPad. I find the games boring on iPad, real gamers use consoles or PCs for games.
I agree with this.

I found that since I got the iPad a year ago, I spend more time surfing the net and youtube and less time gaming on the iPad. To me, the mass majority of the games are boring on the iPad. I only play chess, words with friends, letter press and poker. I do the rest of my gaming on the PS3 (MK9, BF3, BO2, EA Sports games).
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:23 AM   #19
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What's the best RPG that is currently available in the App Store (NOT named Infinity Blade) I'm looking for one an epic story
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 04:54 PM   #20
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Yeah - I'm playing way more games on the iPad.

Plants vs Zombies HD
Galaxy on Fire HD
Real Racing 2
Swordigo
Infinity Blade 2
N.O.V.A 3
Modern Combat 3
Shadowgun
Epoch
Asphalt 6
Magic 2013
Tiny Defense
Dead Space
Another World (on the third platform I've had it on)
Death Rally
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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What's the best RPG that is currently available in the App Store (NOT named Infinity Blade) I'm looking for one an epic story
Baldurs Gate
Aralon
Final Fantasy (1-4)
Knights of Pen & Paper
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 08:24 PM   #22
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Been addicted to Clash of Clans the past few weeks. Looks gorgeous on the iPad 3.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:10 PM   #23
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These are all great games, guys! Aralon, Infinity Blade, Sky Gamblers, etc.

I just downloaded Knights of Pen & Paper! It costs $1.99 so I hope it's good!

Mass Effect: Infiltrator is by far the best, though! I

'm thinking of downloading Galaxy on Fire 2 HD. I wish the older Final Fantasy games were cheaper. I'm a huge fan of that RPG series.

Ziggo: make sure to check out Bastion, too.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:18 AM   #24
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FYI - Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD is free right now.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:41 AM   #25
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Leisure games like Cut the Rope and Words With Friends are fun to play on the go or when you're looking to kill some time on your break at work. But I've noticed that the iPad has rekindled my old gaming habit. I haven't played video games this much since the days of PS2, back in 2003.

FIFA 13, Mass Effect, Modern Combat 4, Bastion, MetalStorm, Bladeslinger and Real Racing 2 are just a few games that I play regularly!

Anyone experience the same thing? What are some of your favorite games on iPad?
TOTALLY AGREED! I too quit playing console games around 2003 and switched to some first person shooters for Mac but then the iPad came along and I started playing more games. Its games like Modern Combat and Real Racing that are honestly very close to a console experience in your hands. Plus the games are under 10 bucks.

P.S. I know serious console gamers will laugh at my statements but I find playing a first person shooter on the iPad much easier than using two imprecise analog sticks. And I guarantee a mouse and keyboard is even better. Put a PC gamer up against any console gamer and the PC gamer will blow everyone away.
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