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Old Jan 13, 2013, 01:34 AM   #26
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Yes, you can play some newer games on the Windows 8 tablets. The only issue you will have is short battery life. You should have a look at the new Razer Edge Pro that was just announced at CES. It looks to be a bad a$$ gaming tablet that will run full pc games.

http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-edge-pro
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 05:05 PM   #27
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Just let this thread die already
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:06 PM   #28
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Just let this thread die already
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:55 PM   #29
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If you want to see what kind of graphics an iPad can push, look at Real Racing 2 HD and Infinity Blade II. Both games push excellent graphics.

As to everything else, you're expecting too much. Windows 8 "tablets" are just laptops. That is fine in and of itself, but that's not what the iPad is. It's a mobile device with a mobile OS. If that's not what you want, then I'd look elsewhere.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:08 PM   #30
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The iPad is too bulky for gaming. The iPad Mini is the ultimate gaming device for all iOS games.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:39 AM   #31
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iPad 4 is just great for games
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 09:30 AM   #32
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Then why can i get games like grand theft auto, which is a full version of the game. A quite old game.

I guess I dont understand apples decision to not want to offer these kind of games on their tablet.

It is because they are not capable of running them yet ?
Sheesh.

Why is your goto reaction to blame Apple?

Apple can't force a dev to port a desktop game over to iOS.

That decision is 100% up to the developer.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 03:55 PM   #33
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That decision is 100% up to the developer.
Mostly true, but they App Store does have a 2gb download size limit. Any reasonably modern game with high production values isn't going to fit into that.
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Mostly true, but they App Store does have a 2gb download size limit. Any reasonably modern game with high production values isn't going to fit into that.
If Epic dropped Gears of War on Apple's front door I bet that limit would be raised.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:11 PM   #35
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Mostly true, but they App Store does have a 2gb download size limit. Any reasonably modern game with high production values isn't going to fit into that.
Yeah, that's the limit for a single download, but a developer could always allow an in-app download of additional game data, like image/model data for additional levels, then as you complete, you select the next and download (possibly even purging previous levels).

Not unlike any app that deals with large volumes of data outside the core application code (like a Podcast).

Heck, the Walking Dead developers did this as totally separate app store downloads, presented as "Chapters" of the same larger game experience.
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