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Old Mar 7, 2008, 09:35 AM   #1
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Could the iPhone be the Portable Wii?




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Description:: Comparisons between iPhone and the Wii have already been fairly abundant simply because the two have arguably garnered the top spots in “electronic gadget mindshare” for at least a year each. But looking at the demos today, I think perhaps the iPhone could be on its way to being the Wii of portable devices – literally.

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 09:59 AM   #2
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How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.
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Old Mar 7, 2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.
Err... I know the Wii is small, but I'd find it hard to carry that and my TV Or am I missing your point?
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You might even call it a wee Wii.






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Old Mar 7, 2008, 11:37 AM   #5
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How dumb is that? The portable Wii already exists. It's the Nintendo DS. If anything, the Wii is a portable DS.
Since when did the DS get motion based controls
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my first thought when i saw spore yesterday was that the iPhone will be a better platform than the DS
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Since when did the DS get motion based controls
There is an Accelerometer GBA cart for games like Metroid Pinball.

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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Err... I know the Wii is small, but I'd find it hard to carry that and my TV Or am I missing your point?
Blood sugar was low... The Wii is a big screen DS in as far as they both innovated input methods and the DS came out 2 years before the Wii.
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my first thought when i saw spore yesterday was that the iPhone will be a better platform than the DS
I'd rather use the DS version because the DS has a stylus. The creature editor will be quite awkward with just a set of sausages.
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Multitouch will be better in many ways than a stylus--as has been shown for non-game apps already. Now add tilt and force feedback (the iPhone has it, the Touch does not--I don't know if the DSK supports it).

As with the Wii, the best games for iPhone will be ones designed FOR iPhone.
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