They say iPhone is quickly becoming a big platform for gaming, and with 'premium apps' or whatever they're going to be called, the iPhone could become one of the 'main' portable gaming platforms, next to the DS, PSP etc. But I really can't see iPhone ever going past basic casual gaming. The reason? Its gimmicks. The accelerometer, and touch controls, mainly. Don't get me wrong, in non-gaming apps, these work great. But in games, rotating your iPhone to steer a car in a racing game? Seems cool and intuitive for about two minutes, then you realise not being able to see the screen every time you steer is a pain, and that a standard d-pad would make things much easier. The touch screen is by far, no substitute for a real control pad. Games that overlay a control pad onto the touch screen are just one big fail. Every time you want to push a different button, instead of being able to quickly feel for that button, you have to look for it, and make sure you press it, as opposed to just feeling the button depress as you push it on a real control pad, which saves you having to take your eyes off the game. Not to mention with the touch screen controls your fingers block half the screen. Even if they released a seperate 'controller' for iPhone games, I can't ever see iPhone gaming taking off. I'd love to hear your views on this.