Is it weird that I don't really use my iPad for games?

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  1. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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    Overall, the most I've used my iPad is for surfing the Internet, some random doodles on some apps, reading the Scott Pilgrim series, and listening to music.

    I don't really play games and I also don't think I'm using my iPad to it's full potential (like GarageBand or reading books)

    So I'm sort of waiting for college to start so that I can hopefully see if this changes.

    Anyone have this kind of problem?
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    What's the problem? Use your iPad for what you need.
     
  3. Johnny Steps thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm just thinking that since I see people using full advantage of their investment while I'm sort of just doing regular stuff.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Games is full advantage?
    I played Angry Birds until I got all the golden eggs, but I don't play other games

    I use my iPad for reading, surfing, email and a host of things for work
    I never worry about what other people are doing with their gadgets
     
  5. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use mine for games either. Mine is mostly for Facebook/twitter, Internet, some light photo work and posting to my various blogs.

    Same stuff I do on my iPhone, only it's much easier with a larger screen.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I think there are a lot of people who don't do everything their iPad is capable of. My view is just use it how you please!
     
  7. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think it's wierd. I doubt most people use all the functionality of the iPad. For example, I don't keep any music on my iPad. I always have my iPhone w/ me and I just don't need that functionality on my iPad - If you don't play games, don't worry about it. If you ever feel like playing a game on it, there's more than enough to choose from.
     
  8. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    No. I rarely play games. I'd say I do that the least out of activity. :cool:
     
  9. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    You're not alone. I never play games on mine either. I primarily use it for surfing the web, e-mailing, watching videos and sometimes blogging. Like the poster said above, use the iPad for what you need.
     
  10. ChristianJapan macrumors 68040

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    The only game i use on iPad is X-Plane; ah: end Infinite Blade; for all others games i have the iP4 is more suitable. The rest in on iPad is same as many: mail, reading, kindle, Citrix/RDP
     
  11. Virgo macrumors 6502

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    Yes. It is weird. Start playing games. Now! Words with friends is a good place to start. Fruit ninja and air hockey are fun as well. I may get the paid versions soon.
     
  12. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I've never been too interested in games neither. Simple games like Tetris are decent, but I don't have any installed on my iPad. I do, however, have many news and magazine applications.
     
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  15. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    I'm not much of a game person on my iPad either. Rarely will I play a game though.
     
  16. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    I really do not see why there is a problem that you do not play games on the iPad! :rolleyes:
    I don't play much games myself, perhaps 10 minutes of Angry Birds a week, and don't see any problems with that. Mainly bough it to browse the web, play music, e-mail and play movies.

    Don't worry, and use it for whatever you like.
     
  17. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    As long as you are happy with it, it doesn't matter what you do with it
     
  18. thesiren macrumors 6502a

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    you do realize there are people who bought the iPad solely to play games on, right?
    Are they weird? My boyfriend (who I met in the iPad launch line :rolleyes:) bought his just to play games on. Sure, he checks his email every now and then on it, but he bought the device for it's gaming capability. He's got a desktop and a MBP. Gamers are always into the latest gaming platforms. Different strokes for different folks.

    I bought mine because I fly a lot and hate lugging my laptop around, and also because checking my email every morning on the tiny iPhone 4 screen got really tiresome. The only games I had prior to the iPad were angry birds, scrabble, tetris and UNO. Now...oh man...I've got Modern Combat 2, Superbrothers: Sword and Swocery, Order and Chaos, Adrenaline: Asphalt 2, Real Racing HD, Dungeon Defenders, Dead Space, NOVA, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Sonic Racing, and plenty more I can't think of. I use my iPad for gaming, music, music making, watching episodes of Tosh.0 and Southpark on Hulu, and responding to emails.
     
  19. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I bought a ton of games but I never play them. Don't feel bad. At least you haven't wasted money. In my case I want to play them, but just can't get past the fact that it has no physical buttons.
     
  20. Lagmonster macrumors 6502

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    Same here. Words with friends does get play. Still waiting for something I really like.
     
  21. farme macrumors member

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    Out of 174 apps on my 32GB, i have 83 Games.
    So yeah, to me you definitely you have a "problem" there :cool:
     
  22. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    Wow. You should get rid of it then.
     
  23. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    I use it mostly for work (manuals in Goodreader, invoicing and such in Numbers, contracts and reports in Pages, project planning and coordination in Wiki Edit)

    I also use it for keeping in touch with friends in Facebook/LinkedIn and with FaceTime. News, and forums (like MacRumors) is another thing I use iPad for a lot.

    I should also mention DropBox, as it has had a big impact on how I use iPad.

    I'm with the opening poster - not doing much with Games at all.
     
  24. bobright macrumors 601

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    "Yes, you're using it wrong"

    -in my Steve Jobbs voice

    :D
     
  25. ESPN macrumors regular

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    Yep, the iPad is a touch console, you can get some good games like mirrors edge and real racing HD.
     

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