Why no iphone games? :p

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by princealfie, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Just wondering why the ipod games won't work with the iphone? I thought that the iphone has a better graphics chip?
     
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  3. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    Graphics processing has nothing to do with it,
    it would be like trying to run a game for Windows on a Mac Pro,
    2 entirely different platforms
     
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    I really need the games to start coming in. I was in the hospital for a long time last night with no signal whatsoever. I really needed some quick entertainment.
     
  6. ghall macrumors 68040

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    I actually see no reason why the iPhone can't have a simulated clickwheel for iPod games. It could work, if implemented correctly.
     
  7. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    sure it could, but it would be like trying to run an xbox game on windows,
    2 entirely different platforms,

    so either updates are required for the game, or the iPhone needs an emulator...
     
  8. zap2 macrumors 604

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    bad example...a Mac Pro can run Windows games easy....although iPhone could run iPod games if apple put out some support(like with boot camp)..so maybe it was a good example
     
  9. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    yeah they sold you a phone that can hold several gigs of movies, music, and audio books.

    I'm sure soduku and tetris are at the top of their list...
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sure, as long as there's enough space on the touchscreen leftover for the display section... which for iPod games should be true.

    Edit: Hmm, now the oddball 320x480 kind of makes sense. Cut it in half vertically and you get a 320x240 video ipod, plus a second like area for "controls".
     
  11. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    You can almost bet it is close. Something else they can sell us in iTunes just like they have done with our iPods. It is on that list don't worry ;)

    Plus this touch screen is just screaming for a port of Bejeweled.

    As far as simulated touch wheel? NOOOOO Lets keep moving forward and not back. Let them make touch screen versions of the games.
     
  12. [G5]Hydra macrumors regular

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    diamenty/

    You can stop screaming now :p
     
  13. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I'm not screaming :p

    Talk to the screen.

    Having games that are not depended on Edge/Wifi is more what I was referring too.
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Depends, of course. Some games like TicTacToe, Chess and the like would be fine as touch. Basically anywhere you'd normally use your hand, or pencil etc to move or mark.

    Others like Tetris would be awful, because you don't want your fingers covering the action. That's also when buttons will be missed the most, since people are used to resting their fingers lightly on game controls between pushes.
     
  15. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Same could be said with the virtual keyboard. ;)

    Tetris with buttons on the screen would work fine IMO.

    Of course there are those who like the keyboard and those who don't so guess we will have to wait and see what Apple does.
     
  16. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    As I said with ringtones, I expect games to come very soon to the iPhone.

    I don't want complicated/long games but just simple & fun ones such as solitare
     
  17. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    It's my understanding that all iPhone apps (games included) are web based.:apple:
     
  18. pr5owner macrumors 65816

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    dopewars?
     
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  20. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Oh Snood. Good one.

    Dopewars? If its fun, bring it on! :D
     

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