Would you play simple games on your Apple Watch?

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  1. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    If you were in line at the bank or something, would you play a quick, simple game on your watch? In the past, there have been several watches with built-in simple games, with modern technology the games could look a lot better, be more complex. And it shouldn't be too bad for battery life, Apple's 18 hour battery estimate includes 45 minutes a day of app usage (and the way Apple Watch currently works as just an extension to the iPhone, most of the game would be running off the phone's battery, not the watch's battery).
     
  2. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    No.

    I don't even really play games on my phone, either, though.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    This is the one thing that I think really needs to be fleshed out and we wait and see how things will work.

    The screen is tiny, there's not much you can do in terms of game playing - at least what I say is traditional iOS games. Take a simple game of solitaire, its going to be difficult to play that on the apple watch. Granted other games that are specific to a small screen could work, which is why I think we need to wait and see.
     
  4. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    You lost me at "in line at the bank." People still stand in line at banks? ;)
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Nope. I would check news feed instead. No game.

    I play game a lot on my phone. More on my iPad.
     
  6. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    I would play tic tac toe. I think that would be cool to play against other people with Apple watches
     
  7. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, for that I'd use my iPhone. I think the notion of 'glances' need to be kept in mind when envisioning uses for the watch. Anything requiring more focus might as well be done on your phone.
     
  8. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    It would be fun playing pong and controlling your side with the digital crown.
     
  9. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I can't ever see myself playing games on the watch. for me, it's there for notifications and to alert me to things that I can do without needing to take my phone out of my pocket, eg quick glance at an email, or a text.

    for anything that requires more input, I will just use my phone
     
  10. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    So you're going to go into a bank, where everyone's wearing casual formal wear, people are walking in and out in various different business attire/street clothes, with the intent of making deposits/withdrawals, and you think that's an appropriate place to be playing a game of whatever on your tiny watch screen?

    I wouldn't even do that with my iPhone. It is not the time or place to be doing that sort of thing, and people will think you're a fool for doing so.

    Playing a game is fine when you're at home doing nothing. But I'd rather be checking my e-mails or reading the news when I'm sitting at a doctor's office or whatever (and to be honest, the last time I was at a hospital, I picked up a magazine, and then just watched the TV for two hours and put my phone in my pocket). Games are too engaging to play in a busy waiting room/lobby.
     
  11. rjlawrencejr macrumors 6502

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    Never say never. I could see myself playing a trivia game or a vocabulary game of some sort.
     
  12. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I'll tell you what I will play:

    I will play asynchronous, turn-based games that take less than 10 seconds or so to make my turn and are super casual and amusing.

    Anything that takes more than 30 seconds of direct interaction has no place on the watch. It will destroy your battery life and give you a sore arm. And if it's going to take that long or longer to play, then just pull out the phone and have a proper experience.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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    Must be a Texas thing. We whip out our phones and play games in line here in Cali :p
     
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    You always end in a tie when both players know how to play.
     
  15. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    Tic Tac Toe is or something light and quick. Most of the "TIME" - pun intended I will not be playing games.
     
  16. rjlawrencejr macrumors 6502

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    I don't get why you find standing in line an inappropriate place to play a game? For one thing, unless you are the type of person who gets intensely engrossed in your gaming activity to the point where you disturbing others around you, I seriously doubt anyone would even notice let alone care.

    In fact some banks have video screens with games (trivia etc) to be enjoyed while standing in line.
     
  17. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Right. I'd be super surprised if Threes does not appear for the Watch though... It could work despite the small size of the display I think, if you used a force touch press to commit your move.

    The native display resolution of the Watch is close to what we had on old 8/16-bit computers and games consoles, so some ports might concievably appear as well... :p Wavy Navy :apple:Watch Edition, anyone...? :D
     
  18. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Except that would create unnecessary extra wear and tear on the crown.

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    Whilst I certainly wouldn't play games on my watch I have to disagree with you that it's inappropriate to play games in a situation like because it by no means is. I certainly do and have played games on my phone whilst waiting in line sometimes.

    As to the original question as I already mentioned no I would not play games on my watch under any circumstances as firstly the screen is way too small and secondly it's an unnecessary waste of battery charge.
     
  19. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Pong. Control your paddle with the crown. Simple.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    Standing in line and looking at porn is inappropriate.
     
  21. DreamPod thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Really depends on what type of bank it is...
     
  22. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    you know what i want something like reddit has todayilearned

    something like today in history this happened, for each day, something simple like that

    interesting facts
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    See my post above.
     
  24. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    The watch is the perfect size for BLACKJACK. It is also something that a hand or two just takes a few seconds and little interaction.

    A Slot machine would also work on the small screen.

    And one thing I actually think would be really fun is a Magic 8 Ball!
     
  25. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure it wont be long before an app like this appears. It's a common theme, Wikipedia has it on their home page for example

    and I think I had an app once that would give me a 'quote a day' each morning.

    the most fun thing would be a word or phrase that you had to somehow get into a conversation each day. We used to play a game like that at my old job. Each day someone would write a phrase, proverb or word on the whiteboard and we all had to try and get it into a conversation we were having with a customer. it was hilarious!!

    Imagine trying to talk to a customer about a service failure and somehow saying 'no point crying over split milk' or 'gargantuan mountain' and still keep the conversation on track.
     

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