Theoretical iPad Game Power
Hi everyone. I am new to the forum, as I just pre-ordered the new iPad, my first one, and I am just trying to find out as much about it so I can fully utilize it seemingly out of the box.
I have been thinking about using the iPad for gaming because I am getting ready to go on a road trip, so gaming will be great for entertainment. That leads me to the question of what is the power of the iPad to play games. By this, compared to what dedicated gaming system is it close to? Basically, I started thinking about how it would be cool to use some sort of controller, similar to the 360 or playstation, to play games (I know about the iPhone app, but what about physical controls). Thinking of the controller lead me to what version of Madden (use this because of its history) could be played on the iPad from a purely computational and graphics power perspective. Like Madden on the Sega Genesis, Playstation, Xbox, etc. I've played Madden on the iPhone, but its just not close to the experience without a controller.
Just wondering everyone's thoughts.