Can you talk via Facetime while playing a game?

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    I like to play the flight sim game SkyRaiders on-line with my friend. We have been using the phone to talk while playing. I think you can talk via
    Face Time while doing something else (no video) on the ipad at the same time. Could one establish a Face Time connection and then open the game and play while continuing to communicate? My guess is no.
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    You're right. You can't play games on the iPad while making a FaceTime call.
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    Last night I was speaking to my daughter over FaceTime (she's in Europe) while speaking to her I tried to take a photo of the screen several times......I was kicked out of the FaceTime app and back to the home screen and even my lock screen and I could still hear her speaking.....she though got a message that FaceTime had paused on her end. So no, I don't think it's possible.
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    Skype allows you to do that if your using multi tasking. Just restric it by going to settings -> general -> restriction -> and then off facetime. download askype next
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    I play minecraft pe with my friends over FaceTime. I also do this with other multiplayer games like any war game.
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    The iPad can't do split screens, how do you play a game when the screen is showing the picture of the person you're talking to and the speaker is outputting the voice of the person you're talking to.
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    I use my ipod for facetime and ipad for game. Sorry for your misconseption.
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    That's all right. In fact, your method of using two separate devices is the only way I know of to FaceTime someone while playing games on the iPad.
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    I was wondering how you achieved this also......must be fun this way! ;)

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