Need to compare IPad and Netbook

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  1. gentlefury

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    Well that is because the only dev that has been releasing high end games has been Gameloft....but with the release of Street Fighter 4 and Tekken on the way...and the recent release of the redux of FFI and FFII I definitely see more on the way...and with iPad being capable of much better graphics and the larger screen experience I wouldn't doubt some "real" games hitting the device on April 3rd.

    As for my statement. iPad has the potential to be better than PSP and other mobile gaming devices....there aren't any netbooks that can even claim that.
     
  2. Guillaume

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    The games you're talking about are re-editions from 15+ year old platforms- not exactly the best that can be showcased :)

    I highly doubt we'll see many big games on April 3rd. Only a few developers have been granted access to actual hardware, and for games more than anything else, testing on real hardware is necessary. There is no way developers that used solely the simulator for development would release their app.


    The App Store has lower prices than the rest of the video game market- developers are less willing to release there big titles, because the return on investment is harder to achieve. The mediatization of games on the app store is also much lower than the one of console games.
    As for netbooks, the Ion platform is getting more and more popular and will keep getting better, and allows you to play pretty much any PC game from the past 10-15 years (even though you'll have to settle for low res for the most recent ones). I'd say that's a fairly big advantage.
    The iPad has potential but...time will tell.
     
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    Actually Street Fighter 4 came out last year...and the Tekken will be a new one.
     
  4. Guillaume

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    My point is, you can't compare that:

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    (Plus, Street Fighter on the iPhone? That's the kind of game that needs physical button feedback, a touch screen just ruins the experience...that's personal preference though :) )
     
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    I agree..but there is also potential for peripherals for this device for use with gaming...like controllers...or as I still think would be fun iPhone/Touch as a separate controller.
     
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    @JRomeo - If you're looking to do design work on a netbook I would advise against it, specially if you intend to use memory/cpu intensive applications like Photoshop. Remember that most if not all notebooks run Atom processors and usually ship with about 1-2GB of RAM...on top of that you probably will not get an HDMI connection on a netbook, I have yet to see it. Why is it that you're looking to use a netbook? Price point or size?
     
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    WHOA there Game Boys! LOL

    I didn't say I did Gaming, I said I play games that won't play on Mac platform. These are simple little girly type games (like find the hidden items) from a company called Oberon-media. The netbook is MORE than adequate for that usage. . . I wish Mac was supported, but that company doesn't, so I play with my little netbook for that.

    I think we all pretty much agree that iPad and Netbook are NOT what Jromeo needs for his particular application. I have a Powerbook and I'm getting an iPad and I don't think it's redundant at all, I have completely different uses picked out for each of them. I could schlep around with the Powerbook and do everything with it, but I work on graphics only at home or the office, so why bother. Also it's much heavier than the iPad will be and not nearly as much fun as using a giant iPod Touch.
    AND all work and no play makes "Jill" a dull girl. . . thus the iPad for reading, movies, music, simple games on the go in a size that I can see the text. For me, it's simply the best of ALL worlds!:D
     
  8. DG~X

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    Welcome to the site!:)
     

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