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  • Uncompetative - June 2, 2013 9:05 a.m.

    You can jailbreak the iPad and use a conventional bluetooth gamepad with it, like Sony's: http://lifehacker.com/5991266/how-to-use-a-gamepad-for-any-ios-game-not-just-emulators
  • Ravenbom - April 14, 2010 7:28 p.m.

    @phoenix wings - yes, MGS Touch was a launch game with higher res graphics to fit the iPad. My buddy has it on his new iPad and it looks and plays a bit better, but I wasn't a big fan of the original. As far as the games being made for people with ADD, well duh! Most companies are treating (the iPhone, it remains to be seen how the iPad will be treated) as the platform it is: something you play while sitting around at the DMV and not a serious gaming platform. There are some good games with a lot of depth and playtime like Zenonia, Myst, and Chinatown Wars.
  • Ravenbom - April 14, 2010 7:18 p.m.

    I really hope more iPad/iPhone games take the Geometry Wars approach and make the analog sticks anywhere you place your thumbs.
  • Zepaw - April 12, 2010 12:03 p.m.

    I feel very positive about the iPad in general, but it is mostly garbage for games. It is just like the iPod Touch and iPhone, the controls are only suitable for a few genres of games. If you are looking for a gaming device don't even think twice about an iPad. while a bit of a luxury/novelty it does suit a good handful of other uses.
  • JohnnyMaverik - April 9, 2010 10:35 a.m.

    "the old and forgotten genres that gamers have, for the most part, given up on. Point-and-click adventure games seem like a natural fit" >.< WTF, NOBODY GAVE UP, THEY JUST STOPPED FKING MAKING THEM! Yea fk you lucasarts & funcom, star wars milk and mmo's my fat arse -_-
  • Kytl - April 9, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    so the only thing this thingamajig is useful for in gaming is RTS huh? well thats one of my favorite genres(even though i suck at them)but theres no way in hell i'm buying an iPad just for that
  • ZedoMann - April 8, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    Ah, the iPad. The Apple device I wasn't interested in. The iPod Touch seems like it'll be nicer for everything, especially when I just pull it out of my pocket and start gaming or whatever on it.
  • woww - April 8, 2010 12:32 a.m.

    I have to admit I hate I"whatevers" but the graphics are better than of anything else that mobile. Not to mention the screensize. It's a winner for the avarage user that does not need more than a basic browser, music/video player and an occasional portable game console.
  • Cyberninja - April 7, 2010 9:41 p.m.

    ipad sucks lets move on please.
  • db1331 - April 7, 2010 8:13 p.m.

    This thing is worse than a joke. I mean for the cost of the high end iPad you could get a 360 AND a PS3. Or you can get an iPad and pay the same or even more for a terribly stripped down port. That zombie hand made my day. I can't even remember the last time I played a game that looked that terrible. I love how IGN gave NFS: Shift on iPad a better score than Bad Company 2. Good thing I stopped valuing their reviews years ago.
  • philipshaw - April 7, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    The iPad is just an overpriced iPhone. You could buy a decent laptop for half the price and it would do more things than the iPad
  • speno93 - April 7, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    @ovenman like i said, who in the right state of mind (not insane) would buy this?
  • mgkyo666 - April 7, 2010 2:30 a.m.

    @Chris I did play Robot Unicorn Attack and I have to say..... WHY THE F#CK IS THAT GAME SO F#CKING ADDICTIVE?! I can't keep the song out of my head!!! recaptcha: came papoose (lol)
  • lukel127 - April 7, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    and THAT is why im waiting for iPad 2. Itll be better somehow, and have a larger app base.
  • D0CCON - April 7, 2010 1:27 a.m.

    And to think of all the idiots who lined up days in advance to suck Jobs's **** for one of these overpriced atrocities. Remember when all portable devices came out every three weeks and each one was smaller? Now they are all getting bigger (DSi XL ftl).
  • RebornKusabi - April 6, 2010 11:59 p.m.

    I wrote a "New Technology Report" (re: college paper) using this site's coverage of the iPad as a source, with the speculative claim of the paper being that there are many great ideas on what the iPad could do to differentiate itself from other hand-helds... too bad they've decided to go with the "Let's try to fit existing game genre's on this thing while trying to do nothing new" instead, like developers constantly do with the Wii. I have seen the specs of this thing and I honestly see "some" potential with it when it comes to gaming, however with these being it's "launch games", it doesn't serve as a good symbol of things to come. The only (ONLY) good thing here is that one of the genre's that I figured would be able adjust well to the iPad would be RTS's so at least that's come to pass ; ) Great stuff guys, very interesting!
  • WhiskeyBit - April 6, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    Our society has grown so acustomed to the "mobile, portible, speedy etc." way of thinking that we've gotten kinda carried away... It started with the invention of fast food, and has now evolved into this trash. Oh yeah, Steve Jobs is the anti-Christ.
  • hatebreeder - April 6, 2010 9:22 p.m.

    So it's just an ipod touch then?
  • phoenix_wings - April 6, 2010 8:25 p.m.

    Is Metal Gear Solid Touch going to be ported to the iPad? That was....one of the only games that I bought when I had my iPhone. It was fun, but not something that I could see myself playing for a long period of time. Pretty much all of the iGames are like that. It's like they assume everyone that buys it has a severe case of ADD. They'll plop down up to $12.99 for a game and then instantly get distracted by something else, so the games aren't even that long. Kind of like the product updates. If you get bored with your iPad, don't worry, there will be another one next year that you can buy too. 33% brighter and 10% thinner, but you'll still pay the same price.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - April 6, 2010 5:49 p.m.

    To be fair, we were only testing this as a gaming platform. You might still like the iPad if you like reading books on a bright screen, or browsing Google maps on your couch, or flipping through photos with your fingers. Of course, all those things are possible on the iPhone, too...

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