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  • GOD - March 14, 2013 2:25 p.m.

    Mobile games may only be 7 years behind in graphics, but they're an eternity behind in controls.
  • Bgrimes78 - March 14, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    You ever have the apiphony moment were you think you just mentally spawned the greatest idea ever only to find out its been done? Yeah it sucks haha
  • sxh967 - March 14, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    If you look at technologies like Vuzix Smart Glasses and the tactile touch display from Tactus, it is not out of this world to imagine that mobile devices will be free from the small screen problem and will be free from the shitty touch screen problems. After that, it's only the processing power and battery life that need to be dealt with.
  • icbacomingupwithapropername - March 14, 2013 2:50 a.m.

    what the hell is the Xbox 260? I though that Forza 2 came out on the 360.
  • Bgrimes78 - March 13, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    This talk about poor controls with touchscreens gives me an idea. Now what if you could plug in a console controller to your iPad and set up your iPad on a kickstand. Now that would be mobile gaming.
  • CUFCfan616 - March 14, 2013 5:34 a.m.

    you can with the right app and lead. with a smartphone though, it's not very practical to carry a dualshock 3 in your pocket
  • Tjwoods18 - March 13, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    To truly test your hypothesis, you would have to compare games from at least the same year. By comparing Resistance fall of man to dead trigger, you are inadvertently giving an edge to cell phone games.
  • GR_JustinTowell - March 13, 2013 4:42 p.m.

    No, the theory was that cell phones would be 7 years behind consoles in 2013. So that's 2006, or PS3 launch era. Otherwise we'd have cell phones doing The Last of Us.
  • Tjwoods18 - March 13, 2013 6:16 p.m.

    I just see it as a gaming bias. Apple releases like a new Ipad every year, and with almost every release they up the specs. The ps3, on the other hand, still sits by with 2006/2007 hardware. Just doesn't seem right to compare the two, let alone games from different years. New engines come out, developers find new ways to max out existing hardware, and that in turn improves graphical quality. It is like that Apples to Oranges saying.
  • CUFCfan616 - March 13, 2013 7:47 p.m.

    did you just call the PS3 an orange? :P But yeah, I remember a few years back I was psyched when I got a phone (N91 if I remember correctly) that could play the Doom RPG. Compared to consoles, phone & tablet games have come leaps and bounds compared to consoles and that's because of the constant updating of technology. Console gaming will probably reach a plateau in terms of graphics with the next gen and all smartphones and tablets can do is close the gap. Gameplay though, that's a different thing altogether. I struggle to play FPSs on my Galaxy S3 thanks to my big fingers and I'm always finding myself not actually pressing a button when my finger was in the general position to press it. I'd hate to imagine playing these games on anything smaller than an S3
  • CUFCfan616 - March 13, 2013 3:45 p.m.

    Even if smartphones can handle last gen games, try playing any sniper mission with a time limit on a small touch screen. I'm specifically thinking of the ship mission in GTA 3 where you're supposed to cover 8-ball with a sniper rifle before he simply runs in front of Columbians with guns because he's suicidal like that.
  • Tjwoods18 - March 13, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    Hated that mission.
  • bebl09 - March 16, 2013 8:45 p.m.

    Haha even on a tablet that mission was atrocious, I was playing on a Note 10.1 and after my tenth time of failing cause it's so slow and hard to aim accurately, I gave up and uninstalled it.
  • masterjoe123 - March 13, 2013 3:35 p.m.

    The graphics quality may be pretty good, but the quality of the gameplay itself doesn't compare to consoles.
  • mikeylawson - March 13, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    That Belkan war picture is from Ace Combat 6. Sorry Guys.
  • GR_JustinTowell - March 14, 2013 2:09 a.m.

    Actually, I was talking about Ace Combat 6 so the picture was correct but the game title was wrong. Fixed now, thanks.
  • TheDudeFromNowhere - March 13, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    The only game that I think would be slightly considered PS3 quality is Infinity Blade and its sequel(s?).
  • StrayGator - March 13, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    Funny, just last week I played Enslaved: Pigsy's Perfect 10 and thought to myself "This looks like a cellphone game by now". Sadly, it also controls like one :(
  • ZuzuPachulia - March 13, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    Even if the graphics on the phones were BETTER than the console counterparts, still wouldn't get it for that. It is just shit to control some of those games with just a touch screen.

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