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  • Joco84 - January 10, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    I own a PS4, Wii and PS3 and still find a lot of enjoyment in mobile games. I own an iPhone 5, which I use for the likes of Walking Dead and Bastion and then I have my Nexus 7 for the likes of World of Goo, Football Manager and Assassin's Creed Pirates. Mobile gaming hasn't replaced my consoles, it goes along side it. It enable people like me to still play games on train, toilet or times when you don't have your console to hand. It fills the time that used taken up by listening to music, reading books and other media.
  • FoxdenRacing - January 8, 2014 10:52 a.m.

    The one thing I wish people would realize is that mobile does not threaten full-bodied PC/console; the paradigms of what are considered attractive games for each are too different. It does not threaten portable; at most three input sources [2 fingers and tilt] is no match for an integrated, fully-featured controller, and having a discrete, fully-featured controller defeats the purpose. Mobile has expanded the gaming market; it's turned flash games...long the home of nibble-sized, simple games...into a viable business with its own device niche. Mobile has made simple games accessible to those who do not want complex games, and has given those who do enjoy complex games more places, contexts, and opportunities to play...not stolen them from other markets. I just wish they'd stop the psychologically-abusive business practices with them...and even moreso, stop the spread of such practices from infecting the other niches. F2P can be done right [TF2 proves that], but for every good implementation, there's a thousand money-grubbing scams, and a thousand more 'good intentions, bad executions'
  • SnakeinmyBoot - January 8, 2014 4:18 a.m.

    Using your phone for more than texting or quick calls while on they move is a bad idea unless you like plugging it in a lot. My new Galaxy S4 will last maybe more than a day if I charge it overnight and use it as just a phone. And touch screens suck. I couldn't believe how big this market got if it wasn't for the fact that most people buying these don't really play PC/console/handheld games so they think it's a fine interface. None of the games really impress me, either. It's their price to depth ratio and that fact that a lot are ports with your fingers covering 20-40% of the screen, usually. Until they make a phone with super battery life, that has a built in controller, feels comfy to hold, and doesn't feel like one wrong move could snap a tiny bit of plastic in it, I'll stick to my 3DS/PSP for games on the go or surf the 'net while hoping my finger doesn't twitch and cause the stupid phone to go down three pages while I'm reading.
  • Shayz - January 7, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    Actually, it's because most of us can't afford a TV and/or console in our bathrooms. XD
  • RayPaw - January 7, 2014 4:09 p.m.

    In a lot of ways, Tetris on Gameboy was the first casual mobile game!

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