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12-23-2010, 07:10 PM #21
iPhone gaming is what it is because it was DESIGNED to emulate the qualities of successful handhelds like the PSP.
Give credit where credit is due.
[nitpick]PSP isnt a company, either.[/nitpick]
@Piston597 - You have to think of the handheld ecosystem of the day when the first PSP came out. Flash drive were strill prohibitively expensive, discs were the only realistic option. When the Go came out, it was a logical evolution to ditch the UMD drives. The problem was that there was no way for people to get their purchased games from a disc format to one that would work on the Go.
Then add the bad "nerd" press it got for not being able to hack/homebrew (read ISO piracy) and it was doomed.
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12-23-2010, 07:50 PM #22
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12-23-2010, 08:50 PM #23
Yeah a lot of companies seem to be doing that now...
12-23-2010, 10:27 PM #24
12-23-2010, 10:50 PM #25
GOOD. Sony is ALMOST impossible to crack their OS, Apple is comparatively easy . If they implement the APPLE stuff we'll be in it quicker than a cheap hooker.
12-23-2010, 10:58 PM #26
This is going to suck. A lot of the iPhone games would be a lot better with an actual controller. Touch screen controllers aren't as good in my opinion. Anybody agree?
12-23-2010, 11:17 PM #27
I don't know anyone that is "immersed" in the handheld market. I guess my son playing with my old DS Light for 15-20 minutes, does not lead me to qualify the term. I bought, used and generally liked the 1st PSP. That was before the iPhone and new/better iOS game apps. Time will tell if Sony can survive in the handheld market. Isn't there a rumor Apple may but Sony? hahahaha...gotta love the rumors :]
12-23-2010, 11:38 PM #28
If people are going back in time to sue who's copying who, you all should know that Japan had phones with touch screen features way before iphone came out. I am from Japan, and I owned one with touch screen features including one that let me handwrite on it 15-20 years ago. Should they sue apple for that?
Apple makes me sick. Their marketting has been so unfair, and their strategies are so greedy and dirty. Sure, we can say they are smart in that they know how to "work systems and people," but is this really the direction we want our civilization to walk toward?
P.S. Just to respond to that handheld game question, I agree that touch screen isn't all that great for many games. I personally like games that require precision and skills than simple games, which most iphone games are. So, it really doesn't do it for me. I hardly play games on iphone.
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12-24-2010, 01:43 AM #29
12-24-2010, 03:35 AM #30
I see how there is concern for the console makers. It would be different if the psp could purchase games from within it's own console. More or less be anywhere from $1. - $7.
And if they already can..... That shows you how long I've been out of the console /game/, and being from that factor alone is why I am gaming only on my iDevices.
12-24-2010, 11:58 AM #31
As long as Sony doesn't go the way of the DS, with extremely annoying "combo controls," I'm all for it. Until then, I'm sticking with my PSP.
I agree with many posters, buttons > touch for serious games.It's not where you've been, or where you're going..
It's where you are.
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12-24-2010, 03:57 PM #32
12-24-2010, 08:04 PM #33
Ok I am both a iPhone and PSP lover. PSP 1001 models are amazing systems and are still handy for multipurpose use. The 3000 models are able to be modded just not with a pandora battery. The PSP can't not die and that's a fact. The iPhone/iPod/iPad do suck in gaming areas and yes ISO formats are faster than the PSP's UMD's but it's not like rocket science when it comes to putting and playing ISO files on a PSP.
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12-25-2010, 09:33 AM #34
I came from the PSP hacking community, and let me tell you it was a fun ride. The community is slowly dying and less homebrew is being developed for XMB. XMB is pretty much in the hands of Sony. Sucks when I left the XMB hacking community to come to the iOS Jailbreak community, it died. Maybe I'll make a comeback and multitask. Poor PSP kids need it man.--------------------------------------Please Donate To Our Team!: http://bit.ly/qjnWXQ-------------------------------
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12-25-2010, 11:28 AM #35
hopefully Sony borrows "how to build a product people want and will buy lots of so lots of revenue is generated" from Apple...
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12-26-2010, 09:52 AM #36iPhone is not casual... lol
If the PSP2 has touch screen controls I can very confidently say that I will never purchase one. Touch controls are great for slow paced casual games, or one button games, but not for "full-sized" games. Personally I'm from the school of thought that controllers should have real buttons and not force me to put my fingers on top of the screen my game is rendering on.
12-27-2010, 04:57 PM #37
i failed to see how the PSP copy anything from apple.
and how did piracy kills psp? you try and show me you hacked the pspgo!
12-29-2010, 08:46 PM #38
Piracy killed the PSP plain and simple. PSPGO? Barely anyone owns that... Just a fancy PSP that's over-priced. Game Developers got tired of the distribution of the ISO/CSO's of their games, less money less development. Few people own the Go! So few people even bother developing since barely anyone will even buy their games... Regardless of no piracy on the Go.
12-30-2010, 05:29 AM #39
Sony can skip trying to compete with the iPhones and itouches and take the battle straight to the iPad. That is the future of apples gaming.
12-30-2010, 09:18 AM #40
...Wait a minute. Aren't they developing the PSP Phone that runs on android? That's right!