1. Post #41
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    Van-man's Avatar
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    I still have yet to try that.

    Edited:

    Somebody should make a thin little gamepad for smartphones that could fit into a small laptop bag.

    Maybe it could have something like the analogue nubs on the PS VITA.

    Something like this.
    Already exist:
    http://www.icontrolpad.com/
    Marketed mostly for iOS devices, but works with Android phones as well.
    There's a couple more on the market, but I can't remember the names of those.

  2. Post #42
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    SGTNAPALM's Avatar
    October 2007
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    I know about that but seriously, $55 USD?!

    Edited:

    You can get a high quality Logitech PC gamepad for half that a quarter of that.

  3. Post #43
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    June 2008
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    Honestly why are people saying don't get an iPhone if someone seriously wants to get a phone just/mostly for gaming?

    You'd be stupid to suggest anything android just because let's face it - 90% of game developers make for iOS only. It's shit, yes we know. But you can't deny that your games will be much more limited on Android compaired to iOS. Stuff like infinity blade, that new mass effect game, dead space, and the new title in development from Crytek are all only iOS. The best you get with Android is something like wipeout and the occasional TegraZone game that comes out (if you have a Tegra device). No tegra? Well, you'll be stuck with stuff like Angry Birds. whihc isn't bad, but if you go "YEAH GAME PHONE" you'll be seriously underwhelmed from amything on the Android front.
    Basically this, iOS has a far better selection of games and the 4S's GPU is good. Only thing Android has over it is the fact you can use a PS3 pad.

    The tegra part isn't true however, as you can use chainfire 3d and pretty much get tegra games on any good phone.

  4. Post #44
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    I know about that but seriously, $55 USD?!

    Edited:

    You can get a high quality Logitech PC gamepad for half that a quarter of that.
    Yeah, but does that Logitech controller use bluetooth??
    That's what's making 'em pricey, that and lack of demand.
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  5. Post #45
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    emulators
    Ah that's true, emulation on Android is pretty strong. Honestly though, I don't know many people who do that sort of thing or would like to. If you're the average phone-gamer then usually you're not the type to wish you could play X N64 or GBA game from 10 years ago right now on your phone.

    If you love emulation though and revisiting mobile classics without wanting to bring your DS/etc everywhere (or wanting to play N64), then Android is excellent for that.
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  6. Post #46
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    B!N4RY's Avatar
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    Now you can play Snake ~PRO STYLE~
    Wow that thing look so ricer

  7. Post #47
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    I still have yet to try that.

    Edited:

    Somebody should make a thin little gamepad for smartphones that could fit into a small laptop bag.

    Maybe it could have something like the analogue nubs on the PS VITA.

    Something like this.


    From what little searching I've done, there appears to be various videos of such devices. Search Andropad or Andropad 2.

  8. Post #48
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    I'd recommend the iPhone (as an iPod Touch user) because there is a huge variety of games available and definitely many gems in the mix. Can't comment on Android because I've never used an Android phone before.

    Of course you did say it was over expensive (indeed it is), but you may be able to get one relatively cheaply with a plan with some providers.

    Edited:

    Instead, why don't you just buy a PS Vita for gaming, and a cheap phone to accompany it if you do need a phone for the actual phone functionalities? Sure, it's two devices to carry around but the gaming would be better, and you'd have a phone that wouldn't have its battery die on you in a few hours.

  9. Post #49
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    I'd recommend the iPhone (as an iPod Touch user) because there is a huge variety of games available and definitely many gems in the mix. Can't comment on Android because I've never used an Android phone before.

    Of course you did say it was over expensive (indeed it is), but you may be able to get one relatively cheaply with a plan with some providers.

    Edited:

    Instead, why don't you just buy a PS Vita for gaming, and a cheap phone to accompany it if you do need a phone for the actual phone functionalities? Sure, it's two devices to carry around but the gaming would be better, and you'd have a phone that wouldn't have its battery die on you in a few hours.
    Read the thread. He already bought the incredible S.

  10. Post #50
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    Wow that thing look so ricer
    How dare you mock the N-GAGE?
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  11. Post #51
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    I have an Xperia Play and I find it pretty decent, emulating old games work fine but with the touchpads as the joysticks, it'll be a bitch though. It's like playing a game with 2 laptop touchpads.

  12. Post #52
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    August 2009
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    It's been made

    It's called the iControl pad

    Edited:

    FUCK DAMMIT MISSED A PAGE

  13. Post #53
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    October 2009
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    My upgrade is due in April. I'm looking for the best Android At&t has to offer in the US. Any Ideas? Leaning toward GS II/GS II Skyrocket, or the Galaxy Nexus.

  14. Post #54
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
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    I think you should wait for a a couple of month and get the GS3

  15. Post #55
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    I think you should wait for a a couple of month and get the GS3
    If it's the same situation as the Galaxy S II was it'll be more than a couple of months. And if that happens when it arrives it'll likely be custom carrier editions that never get updates and have different -and in some cases inferior- hardware configurations.

  16. Post #56
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    I plug in a xbox360 controller to my android tablet and play N64 games from it

  17. Post #57
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    I plug in a xbox360 controller to my android tablet and play N64 games from it
    That's a helluva big phone there 'bud.
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  18. Post #58
    Dennab
    February 2012
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    That's a helluva big phone there 'bud.
    I did have a friend who actually used his 7" Gtab as a phone.

  19. Post #59
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    I did have a friend who actually used his 7" Gtab as a phone.
    Tried that once and realised how bad it looked :D
    It's fine with a bluetooth headset though.
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  20. Post #60
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    Essentially, this.
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  21. Post #61
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    July 2009
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    The new HTC has a 1,5 ghz quadcore processor, might wanna take a look at it
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  22. Post #62
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    You can have all the power you want, but that doesn't make it better for games

    you need a phone that has a large variety of them.

    My vote would be an iPhone.
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  23. Post #63
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    That's a helluva big phone there 'bud.
    You can connect a "usb out to usb out" cable to a phone and use it

  24. Post #64
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    November 2008
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    I'm sorry guys, I too have an Android and I tend to dislike Apple, but the iPhone wins for gaming hands down.

    It's just the number of games and the quality of them. There are lots of games that come as iOS exclusives, while there are maybe 1 or 2 Android only games.

    Plus, certain games that are on both platforms, for example Fruit Ninja, Where's my Water, Angry Birds, GTAIII, and lots of other games are better, more updated, and just feel better because of the zero-lag touchscreen of the iPhone.

    I have a Galaxy SII, and playing fruit ninja on it is quite good. You would tell the same until you play it on iOS. You cant compare it to the iPhone version. The touch on the iPhone has less response time, and the graphics are more fluid, even if android phones have more hardware power.

    Developers tend to develop a game for iOS, and then port it to Android, just like console to pc porting.
    The port always results in less quality.
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  25. Post #65
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    Get a strong phone and you can run emulators. My Droid X2 can run all emulators up to the PS1. Then you have all of the gaming you need. I play Super Smash Brothers for the N64 on my phone all the time.

  26. Post #66
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    N-Gage.

    Edited: The idea of a phone for gaming made me laugh. It's a fucking phone. Not a gameboy.

  27. Post #67
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    You can connect a "usb out to usb out" cable to a phone and use it
    Limited software (and in some cases also hardware) support compared to bluetooth gamepads.
    Though with Bluetooth there's also a few phones it's tricky with, but that's because of the kernel some manufacturers loves to use.
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