Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/176447/a-new-golden-age-of-video-games/
Until the recent rise of mobile devices over the past few years, game consoles were the main way to play video games and remain very popular even now. But now that mobile devices are becoming such an integral part of our everyday lives, they are helping revolutionize the video game industry and spear-heading a new golden age in video gaming.
I have tried to enjoy games on my iPad but to me they are just distractions to pass the time. They are nowhere as satisfying as even the simplest console or PC game.
I have spent many hours chasing ships with my UBoat or wandering around Half Life's, Portal;s and Doom's universes but after about 10 minutes of launching Angry Birds I'm ready for something else but whatever I play does not have the visceral joy of defeating the boss Icon of Sin.
the problem with mobile games, the more serious ones, is they are not geared towards touch screens and there for suck.. control is a major part of games and touchscreen is a very specific imput... its like trying to play halo with the Guitar hero guitar... it can be done but its not a good experience.. any game with an on screen joypad needs to be binned as putting your thumbs on the very screen you are trying to see is stupid. Games like angry birds are spot on but like EvenSteven said they feel more like something to kill time in a dentist waiting room rather than sit down for a gamming session. Bluetooth joypads are good.. but most touch screen games are not built with them in mind, I admit playing a genesis emulator on my Galaxy tab with a paired Wii Remote was good fun... but they were not mobile games.
last mention... On Live is good!
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