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3D gaming showed off on the iPhone 4 and the Palm Pixi, results may vary

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3D gaming showed off on the iPhone 4 and the Palm Pixi, results may vary
The latest version of webOS, that was released by Sprint for its Palm phones, seems to have unlocked some gaming capabilities on the Palm Pixi munchkin. Since webOS 1.4.5 brings OpenGL support to the handset, it is now able to run 3D games for mobile. Need for Speed: Undercover was installed on it to test the 3D prowess of the Palm Pixi, and it behaved quite well, with playable framerate, but slow loading times. If you are a Pixi user and have gaming pedigree, that is certainly great news.

While some are just receiving their mobile gaming capabilities, others are running Rage at 60fps. That is precisely what John Carmack from id Software (hint: DooM 1, 2 and 3; Quake 1, 2, 3 and 4) demoed with an iPhone 4 in his hands at QuakeCon 2010. Carmack was using id's Tech 5 graphics engine, and, scaled for the iPhone, the “megatexture” experience of Rage looked amazingly smooth. He even went as far as to say that the demo is able to "kill anything done on the Xbox or PlayStation 2... ". Certainly an impressive feat, if we forget that the whole action is shown on a 3.5” screen, a big part of which is to be occupied by your thumbs.

Apple iPhone 4 Specifications | Review
Palm Pixi Specifications | Review

source: Engadget and Gizmodo




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


Pixi stepping up!!! nice

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 12:18

2. cadetz (unregistered)


is it lagging or he just didn't move the fingers? the iphone

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 13:37

3. tlang1064 (Posts: 47; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


The cheap palm pixi beat the iphone 4 in this comparison. LOL

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 00:52

4. ilovemccormick53 (unregistered)


-kudos for pixi (smooth gameplay)!!! -"boo" for iphone (lag from 1:07 to 1:23)

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 11:11

5. vent (unregistered)


it's not lag, he is not moving it so that you can see the textures and animation. is it laggy for you to play @60 fps? I'm happy for the pixi users who can now enjoy the NFS playably since it's not running as good as it does on the iPhone but still now they can choose at least sorry for you but you are just a bunch of haters trying to insult a phone that you don't have to make android fanboys laugh and thumb up your comment, without thinking about people who actually like the iPhone and that may never have done anything bad to you.... or trolls if you want to resume it

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 15:53

6. ilovemccormick53 (unregistered)


@vent you don't really understand what a "lag" means...try to view the video again and you'll see what i mean. the iphone really "lagged" in the video, got it? and excuse me, i am not one of those fanboys who loves to rant phones (only idiots do rant phones). i think you are an *sshole iphone fanboy...please do some justice and discernment at least

posted on 15 Aug 2010, 10:12

7. NOVAinc (Posts: 99; Member since: 24 Jun 2010)


You guys should calm down... This thing of calling every not-apple-hater an asshole iPhone fanboy has become stupid...

posted on 15 Aug 2010, 10:19

8. vent (unregistered)


And I think you are a troll, please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can since you match the troll definition... I get your point but that is nature of touchscreen and it only makes it obvious you never owned a touchscreen phone. And if you did then I don't know which phone it was since you may realise that the iPhone has the quicker resonse time (I don't talk bullshit, if there's something I'm not sure about I just shut up, but I'm certain of these things We are talking about the "choppy" lag here, but if you asshole (I had to avenge since I don't like to be insulted by an anonymous because of hid stupidity or unfounded anger) can't realise that then you obviously are not smart enough to realise that insulting me or anyother "asshole iPhone fanboys" as you call everybody who is not an apple zombie hater is not gonna change anything because no one will read you and you are just wasting time... BTW, I own an EVO so STFU brainless hater... Unlike you this comment was made in order to clarify you something, not to insult ONLY and make pointless talkin... I'm gonna go out today and enjoy the company of my beloved people I hope you are not arrogant enough to stay here after reading this to write some reply (though you have the right to) and you indeed would rather go out to breath some fresh air and enjoy the landscape... I'm just saying I'm not coming back since it would be a pointless effort to write something since it's not gonna make come into reason all the haters of this site. BTW if I made any grammar or spelling mistakes (I'm certain I had) it's because of two reasons: 1º I'm not a native English speaker and 2º I'm in a hurry since as I said I have to go out now so good bye and enjoy your life :) Spend more time enjoying life and less at sites like these because here you will mostly find anger and it's gonna become a vicious circle. Cheers

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 14:53

9. Coldblue (unregistered)


I think vent needs a girlfriend.... or he could marry his iphone .....yes vent we know you have one and yes vent, you are a douche nozzle.

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