Id's John Carmack predicts mobile devices as powerful as today's consoles in two years
1. android_hitman (unregistered)
john carmack rullez! he's a legend
2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Don't worry, John. Apple has already done this, like everything else lol, just by the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. And it being able to offer console style games for cheap prices and on the go makes it practically unrivaled.
While Android barely has anything going for it gamewise, unsurprisingly.
8. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
dude! get a life and stop watching WWE all the time... all that's going to your head!
android has ALMOST the same roster of games available...
not to mention the games like Riptide:GP which is only available on androids.... and Aftermath XHD and the rest.... so man, Android has a lot going for it gamewise
19. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Come up with better insults rather than bash my name, kid. Android sucks when it comes to good gaming, that's a proven fact. iOS has a far better selection of games.
20. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
i don't think i'm the kid here... i'm not the one watching WWE here.
give me examples of where android sucks in gaming?
your iPhone 4's graphics processor is slower than the sgs2's processor.... that's a factor too you know!
17. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)
Android has most of the games iOS devices do. Don't be blind.
3. paranoia (unregistered)
Yes, but games for phones or tablets are casual. Good looking but boring 10min games with sometimes annoying controls...
4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You can never get the type of control you get from a console on a mobile device. Imagine you playing Call of Duty Black Ops on your iPhone & me on my Xbox 360. I would kill you & you may never kill me because the level of control on a iPhone can't even be mentioned compared to a console. That is where mobile games FAIL. They will NEVER be in that league of consoles. The Nintendo 3DS has more compelling games than ANYTHING on Apple's iPhone. The 3DS controls kill iPhone's controls any day also. I am not even going to mention Playstation Vita because that just murders the iPhone! So if I want compelling games I will play them on my console, NOT on an iPhone, Android, Windows or any phones. Now if I am at an airport & I want to pass some time, Angry Birds fits the bill. Unless I can play Uncharted on Playstation Vita or Resident Evil on the 3DS. Wow would that be so much better than Angry Birds on a phone. lol
5. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
i agree, but its still an improvement none the less..., but most mobile games for iOS and Android are really good already, like the Gameloft games for the Android and iOS, and i will be really pleased if they reach console level...
plus, you kinda forgot the Xperia Play. that has the best controls on a mobile phone i have ever seen :D, almost matching the PSP go.
7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Thank you, you know why the Xperia Play has sick controls because of the console quality control. If you want a Playstation style gaming console just get a Playstation Vita. That will kill the Xperia Play!
10. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
i know the vita will do much more than kill the Xperia Play, it will MASSACRE it!
My best friend got the Play for his birthday and the game controls are awesome!... mostly the big improvement is in FPS and action games like Backstab HD and Modern Combgat 2: Black Pegasus.
I'm very impressed with the Vita and my brother is buying it, but i'll still continue to buy the Gameloft games, as well as the other Tegra specific games to play on my SGS2 when i get it...
(using chainfire 3D) that makes it soo much better
WP7 doesn't have a lot going for it gamewise :/
11. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
You are 100% correct in everything. Now if Windows can make a WP7 that can be just like Xbox Live, that would be super sick!
12. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
what would be even better would be if they were able to pack enough processing power among other things into Android / WP7 handsets, and then we could play quality games on the go, and when at home, hook them up via HDMI or DLNA, hook up wireless controllers via bluetooth, and play on the big screen.....
that would be AWESOME!
imagine playing gears of war 2 on the bus, and continuing it on the TV :)
14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4814; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude you can read my mind. I would love to carry an extra controller in my bag & be able to play Gears on my phone, save it & then keep the game going on the big screen. I can see myself playing a multi player match while waiting for my flight in an airport. Dude we think alike! lol If that were to EVER happen, like a quad-core Windows Phone 7 that I can do all of that I will definitely get that phone. I can still use the phone for work like I do my Android phone, but with that added Xbox Live functionality would be SICK!
15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
haha it would be AWESOME!!!
but sadly, the price would be like $400 ON contract....
lool but, maybe in 2015 or 2016.... we can hope!
6. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Casual can become a gateway into more "hard core" gaming. Sony could capitalize on this, esp with the Experia Play.
No way that gaming on a touch screen can match true console gaming. Only casual games work on touchscreens. All other games suck.
For REAL gaming, you need a REAL controller.
That is why Android 3.1 allows you to connect console controllers. Now, they are onto something!
13. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
wow! i never knew you could hook up controllers to the xoom :)
now that's awesome!
i'll try it now! :D
9. R1ckums (unregistered)
In two years? Try about...end of this year? If you look at the initial Xbox360, PS3, etc specs (before the numerous re-vamps) phones are already there. The Tegra 3, quadcore Snapdragons, etc will make gaming consoles obsolete. With DLNA and HDMI out on these phones, welcome to your new gaming platforms, everyone.
Also, as far as gaming infrastructure, phones are years past Xbox and PS3, need I say "CROSS-PLATFORMING"?
16. downphoenix (Posts: 3155; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Still waiting on Carmack being a non apple fanboy and bringing games to Android and other OSes. He keeps saying its not ready yet, I guess marketshare means nothing to him, but the logo of a fruit does.
18. Gmlvr (unregistered)
Just get a dreamcast....problem solved