I love a company that can keep its messaging and business model shaming straight. Maybe someday one of those companies will be Microsoft.
I get Kuchera’s point, I really do, and to an extent I agree. As gaming platforms, the iPhone and iPad are fundamentally different and require different thinking and rules. Of course traditional sidescrollers and shooters will be tough to play; they were built for different platforms and rules. There are a ton of iOS games that aren’t Zelda and Mario and Call of Duty, and they are great because instead of fighting this new platform, they embraced it.
But a lot of gamers, myself included, want a single portable device for all games, touch- and button-based. The beauty of solutions like the MOGA and all the others on their way is that we can do it, and anyone who doesn’t care will not be bothered. Don’t buy a MOGA, and your iOS device isn’t any better or worse for it. You still have access to a wealth of brilliant touch-based games.
For those of us who sometimes want analog sticks, triggers, and XYAB on our iPhone and iPad, we can now have our cake and eat it too.
A massive study of some 11,000 youngsters in Britain has found that playing video games, even as early as five years old, does not lead to later behavior problems.
The University of Glasgow study used surveys of mothers in a massive millennial survey to track behavior over time. The idea was to study whether researchers could draw a connection between screen time and behavioral or emotional troubles later.
Video game idea: it’s the aftermath of a massive, global war or attack—post-Pacific Rim, whichever sci-fi mass destruction you prefer. You’re not fighting aliens or monsters, it’s already over.
But it’s your job to figure out how the hell we’re going to clean up. How do we rebuild? Which cities get funding first? Wait, where does that funding come from? Who do we need to talk to? What policies do we need to put in place if there’s a chance this could happen again? Do we punish defectors and black market exploiters differently because of context? What happens if Starbucks’ global supply chain is interrupted?
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