Sessler's Soapbox: Adam is Unsure About Games on the iPhone

Posted: July 1, 2009
Sessler's Soapbox: Adam is Unsure About Games on the iPhone
Adam takes a moment to discuss the gaming possibilities of the iPhone because of its mass appeal and ease of development.

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  • fujikoto

    Hey, Sessler, They say that if you speak really loud and robot-like, people won't be able to tell that you're reading your lines off of a teleprompter.

    Posted: July 6, 2009 12:36 PM
  • Variand

    Here's my Curiosity: Are iPhones and App-Compatible Cellphones actually a possible competitor for Dedicated Gaming Handhelds? Gaming-Phones have been tried (like Nokia N-Gage).

    I'm just curious if part of the reason why it hasn't become a truly notable competitor is because of how many different models of phones now support Apps, and as you stated in the SoapBox, there is a lack of regulation.

    With Cell Phones becoming more and more powerful with more and more interactive interfaces, is the "Gaming Phone" now a possibly Viable idea? How Long do you think till we start comparing DS and PSP sales against App Sales??

    Posted: July 4, 2009 9:36 PM
  • godzy69

    thank you vinny87

    Posted: July 4, 2009 2:07 PM
  • Darcsyde_X

    I guess If i had one I'd understand it better. They remind me more of those cheap little games you spend 5 minutes with on flash sites like Newgrounds or AddictingGames.

    By the way, the game in the background is Dishwasher: Dead Samurai on XBL Arcade.

    Posted: July 4, 2009 10:52 AM
  • anth920

    I thought apple was supposed to filter the games so games like the baby shake wouldnt exist... and he is right if people consider that a game then they are going to associate that with us and its going to make the mainstream gaming seem look bad. thanks for pointing that out!!

    Posted: July 2, 2009 6:38 PM
  • swiftsage

    The issue I have with iPhone games is that companies are using it to release basically games that look like they're from the N64 and PS1 and people are going crazy over them and buying them up. Whereas I see several games that look like excellent current-gen games that barely get any sales.

    Posted: July 2, 2009 10:22 AM
  • vinny87

    I think the game in the backround is SoapDish Samurai on X-Box live.

    Posted: July 2, 2009 9:46 AM
  • Diremike

    I got an iphone and I can totally agree about how much crap you can accidently buy. Things like "the sims 3" for your iphone were total trash and i wasted 10$ on the dam thing, at the same time I found things like pocket god to be amazingly entertaining and it only cost me 1$.
    Btw I lol'd when you mentioned the esrb wants to rate all the games, yea thats one hell of a job they got on their hands.

    Posted: July 1, 2009 11:15 PM
  • godzy69

    One question what is the game in the background and not the puzzle one, I apologize if it is a simple answer i just don't know

    Posted: July 1, 2009 9:56 PM
  • hayseman

    iPhone games are basically hit or miss. Its hard to determine for us to determine which games are worth our money and which games are a complete rip off. The good but also the bad aspect of having it be so easy to post up and sell games for this device you are bound to get everything from both ends of the spectrum. I have three games now and I am pretty satisfied with them but if I find a game that looks interesting but I am uncertain about it I would look it up on youtube. I found that there are a lot of people reviewing games and applications on that site. So its a great resource to tap into if you want to do some research.

    This reminds me a lot of Newgrounds.com (a user created flash web community) and they have a place where people can post flash games. Now this site has everything in terms of quality. You get the unimaginable worst to the mind blowing best. But the thing is about that site is that everything is free and I think that is how the iphone games should be set up. Honestly I thought when I first heard about the ability to add on applications easily, I though that this could become the next Linux/Unix movement but, I was wrong.

    I laughed when you talked about the game covers of the Ateri games. I remember as a kid I used to look at these covers and just allow my imagination run wild about how the game would play. And of course when I actually played the game I was very disappointed to find that the game was not even remotely close to representing the artwork on the box. lol. Remember when they would send those big holiday catalogs to your house during the holidays (I think they were 500 pages) and you would turn to the video game page and all that was there to advertise the game was one screen shot and a title? I remember looking at those screen shots for hours just dreaming what this game was like and how cool it is going to be to see it in action. Its funny now with the media being the way it is I hardly even look at the screen shots anymore and I just focus on the trailers but back in those days those screen shots were the best thing in the world!

    But back to the iPhone. I think Apple should do one of these two things: make the user created content free for everyone or develop a sophisticated filtration system so no more games like 'Shake the Baby' can get posted and distributed.

    Other then that. Its all good. :-)

    P.S. I am glad that I am not the only one that can't figure out XNA. :-)

    Posted: July 1, 2009 8:26 PM
  • Fex_Anderson

    I'm glad you adressed that issue... I don't have an I-Phone, so it doesn't pertain to me, but I'm glad you adressed it.

    I'm also glad you've added a characters remaining counter. Useful for those of us who like to leave you big, long comments.

    Posted: July 1, 2009 7:41 PM
  • shagojyo

    I have a question about the iPhone. Now i know that probably 20% or so of teens my age have them and everyone always has new bull to show me on it like there beer app or lightsaber crap but the thing im asking is i have never been a apple person i dont enjoy macs all that much and i have a zune if i had a few extra hundred bunch how much is it worth for me to get a iPhone.... What does it benefit me?

    Posted: July 1, 2009 6:57 PM
  • butmunch34

    You should make sesslers soapbox a tv show on g4 and maybe also fresh ink or maybe just a collaboration with fresh ink or a segment on xplay and fresh ink a segment on aots, seriously these internet videos you guys have are really entertaining

    Posted: July 1, 2009 6:49 PM
  • Wiseguy1287

    I totally agree with this soapbox. There is a glut of iPhone games coming out. Most would never come out for the mainstream consoles today. Those from that time can remember what happened with the 2600 once the glut of games that came out turned to rott

    Posted: July 1, 2009 6:02 PM