Sessler's Soapbox: The iPhone - Not for Serious Gaming?

Posted: June 8, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: The iPhone - Not for Serious Gaming?
Amidst the stress of preparing for E3, Adam took a moment to discuss what he thinks about the new iPhone and it's place in gaming.

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  • Fox3796

    Please don't be sad Mr. Sessler. I love your soapbox, and I would hate to see you cry. You are doing an amazing job with the site, and I'm coming back everyday because of it.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 3:25 PM
  • AFKontroller

    I really hope iphone online turns into Xbox Live's community. I actually really like all the stuff said about "the others"

    Posted: June 9, 2010 2:38 PM
  • GiantN64

    keep preaching on that hill and let your white robes shine as a beacon to all!!

    Posted: June 9, 2010 12:46 PM
  • Insane_genius

    damn adam.find some break time.i refuse to buy apple-iphone and ipad overpriced trash.if im getting a phone only "game" i want on it is tetris thats it.ipad really thats what laptops/macbooks are for.ill be your secretary for a week

    Posted: June 9, 2010 12:14 PM
  • johnnypeps

    i'm done, i don't know what i just said lol

    Posted: June 9, 2010 11:47 AM
  • The_US_Assassin

    Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Jason Statham?

    Posted: June 9, 2010 11:21 AM
  • Ewoc

    As always, your word is god like and one more thing: Good luck sir.. good luck...

    Posted: June 9, 2010 9:51 AM
  • Paragon V

    Oho, Mr. Sessler is picking a fight with the iPhone squad... let me step out of the way for this one, lol...

    Posted: June 9, 2010 9:21 AM
  • LeBigMac

    Not for serious gaming?

    It's a phone, by Apple. A Phone.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 9:18 AM
  • mastered

    hang in there adam. gest remember it will all be over soon and you can look back when E3 is over and say the futer of gaming looks amazing.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 8:08 AM
  • masterndp

    The PC version of Plants vs Zombies is my "appointment" game. I plan to sit down and play in the same fashion others would for a game such as Killzone. In fact, I've spent more hours playing it than almost anything else released over the past three years.

    Although I understand that these types of games are often used for simple diversions, I think Adam's overgeneralizing in his argument.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 4:37 AM
  • Kardon47

    All I could do during this video was watch the Peggle game in the back ground. I kept thinking "NO YOU FOOL DONT SHOOT THAT THERE!"

    As for the iPhone games I don't see it ever being that great of a gaming device. Sure there are some really fun games on there, but a lot of them really suck. I think this may have to do with the amount of space you are given to work with. The main problem being that games have to put the controls right onto that tiny screen and anyone with normal sized thumbs is going to have problems with it.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 4:18 AM
  • shadowofthetoaster

    Poor Adam. Drink some tea, relax in a bubble bath and smoke a herbal cigarette.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 1:43 AM
  • HolyOrangeCows

    There were good thoughts here, but they were buried under drunken sleep depravity.

    Posted: June 9, 2010 1:03 AM
  • thekingdom195


    Posted: June 8, 2010 11:08 PM
  • uberman3000

    Adam, take 2 shots of something strong (your choice) and breath... breath buddy breath.
    Here let me help.

    Breath in and hold 1.... 2.... 3.... 4.... 5....
    And out 1.... 2.... 3.... 4.... 5....

    Trust me you'll feel great.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 10:14 PM
  • mase210

    Adam Sessler IS the "Plato" of gaming philosophy.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 10:09 PM
  • Lawrence123

    the Atari was 35-40 years ago Adam, Nintendo was 25-30 years ago I'm old as well

    Posted: June 8, 2010 9:44 PM
  • nikolijobes

    The Wire, FTW.

    Adam Sessler, FTW.

    No, but seriously, the Wire. Best show ever on television.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 9:30 PM
  • playsbydesign

    Hey Adam, big fan of your Soapbox and Feedback.

    I had a similar discussion earlier in the day about the games you were describing, the more casual "pick-up-and-play" style of games. The situational classification of the games on the Ipad and such is splitting hairs I think. They are video games just like Red Dead Redemption or those old Tiger handhelds.

    Those games on those devices(Ipod/Pad) are small simple convenience games. Games you truly don't have to invest yourself in as they can be turned off just as easily as they are turned on.

    You're right though. People will set time aside for console/PC games because they need to invest in the experience, while the convenience games you pick up and play not because you made time but because you had time.

    The portable devices can do the convenience games very well since they are usually there when you have time no matter were you are, and I think that because they were designed so portable that the games will be limited to that concept of convenience and simplicity. Otherwise you would have to make time for them and would usually be home for that anyway.

    On an unrelated note: I know you're frazzled, tired, slowly being driven mad by the preparation for the upcoming events, but I think even though it's owning you, you wouldn't trade it for anything. I know I wouldn't.

    Hang in there.

    Posted: June 8, 2010 9:15 PM