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May 15, 2014, 09:26 PM
 
Steve notoriously hated gaming, which is why we suffer to this day in terms of Mac gaming.

I wonder how he felt in his last days about creating the most successful gaming device ever, and at the same time ushering in the dark ages of gaming.

By "dark ages", I mean Candy Crush.
     
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May 16, 2014, 06:13 AM
 
I think that with age, Steve got better at just letting Apple do some things that did not interest him. We have a decent gaming Mac in the top iMac, and have had for some time now, even if it costs crazy money. Steve did talk about gaming a few times - when EA decided to make a push to include the Mac in their multi-platform games, when he confirmed that Halo would get a Mac version eventually, when pushing the iPod touch.
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May 16, 2014, 04:31 PM
 
What's sad about that though is it took EA to do it, and then great, we get ports of soulless crap now.

Think what could have been if indie games by Mac type people had gotten encouragement in the pre-microtransaction days?

You get things like the cool iOS games we have, which try something completely different, and no FarmVille or Candy Crush. Sounds pretty sweet.
     
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May 16, 2014, 05:34 PM
 
I very rarely play games, or find games worth playing, on my phone. On the ipad there have been some fun things.

Of course, there will be always garbage, especially in the free/pay to play category.
     
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May 16, 2014, 07:45 PM
 
Is/was portable gaming your thing?

I think the "portable" lines are blurred with the iPad.
     
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May 17, 2014, 03:21 AM
 
If you have an iPad and a brain, Hearthstone is the game for you.
     
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May 17, 2014, 12:01 PM
 
Card games don't float me like I wished they would.
     
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May 17, 2014, 02:19 PM
 
Gaming on the iOS and Android is vastly increasing. Clash of Clans just one example.
     
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May 17, 2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Card games don't float me like I wished they would.
Have you tried Hearthstone? It's free... nothing to lose.
     
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May 17, 2014, 07:26 PM
 
Time is money.
     
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May 17, 2014, 09:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Is/was portable gaming your thing?

I think the "portable" lines are blurred with the iPad.
I never had a gameboy or nintendoDS, so I guess not. I like the idea of phone games in concept, but most of them end up being exercises in tedium, or cause eye strain.

Sword and Sworcery on the ipad? That was fun, clever, immersive, and not so tedious I'd get bored.
     
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May 18, 2014, 12:36 AM
 
I'm totally with you. I have iPhone games, but would much rather play iPad games.

In those "need to burn time" situations I default to reddit, which I'll fully admit is tapping into the same psychology as Candy Crush, except there's no IAP, and I actually do learn something from it on occasion.
     
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May 18, 2014, 04:40 AM
 
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Time is money.
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May 18, 2014, 11:58 AM
 
Way to miss the point in the most obnoxious manner possible.
     
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May 24, 2014, 01:22 AM
 
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If you have an iPad and a brain, Hearthstone is the game for you.
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Aug 22, 2014, 02:19 PM
 
I recently started playing HonorBound. So far, I find it quite enjoyable. It is similar to Heroes of DA in game style (which I also play), but with more community interaction if you find a good guild.
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Aug 22, 2014, 02:31 PM
 
I super-dig board game conversions, but that may be apparent by now.

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http://boardgamegeek.com routinely runs live streams and release info on titles like this.
     
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Aug 22, 2014, 04:13 PM
 
Talisman Prologue is fun but they have yet to implement multiplayer. It was supposed to roll out last fall. I think they may have given up.
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Aug 24, 2014, 01:04 PM
 
Played some Warhammer 40K Carnage.

If you like grinding, which I do, it's pretty awesome. Two minutes of grinding... upgrade... rinse and repeat.

The only flaw is you don't feel like you're cutting through veritable swaths of enemies the way an Astartes should be.
     
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Aug 26, 2014, 11:58 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Played some Warhammer 40K Carnage.

If you like grinding, which I do, it's pretty awesome. Two minutes of grinding... upgrade... rinse and repeat.

The only flaw is you don't feel like you're cutting through veritable swaths of enemies the way an Astartes should be.
Looks cool, but I am going to wait until the price drops.
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Aug 27, 2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Looks cool, but I am going to wait until the price drops.
It was two bucks on the 14th-17th. It'll be around again.

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^ I do these. So, given boardgame proclivities (yes, I know this isn't one), I'll likely spot the next drop as well.
     
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Sep 19, 2014, 10:41 PM
 
Finally! An awesome controller for iOS devices. $80 is a little steep. I'll pick one up when the price comes down.

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Sep 21, 2014, 03:03 PM
 
That looks really good.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
   
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