On this episode we examine the state of Portable Games. Brad also brings Dragon's Dogma to the table, and Mike and Chi weigh in on Max Payne 3. This episode also features what is surely the greatest Thumbs up, thumbs down of all time! With Dylan Collins, Chi Kong Lui, Brad "Bromance" Gallaway, Mike Bracken and special guest Michael Cunningham.

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RDMark

Great podcast everyone. Love the insight and spirited discussion. And the laughs. One aspect of iOS/tablet gaming I think is worth bringing that you didn’t discuss in detail up is ergonomics. With my Xbox in storage I spent the last few months gaming exclusively on my iPad, and what I found was that anything more than 30 min or so of continuous gaming puts undue stress on wrists and fingers, at least with the way I hold it with one hand supporting the system as it rests in my lap on one edge and the other hand operating touch controls.… Read more »

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Gkam

I’m not a big iPod gamer as most of those simple one-touch games just don’t appeal to me. I like a game where I’m interested enough to play it consistently until I reach some point of completion, whereas Angry Birds is more of a “I’m stuck in this lineup, this will amuse me for 5 min” game. The only one that grabbed me like that so far is Tiny Wings, which obsessed me for a little while. Also downloaded Galaxy on Fire 2, and I’m really enjoying it so far, hopefully the story goes somewhere. The virtual d-pad actually works… Read more »

Mike Bracken
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Mike Bracken

Vincent Cassell would be pretty awesome too.

JimmyA
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JimmyA

Great podcast, as always.

I think tablets could conceivably become a pretty strong platform in select areas. There’s something about the way you can curl up with a tablet and a pair of headphones, combined with the visceral quality of touch controls, that’s quite intimate and could work really well for a deep, story-based RPG or strategy game.

Sword and Sworcery took some great steps in this direction. I’ll be interested to see how well the reboot of Baldur’s Gate turns out.

Eric Bowman
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Eric Bowman

Great show, guys.

paynemeister
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paynemeister

Mike, I had exactly the same conversation with my friend the other day, clearly Butler is the man to play him.
But then I offered Vincent Cassell as an alternative….
Great podcast guys.
Gareth

Li-Ion
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Li-Ion

[quote=sleeve]Why play Dungeon Hunter when I can just play Diablo III on my MacBook Pro?[/quote]
Because you can’t play Diablo 3 without a stable and fast internet connection. Which makes playing on the bus, a plane or train pretty much impossible. Given you come beyond Error 37.

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mr.pants

I think you guys are right when you say that platforms like the iphone and ipad are always going to have a different market than the psv or 3ds that being said however what I think companies like nintendo and sony are risking is that overtime their market share will slowly (or rapidly as we’ve seen with this handheld generation) erode leaving a smaller and smaller niche handheld market that doesn’t have the buying power to create the more in depth titles you guys are talking about. I could very easily see in the coming years the more traditional handheld… Read more »

sleeve
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sleeve

Good discussion, as usual. One reason I enjoy listening to this podcast is that the opinions tend to be diametrically opposed to most videogame-savvy people I know, yet they are just as passionately held. Kudos! I agree with Brad that iOS isn’t a true competitor to the existing handheld market. I don’t think we will ever reach a point where iOS or some other mobile platform will completely take over the marketplace. I also agree with Brad that iOS does certain types of games really well, but others extremely poorly (i.e. anything with a virtual D-pad). Games that emulate existing… Read more »

mr.pants
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mr.pants

I just started the podcast so I don’t have a whole lot to say about the podcast as a whole but god damn Dylan that was a major improvement on the introduction I am all sorts of impressed by how much better that was. You go man.