3DS! PSP! Smartphones! Which represents the true future of mobile gaming? Plus: Our most anticipated titles of 2011, and you'll struggle to hold back tears as Richard becomes a man. (NOTE: We recorded this episode before the big PSP2/NGP announcement—you'll marvel at the semi-accuracy of our predictions!) Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "The Timely Producer" Spaeth.

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Richard Naik
Richard Naik
10 years ago

Meh-it’s not a big deal. Like I said I rarely do mobile gaming anyway.

I read Murch’s letter and he’s spot-on. When I’m looking at a 3-D image it just feels like I’m straining harder to keep up. I guess my eyes are just more sensitive to it than most.

RandomRob
RandomRob
10 years ago

Walter Murch’s argument against 3D:

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/01/post_4.html

Good podcast, Poor Richard… 😉

I think the discussion about the price point of the games is the kicker, although I think the 3DS is going to be marketed to the under 15 crowd, so it might not matter. Super Shoveltech, super shovelware. I think this will be a step backward for Nintendo and a chance for Sony to take the lead.

I particularly liked the gypsy swing intermission and of course the Tic Tac Dough theme! Tim Spaeth=Wink Martindale?

http://blog.limewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/wink.jpg

Scott
Scott
10 years ago

I listened to your segment about iPhone/Cellphone gaming…and here’s stuff I didn’t hear (that are all dealbreakers): Touch Screen Input: While certain games like Plants vs. Zombies may benefit from a touch screen input method, games like “NOVA” and basically any game that requires on-screen buttons are downright terrible to play. Try playing ANY of those games for any significant amount of time and tell me your experience would NOT have benefited A LOT with the addition of physical buttons. You won’t. And that’s why the “best” iOS/Android/etc. games are those puzzle, “tap heavy” titles. iTunes: I’m not a Mac… Read more »

FidgetyAcolyte
FidgetyAcolyte
10 years ago

Is there some way we could get a list of the GC crew’s top recommendations of iPhone/Android games?

The Android app market, at least, is a mess, and finding good games is rough. It’d be much appreciated if you guys could share maybe your top 5 or top 10 games for iPhone and/or Android. I’d love to do more gaming on my Droid.