Apple presents biggest threat to home consoles, say game luminaries
Apple presents biggest threat to home consoles, say game luminaries | Games Blog - Yahoo! Games Canada
With the store concept coming to light with Windows 8, I'm not so sure apple is going to have an easy time of this. This is of course assuming Microsoft applies the same concepts to the next Xbox.
I'm sorry but I just don't see Apple as a threat. As it is their grip on the smartphone market has already lossened quite a bit and breaking into the living room will not work the way they want. Just think of the millions of 360, PS3 and Wii users that would not down grade to something from Apple.
i totally thought the threat was a patent on the game controller.
haha Master Shake
The gaming industry is growing, not shrinking. A brand new game type has hit the market: micro transaction games.... and arguably apple/android are right at the center.
a) blockbuster console gaming does not equal micro transaction farmville/idiot-ville style gaming. To think the two are competing against eachother is a stupid argument.
b) gamers AVOID apple products now as a gaming platform (think PC's). I am not sure Apple realized how much energy, marketing and dollars it is going to take to reverse 3 generations worth of consumers who automatically assume Apple is not a good gaming platform.
It is beyond laughable to even suggest Apple can come in and take over console sales. They'd charge twice as much as MS and Sony and not deliver anything better than a more polished UI. This is rubbish.
After installing steam on ubuntu today (which is as easy as pointing and clicking in an app store), I have to say I disagree.
How is apple going to take on steam when it runs on mac, windows and linux? Are they going to say they have the patent on all video games? :rofl:
The biggest threat to consoles are cloud gaming by nvidia and linux steam boxes.
Much as I like cutting fruit in half with my finger I really don't think this is the sort of gameplay the Mass Effect, COD, and Halo players are looking for. In terms of mobile vs. console gaming, honestly I really don't see how either is a threat to the other in the current generation since they're almost totally different types of entertainment altogether. Gaming on a phone or tablet is so unlike gaming on a PC or console that someone may as well say movies or board games are a threat to console gaming. It's completely possible for 3 different types of gaming platforms with different strengths and weakness to exist without an inevitable doomsday scenario for all but 1. Just my opinion.
After re-reading this, does Newell have Apple stock he is worrying about? Apple has no foothold what-so-ever in the gaming market other than phones.
I also post this to good ole Gabe, if it is SOOOOOOO easy for an indie to just write up a quick blockbuster, WHERE THE HELL IS HL3????????
He is now a joke in my mind.
This is like saying board games are a threat to consoles because they are more portable... why downgrade?
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