View Single Post


May 19th, 2013, 16:00
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I believe we've been through this, but I don't understand why you think iPad is comparable to the Xbox 360 - but it really isn't.
My point is more that we cannot blame the tech level for the lack of games.

I had gone through one that took it apart bit by bit, rather than the bulk numbers. And while what you say is true for the aggregate, what we are seeing is that in some areas things are much closer - which is impressive for a comparison of a huge power-sucking, heat-pumping immobile lump to something that weighs less than a controller pushing 2x hours of battery life of most smartphones while not getting too hot to handle.

As for Bioshock infinite …? Is the iPad CPU more powerful than an i3? Yes. Is the GPU better than an integrated Intel? Yes. So YES it could run Bioshock infinite. ***BUT*** not without considerable work on the part of the developer.

We will really see with X-COM later this year - we've been promised the full game. That is a non-trivial game that requires real hardware. It will be interesting to see how it does, what price it comes out at, and how it sells. That could well determine the trajectory going forward.
-- Mike
txa1265 is offline


txa1265's Avatar


Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 14,015
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)