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Old 09-04-2007, 09:42 PM
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Or: Why does SE hate us so much? Discuss.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:44 PM
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Portable gaming is growing in popularity and cell phones are ubiquitous. All SE sees is $$$$.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:45 PM
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Because we've got really crappy phones. Doesn't make much sense to release a game that people here really couldn't play.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:52 PM
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Why anyone thinks gaming on a cell phone is a good idea is beyond me.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:43 PM
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Because most of the current examples of games on cell phones have been forgettable garbage? DOOM RPG excepted?

Phones in Japan will have waggle soon, so that might do something about the interface issues. But no-one's really done a solid RPG or even a turn-based strategy game outside Japan, and they'd be ideal: slow-paced, and can be played over a long period of time. Most designers have gone for quick-fix over-in-five-minutes sorts of games, which are hard to do with the default interface.
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Old 09-05-2007, 08:50 AM
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Cellphone games won't be good until cellphones are good.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:00 AM
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Cellphone games won't be good until cellphones have D-pads and A and B buttons.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:06 AM
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Part of the problem I see with cell phone gaming is the fact that, in my experience, phones can't accept input from more than one button simultaneously. Well, that and that the arrow keys are situated vertically above the number pads(we know how well that worked).
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:08 AM
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If America had a decent channel for these games to be released, it might be a different story. I really have no idea how I would try to download a game to my phone, except it would probably use the expensive browser function, and then the game itself would cost too much money, so I never even attempt it.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:12 AM
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i have a cellphone hentai date game people get weried out when my phone goes "KYA!!"
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:15 AM
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If only that were all it took.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:16 AM
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If America had a decent channel for these games to be released, it might be a different story. I really have no idea how I would try to download a game to my phone, except it would probably use the expensive browser function, and then the game itself would cost too much money, so I never even attempt it.
In other words, it's not SE that hates y'all, it's the carriers.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:17 AM
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In other words, it's not SE that hates y'all, it's the carriers.
Amen.

Ever since I had this crazy conversation with some manager at Verizon trying to tell me that their software not letting me take pictures off my phone via the USB port on it was a feature, I've been pretty anti-phone company... even if Square tried to offer them over here, it would be such a hassle to get it wouldn't be worth it... well, the games themselves might not be worth it anyway... who knows.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:19 AM
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i have a cellphone hentai date game people get weried out when my phone goes "KYA!!"
my cellphone is really sticky
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:23 AM
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If only that were all it took.
I'd say the price, side-talking and the fact that you had to remove the battery to change games kind of killed that little "gem."
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my cellphone is really sticky
i came on my cellphone
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:38 AM
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Amen.

Ever since I had this crazy conversation with some manager at Verizon trying to tell me that their software not letting me take pictures off my phone via the USB port on it was a feature, I've been pretty anti-phone company... even if Square tried to offer them over here, it would be such a hassle to get it wouldn't be worth it... well, the games themselves might not be worth it anyway... who knows.
Yeah, they're not known to be very consumer-friendly.

But if you want to really feel the loathing, try developing for mobile phones. Ugh.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:50 PM
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If the Gameboy Micro had been exactly the same, but also a phone somehow, it would have been the greatest invention of all time.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:37 PM
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Many puzzle games are nice, ten-minute fun. Some vertical shooters can be surprisingly good as well.

I can't support platformers, sport games, RPGs, or any other genre outside of those already mentioned, though.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:41 PM
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:56 PM
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Your ASCII art is flawed.

Go back to school!
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:12 AM
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Your ASCII art is flawed.

Go back to school!
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Why is this the mobile phone game thread that I found? It is clearly very old.

Where is the new one because no one could find this one. Which I did very easily.
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thesis: all games are good
antithesis: phone games are bad
synthesis: phones are bad
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:58 PM
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This is for mobile phone games. I think you're looking for the smart phone games thread (that exists only in your heart until you make it).
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:00 PM
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The big iphone 7 is pretty darn good for games, even if it doesn't have A and B buttons.

Favorite games to play on it: Ascension, Polytopia, Really Bad Chess, Super Hexagon, Fez.
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