Breaking: Apple to Bless iPhone with Games?


Get your gaming finger ready (no, not THAT one), iPhone fanboys. Word on the street says Apple is prepping the iPhone for gaming support. This coming from DownloadSquad in the UK, while perusing the latest update to iTunes looking for hidden gold, uncovered these two curious strings buried in the code...

/* ===== iPhone Game Item Strings ===== */ "4329.001" = "Are you sure you want to remove the selected game from your iPhone?"; "4329.002" = "Are you sure you want to remove the selected games from your iPhone?";

Interesting, no? Don't go running outside in your boxers just yet, because we don't know exactly what kind of games these might be. Are they native applications, fully hardware optimized, or lamo Flash-based games made possible by future Adobe Flash plugin support? We still won't know that until Apple plays its hand.


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Breaking: Apple to Bless iPhone with Games?


D'oh! Got all excited and rushed here because of the headline. I miss games. Bejewelled just ain't cutting it.

Games are all but a certainty. As I said in the post it really comes down to what form they will take. Naturally we all want native hardware accelerated games. But Apple may have different plans, and I'm afraid these will be nothing more than Flash-based games that run within Safari.
Let's hope for the former and not the latter.

Now can I run outside in my boxers? Probably be more fun than said "games". I do hope I'm wrong. Anyone have an idea how the hardware in the iPhone compares to the PSP in terms of gaming ability?
I mean I've yet to try the NES emulation, but that in itself seems like it's a viable gaming platform. (Assuming they can device decent on screen controls or some iPhone add-on that would mimic a PSP form.