Sticking with a familiar format for Apple announcements, Epic Games has introduced a new saga in their blockbuster Infinity Blade series. With the improved memory and processor capability on the New iPad, Epic Games has a lot more room to work within iOS as Mike Capps noted:
That statement pretty much speaks for itself and highlights a great point about the new iPad; it's powerful and the display is stunning.
Sadly, there was no mention of when Infinity Blade Dungeons will be available to the masses and the Epic Games dedicated site for it has crashed and burned for now. You can hit the source link below for more details - eventually the site has to come back online.
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Can't wait to see this in the keynote video later on.
The Infinity Blade series has beautiful graphics. It's amazing. But once that wears off, your left with a repetitive game riding on rails. I hope the new is differerent, and not just "updated".
Apple is making absurd comparisons between iPads and consoles. Show me a Mass Effect, Dragon Age or a Battlefield for the iPad. Infinity Blade is a complete joke, its a demo that reminds me of the Lucasfilms games of the 90's, where you could not really do anything, just shoot at enemies, no moving, piloting, exploring etc.
I appreciate the effort to bring games to the iPad, but nothing on the iPad remotely comes close to a modern PC or console game. It is at least a decade behind in terms of graphics, storyline etc. Apple should not try to pose as a real alternative to gamers.
Except Apple didn't "claim" anything here.
Except they did, "more memory or screen resolution than either the Xbox 360 or the PS3".
Except they didn't. That as Mike Capps of Epic Games. Also, it has a better screen resolution then the Xbox 360 and the PS3, this isn't a debatable fact. According to Mike Capps, via his quote, it also has more memory then either of those two consoles.
Considering he develops for the platform, he might have an inkling how much memory the new iPad has. That's all that was stated.
Your tirade that it doesn't compete with consoles is false. Consoles aren't based around the games you mentioned, nor did the iPad ever claim to be better then those titles with its offering, but as a whole, it's become a more popular gaming platform.
Reading comprehension ftw.
Let´s not be disingenuos here, the whole presentation was written by Apple. Why even mention consoles if you are not making comparisons?
The PS3, for instance, runs on a 3.2-GHz PowerPC core which is in no way or form comparable to a 800mhz low power ARM chip. It is silly to state that it has a better resolution or more memory if the processing power does not come even close. Why mention consoles at all, would it be fair to compare Photoshop running on a Xeon Mac Pro to Photoshop running on an iPad? Care to process 1000 raw images on both?
Consoles today are centered around games like COD Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War and Skyrim. My point was that nothing on an iPad comes even close to that for a number of good reasons, not the least power consumption. On the other hand iPads run very well games like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope. There is no need to drag consoles into a keynote just to make the iPad look good.
To be fair, as of yesterday we can show you Mass Effect on an iPad, and it's pretty sweet.
ME Infiltrator right? Great graphics for the iPad and I absolutely applaud Bioware for that, and hope many more titles like this come. But the graphics and jogability are comparable to a 10 year old console game, which is perfectly fine, no console is as portable and versatile as the iPad.
My point was that since the devices are so different, there should be no snide remarks about resolution or memory. It was like saying the new Honda Accord has better mileage than a Lamborghini Aventador.
I like how the picture is cropped on the home page so it looks like it says "Infinity Dung".
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