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True Mac gaming coming to an iPhone/iPod touch near you!

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Patents approved to Apple today clue in on intentions of getting gaming serious on the touch platforms. TheMNT has speculated a DS/PSP competitor in the iPhone/iPod touch for a while, and these filings only solidify the fact.

The lengthy patent touches (pun =P) on quite a few “input methods for gaming” including music/tapping gaming (iPod Hero anyone?), as well as hints to first-person shooter type interfaces. Maybe with Bungie’s recent departure with Microsoft, the known Mac guys will be bringing a Marathon for the devices? Or a port of the now known DS version of Halo: Combat Evolved?

Also reported on Ars Technica.

December 7, 2007 - Posted by | Apple News, Gaming News

2 Comments »

  1. Hey Dustin again, have you heard of tap tap revolution for the jail broke iPhones. It’s pretty much just what you called iPod Hero.

    Comment by Dustin | December 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yeah, Dustin, I’ve heard of it, but never tried it (got rid of the iPhones recently and about to get an iPod touch, so soon I can!).

    Anyway, I’m really looking forward to the possibility of REAL gaming on the platform. Hopefully some DS ports and original content from other game developers (Bungie please!).

    Comment by Christopher Glisson | December 8, 2007 | Reply


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