killbot wrote:You think a new Android device is more interesting than a brand new console from one of the big three? Come on, I've played Android so you're not going to fool me with that. The lack of any quality control has left it a hotbed for absolutely unplayable, horrendously bad crap. That's not to say there are no good games (I like ShadowGun and Temple Run and... actually that's about it) but 80-90% of the games on there are a broken, unplayable mess that would have been laughed out of the room as PD games on the Amiga. Twenty years ago.
Android is the worst gaming platform I have ever owned. Seriously.
Welcome to mobile gaming
.....or PC gaming also, as it has exactly the same problems. The trick with mobile gaming though, is knowing where to LOOK. Things like the App Store, for iOS? Horrid. Absolutely horrid, and completely worthless, for finding games. I have no shortage of good games on my iOS devices. Over 200, at this point. And these all being games I honestly consider GOOD, not games that amused me for 5 minutes and then got put away (I just delete those). But then, I dont browse the App Store (ever), and know to look in specific other places, for info on available & upcoming games.
It's easier with consoles, because these big publishers jump up and down and scream alot and throw things at people to get their attention for some huge game release. Wheras, with mobile (and with PC indie gaming), a really, *really* amazing game might be made by like, ONE guy, who releases it...... with absolutely no fanfare whatsoever. You either know EXACTLY where to look to find something like this, or you never know it existed at all.
I dont do Android, but I'm betting it has just as many screwball issues of this sort as Apple's bloody App Store does.
......that being said, at this point, I'd honestly currently be thinking along the lines of DPrinny there; a new console release is, at most, going to elicit a blank stare from me right now..... but a new iOS device causes me to want to throw money at Apple in the hopes that it makes the thing come out YESTERDAY.