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Business Week: Apple to Become a Mobile Gaming Force
6:00 AM | Evan Holt | 18 comments

An article by Arik Hesseldahl in the recent column of Byte of the Apple at Business Week, touts Apple as an up and coming force in mobile gaming.

Current market leaders Nintendo and Sony are told to 'watch out' due to the iPod/iPhone's ease of use and wide span of games.

I didn't expect much from games on the iPhone. I had visions of casual games, perhaps a fancy take on solitaire or a version of poker that takes advantage of the handset's touchscreen. Surely not a true mobile gaming experience.

Boy, was I wrong. For the last few days I've been sampling some of the games available from the iTunes Store on the iPod Touch, and I've been stunned at how elaborate and involved they are. On the iPod Touch I've played a version of Gameloft's Real Soccer 2009 that rivals the version of the game on the Nintendo DS, and I didn't even miss the buttons. I've seen demonstrations of Sim City, forthcoming for the iPhone and the Touch from Electronic Arts (ERTS), that look more elaborate and sophisticated than any versions I've played before on a desktop PC or console.

To read the full article, follow the link below.

Business Week: Byte of the Apple


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