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Old 6th Aug 2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Capps: Rapidly Advancing Phone Tech A "Bigger Challenge"

Talking to Industry Gamers, Epic Games president, Mike Capps explains that, from the perspective of a middleware provider and developer, the WiiU is falling into an awkward middle-ground while rapidly advancing cell phone technology is providing the real challenge.

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"As a middleware provider and as a game developer it sure would be nice if all the different platforms were really similar for us - it would make it easier to work between them with maybe just a few differentiating features we could take advantage of. I'd hate to say that the Wii U is late; in fact, you could almost argue that it's early. They're aiming for a point beyond the current generation - they're just not leapfrogging it. One can certainly envision a future a couple years down the road where we have some significantly leapfrogged generation and then the Wii U again becomes a system that's not easily portable between the other platforms. But honestly, I think the bigger challenge for us is mobile."
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 01:23 AM   #2
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For cellphones to be the next big thing.
They need to standardize the screens.
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 04:49 AM   #3
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They need to fix the method of input
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Old 7th Aug 2011, 12:05 PM   #5
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They need to fix the method of input
You only really have 3 ways of doing it:

1. Touch screen.
2. Keyboard.
3. Built in sensor.
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You only really have 3 ways of doing it:

1. Touch screen.
2. Keyboard.
3. Built in sensor.
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 12:17 AM   #9
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You only really have 3 ways of doing it:

1. Touch screen.
2. Keyboard.
3. Built in sensor.
Or an actual controller
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 07:48 AM   #10
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You only really have 3 ways of doing it:

1. Touch screen.
2. Keyboard.
3. Built in sensor.
4. Slide-Out Joypad
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joypad!? I would still call it a gamepad.
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 11:45 AM   #12
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joypad!? I would still call it a gamepad.
"Joypad" is just an older name for what's nowadays called a "D-pad"...

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Old 8th Aug 2011, 01:08 PM   #13
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no, D-pad is part of the game pad. The D stands for "Direction" and it's the + like button.
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Old 8th Aug 2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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joypad!? I would still call it a gamepad.
Then you're not old enough

No but really, the first i saw where Joystick replacements for systems like the Commadore-64, ZX Spectrum and so on, and they where indeed marketet as "Joypad" back in thouse days.
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i know, that's good news, right?

I mean, other than automatically not knowing what you are talking about.

(who does)
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