iPod Touch: Gaming Machine?

Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 10:58:43 AM EST

I'm sure you have all seen the comercials for the iPod Touch.  The majority are about gaming, not music.

Apple's focus on this device as a gaming platform grew even more obvious yesterday when they put a camera on the iPod Nano and not the iPod Touch.  The reason? Gaming.

"Originally," Jobs tells The New York Times, "we weren't exactly sure how to market the Touch. Was it an iPhone without the phone? Was it a pocket computer? What happened was, what customers told us was, they started to see it as a game machine.

"So what we were focused on is just reducing the price to $199. We don't need to add new stuff. We need to get the price down where everyone can afford it."
(via Kotaku)

In addition to NOT announcing a camera to the iPod Touch, they did announce Madden 10 for iPod Touch and iPhone (available now) and Assassins Creed 2 available day and date to the console version.

So is it worth it, GearHeads? If you have one, do you use your iPod Touch to seriously game?  

The times I've used my iPhone for gaming have been rare, but enjoyable.  

And if you don't, would you?

Tags: ipod, touch, iphone, gaming, space mokeys, oil, ice cream (all tags)

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  •  I pod touch could seriously become a large market (none / 0)

    word on the street is that Apple is making a 10inch touch screen tablet/netbook that runs snow leopard and is meant for portable gaming.

    Also, i think another reason the itouch doesn't have a camera is because it would be EVEN MORE like the iphone.

    Not all who wander are lost

    by Zoso Fan on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 09:19:05 PM EST

  •  I dunno (none / 0)

    most gaming experiences on my ipod touch have been pretty lame to say the least. The games that have a touch "controller" on the screen, generally have pretty clunky controls and dont work well for me. I'll stick to my DS.

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