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vnewman2
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12/11/2014 | 6:35:17 PM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
@Pedro - I was a big Duke Nukem fan so that's my vote.  

I wonder if the Logitech Powershall iPhone controller really works?  Has anyone had occasion to try it?  Seems like a good start.
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12/1/2014 | 2:31:37 AM
Re: old games
@BillB031 I do hope to see Quake I and Quake II  in the future as in my books it classic and classic should stay alive one way or other...
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12/1/2014 | 2:29:17 AM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
@Dave... agreed, but this days everyone puting only upgraded consules on the market... I do not see anything new on Xbox One if compared side by side with xbox 360... same ps3 vs ps4 -just better video card... but nothing new... or anything to rave about....
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11/20/2014 | 10:33:32 AM
Get a sturdy case and a few more games
David, if you are worrying about 'throwing the controller' get a good sturdy case like an otter box or something else with good shock absorption.

I agree completely that there are more than a few good games that could have a following if they put them on the tablet.  I personally love your choices.

Here are a few more just looking around my dusty game cds;

Arcanum: a fantasy/steam punk solo player rpg

Neverwinter nights: As I remember this rgp had the capability of writing scripts to make your own adventures which could be a useful feature for a tablet game

Freedom force - superhero adventures anyone

Grim fandango - day of the dead meets a mystery, Why can't i resist playing a skeleton in a suit?
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11/12/2014 | 9:59:35 AM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
@ david. I was thinking more about games that are very simple and single player which can be translated into tablets.  There are some really nice super Nintendo games, specially the shooting games. I think are really a perfect match for the tablet environment. I played a fighting game on a tablet; it just isn't the same as having the controller in your hand.
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11/11/2014 | 11:32:26 AM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
@zerox203- No Nintendo bashing intended. They make great games. They just make lousy selling consoles. I just think when you do one thing well and one thing poorly, find a strategy to do the thing you do well and make money at it. 
David Wagner
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11/11/2014 | 11:30:02 AM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
@Pedro- Bomberman! I loved that game. Not sure it translates for multi-player on tablet, but I'd sure like to see someone try. 
David Wagner
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11/11/2014 | 11:28:20 AM
Re: Some of my past favorites
@dw_ship- I know cheaper versions of Myst are big onthe tablet. This is a perfect example of where tablet land grabs have meant low quality for existing genres. Hidden Object and Puzzle RPGs like Myst abound. I know of no classic on the tablet though. That probably has to do with the model. I'm not sure how to do freemium hidden object games. 
BillB031
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11/11/2014 | 11:08:59 AM
Re: old games
Lol David,  that was referred to as "spawn pad camping".  You could set the server to auto-kill someone who didn't move from an area for a period of time, thus discouraging camping!  But still, camping and sniping other players from a high perch on a wall, or from a dark corner was quite fun!!
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11/11/2014 | 11:00:32 AM
Re: old games
Bilbo31- I have a lot of nostalgia for Quake. I remember when I discovered the lame trick where you sit next to a spawn point with the rocket launcher and shoot people as they appear. They died and you survived and took their stuff. It was lame, but I didn't know it. I was new to the genre. Growth of a newbie. :)
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