3D iPod And Games?

Author: iPodGamer  //  Category: General, Online Casino

Rumours recently surfaced after Nintendo released their 3DS onto the market, that Apple would soon also be releasing a 3D version of their popular iPod Touch mobile device.

The rumour has it that Apple are considering a glasses-free version of the 3D implementation. Recently at CES, Sharp demonstrated an autostereoscopic 3D display on a phone. By simply taking a picture with the phone, the image would then automatically be displayed in 3D on the screen. The phones are set to be shipped later this year, but no clarification could be obtained from Sharp as to when they would be available.

But all eyes at Apple will be on the Nintende 3DS sales and acceptance by the mobile -carrying consumer. Will consumers find the technology useful, or will it be a gimmick?

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Online Casinos have embraced the new technology with open arms though. Take Dr. Magoos Adventure as an example.  The whole slot game is designed to implement clever 3D techniques, so the symbols, which include Parrots, Monkeys, Maps, Binoculars, Doors to the Unknown, and even Dr Magoo himself, come to life in their 3D world. The great graphics don’t hurt either!

It would seem the next step in the iPod’s evolutionary ladder  is 3D, but will the idea be given some 3 dimensional depths by the powers that be? Or will we see a new generation of iPod’s with bigger processors, better cameras and longer battery life? Only time will tell…

Gaming Devices Will Be At The Centre Of Future Success

Author: iPodGamer  //  Category: General

“Gaming devices will be at the centre of the company’s future success” – so feels Greg Joswiak, Apple’s IPhone and iPod Chief. He also feels that the iPod is a better gaming device than the Nintendo DS and Sony’s PSP. He also added that the last quarter was the iPod’s biggest quarter ever, taking into account it was a non-holiday quarter as well.

Says Greg: “So, iPod proved quite impressive and a big part of its success was the launch of the September products. No doubt, we surprised a lot of people with the success of the iPod touch”. He also feels that games are essential to the iPhone and iPod Touch’s success. He added that games have been the biggest category in all the application stores, and that there were more than 1500 games and that iPod Touch customers had a tremendous liking in them.

On the various games available, Joswiak replied – “iPod gaming can’t be categorized just in ‘casual’ games and these games have really surprised a lot of people and the reason is they are not just causal games. You will find there real 3D games and may surprise to note that we are a little over 100 days into it.” He also added that because the iPod is easier to carry, has a touch display and some cool features like an accelerometer that can enhance game play, that devices like Sony’s PSP and the DS from Nintendo are moving into the past of gaming. He also added that the electronic distribution of applications also made life a lot easier for users.

Commenting on the types of games available from the store, Joswiak says: “You will find everything on the store from the casual games to the 3D-oriented games, action games and everything that will make gaming totally changed and far more exciting and joyful experience than ever. Our developers are doing the nice job and working on original content ideas and we are hopeful that they will blow everyone away.”

In conclusion he added that because the iPod Touch will always be in your pocket, the need to carry some other gaming console would be unnecessary.

Greg Joswiak - Apple's iPhone and iPod Chief

This is going to be awesome!!!

Author: iPodGamer  //  Category: General

Hi All!

Welcome to the “domicilium citandi et executandi” (look it up if you don’t know what it means 😉 ) of Gaming for the iPod.

Check back soon as we get the gear and apps and get gaming….