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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:18PM Doba said

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I just found out that Pocket Legands is the only good MMO on the Phone..

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:19PM Doba said

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@Doba *Legends
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:20PM Teknogrebo said

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Disappointing, but not surprising to see that all the games mentioned are IPhone! Nothing out there for the rest of us smartphone users?

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:46PM Beau Hindman said

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@Teknogrebo Some of these might be available on other smartphones, but I only wanted to talk about games that I could literally play. I only have iPhones and an iPad, so there ya go. Their websites will tell you if they work on other devices. :)

Beau
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 6:46PM jeremy2020 said

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@Beau Hindman not interesting, include actual phones, not "OOH, bright colors like a see and say phone"
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 5:17AM Teknogrebo said

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@Beau Hindman Nope, all IPhone as far as I can tell from their webpages. Serves me right for going against the flow I guess :)
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:32PM CourseLanguage said

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You left out TibiaMe its gota be one one the best

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:47PM Beau Hindman said

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@CourseLanguage I actually played TibiaMe (it was within the 11 or so I looked at) and it just lacked a lot. I don't know what I did wrong, but I didn't even have any sound at first. And the combat, I thought, was poor.

Still, here it sits on my phone -- so I'll have to keep looking at it. Maybe I'll change my mind in the future!

Beau
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 3:46PM wagonfactor said

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iphone FTL. ive been a droid user since day 1. the lack of good development doesnt suprise me since its based off of linux. linux "in general" (im completely aware there are thousands of different distributions) is the coolest OS out there. but since its not microsoft or apple it lacks any serious development. there are alot of cool things available but i really dont think it will ever reach its true potential when it comes to gaming.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:05PM at0m13 said

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@wagonfactor
Whether iOS or Android any non-toy game will be written in C + OpenGL ES and hence should be portable (minus interface elements) if the developer cared at all.

Essentially the environment isn't much different. You're either working with the same APIs on either Linux or the BSD derivative that is iOS.

There isn't as much development on Android since there isn't as much profit to be made compared to iOS for various reasons.
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 5:54PM MotionX said

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@wagonfactor

Soon enough droid users will have their games. Sony's new PSP2 runs android, and they are bringing the "PlayStaion Suite" over to the system. Higher end android devices (supporting Gingerbread I think) will be able to play PS1 games. Here's one quick article about it.

http://thedroidguy.com/2011/01/sony-bringing-playstation-games-to-android-via-playstation-suite/
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 5:19AM Teknogrebo said

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@wagonfactor You can easily develop Android apps on Windows as well (I am at a minor level)
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Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:42PM Wisdomandlore said

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"The price is right, as well. Most of the mobile MMOs I have found lately (I looked at around 11) were totally free or very cheap. Compare that to the price of your average 3DS game, and I think you'll have a winner. "

The value of "free" totally depends on what kind of gameplay experience you're looking for. I would rather play a DS game any day than play any of these.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 4:44PM Miffy said

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These aren't MMOs, I'm fed up of all these games coming out today that are called MMOs. It's like how even Diablo is called one...... like NO and Minecraft being asked to be added to mmorpg.com...... NO! Guild Wars isn't one and nore is APB, CO or STO etc etc.

Getting on my tits.

Posted: Feb 2nd 2011 7:13PM Pingles said

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How in the world can any writer survive reading article comments any more?

Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 1:23AM mattwo said

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What about the three consle MMOs that aren't DCUO: FFXI, PSO (dead) and PSU (dying)?

Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 1:25AM mattwo said

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I heard about zel- err I mean Graal online's Iphone app. Funny thing is is that the graphics suck just as much on the pc. isn't it about time they made Graal 6-...er Graal 3D?

Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 9:18AM Marcand said

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Parallel Kingdoms is available on both the iPhone and Android platform. It's not a slick and polished 3D game. However, it does use augmented reality in the form of Google maps to create the in-game world. IMHO, it's one of the best MMOs available on a mobile platform.

That being said, if you do decide to check it out, use my referral code and I'll help you get started. ;-) (Referral code= foimn)

Posted: Feb 3rd 2011 12:00PM edwardjrk said

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I would love to see some of these browser biased MMO's move Iphone/Android market. I got a kick out of Pocket Legends but the rest of the MMO's seemed to lack polish.

Posted: Feb 4th 2011 12:03PM aboutblank77 said

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wow, what? I'm not especially interested in defending avatar, although I enjoyed it, and I don't really care about 3D but...
What makes you think pixely single player games on the DS need saving?

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