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zerox203
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11/6/2014 | 6:24:13 PM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
Well, you already know from some of my comments in the past that I'm a big gamer myself, Dave. I also own an Android tablet, and much like you probably did, I thought to myself: "This is great. I don't need to carry a portable game console around with me anymore. Everything will just be on my tablet". Boy was I wrong. There are some great gems, but it takes an awful lot of digging, the pricing models can be weird or incomprehensible, and there are a host of other issues. Plenty of genres that seem like no-brainers (like classic text adventures that you mention along with more 90s-era turn-based RPGs) seem to be pretty lacking in the sea of flappy bird clones.

I'm a little younger. so I missed out on King's Quest and the like in their heyday (ports to SNES-era consoles were just terrible), so there's actually a big market for players who want to try these out to get a lesson on gaming history. On the other hand, I see how developers are really catering to a younger market, so I see how it would be hard to get them excited for Castle Wolfenstein and friends. That still leaves plenty of room for Roller Coaster Tycoon and the like. Some day I'll get you for your Nintendo bashing, but we'll leave that for another time.
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11/6/2014 | 7:07:28 PM
Re: Classic Video Games Begging For Tablet Versions
I think Mario kart and tony hawk skateboard will be really good games for the tablet.  I like to play games, mainly tetris and wheels.  You are right David. Why produce crappy games on the tablet when you can continue on the tradition of making games based on the games we all have enjoyed.  I think super bomber man will be a good fit.  where is carmen sandiego game? 
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dw_ship,
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11/7/2014 | 9:22:39 AM
Some of my past favorites
How about Myst. That should work well on a tablet. There are a lot of old Atari, Intellivision, etc. games that would reboot as well.
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11/7/2014 | 8:31:32 PM
old games
Quake II would be a good one.  There still lots of quake servers all over the world
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unconsoleable,
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11/10/2014 | 1:32:17 PM
Good article!
This is a great piece. We will discuss it on the next epsiode of Unconsoleable. You can check out our show at unconsoleable (dot) com
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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11/11/2014 | 11:00:32 AM
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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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BillB031,
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11/11/2014 | 11:08:59 AM
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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 | 11:28:20 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. 
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 | 11:32:26 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. 
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