Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Handheld Gaming Becomes a Promising Industry

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Hi Gamelidz reader,
Do you all realize that video game industry is progressing from a macro size into the micro size, from consoles to handheld gaming platforms. And now iPhone has taken the lead to be the next future and modern handheld gaming platform. iPhone has all what it takes to kick other handheld's ass. But in this post, i am not gonna talk about iPhone, because i always mentioned how i was mesmerized with this touchscreen cellular.

You all java game freaks might remember that in a past few years, java games became huge in handheld gaming market. They are small in size but have a large impact in handheld gaming progression history. It reminded me when i first met with Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow, developed by Gameloft. I was shocked with this game. I mean, with only using my outdated cellphone, Nokia 3660, i can have a solid 5 hours experience of playing high quality handheld gaming. It was amazing!! When i moved the character Sam Fisher, "wow", it was my first word that came out from my mouth, i was surprised to see how smooth Sam Fisher walked and run. The background graphics was terrific. Gameplay, set the bar really-really high. Enough said, this game was masterpiece.

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And after that, other great titles were coming out. Real football 2004 until Real football 2009 series have become the most awaited titles every year. From java version to the symbian games using 3D engine. The publisher, Gameloft have taken this industry really serious, and now what they've planted over the past few years have grown and harvested really massive and it brings them to the top leading in handheld gaming industry. The way they market and sell their games is just brilliant. They make money but they always doing a diversification or innovation with their games, so their fans will stay loyal and they can keep expanding the market even bigger.

And recently, they try their luck by expanding their market with iPhone platform. Last i heard, Terminator Salvation is on the verge of releasing date while in the same time other developer, EA, FISHLABS have joined the competition to give the great additions for the iPhone game catalogue. So, i am so excited with this progress, handheld gaming becomes simple but fun and addicting to play. What really curious me is, will there be the day when the console market is not expanding anymore or stagnant, and the culture is changing when handheld gaming is reigning the video game industry? Well, only time will tell...

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