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Why I want a GAMING Tablet



September 28, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: GME , AMZN

Why I want a GAMING Tablet

Before I get into the details of the Amazon Kindle Touch or the Fire, I have to let you know about something about reality.

I do not see anyone in coffee shops sitting playing games on a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS.
What do I see when I look about a coffee house?

I see lap top computers.....I see smart phones......and yes.....I see people enjoying their tablets.

So...I too want to be able to sit down and enjoy a tablet playing games on that tablet. 
So, why haven't I bought a tablet yet?

There's the APPLE IPADs which over 27 million have bought so far...But, alas....I never bought the Apple iPADs because they do not have Adobe Flash capability.  That is a road block for me big time as I have a subscription to that is reoccurring annually.

I NEED MY ADOBE FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What else do I need?  I need storage.....lots of it!!!  I've seen that IPADs have 16 GB versions and
32 GB versions.   32 GB would suffice....maybe...

But what if you have a game company that wants to port their game to a 32 GB tablet and that game so happens to be "WITCHER 2:  Assassins of Kings."

According to IMPULSE's statistics sheets for this title, the installation of just this 1 game is a whopping 35 GB.


That pushes me to the LAPTOP option....  But LAPTOPS weigh a lot....are bigger thus taking up so much space....they aren't user friendly... You have to open the case and when you are done close the case.... Depending on operating system you could sit and wait for minutes for the laptop to boot up.

There's tons of junk on these laptops that I do not need!!!


That brings me to the Amazon Fire.

A) 8 GB       : *YIKES* That may be ok storage for books and music and streaming movies. Beyond that you are going to be hurting trying to dnload super advanced gaming titles. Angry Birds is easy enough you can have thousands of angry birds.... But, you can't have a WITCHER 2 mega game.

B) Blue Tooth Joysticks:    Does it come with any?  Sure I can use touch screen style controlls I guess or those funky iPAD joysticks that attach to the iPAD and look like old school atari joysticks.
Or I could actually have some BLUE TOOTH JOYSTICKS that are comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand.

Joysticks aren't a big deal in terms of space cause they are in your hand and wireless... Set your TABLET down....Set your COFFEE down...and let the fun begin!

C) EAR PHONES: Pretty sure it has a port for ear phones. That's a must. I can't have my Video Game swearing up a storm, "Johnny!!  You must kill those Alien *&^% *&^%!!!" That would sure get a lot of attention in a coffee shop.  Imagine playing DUKE NUKEM FOREVER with the volume full blast!

D) GAME specific APP Store:  I soooooo badly want an App Store that only has games in it.
I hate scrolling past "Ninja Mascot" ..."Ninjutsu Tips," "Ninja Ringtone Songs."  or whatever...when you only want to dnload "Ninja Gaiden."

Have a menu in your APP store that can strip out the MUSIC, the Non-Game related Applications, and so on.  That works too.

So.....sorry... But I looked and looked and looked and looked for a tablet worth buying.

I want one for BOOKS and GAMES and beyond that I don't care what else it does.

Give me a Tablet that is excellent to read BOOKS with and one that is TOP QUALITY GAME MACHINE that plays TOP QUALITY titles that are currently available and has enough internal storage to handle future Tablet Games that may reach the heights of WITCHER 2....

Give me that....and I will buy your tablet.

AMAZON? sorry.... I am not your customer.

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On September 28, 2011 at 5:13 PM, Varchild2008 (84.24) wrote:

FULL DISCLOSURE:   I invest in (GME) and no....

Gamestop is seeking to unveil a Gaming Tablet but they will not have me as their customer if it fails in any category that I am looking for in a tablet.

I am STRICT and PICKY because I am not buying JUNK-A-TRON...I want a tablet that is PERFECT for my uses or I am not buying a tablet..

Even when the only investment (GME) that I have is selling what?  It has to have everything one needs in a tablet to be "Varchild Approved."

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#2) On September 28, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Varchild2008 (84.24) wrote:

OOPS my mistake:

Witcher 2 = 16GB  or maybe 13GB hard to tell unfortunately.

Witcher 1 = 9 or 13 GB..

Still after just dnloading Witcher 2 at least half of your 32GB tablet storage has already been used up.

The point still stands....  If people are expecting Tablets to be as powerful as Consoles are today then internal storage has to improve dramatically.

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#3) On September 28, 2011 at 5:25 PM, Varchild2008 (84.24) wrote:

Michael Comeau in the above article is suggesting that after COD MW3 releases later this year....Console Systems will go away.

Apparently, he believes the world revolves around Smart Phones and Tablets....and they will supplant Console Systems.

So I can not emphasize enough.

HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW?????????????????????

Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 could take up 29GB together and leave you with only ANGRY BIRDS tiny video game titles that your tablet can dnload and install.

If Internal Storage does not skyrocket upward with future iterations of Tablets.....Then we will never see Gaming Tablets supplant console systems...



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#4) On September 28, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Varchild2008 (84.24) wrote:

Oh and if the solution is that we can never OWN a video game ever again....cause from now on the Game Storage rests in the CLOUD

And we have to RENT our VIDEO GAMES????as the only option?

As a video gamer I am deeply upset at that prospect.

I buy to own.....not to rent a video game....unless I want to try before I buy to own.

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#5) On September 28, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Varchild2008 (84.24) wrote:


I forgot that WITCHER 2 has DLCs....Extras.

Those Extras are an additional 5GB.

So you have 16GB + 5GB or 21GB for 1 video game.

And AMAZON FIRE is 8GB.  Do the math.

Unless Amazon is hoping Video Gamers will be happy and content to just RENT games instead of own....

Kindle Fire won't be a gaming machine beyond Angry Birds type games.

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