A cool idea just popped up in my head.

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  1. vbxz47

    vbxz47 Well-Known Member

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    So I was staring at the bottom of my iPhone and I realized that it would be possible to put a game in the 30-pin connecter port, like a chip per se, that holds a game like the umd disks for a psp. Then it would be likely to get full blown games on an iPhone that are disposable in a realistic fashion, refundable, and have the ability to resell. It is just an idea but think about it, it could work, no iffy iTunes downloads, no crashing, and being refundable. It is an altogether good thought. And updates would be released as a download through the game, no piracy, and of course we would still have the AppStore and the apps on it.
     
  2. madmud101

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    Oh, god...

    Problems with this system:

    1) Prices would rocket
    2) Convenience would be lost
    3) You would always have to carry around cartridges
    4) Cartridges get lost
    5) Take up space in your house
    6) How would you charge?!
    7) You wouldn't be able to quickly switch between games
    8) You could only carry a limited amount of games
    9) Ruins portability
    10) Takes longer to start each game (it's what the iPhone is famous for)
    11) Buying games and apps would be a constant hassle
    12) Apple would have to spend money manufacturing these chips
    12) i) Creating chips would use resources
    12) ii) There are millions of apps!!!! How many chips are you gonna need?!
    12) iii) How big would the shops have to be to store all apps?!
    12) iv) You would have games running out of stock constantly, always a battle for the game (release night queues, please no)
    12) v) A ton of cartridges would be wasted because no one wants them
    13) Trying to find the right game would be a pain in a massive store
    14) It would be uncomfortable to hold!!!
    15) Broken easily!
    etc, etc, etc...

    Need I go on?
    There was a reason that the PSP donned the UMD in the Go.
     
  3. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    More power drain.
    Opens system to flash carts.
    Good way to stress/break your dock connector.
    Different iPhone/iPod/iPad models have different shapes.
    Current system works pretty well, I see no reason why anyone would want this.
     
  4. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    Ha! My list is bigger. *said with a childish tune* ;)
     
  5. ScottColbert

    ScottColbert Well-Known Member

    Now now, it's not the length of the list but what you do with it, that counts. :p
     
  6. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha! Good one.
     
  7. drelbs

    drelbs Well-Known Member

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    D'oh! :eek:
     
  8. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, lotsa reasons why this wouldn't work.
     
  9. LBG

    LBG SeƱor Member

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    That might have sounded like a good idea 20 years ago, but in today's world it just wouldn't work.
     
  10. vbxz47

    vbxz47 Well-Known Member

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    No no I'm just talking about bigger games like a full gta so price concerns would be solved there would still be all apps and AppStore just like games over half a gig I k that what u thought I meant sounded bad it does but I just meant full blown games
     
  11. runformoney1110

    runformoney1110 Well-Known Member

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    In your closet
    is the "list" a metaphor for something else? :p
     
  12. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Cartridges are soooo 1990.

    But yea, the only good thing I see for this idea is that we will be able to resell. But then again, you can lose or break chips/cartridges, but since all apps are basically digital media, we can just redownload it if we want.
     
  13. 270Kp

    270Kp Well-Known Member

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    Unless it gets pulled from the AppStore.
     
  14. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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    I have a better idea, what about like an external addon thingy kind of like a console controller but but wait for it, shaped like a bone!
     
  15. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    There's already something similar to this, it's called the 3DS.
     
  16. Andylasian

    Andylasian Well-Known Member

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    You just blew me away there man.
     
  17. wootbean

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    the next whiskey bar
    forum is flooded with Perverts amazing how they all jump on it
     
  18. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    How many big-budget games are there on the app store?
    There will always be a battle between developers to be classed as a big game.

    And even if you do only include big games, you will still have about half the problems on that list.

    Sorry dude. But unfortunately this would not work.
     
  19. Chocolate

    Chocolate Well-Known Member

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    This is the worst idea I have ever read on the internetz.

    Seriously. Bad.
     
  20. Enco

    Enco Well-Known Member

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    No.

    A huge no. The best thing about the ipod/iphone is that it's download only and you don't have to worry about extra disks etc.
     

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