Ipad 4 worth getting just for gaming?

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Feb 2, 2013
  1. Wombo Combo
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    I have a iPod touch 5g and I love playing games on it and was wondering would a iPad 4 be worth getting for a gaming device? Are there alot of good iPad games like there are for iphone? Or should I go with a vita/3ds/or ms surface/other? Also the jailbreak being released tomorrow doesn't hurt.
     
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    Eh, for simple gaming, an ipad is a good choice.I have an ipad, and a 3DS, and honestly, I prefer a 3DS for gaming. The ipad doesn't have as many immersive games as the 3DS.
     
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    If you enjoy that games that much on your iPod 5 it might be worth it for you, but I couldn't recommend spending the money for only gaming when there's a lot more the iPad has to offer. Near all of the games on your iPod can be played on iPad, however, some may require re-purchasing... There are a few games I enjoy on my iPod 5 that would probably be better on the iPad's larger screen (Eternity Warriors 2, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect: Infiltrator, GTA: Chinatown Wars, etc...) along with Garageband and ebooks... Personally, I'm satisfied with the iPod 5 since I use it mostly for web, social networking, and jotting down/recording music ideas.
     
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    The iPad is pretty good especially if you add the plus of the huge screen. And the emulators for jailbroken ones are nice too.
     
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    Tablets and iDevices and such are mainly for casual gaming, simple little quick stuff.
    If you want more in-depth and immersive games, getting a dedicated handheld is much better.
     
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    Well I decided to get one. Where is the best place to buy one without sales tax? I live in Georgia.
     
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    Depends how much you like ios games....
     
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    I would say if you're getting it just for gaming, get the iPad Mini instead. It's cheaper, and easier to hold.
    But then again, whilst I do have a lot of games on my iPad 2, I don't really use it as a gaming device. I use it as a tablet (with unlimited 3G), and gaming is just for distractions when I'm away from home. Maybe I'm spoiled by having every other gaming platform?
     
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    If it's just for gaming then for that money you could buy a 3DS and a LOAD of brilliant games to go with it and still have money left over.
     
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    You could use Amazon or eBay and just look for the closest/cheapest one. Some even have free shipping. You can also buy used too! :D
     
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    The ipad is not a gaming machine, why would you pay 600 for something just to play games and it doesn't have real games or a controller.
     
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    Go on
     
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