Over a year ago, I sat in disbelief as Steve Jobs unveiled the newest toy in the Apple arsenal, the iPad. I had already owned an iPod touch and used iPhones long enough to know that the iPad was going to be a huge success, but gaming was listed as one of the key uses of this “magical” device and I thought that sounded a little off.
Gaming, for myself and many like me, is a term reserved for console game systems (like the XBOX 360 and PS3) and desktop computers. I’ve been playing games for years and when someone mentions a “gaming system” I think of fast graphics, surround sound and a controller. That’s what seemed so “off” in Steve’s speech. How can you “game” on the iPad when there are no buttons?