Can tablets be considered consoles?

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#1 Posted by tudyniuz (677 posts) -
Quick question: can tablets be considered consoles? We have many tablets and many games on them, but is that enough to call them consoles?
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#2 Posted by Charazani (2919 posts) -
Quick question: can tablets be considered consoles? We have many tablets and many games on them, but is that enough to call them consoles?tudyniuz
No
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#3 Posted by BossPerson (9177 posts) -

Not so long as I am still alive. And no, playing Angry Birds does not make someone a gamer.

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#4 Posted by metroidprime55 (17657 posts) -
Oh god no, if they do start being considered consoles I'll give up gaming because that is the most embarrassing thing to be associated with.
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#5 Posted by tudyniuz (677 posts) -
Many said they are consoles, I don't agree.
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#6 Posted by Legenkiller59 (6464 posts) -

what because they play Angry Birds? i don't think 1 game can make something considered to be a console

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#7 Posted by chilly-chill (8902 posts) -
Quick question: can tablets be considered consoles? We have many tablets and many games on them, but is that enough to call them consoles?tudyniuz
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#8 Posted by howlrunner13 (4408 posts) -

A tablet is a tablet.

A console is a device that depends on connecting to an external video source (TV).

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#9 Posted by tudyniuz (677 posts) -
I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who doesn't consider them consoles.
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#10 Posted by Techn0boy96 (25 posts) -
They're portable but the software is good even to be considered "consoles".
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#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163339 posts) -
No
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#12 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
i don't see why not. their graphics are similar and you can play games on them
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#13 Posted by BranKetra (51726 posts) -
No, but they will be controllers.
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#14 Posted by quebec946 (1604 posts) -

no they are oversized smartphone whitout the phone feature.

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#15 Posted by KiIIyou (27185 posts) -

Not so long as I am still alive. And no, playing Angry Birds does not make someone a gamer.

BossPerson
Yeah it do.
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#16 Posted by quebec946 (1604 posts) -

[QUOTE="BossPerson"]

Not so long as I am still alive. And no, playing Angry Birds does not make someone a gamer.

KiIIyou

Yeah it do.

no it doesn't

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#17 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163339 posts) -
i don't see why not. their graphics are similar and you can play games on themZumaJones07
You can play games on a smart phone....doesn't make it a console.
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#18 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26969 posts) -
Quick question: can tablets be considered consoles? We have many tablets and many games on them, but is that enough to call them consoles?tudyniuz
No I wouldn't consider them a console, its more like a monitor for a console, kind of like the relationship between a computer and a monitor I guess.
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#19 Posted by KiIIyou (27185 posts) -

[QUOTE="KiIIyou"][QUOTE="BossPerson"]

Not so long as I am still alive. And no, playing Angry Birds does not make someone a gamer.

quebec946

Yeah it do.

no it doesn't

OH REAlly?
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#20 Posted by quebec946 (1604 posts) -

[QUOTE="quebec946"]

[QUOTE="KiIIyou"]Yeah it do.KiIIyou

no it doesn't

OH REAlly?

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#21 Posted by KiIIyou (27185 posts) -

[QUOTE="KiIIyou"][QUOTE="quebec946"] no it doesn't

quebec946

OH REAlly?

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#22 Posted by TwoFace-BS (9531 posts) -
No,since they arent specifically designed to be dedicated to gaming
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#23 Posted by BlackDevil99 (2329 posts) -

nope, they're not consoles, or computers
they're something else

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#24 Posted by 22Toothpicks (12540 posts) -
I can play games on my Ti-83, does that make it a console?
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#25 Posted by GazaAli (25216 posts) -
Who the fvck cares?
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#26 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

No. Don't listen to Apple.

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#27 Posted by LJS9502_basic (163339 posts) -
Who the fvck cares?GazaAli
Apparently you do since you came in the thread to respond...:roll:
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#28 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

no they are oversized smartphone whitout the phone feature.

quebec946

I agree with this sentiment.

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#29 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

no, nope nope nope.

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#30 Posted by Serraph105 (32262 posts) -

It needs to be hooked up to a tv imo. Even a PC doesn't really count as a "console" in my mind. Though you can definitely be considered a gamer with a pc.

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#31 Posted by dave123321 (35357 posts) -
Who the fvck cares?GazaAli
Mhm
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#32 Posted by Serraph105 (32262 posts) -
[QUOTE="GazaAli"]Who the fvck cares?dave123321
Mhm

gamers care. Gamers spend time working on their skills to be the best they can be at their games. Gamers have been doing it longer. Gamers can spend tens of hours beating a single game. Most tablet games can be beaten in an hour and a half with ease and they can be considered pros by the end of it. It may seem like a pathetic thing to feel threatened by, but if you invest that much time in your hobby you won't exactly appreciate this kind of change. Especially in what it takes to be considered a pro. *goes back to playing "pop the corn" on my ipod touch*
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#33 Posted by tudyniuz (677 posts) -

We've got so many newer tablets, lots of older games got ported to tablets, are they finally consoles?

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#34 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (23491 posts) -

They can be considered gaming devices of which a console is a mere subset of.

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#35 Edited by deeliman (3832 posts) -

@tudyniuz said:

We've got so many newer tablets, lots of older games got ported to tablets, are they finally consoles?

This topic is 1.5 years old. Stop fucking necro posting.

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#36 Edited by lamprey263 (35177 posts) -

not until we have a name for tablet gamers

we got hermits, lemmings, cows, and sheep, what will tablet gamers be called? personally I think they should be called "fingerbangers"

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#37 Posted by foxhound_fox (97101 posts) -

A gaming console is something that hooks up to a TV and uses a secondary input device. It would be okay to compare them to handhelds, but not consoles.

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#38 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

No, but they can be considered tablets.

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#39 Edited by The-Apostle (12195 posts) -

TC necroed his own topic. >_>

But I would consider them handhelds.

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#40 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

This isn't the General gaming forum -.-

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#41 Edited by 0Hamburgher (957 posts) -

Technically they are consoles, but many gamers such as myself will not allow it to be considered a video game console in the likes of Playstation and Xbox

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#42 Edited by BranKetra (51726 posts) -

Tablets remain distinctly different from dedicated gaming consoles. In fact, anything considered technically a tablet in their current forms should not ever be considered a console, so /thread one year later.

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#43 Posted by touchscreenpad (220 posts) -

I don't think so, isn't it under the mobile category?

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#44 Edited by Nintendo_Man (19718 posts) -

Do not bump old topics, if you want to start a discussion on the subject then create a new thread.