i have been trying to tell everyone and their dog how awesome the ipad is going to be. so far, very few people want to listen to me. they tell me it’s just a glorified ipod touch. or how ‘stupid’ it is since it’s so small. even after they see one in action, they continue to scoff! bah!
now, all these people can see how truly life-changing this can be. lifehacker details a way to play SNES on your ipad. yes! you can now play the classics on the latest technology. again, lifehacker has the details, but it involves a few simple things, like the wiimote, jailbreaking your ipad and some standard cables you almost definitely have. think about this: how popular the damn iphone and ipod touch games are, and how apple uses these platforms as their console. think about how important the social side of the internet is, and the increasing importance of being mobile. you are no one if you don’t have an app. think about how you lug your big beast of a ps3 or xbox 360 everywhere, or all the consoles you did when you were younger.
this, my friends, is major. we’ve seen how, with a bit of knowledge, the ipad can become an SNES. granted, this appeals to a minute portion of the population. now think about this: what if the powers that be at apple latch onto this? what if enough r & d go into this so that developers not only make game releases for sony and microsoft, but they start doing it for apple? oh sure, scoff now, but they’ve done it for games like guitar hero. sure, the experience is a bit different, but it’s still an experience.
god, i am SO excited.