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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is going mobile

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Alex Seropian, co-founder and former CEO of Bungie (you know, the company that made Halo and is now making Destiny) is working on a first-person shooter for mobile devices called Midnight Star. Seropian said it was "obvious" to himself and his team that core gamers would transition to the mobile space. Judging by our comments, you guys ... how to put this lightly ... disagree. Strongly.

It got me thinking. See, I like mobile games, but I wouldn't call any of my favorite phone or tablet experiences something I enjoy the same way I enjoy a good console or PC game. I play Cut The Rope for a quick gaming fix, while Year Walk and The Room have shown that mobile games can be downright spooky - which is great for me, as I consider myself a horror fan. But whenever I tried to play Mass Effect: Infiltrator, Deus Ex: The Fall or any other games aimed at the so-called "core gamer" market, I found myself disappointed.

I don't think mobile games are all bad, but I find they're at their best when they're not trying to ape the designs and control schemes of their console cousins. It's like potato chips and cookies: sometimes you want something sweet, sometimes you want something salty. Neither one is worse or better than the other, but I don't think there's too many people clamoring for Doritos Cool Ranch cookies or chocolate chip-flavored Ruffles.

But enough about me, what do you think? Are you looking forward to Midnight Star? Love mobile games? Hate em? Do you see yourself transitioning to such games in the future? Leave your thoughts below, after you check out this week's webcomics.

Penny Arcade (Crosswords)
Hejibits (Donkey Degradation)
Critical Miss (Xbox One's Frame Rate: Kid Rejected, Mother Approved)
ReadySoup (What the People Game to See)
Ctrl+Alt+Del (Dry City)
Awkward Zombie (All That Glitters)
8BitGamer (Virtual Reality)


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