Yeah, the iPhone wants games

The touch screen is amazingly sensitive without being prone to weird errors. The two-finger zoom interface is lovely. The UI responds instantly, no matter what the phone is doing. I'll write a full review on Tech Talk soon.

But damn, this thing is just begging to be used for games. It would be a far better platform than the current game-enabled iPod, because the input device is more flexible, and Apple does not have to fear metal fatigue in the clickwheel for games that would demand a lot of clicking, more than the wheel was really designed for. Oh, bring me games on my iPhone.



IEEE Spectrum’s gaming blog was retired in 2010, but it is preserved here for archival reference.