• May 10th 2008 at 2:54PM
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The iPhone has been a hit since its release and Apple has ratcheted up the excitement the last couple of months, as the recently-released software development kit for the phone is already bearing fruit. In a short period of time and on what we'd guess is a very limited budget, one group of developers has designed a cool racing game called Raging Thunder that features quality graphics, a number of cars, and steering that utilizes the iPhone's revolutionary accelerometer. While the game isn't exactly groundbreaking, it demonstrates that we should see some very cool racing games when big-time developers really start to focus on the iPhone. Follow the jump to see the sweet-looking Raging Thunder in action.
[Source: Kotaku]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      wow! now the iphone does more than 2 things! watch out windows mobile phones! they're almost at the 1101239403948 things you can do!
        • 7 Years Ago
        As a longtime iPhone user, and a Windows Mobile user for 3.5 years before that, I have to agree.

        My iPhone's jailbroken, unlocked, etc. and kitted out with the latest programs from everywhere, but the variety of apps is nowhere near what's out for Windows Mobile.

        Gaming on the iPhone is beyond pathetic. Puzzle games might be fine, but no real games (read: FPS, Driving games) work without buttons or a D-pad. I have all the emulators installed (NES, SNES, Genesis, PSX), and they're all pretty useless due to the onscreen keys ("virtual buttons").

        The accelerometer is cool and all, but for FPS or driving games, it's not a good idea. The two demo 3D FPS apps currently out for the iPhone, iPac3D and Yeti3D, are very hard to play with either onscreen or accelerometer controls. Tilting the whole unit (which also limits your view of what's happening) is nowhere near as quick or precise as buttons (even virtual ones).

        One of the things I miss most about my WinMo phones (besides Bluetooth, which the iPhone can only use for mono headsets, nothing else) is the lack of FPS and driving games. Even if there were any, there's really no way to play without any physical controls.

        What I'm hoping is that someone will come out with a gaming attachment for the iPhone, with a D-pad/joystick and some buttons, but the iPhone SDK doesn't allow hardware access, so that's probably not going to be possible.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Have you ever used an iPhone?... didn't think so. I had a blackjack, and that things software was so retarded, useless and difficult to use, that after paying $300 and using it for only 3 months, i got an iPhone. I love it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        actually i have played with several iphones. didnt like. got bored withing 2 minutes. great hardware, it just doesn't do much.
        • 7 Years Ago
        An ipod touch that doesn't work as well as an ipod touch but makes phone calls. Keep it. I have an actual cell phone for making phone calls and sending sms.
        • 7 Years Ago
        exactly, iphone = for you

        but tech people use phones for so much more. (ie: tethering via bluetooth to laptop for 3g broadband data connection anywhere)
        • 7 Years Ago
        well i could care less if u can play games on it. i dont play games much on my phone...i just use it to text, listen to music, and call people
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol yeah, i don't know why you got all fussy really. It was just my opinion.

        i am a bit of a power user [read: mega nerd] so i guess thats why i see the iphone's short comings.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a concept for a portable Wii. Still...its not bad.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wonder if I can play this on my CECT P168/iClone....pretty sick of the ONE game that it has :(
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