New Platform: Android

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#1 Posted by Jeff (5579 posts) -

After talking it over a bit (mostly by talking to myself), we've added an Android platform to the site.

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#2 Edited by eskimo (502 posts) -

Thanks :D Doesn't seem like many sites have gone beyond a smartphone or iphone category so far. 

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#3 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2561 posts) -

I <3 You!

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#4 Posted by W0lfbl1tzers (1790 posts) -

Seems like a good time to do so.

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#5 Posted by dangerousdave (140 posts) -
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#6 Posted by oblique_ (53 posts) -

Thanks, handsome

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#7 Posted by PerryVandell (2219 posts) -

Hmm... I guess that works, even though android is technically an OS. Now that I think about it that's probably a good idea since no android phone is as popular as the iPhone so it's simpler to have Android as the platform rather than listing something like the Droid X or the HTC incredible. Although I do see where you are coming from regarding the time it took to make the decision.

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#8 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6649 posts) -
@oblique_ said:
" Thanks, handsome "
Creepy 3rd post.
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#9 Edited by oblique_ (53 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero: Since when is it creepy to call another man handsome?  Third post or not, I'm just saying what everyone is thinking.
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#10 Posted by buzz_clik (7470 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" @oblique_ said:
" Thanks, handsome "
Creepy 3rd post. "
Got the girlie giggles outta me.
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#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

What about just using "Mobile" for all cell phone games?  Is that to broad?

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#12 Posted by Southgrove (360 posts) -

And nooobody listened when i suggested it.... bah. 
 http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/editing-tools/820/android-as-gaming-platform/411229/    

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#13 Posted by JJWeatherman (14929 posts) -

This was Will Smith's doing, I'm sure of it!  :P 
 
Good stuff.

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#14 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

Whats an android?

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#15 Posted by bluephoenixmedia (50 posts) -

cool, would it be wrong for me to post an entry for a game I'm developing?

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#16 Posted by Claude (16651 posts) -

I still think Steam should be a platform. Marketplace is a platform. I'm sure this argument has been done before.

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#17 Posted by Raakill (850 posts) -
@Claude said:
" I still think Steam should be a platform. Marketplace is a platform. I'm sure this argument has been done before. "
Makes sense.
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#18 Posted by Malakhii (1444 posts) -
@hematurge said:
" @Claude said:
" I still think Steam should be a platform. Marketplace is a platform. I'm sure this argument has been done before. "
Makes sense. "
I agree, but I guess you are technically playing just PC games through steam. 
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#19 Posted by Raakill (850 posts) -
@Malakhii:  Aren't Marketplace games technically XBox games?
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#20 Posted by Claude (16651 posts) -
@Malakhii said:
" @hematurge said:
" @Claude said:
" I still think Steam should be a platform. Marketplace is a platform. I'm sure this argument has been done before. "
Makes sense. "
I agree, but I guess you are technically playing just PC games through steam.  "
And I'm technically playing my Marketplace games through my Xbox 360. Yet, another platform.
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#21 Posted by adoggz (2081 posts) -
@Jeff: 
woot R2 wants to give you a bloopy hi 5.
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#22 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -
@Claude said:
" @Malakhii said:
" @hematurge said:
" @Claude said:
" I still think Steam should be a platform. Marketplace is a platform. I'm sure this argument has been done before. "
Makes sense. "
I agree, but I guess you are technically playing just PC games through steam.  "
And I'm technically playing my Marketplace games through my Xbox 360. Yet, another platform. "
I don't think Marketplace should be a platform, wouldn't the 360 be the platform?
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#23 Posted by BeachThunder (14579 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" @oblique_ said:
" Thanks, handsome "
Creepy 3rd post. "
Lovely 5491st post, sexy facial hair dude
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#24 Posted by Malakhii (1444 posts) -
@hematurge: I would think so. 
 
@Claude: It's weird, but there is probably something about it that separates it that I'm not aware of. Like I said I'm for steam being listed separate, if marketplace is. 
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#25 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

I just wanna know when android gets froyo...

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#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14601 posts) -

Why didn't any inform me of this? Sure I could have found out myself, but I don't frequent Giant Bomb's Android forum!

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