1. Darlaten's Avatar
    Video: This is what gaming looks like on BlackBerry 10 - The Globe and Mail

    First, doesn't Anders have the nicest hair.

    Second, this is what should have been shown on the launch. Multiple games running at the same time and the ability to switch between them on the fly demonstrating the power of BB10. It's very impressive.
    02-01-13 10:03 AM
  2. cjcampbell's Avatar
    Nice.. thanks for sharing.
    02-01-13 10:09 AM
  3. joe_23's Avatar
    Wow, I'm genuinely impressed. A fear I had for BB10 was that it would lag when jumping between apps and wouldn't have a very fluid experience. That is now all and done with. I'm very much looking forward to a real superphone feeling, Blackberry style
    02-01-13 10:12 AM
  4. playboldbook's Avatar
    Very cool, and yes why wasn't this shown at the launch, or is this the strategy. Low level launch (because no US availability right now). Then use advertizing dollars to slowly build it up again over the next month for when it is available to the US. Would the US customer have been even more choked with a super-duper-whiz-bang launch show, just to be told, um, can't have it now? US customers are choked enough as it is right now. I don't pretend to know, just guessing, as I am still kind of choked about the whole launch event myself.
    BB10BelieveIt likes this.
    02-01-13 10:14 AM
  5. drummer_god's Avatar
    im not getting how gaming will work when a accidental swipe will send you into the hub, or minimize the game.
    the playbook screen is larger, and only the down-to-up swipe affects things, really.
    but on a small 4.2" screen, i'm thinking fruit ninja and such will be more frustrating than fun.

    thoughts?
    02-01-13 10:17 AM
  6. Jaybles's Avatar
    im not getting how gaming will work when a accidental swipe will send you into the hub, or minimize the game.
    the playbook screen is larger, and only the down-to-up swipe affects things, really.
    but on a small 4.2" screen, i'm thinking fruit ninja and such will be more frustrating than fun.

    thoughts?
    Good point, I have definitely swiped out of gaming apps more than on a few occasions on my playbook. Will it be worse on the phone? I guess you will learn to keep away from the bezels, maybe they can even dial down the sensitivity of the bezels when in certain apps?

    Be good to hear how people are getting on with that
    02-01-13 10:33 AM
  7. cjcampbell's Avatar
    im not getting how gaming will work when a accidental swipe will send you into the hub, or minimize the game.
    the playbook screen is larger, and only the down-to-up swipe affects things, really.
    but on a small 4.2" screen, i'm thinking fruit ninja and such will be more frustrating than fun.

    thoughts?
    Happens all the time in Stick Tennis, although I am becoming more aware so happens less often now than it used to. I was actually wondering what it would be like on the phone as well.
    02-01-13 10:39 AM
  8. BB10BelieveIt's Avatar
    im not getting how gaming will work when a accidental swipe will send you into the hub, or minimize the game.
    the playbook screen is larger, and only the down-to-up swipe affects things, really.
    but on a small 4.2" screen, i'm thinking fruit ninja and such will be more frustrating than fun.

    thoughts?
    I remember reading here in he forums that BlackBerry has thought of that and implemented some sort of control setting to prevent that sort of thing from being a problem. Can't remember what it was.
    02-01-13 10:40 AM
  9. drummer_god's Avatar
    Perhaps someone who has the new Z10 can shed some light on this?
    02-01-13 11:28 AM
  10. howarmat's Avatar
    i do it on my pb all the time too and its quite aggravating indeed. Havent be able to test on a z10 yet to see if its better.
    02-01-13 11:41 AM
  11. hurds's Avatar
    cool, he swiped up from the bottom bezel in landscape to minimize. I've been interest to see how things work in landscape since I find I've used my iphone a lot in that orientation. I'm really looking forward to having BB10 on PBs and a phone since my family has a bunch of PBs and I'll be getting a phone so I'm sure there will be some good gaming to do.
    02-01-13 12:18 PM
  12. houshinto#IM's Avatar
    Aw Yeah,
    Work and Play is looking fine on the Z10.

    About the accidental minimizing though, perhaps Blackberry can implement a swipe lock setting that can only be disabled with a topright diagonal to bottom left swipe. Something can be fashioned I'm sure.
    02-01-13 12:31 PM
  13. Homo Erectus's Avatar
    That looks ******* awesome. Come on being more gaming apps by Tuesday.
    02-01-13 12:44 PM
  14. drummer_god's Avatar
    i suggest, the gesture to minimize a game should be ;
    a complete swipe from bottom bezel to top bezel.
    much like the wake-up gesture, it isn't a movement one would do accidently while slashing away at fruit or something.

    so, you're in a game, and the red LED light comes on; full swipe from bottom to top minimizing the game, then you can do the normal 'hub' gesture to check it out. when ready to go back to the game, just maximize the active frame.

    thoughts?
    02-01-13 12:47 PM
  15. GTiLeo's Avatar
    i do it on my pb all the time too and its quite aggravating indeed. Havent be able to test on a z10 yet to see if its better.
    it is a bit aggrivating no doubt espexially when the browser is open also, that memory hog ends up causing the apps that are not in use to shut down and there is a bit of lag, but at the same time the Playbook is not fully optimized and does not have the hardware capabilities the Z10 has. the Playbook does gamign extremely well though and is a big time feature of it i really had not doubt the z10 would be any different
    02-01-13 12:51 PM
  16. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    Video: This is what gaming looks like on BlackBerry 10 - The Globe and Mail

    First, doesn't Anders have the nicest hair.

    Second, this is what should have been shown on the launch. Multiple games running at the same time and the ability to switch between them on the fly demonstrating the power of BB10. It's very impressive.
    i tried that on my playbook to see how many i could run b4 crash,,, answer: 4 (MC2, jetpackjoyride, need4speed, sector strike, all i have) + 1 light web page,,, a labor (ram) intensive page closed browser, not games...
    02-01-13 12:56 PM
  17. SEAWARRIOR's Avatar
    im not getting how gaming will work when a accidental swipe will send you into the hub, or minimize the game.
    the playbook screen is larger, and only the down-to-up swipe affects things, really.
    but on a small 4.2" screen, i'm thinking fruit ninja and such will be more frustrating than fun.

    thoughts?
    sector strike has those kind of gestures on playbook,,, very rarely do i swipe out of it,,, might be tricky on a small screen tho...
    02-01-13 01:01 PM
  18. greatwiseone's Avatar
    One thing that will be better on BB10 (I would prefer it being there, but don't think RIM will put it back in) is that the side swiping between apps is gone. That was one problem with the PlayBook where you would switch apps when you get too close to the left or right hand side. haven't had that problem with BB10 on the dev alpha.
    02-01-13 01:47 PM
  19. chrysaurora's Avatar
    Doesn't play. Wish they'd upload it to YouTube too.
    02-01-13 02:12 PM
  20. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Second, this is what should have been shown on the launch. Multiple games running at the same time and the ability to switch between them on the fly demonstrating the power of BB10. It's very impressive.
    Thx 4 sharing this !
    Time consuming. But in a way what you ask is exactly what they (Anders) did ... in the after hours. So we'll probably see this type of demos bombing the web very soon.
    I believe this is smart. Remember, BlackBerry have to recover the business guys as the #1 target ... games will not impress them, even in a balance environment (BTW wondering what would happen if you switch to work environment with 4 games minimized ... if it holds ... this is *wow*)
    02-01-13 02:24 PM
  21. KasukeSadiki's Avatar
    One thing that will be better on BB10 (I would prefer it being there, but don't think RIM will put it back in) is that the side swiping between apps is gone. That was one problem with the PlayBook where you would switch apps when you get too close to the left or right hand side. haven't had that problem with BB10 on the dev alpha.
    Agreed, I never accidentally minimized a program on my PB but I have activated the side switching gesture a few times. Won't be a problem on BB10
    02-01-13 04:13 PM
  22. Double_J75's Avatar
    The link isn't working for me
    02-01-13 08:12 PM
  23. BrizzadMan's Avatar
    Hmmm... Anders was playing JetPack Joyride, which... I have on my PlayBook - but this is not yet available in BB World for my Z10. Searches come up with nothing.
    02-03-13 12:10 PM

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