Tablets are starting to worm their way into the hardcore gaming market. First OnLive with it’s touch controlled gaming tablet, and now Gaikai and Wikipad are teaming up to make the “first tablet to offer an attachable, console quality gamepad controller.” Gaikai is a competitor to OnLive, also offereing cloud gaming.
The Wikipad was revealed at CES this year and features glasses-free 3D (and 2D as well) as well as the gamepad controller. Since CES though the screen has expanded from 8.1” to 10.1 in., the core is now a quad core porcessor, it weighs less, and now has 3G capabilities.
While I still think that consoles are not going to be replaced for quite some time, stuff like this puts a wrench in my thought process. I’m not saying that it’s a bad thing, it just makes me rethink my opinions. Tablets will probably have a major place in the gaming industry one day but consoles are the way to go for now. Plus why lug around that awkward controller? It won’t fit very nicely in your backpack or murse.