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iPad 2 Made Simple by Martin Trautschold, Gary Mazo

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Chapter 22

Games and Fun

Your iPad excels at many things. It is a multimedia workhorse, and it can keep track of your busy life, as well. Two areas where the iPadreally excels are as a gaming device and for hosting iPad-specific apps that really take advantage of its large, high resolution touch screen. You can even find versions of popular games you might only expect to find on dedicated gaming consoles.

The iPad brings many advantages to portable gaming: the high definition screen makes for realistic visuals, the high quality audio provides great sound effects, and the accelerometer allows you to really interact with your games. For example, in racing games, you can “steer” your car by turning the iPad as you hold it.

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