Vainglory Shows Off iOS 8's Next-Generation Video Gaming

Vainglory is an upcoming iOS MOBA game that was demoed at today's Apple event. It showed of just a smidgen of what iOS 8's new gaming interface Metal is capable of doing. It's interesting that Apple picked a MOBA to feature at today's event, considering how immensely popular (and profitable) as a professional eSport the genre has become. They clearly consider themselves legitimate contenders in the high stakes arena of professional gaming.

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VainGlory Shows Off iOS 8's Next Generation Video Gaming

Vainglory was a pleasant surprise. It showed a little bit of the level of graphics and gameplay possible on Apple's new iDevice operating system. The new iPhone 6s features a new 64-bit A8 chip and has Metal smoothing the way, so developers can create even more spectacular games than ever before.

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What we saw today with Vainglory was awesome, but I suspect it will be looked back on as just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what Metal and the A8 chip are capable of. In the meantime, here's hoping that we see Vainglory, or one of the other amazing MOBAs on iOS, give some of the more established PC and console franchise MOBAs a run for their money.

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As Senior Gear Editor at iPhone Life, Dig reports on the latest and greatest accessories built for the iOS ecosystem. From rugged gear and Bluetooth speakers, to headphones, unique iDevice cases, and iOS remote controlled vehicles, Dig's articles cover a wide range of great gear for the iPhone and iPad. A core gamer for over three decades, Dig also writes iPhone Life's Game Centered column, which focuses on the best iOS games and game related news. Additionally, Dig's company, iDoc Tech Support, offers web design and administration services as well as iPhone and iPad repairs. When not at his work desk, Dig loves spending time with family and enjoying the wonders of nature. You can follow him on Twitter @idoctech