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Nintendo, Sony may have to watch out for incoming iOS controllers

There's no question that smartphones like the iPhone and tablets like the iPad have plenty of horsepower to run beautiful games. Titles like Real Racing 3 and Infinity Blade III clearly showcase what developers are capable of delivering to iOS devices.
 
However, most gamers have thumbed their noses at smartphones and tablets as a "true" gaming platform due to restrictive touchscreen controls. Thanks to Apple's "Made for iPhone" initiative, iOS gamers will now be able to lay their fingers on real buttons and analog sticks to perform "head shots" on enemies or clip an apex in race car around Laguna Seca.
 
Logitech has posted a teaser image on its Facebook page that confirms that it is working on an iOS game controller:

 
GameCase, on the other hand, has gone full throttle ahead by posting a trailer of its upcoming game controller:
 
 

Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will officially launch tomorrow, so we're likely to start hearing more about these controllers shortly.

Sources: Mac Rumors, Logitech [via Facebook]



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Just wow
By flyingpants1 on 9/19/2013 11:38:08 PM , Rating: 2
This industry is so embarrassingly incompetent.

This could have been out for YEARS. Since the Galaxy S2 at least.

We could have had real games for YEARS. Something to play during a long ride. No stupid 2D adware like Angry birds or Candy Crush.

Let's all keep buying $600 glass phones that are sold at 70% margins, and pay $280 to repair when they are dropped once.




RE: Just wow
By Samus on 9/20/2013 4:29:05 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately the size and aspect ratio of the iPhone makes it an uncomfortable, but powerful none-the-less gaming device. The HTC One, Moto X and GS3/4 are just substantially better platforms for gaming simply because of the screen size. They are all much tougher than the iPhone 5/5s as well having stronger screens, lighter weight and plastic shells.

Then you have the Note 2/3 which is really the sweet spot for screen size and gaming, something on-par with the PS Vita.


RE: Just wow
By flyingpants1 on 9/20/2013 8:36:57 AM , Rating: 2
Nothing wrong with 4". But yeah, the bigger the better IMO.

They need to make one for the Nexus 7 ASAP.


RE: Just wow
By Flunk on 9/20/2013 9:06:08 AM , Rating: 2
Those games serve a purpose, they're for what they call the casual market. My aunts love those games.


RE: Just wow
By inighthawki on 9/20/2013 4:01:30 PM , Rating: 2
I think the point he is making is that we have all these phones that have for years been powerful enough to play high quality 3D games and produce really awesome games, but don't, and people are spending hundreds of dollars on high quality high spec phones so that they can browse the web.


Backpack?
By majorpain on 9/20/2013 2:00:30 PM , Rating: 2
And pretty soon we will all start hanging around with a backpack filled with accessories for the phone or tablet. I know i already do, and it sucks. Cover, charger, extra charger, external battery, OTG cable, card&usb reader, longer charger cable, different cover, 360º cover, white cover, pink cover, shorter cable... Now a "joypad"! huhuhuhu What about a Double Force Feedback Wheel with pedals? Thought it was all mobile ehehehehh.




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