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    iPad Controller for Games?

    If Apple is going to market the iPad as a gaming device, how long before we see a controller if ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDan View Post
    If Apple is going to market the iPad as a gaming device, how long before we see a controller if ever?
    Hmm..maybe a good 6 months after release. Hmm...i think about the size..it will probably be in the range of a SNES controll and a normal Iphone size.

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    I was thinking something more along the lines of this:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSPUP59Qnvc]YouTube - iControlPad Prototype running psx4iphone - Wipeout XL - Ridge Racer[/ame]

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    Provided this technology works well, I'd like to see what it was like coupled with Nvidia's 3D Vision. I really enjoyed pc gaming more when they innovated. Infact I don't prefer to use a controller for my PC gaming. If I wanted a controller for FPS, I would play them on my PS3.

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    As long as the refresh rate is high enough the iPad should in theory work with Bluetooth Shutter Glasses. I honestly expect to see this offered at some point in conjunction with the 3D movie craze. Maybe by the time Avatar comes to home video.
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    A controller for the iPad would be cumbersome, and non-standard. Furthermore, by needing a controller, a game would impose an extra expense on its users- that would definitely impede on the game's sales. Who would want to buy a controller that's only required for a minority of games?

    So I really doubt it'll ever be something viable.

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    I already posted this in a new thread, but what does everyone think of just using an iPhone or iPod Touch as a game controller??

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    thta makes sense to just use your iphone or ipod to control the games . it would be easy to hardware adapt them for that smart idea

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    Thumbs down iPad game controller

    Quote Originally Posted by DG~X View Post
    Hmm..maybe a good 6 months after release. Hmm...i think about the size..it will probably be in the range of a SNES controll and a normal Iphone size.
    This a just a dream devellop a device so sophisticated took at least one FULL year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guillaume View Post
    A controller for the iPad would be cumbersome, and non-standard. Furthermore, by needing a controller, a game would impose an extra expense on its users- that would definitely impede on the game's sales. Who would want to buy a controller that's only required for a minority of games?

    So I really doubt it'll ever be something viable.
    People already carry a mouse with a laptop....what's the difference?


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