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Gaming Controller for iPad 2?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by xxevilpx3nrxx, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. xxevilpx3nrxx
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    I am purchasing an iPad 2 in the near future, and was wondering if there was a Xbox 360-like controller, for gaming? I know that there is Bluetooth capability in the new iPad 2, but is it doable to connect some sort of Xbox 360-esque controller to the iPad via Bluetooth or some related manner? Thanks!
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    Good to hear from you. You’ll find a whole bunch of iPad enthusiasts in this Forum who are only too willing to help other iPad owners and to hear of their experiences. Don’t be afraid to post any questions you may have or use the ‘Search’ button near the top of the Forum web page. I usually find I discover one new interesting and useful piece of information about my iPad every day - and often not even what I was looking for!!

    I am not aware of any gaming controllers for the iPad, but maybe other members will know of something that's out there. The interface capability of the iPad is fairly limited and there's no way of 'intercepting' the touch screen interface that a gaming controller would need to have access to.

    Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts about the iPad.

    Have fun and enjoy your iPad


    If you don’t already have it you can download a copy of the iPad manual for free.

    Apple - Support - Manuals

    It’s free too.

    Tim
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    If you have an iPod touch, try the controller app that let's you connect your iPod to the iPad to use as a controller
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    Whats the name of the Ipod controller?
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    The iPod touch controller app is made by "game x"
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    Yes give that app a try, I have not used it yet with ipad but it works really well hooked to laptop for gaming, I like it!
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    Like what Mplough was talking about, with the external, attaching controls. However, is there a way to connect a Xbox 360/Bluetooth/PS3 controller via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth? Is it even doable without jailbreaking?
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    I use my iphone 4 as a controller with SNES HD on the ipad :)
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    i also want a gaming controller
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    I was wondering if the USB adapter from the camera connection kit would have any compatability with a USB game pad, since it work just fine with a USB keyboard even when the iPad 2 is not rooted.
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    Game controller would be awesome! I have the first gen ipod tough, wonder if the controller app will work with it? Im guessing probably not as it is not multi touch.
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    Upon doing some more searching, the OnLive iPad stuff that is supposedly coming in the near future looks pretty awesome for "console" gaming on the iPad. I have been interested in the OnLive device for a while, but don't know anyone personally who has used it to tell of its quality or lack thereof. Anyone here familiar with these streaming "console" gaming devices?
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    I also have been interested in onlive gaming. I setup an account on there and played a few game(they have free full game play trials in just about all there games and this is all on my 13" MacBook pro) and was a great experience. The only issue with it so far as I can see is it determining your Internet connection so of you have poor Internet onlive won't load and it tells you that. Other then that it's pretty cool can't wait for the iPad version to come out.
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    Cool!
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    Over a year since the last post in here but lots has gone on in that time. My first post so hello people. Anyway, just to try and roundup a few controller options, I was putting a web page together and figured this thread would suit it perfectly. Definitely a good few controller options available now. I cant post a link til I have done at least 3 posts, so the best I can do is give a huge hint as to what the page is ww.diablo944.co.uk/icademod.htm
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    If you are looking for a working Bluetooth controller on WebOS you should check out the iControlPad. Seems to work great for me, battery life lasts a month or two on a charge (or more easy).
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    Hey guys, you might want to have a look at this list with theEdited by Moderator - no links to blogs, please read the forum rules . My personal option is the 60 beat game pad for the iPad, it looks a little similar to the PS controller, you might want to give it a try ;)
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    I had no idea about the "game x" app. I'm definitely trying that out!
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    There are so many controller like xbox controller for ipad, i search on youtube some people manage to use the classic nintendo controller, wiimote, and other console controller for ipad. To know how to do it, you will get answer on youtube.

    This one is xbox controller used for ipad
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