iPad Controller for Games?

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    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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    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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    iPad game controller

    This a just a dream devellop a device so sophisticated took at least one FULL year
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    People already carry a mouse with a laptop....what's the difference?
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    I think using your iPhone/iPod touch would be a great controller for many games on the iPad. Sync 'em via bluetooth... your game stays stationary on your iPad while you can still use the accelerometer and virtual d-pad on your iPhone. I'm sure somebody will be working on it if not already.
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    Other nice thing about that is it can be customized per game...
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    iPad Controler

    Good idea, but not so easy to made it (due to some Apple limitation)
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    Which Apple limitation would make it difficult? I thought Apple opened up the bluetooth stack to developers in version 3. Just curious ;).
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    There are plenty of games for iPhone/Touch that allow for multiplayer over bluetooth, and also some that can communicate data (like bump) Where would the difficulty come in?
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    I hope we see some sort of dedicated controller for it.
    And why not we already have a keyboard for it so a controller isn't out of the realm of possibility.Sure touch controls are good enough for some games but they can also be a little bit unresponsive and just clunky to use in others.
    Maybe I'm just dreaming but you never know
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    Guillaume,
    I have 1 game of my ipad and iphone which I use as a controller. the game is call the incident and its under £2. I was just thinking if there's something out there that I don't know off something that would be interesting like Super Mario on ipad and iphone.
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    gentlefury, that will be nice and cool having your iphone as your controller for most games on your ipad.
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