Consoles are doomed! 'Official' Bluetooth iOS joypad announced!

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#1 Posted by loco145 (10822 posts) -

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Gameloft announces Bluetooth iOS joypad.


What differentiates the Duo Gamer, however, is that its the first of its kind to be officially certified by Apple. Existing peripherals, such as the arcade-emulating iCade, work by tricking iOS into thinking they are a bluetooth keyboard.

However, theres a big caveat consumers need to be aware of the Duo Gamer only supports Gameloft titles. Specifically, at the current time, it supports five games Asphalt 7, Modern Combat 3, Brothers in Arms 2, NOVA 3 and Order & Chaos.

It also costs a hefty $80 in the US, placing it far beyond its competition most of which boast a broader compatibility list, too.

The Duo Gamer will be sold in Apple Stores, though were yet to learn of any other UK retailers who will carry the product.

Source.

Consoles Had a good run. Now, instead of playing crap like RE6 on your 50'' Tv at crappy upscaled 720p you can now play AAA games like Nova 3 on your 10'' iPad at super HD!

#2 Posted by Heirren (18461 posts) -
That is the worst looking controller I've ever seen. Why is it so bulky? The thing should be the size of a snes pad--able to fit in a small bag pocket.
#3 Posted by charizard1605 (60315 posts) -
Lol
#5 Posted by quebec946 (1378 posts) -

:lol:.

#6 Posted by Heirren (18461 posts) -
Look how excited that idiot is just looking at the title screen.
#7 Posted by Wasdie (50491 posts) -

Wow... $80 for a controller that supports 5 games. I bet it sells well too.

#8 Posted by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

$80 for that controller? Lol no thanks.

#9 Posted by p4s2p0 (4167 posts) -
Looks hideous but good to see phones and tablets getting controls. But I'll stick with vita thank you.
#10 Posted by da_illest101 (7633 posts) -

lol

#11 Posted by Keiji993 (1059 posts) -
PS Vita/3DS are dead now. GG
#12 Posted by ryangcnx-2 (1300 posts) -

Looks even worse than the N64 controller...

On top of that, my iphone 4s is no where near as capable as a Console or PC. And why would I want to buy a $600 ipad thats going to be run the newer games slower because a new tablet comes out in a year, it's already like that., PC gaming doesn't even outdate that quickly. When the new consoles come out, the gap between tablets and consoles will be much more significant, (even as of now they still aren't as powerful). And there is only 1 game on ios that I want, and thats that new Final Fantasy game. The reason I haven't bought it yet is because its on iOS and I just don't really want to play games on my tiny phone. If they bring it to xbox live arcade, Steam or PSN I will buy it the second it goes up.

I am not a supporter of tablets and never will be.

#13 Posted by PCgameruk (1512 posts) -

Whaha!:lol: I've been using my PS3 controller for playing games on my tablet for the past year. Just use the Sixaxis Controller app and map touch screen buttons to the controller. Can use any bluetooth controller aswell.

Why gameloft think they can sell their own game pad which only supports their own games is laughable.

#14 Posted by clyde46 (47268 posts) -

Whaha!:lol: I've been using my PS3 controller for playing games on my tablet for the past year. Just use the Sixaxis Controller app and map touch screen buttons to the controller. Can use any bluetooth controller aswell.

Why gameloft think they can sell their own game pad which only supports their own games is laughable.

PCgameruk
Is that with a Android or iOS tablet?
#15 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Yes, I can finally play Angry Birds how it's meant to be played!
#16 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

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Meh, it's not for me.

#17 Posted by mariokart64fan (19629 posts) -

stole that idea from nintendo obviously , but what kind of games better not be ios crap oh wait this isnt a new console just a third party controller , and you say consoles are doomed just due to a accessory lol let me know when ipad gets mariokart then it would be a big deal

#18 Posted by danish-death (5314 posts) -
Right, so if we look past the obvious jokes I would like to know how one would utilize the controller? I mean you can't hold both the controller and the ipad. I'd like how you would play with this in a proper and ergonomic way :P
#19 Posted by Namgis (3591 posts) -

I smell a class action suit against Apple for causing millions to suffer from carpal tunnel.

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It'll sell like hotcakes and the fruit people will claim they have ushered in video game revolution. Then sign up for the CA suit.

#20 Posted by Riverwolf007 (24126 posts) -

buttons for the controller sold separately.

#21 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -
lol @ the Pic.. A title Screen, Woo!!! F*cking Casuals
#22 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26233 posts) -

They can copy games but they can't copy controllers?

#23 Posted by YoshiYogurt (5987 posts) -
$80 for that clunky-ass thing?? I can hook up my wii remote(and PS3 controllers too!) to my iphone for free...
#24 Posted by GoneRabbid (148 posts) -

wtf is that lol

#25 Posted by mitu123 (154589 posts) -

*sees price tag*

Yep, it's an Apple product alright...

#26 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23433 posts) -
I like the sleek design. :|
#27 Posted by Heil68 (46456 posts) -
I can use my iphone as a controller on a few games now.
#28 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (480 posts) -

No.

#29 Posted by Zaibach (13463 posts) -

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Meh, it's not for me.

psymon100

Thats the stupidest thing I have ever seen.

And I just watched a 'Serbian film'

#30 Posted by PressXtoJump (1484 posts) -
apple trying to take over microsoft, nothing new here. watch out 360
#31 Posted by Heirren (18461 posts) -

Whaha!:lol: I've been using my PS3 controller for playing games on my tablet for the past year. Just use the Sixaxis Controller app and map touch screen buttons to the controller. Can use any bluetooth controller aswell.

Why gameloft think they can sell their own game pad which only supports their own games is laughable.

PCgameruk
For iPad?
#32 Posted by Heil68 (46456 posts) -
[QUOTE="PCgameruk"]

Whaha!:lol: I've been using my PS3 controller for playing games on my tablet for the past year. Just use the Sixaxis Controller app and map touch screen buttons to the controller. Can use any bluetooth controller aswell.

Why gameloft think they can sell their own game pad which only supports their own games is laughable.

Heirren
For iPad?

Nope, Android only at this time.
#33 Posted by Heirren (18461 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="PCgameruk"]

Whaha!:lol: I've been using my PS3 controller for playing games on my tablet for the past year. Just use the Sixaxis Controller app and map touch screen buttons to the controller. Can use any bluetooth controller aswell.

Why gameloft think they can sell their own game pad which only supports their own games is laughable.

Heil68
For iPad?

Nope, Android only at this time.

I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.
#34 Posted by LustForSoul (5905 posts) -
Almost, almost.
#35 Posted by adamosmaki (9765 posts) -
Besides the ridiculous $80 price tag you have to consider console/Pc games production values compared to mobile games even those made by the copyloft ( really is amazing how gameloft havent been sued to hell and back yet ). Let alone the small number of games supporting the controller Also controllers on smartphones have been out a while ( at least on android ) plus you can use a sixaxis on android
#36 Posted by CJL13 (19137 posts) -

Portable my ass.

#37 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26233 posts) -

I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.Heirren

How would you hold the thing or even find a place to stand it up?

#38 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11204 posts) -

Lol, ew.
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Rather get this, if anything.

#39 Posted by Heil68 (46456 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="Heirren"] For iPad?

Nope, Android only at this time.

I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.

Like i said above I can use my iphone with a couple EA games to control games on the ipad. Its only going to get better and shave better support.
#40 Posted by KiZZo1 (3965 posts) -

LOL , what a joke - of course Apple will make their own at some point, that's why they don't allow the Gameloft pad to be usable in other games. Ah, the wonders of proprietary platforms.

#41 Posted by quebec946 (1378 posts) -

mobile gaming has 99 problems now one less to go.

#42 Posted by Heirren (18461 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.ChubbyGuy40

How would you hold the thing or even find a place to stand it up?

A stand? Two controllers and you've got a portable game console. I think that is the future of portables. Not that I'd want to, but I could sit the iPad down and play console quality street fighter ANYWHERE--coffee shop, beach, in a car, etc.
#43 Posted by PressXtoJump (1484 posts) -
to be honest, if apple makes it onto SW, lemmings can be the new friends. but yea, they are garbage of the motorola garbage
#44 Posted by PCgameruk (1512 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="Heil68"][QUOTE="Heirren"] For iPad?

Nope, Android only at this time.

It can be done but you need to jailbreak it. I have the Asus transformer prime + keyboard dock. I only needed to plug my PS3 controller into the USB port and it synced. Could play all my PSX/N64 games and all android games that supported a controller. Im not a fanboy but people should really be getting android imo. Apple restrict you to much. I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.

#45 Posted by parkurtommo (27584 posts) -
lol @ the Pic.. A title Screen, Woo!!! F*cking CasualsLP4EVA2005
Reminds me of those moments in some TV shows where the actors are pretending to play a game... they're just pressing random buttons and aren't even holding it correctly... F*cking casuals
#46 Posted by PCgameruk (1512 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]I figured, and it's unfortunate. An iPad with Bluetooth controller support--a proper controller--would actually be pretty great. It could be a portable arcade. Street Fighter, Call of Duty, etc. I almost always have my iPad with me and simply tossing a compact controller in my bag enabling me to play coop fps or fighting games on the go would really nullify Vita.ChubbyGuy40

How would you hold the thing or even find a place to stand it up?

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#47 Posted by MercenaryMafia (2917 posts) -
lol
#48 Posted by loco145 (10822 posts) -
I lol'ed at Halo 4 too.
#49 Posted by dream431ca (10165 posts) -

:lol:.

quebec946

I agree. :lol:

#50 Posted by Spartan070 (16377 posts) -
Worse than a 3DO gamepad