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iPhone: Article on iPhone as a game controller

11-18-2008, 12:32 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: PA, USA
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Article on iPhone as a game controller

http://mashable.com/2008/11/17/ifun/

Interesting idea from the makers of iGolf and iBowl.

Found the missing video:
http://ifun.sgn.com/igolfvideo/
11-18-2008, 12:35 PM
#2
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Location: New Orleans, LA
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Bleh, I thought this was gonna be a better VirtualPad (which doesn't work for Windows yet )
11-18-2008, 12:43 PM
#3
Joined: Nov 2008
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It's interesting indeed.

Maybe iPhone could be just the steering wheel in a PC game in the future...
11-18-2008, 12:52 PM
#4
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Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I could see that happening. I've used my DS as a wireless PC controller
11-18-2008, 12:54 PM
#5
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Location: New Orleans, LA
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Like I mentioned above, there is an app called VirtualPad that is like a game controller for your comp, but it doesn't work with Windows yet (or at least Vista)

The app was free for one day so I picked it up. I imagine they will try to promote it again by making it free

YouTube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKL_5K6yR9U
11-18-2008, 01:59 PM
#6
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It's kinda cool, the iPhone just isn't the most accurate or responsive controller, a wii-mote uses bluetooth and infrared combined. But I like the fact that they are experimenting with these kind of things.