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iControlPad... Would you even use it?

11-09-2009, 04:11 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 103
iControlPad... Would you even use it?

why would you get a touch phone and add on accesories with buttons? it just doesn't make sense. as you can see in the front page video the control pad looks like a gameboy... weird...

would you use it?
11-09-2009, 04:14 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Earth
Posts: 92
No dice. Looks real clunky

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11-09-2009, 04:19 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I can see a market for it, especially if ports of old platform games support it. Things like earthworm jim and nicky boom could really benefit from physical buttons, and if it were cheap enough (under $40), I might buy it myself so I could enjoy those types of games when I have it with me. It isn't something I'd carry around with me, but if it was well designed, it might have a place in my laptop bag so I can get better control of games not originally designed for a touch interface.

I liked the original PSP style design better though.
11-09-2009, 04:34 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Kinda defeats the purpose of owning a touch-only device, imho. I have a psp and ds, why would I want to play anything else that looks like them. I'll probably avoid games that require the use of this thing too.
11-09-2009, 04:51 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
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If it's under $50, I'd buy it. I definitely won't carry it around, but it's good to have it to play more traditional games like Assassin's Creed or FIFA 10 at home where I can sit and play it for long hours.

However, I'd only buy games that support external controller, not ones that require it. That way I can play it whether or not I have the huge black stone with me.
11-09-2009, 04:53 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,553
OLD design yes I would use it

NEW design no looks ugly and an odd shape for my pocket, it should be minimal.

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11-09-2009, 05:10 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Punturin
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yes,the old design is still better
putting dual analog is cool but portability and style is still what matters in the market
minimal buttons is enough coz we already have the touch screen
and i really think my idea of just separating d-pad and other buttons in two sides might be the best design for me

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11-09-2009, 05:47 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 115
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diablohead View Post
OLD design yes I would use it

NEW design no looks ugly and an odd shape for my pocket, it should be minimal.
I agree.. The old design is WAY better
11-09-2009, 05:51 AM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caltsar View Post
I can see a market for it, especially if ports of old platform games support it. Things like earthworm jim and nicky boom could really benefit from physical buttons, and if it were cheap enough (under $40), I might buy it myself so I could enjoy those types of games when I have it with me. It isn't something I'd carry around with me, but if it was well designed, it might have a place in my laptop bag so I can get better control of games not originally designed for a touch interface.

I liked the original PSP style design better though.
+1 to everything you just said

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11-09-2009, 07:53 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Posts: 388
i'd certainly buy it if it was under 50 big ones.

i prefer playing games by touch. or more importantly i should say without the acceleronometer thingie.

i much prefer to use my finger to control things instead, but sometimes when playing like this my stubby fingers just cover up everything on the screen and i cant see anything. this is why i'd love to give one of these babies a bash.

the design looks pretty shite though. i've seen a much nicer, slimmer and ergonomically pleasing concept than this somewhere before.