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Does the 3.0 mean a joystick periperal will now become a mass market reality?

03-18-2009, 02:53 AM
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Does the 3.0 mean a joystick periperal will now become a mass market reality?

as above really, wanted to know what you guys thought
03-18-2009, 02:56 AM
I was under the impression that an iphone with gaming controls could be released this year.

03-18-2009, 02:57 AM
Its a good possibility that at least one company will market these after the new update goes live

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03-18-2009, 03:01 AM
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Ok but only games that support the code for this controller will work.

So the sellers of the controller need to make an app themselves.

And it has to be a big enough hit for other devs to start supporting the controller.

I'm all for seeing a controller attachment for games, that'd be awesome. But I don't think it will be as soon as you'd think.

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03-18-2009, 04:57 AM
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Also if different companies make their own pad add-ons you might have to do different things to your app for each game, there might not be one single method of applying pad controls to your app easily.

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03-18-2009, 05:29 AM
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Yet I think there very well could be a joystick controller, or a dpad style controller which perhaps emulates wasd and some other keys. This would make it a lot easier to use (you wouldn't need any special SDK or code).
03-18-2009, 07:06 AM
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Good replys, thanks. I was more thinking as to the possibility of using existing hardware (maybe a PS2 pad) with just an iPhone cable connector, or something similar. would make it easier, cheaper, and thus more mass market.