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Apple launching an official gaming joypad

03-29-2013, 01:08 PM
#1
Apple launching an official gaming joypad

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Long rumoured - and hoped for - GDC 2013 has finally provided confirmation that Apple will release its own dedicated game controller.

Of course, there's no official word yet, but Apple has been active during the conference talking to developers about its plans and ensuring plenty of games will support the joypad at launch.

It's been operating a meeting room at the show, albeit booked under a pseudonym company name to avoid media attention.

However, speaking anonymously, multiple developer sources have confirmed the news to PocketGamer.biz.
Source : http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/...ws.asp?c=49737
03-29-2013, 01:41 PM
#2
Not sure I believe it, but it would be a good thing if true, especially for iPad. I hope that the controller to iPad interface isn't something they'll lock down, so 3rd parties can make controllers too. And I hope it supports analog sticks and all that jazz.

03-29-2013, 05:38 PM
#3
Yes, I am probably the one of the most pro joystick person on ios especially using hdmi tv with an icade core joystick and a Gameloft duo gamer joystick!

I will welcome an Apple joystick with GREAT joy, will be one of the first ones in line to buy 2! Would rock playing hdmi tv with my friend playing games as a console.

Way to go Apple! I want one now!

Still will love my other two joysticks which work awesome, my icade core joystick and gameloft duo gamer joystick. Hope they will get more love rather than be discontinued in the future.
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03-29-2013, 05:47 PM
#4
Not going to happen anytime soon.
At least not likely this year.

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03-29-2013, 06:13 PM
#5
Awesome news!
03-29-2013, 06:24 PM
#6
This has already been shot down by a reliable source. Sorry guys, this isn't coming anytime soon
03-29-2013, 06:25 PM
#7
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I'm gonna assume they'd enforce touch/tilt controls on all games that want to support a controller. But if the day arrives when the majority of games are made purely with controllers in mind and start neglecting good touch options... iOS gaming is dead. I have consoles with physical controls already, and their games are better.

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03-29-2013, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Fireball926 View Post
This has already been shot down by a reliable source. Sorry guys, this isn't coming anytime soon
Not even by xmas time?
03-29-2013, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I'm gonna assume they'd enforce touch/tilt controls on all games that want to support a controller. But if the day arrives when the majority of games are made purely with controllers in mind and start neglecting good touch options... iOS gaming is dead. I have consoles with physical controls already, and their games are better.
But more expensive and not portable and not able to use on a phone.
03-29-2013, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
But more expensive and not portable and not able to use on a phone.
Not even slightly portable. Just a hundred times better. I guess we'll all have to use our outdoor roaming time for eating and making out with hot chicks, like we did in the 80s.

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