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Exclusive: Apple will launch an official gaming joypad soon

Pocketgamer writes:

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

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bicfitness1348d ago

They have to remove those dreadful virtual controls from the screen first. That's the worst part imo. Mobile devices have these beautiful screens that are either cluttered with control schemes or half-obscured by your fingers when in use.

Unless it auto-disables the virtual UI when a controller is plugged in, its still just glorified, half-assed gaming.

iGAM3R-VIII1348d ago

Agreed, also if this is a console not a mobile device then I highly doubt that people would buy it because Apple would be new to the console gaming era. I wouldn't never buy a console that is new. I would have to see how well it can last and the support from games. JoyPad sounds like a mobile game device. Either way I probably wouldn't buy a mobile gaming device. I would stick to the Vita, 3DS and the others but phone games and mobile games in Apples sense I wouldn't buy it

MultiConsoleGamer1348d ago

Games like GTA are unplayable with touch screen controls.

Ninja_G_Aidan1347d ago

I found GTA3 alright with the touch screen controls. Half way through the game I am. But using a controller is definitely recommended, so much easier.

caseh1347d ago

Bizarre, there was an article yesterday stating that Apple WOULDN'T be releasing an official joypad.

Like it matters, anyone who wanted to use a pad on Android for example simply rooted the device and grabbed a PS3 pad. I would imagine that something similar can be done with the iPhone.

sourav931347d ago

Actually, most new android devices don't even need to be rooted for gamepads to work. This includes devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Google Nexus 7 and many others. All you need is an OTG cable and you're sorted.

RTheRebel1347d ago

Awesome want to see how it looks like ;)

Noctis1347d ago

thank you for voicing our opinions we didn't know we had.

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