Submitted by MattS 728d ago | opinion piece

Apple's upcoming game controller to challenge Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft further

Digitally Downloaded writes: "If you'd played some of the better iPad games over AirPlay, such as Gameloft's Modern Combat or Firemonkey's Real Racing 2, you'd realise that these games do offer the full console experience in every way but for the lack of buttons. With this new hardware peripheral we will have an effective fourth home console fighting for our time and money." (Apple, Industry, iPad, iPhone)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   728d ago
Millions of people are already playing games on iOS. And Apple is already making serious money on gaming apps alone.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   728d ago
mobile device will never be in par with console gaming and for the obvious reason, you have unlimited battery life on consoles and probably 10mins on a mobile. Until I see a 49" phone, with a controller, a good game support, playing games at 60fps+ at 1080p, and social aspects then I would slightly consider it. Even the size og the mobile devices means that you cannot put a large amount of powerful hardware in it. Just because a company makes a lot of money of games doesnt mean its good. And Apple doesn't MAKE games, they just let other companies postit on the Apple store

"Millions of people are already playing games on iOS"

Yea but do you see them playing BF3 on a 47' at 60fps on 720p.....no..
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MattS  +   728d ago
AirPlay is capable of pretty much exactly what you just outlined. It works well, displays games at 1080p and on your TV screen, however large that is.
GetSnooked  +   728d ago
"Until I see a 49" phone...then I would slightly consider it."

You sure have an odd taste in phones...
egidem  +   728d ago
I'll say it again.

I don't care how fast the processor is going to be for them iphones and ipads, the fact remains - they are STILL portable devices, not gaming consoles. Their primary function is not gaming.
fei-hung  +   728d ago
This is the product that idiots like my brother will go out and purchase as they are blind Apple fanboys. Apple can take a dump on his face and he would celebrate it.

He would buy the controller, shot it to me to say how awesome it is and how it's better than a ps3 and then use it to play Candy Crush or something stupid.

However, I wonder how games like real racing, rage, dead space etc look when they are beamed onto a 40" display. Surely the graphics won't be as they are on screen. They will probably be stretched and upscaled and how that compares to a console game is beyond me.
dedicatedtogamers  +   728d ago
The tens of millions of people who bought a Wii for Wii Sports did not prevent games like Bioshock, Skyrim, Witcher, Mass Effect, etc, etc from hitting the market. The iPhone didn't prevent the DS and PSP from becoming two of the best-selling handhelds of all time.

Apple releasing a controller isn't suddenly going to make core games vanish, even though the Apple cultists would want you to believe it.
dragonyght  +   728d ago
Have you been living under a rock. its been predicted and hammered to the ground by so called gaming media and the fine folk at N4g that console going to be killed by ISO/apple and bring the end of sony and nintendo -_-!
talocaca  +   728d ago
Now the only thing they need is real games!
GetSnooked  +   728d ago
Uhh sorry? Maybe you should check up on your definitions. Last time I checked, Angry Birds and such were real. I actually cannot tell how this game is fake...
talocaca  +   728d ago
My bad..AAA games.

Last of us on iPad?
GetSnooked  +   728d ago
There we go! Now the other five of you need to realise that all the on-phone games ARE REAL. They are only a *DIFFERENT GENRE*.
'Real' refers to the genuine thing whereas 'fake' is the rip-off scam version.
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isarai  +   728d ago
a controller? just because you attach a controller to something doesn't make it a competitor for the game industry, hell there have been tons of controllers released for smart devices and tablets, hasn't changed a damn thing for consoles.
PS4isKing_82  +   728d ago
Games on iPad and other mobile devices will never replace game consoles. No true gamer would say, "wow I'm totally selling my ps3 360 and wii today and going to go buy a tiny mobile device and play a simple $10 game and a crappy add on controller ASAP!!!!"
The experience is far too limiting and unfulfilling. Nothing more than a quick 10, 20 min bus ride or lunch break activity. Simple as that.
Sarobi  +   728d ago
Yep, this confirms it.. Apple wins the 8th, 9th, and 10th generation. /ObviousSarcasmIsObvious
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SOULJER  +   728d ago
O K. I think apple should play more attention to their ipad line. Because i have a nexus 7 and it's so pimped out. That my ipad is now collecting dust.
Prodigy-X  +   728d ago
And Ouya will be the best selling game console ever. LOL!!! yeah right
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abzdine  +   728d ago
I wouldnt trade Sony first party games for anything in this gaming world!
GreenRanger  +   728d ago
Does anybody buy an iPhone to play games on it?
I doubt it.
abzdine  +   728d ago
i wonder why people buy iphones in first place these phones suck they are from another era in terms of power. and those things break so fast, dont resist water and they are by far the most exxpensive.

people are really pigeons!
Pillsbury1  +   728d ago
Can I buy your dragonzord?!
GreenRanger  +   728d ago
That'll be €250, please.
I'll even throw in Kimberly at no extra cost.
That's a friggin' bargain!
badz149  +   728d ago
just the Dragonzord please! Kimberly is OLD!
Pillsbury1  +   728d ago
Phones are phones, consoles are consoles.
GreenRanger  +   728d ago
Stop it, you're confusing me!
delboy  +   728d ago
Phones and Tablets can't replace a cosole, but they will cut some market share.
And there's enough good games besides thousands of emulated games.
Modern Combat, Dead Trigger, FF III (currently playing) and many more.
Hell the surface pro runs current games better than ps360,and the tech is only getting better.
In 2-3 years they will make consoles run for the money, just my opinion.
NeoTribe  +   728d ago
Only thing there going against is android games. Its silly to even compare phone tech to console tech. Ive yet to find a phone game thats worth porting to consoles. In a few years maybe phones can rival wii u though.
Agent_hitman  +   728d ago
Apple is closely making a move to re-enter gaming like what they did in Apple-bandai Pippin.
EffectO  +   728d ago
Apple releasing gaming controller is pretty big thing.Connect your phone,tablet to power outlet and a big TV and play games with controller--Apple console is born.

To bu bu bu no big games complainers,they will come if there are people willing to pay for them.Market determines everything,one big game selling decently would be enough to get others.
ps3_pwns  +   728d ago
console are better and superior but a iphone controller that raps around the phone and adds buttons and a battery so that the phone looks like a psp/gba/psvita design would work pretty well. for an example look at the circle pad pro or other peripherals that nintendo had attach to your 3ds. i have no idea why they havent created this yet.
4lc4pon3  +   728d ago
Yeah but at what cost. Apple products are way to expensive and don't even offer anything spectacular in specs.
duli14  +   728d ago
the only time ps3 and 360 fanboys come together is to bash mobile games
byeGollum  +   728d ago
that's true ^_^. If mobile gaming is no threat why do folks go out of their way to bash?

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