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Forget Xbox One and PS4 - Apple's iOS 7 gamepad API could be the real game changer

E3 is drawing to a close, but rather than being all sewn up by Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4 or Nintendo's Wii U, it's Apple who've just made the real game-changing gaming announcement. iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad is set to introduce an official controller API, opening the floodgates for hardcore gaming on iOS devices.

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zeal0us1642d ago

I figure Apple wouldn't be too long behind Google, who done this with Android 3.0.

This won't be a game changer. Mainly because majority of the best selling iOS games are better with touch controls than a dedicated controller. People rather play games like Angry Bird and Temple Run with their hands than a controller.

I could see games like Dead Trigger, Infinity Blade, Shadowgun, and some of those Gameloft and EA games utilizing this but everything else not so much.

morganfell1642d ago

Forget real consoles. hardy har har. Where have I heard this before. Oh right. Phones will kill consoles, no it was pads, no the Qouya, wait it was Nvidia's handheld.

HammadTheBeast1642d ago

So.... Infamous Second Son... or Cut the Rope?

You decide.

mydyingparadiselost1642d ago

Introducing the latest in mobile touchscreen abuse technology.... Cut the Second Son!

Ghost_of_Tsushima1642d ago

Please someone explain to me how we would have games that look as good as next gen games on consoles? Oh that's right no one would have multi million dollar budgets for the games like next gen console developers will. The App Store is flooded with to much crap to be able to make a few games really stand out IMO.

Snookies121642d ago

Uhhh, why would this be a game changer? They're still mobile games... They're not going to compete with PS4/X1 level stuff.

StuffofLegend1642d ago

Absolutely correct. As nice as the news is, this should really only make games playable, not jaw dropping like next gen

2pacalypsenow1642d ago

Probably a Cell phone/Tablet gaming changer . Mobile and console gaming are not in the same league

Volitiel1642d ago

That gamepad looks like it was made for a 5-year-old. This "could be the real game changer?" You have got to be kidding?!

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