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Submitted by pat_11_5 882d ago | opinion piece

Apple’s iOS 7 gamepad support could change mobile gaming

Apple hasn't said much about it yet, but the latest version of their popular mobile iOS operating system, iOS 7, will finally support the use of dedicated game controllers. (Apple, Mobile)

pat_11_5  +   882d ago
If Apple releases a solid dedicated gamepad, I might actually start playing games on my iPad.
UltimateMaster  +   882d ago
I honestly don't see why anyone here would hate on games regardless of the platform.
UltimateMaster  +   882d ago
Sure, Apple should come out with a variety of phones, or better yet, let other companies use the iOS, that would be good... but it won't happen.

Apple's OS are exclusives to them.
duckieoro   882d ago | Spam
logan_izer10  +   882d ago
There is nothing Apple can do that will "change" gaming in my opinion
SpecialK  +   882d ago
How can you say that?

Apple already has. look at the number of indie devs flocking to smartphones. Game development has become much more accessible and that can only be a good thing.

I used to play games on a psp, but now whilst the vita looks great, for short journeys on the train with a powerful smartphone many people arn't bothering.

Its not even debatable anymore, smartphones have 100% changed the gaming market. There will always be room for handheld consoles and full fat gaming, but considering the new iphone is ridiculously powerful along with the s4, and the speed at which they're progressing, it wont be long before the vita ends up behind smartphones.

And that's not just opinion, its common sense.

Asphalt 8 is a great racing game, the new Worms game recently released is awesome (worms easily keeps me amused for hours), trigger fist etc.

Sorry, massive rant but to say that smartphones have not changed gaming is to literally bury your head 20 feet in the sand... even then itd be hard to miss.
Kyur4ThePain  +   882d ago
Totally agree. Some people just refuse to admit it.
http://www.nintendolife.com...
just-joe  +   882d ago
The Vita doing awful and is behind the 3DS as is. It has nothing to do with power. Power means nothing if there are no games worth playing especially if I can play it with better controls.
Pascalini  +   882d ago
You guys are pathetic
kingdip90  +   882d ago
If this was on a more open system like android I would be excited, I'm just not a fan of how restrictive the apple app store is
Kyur4ThePain  +   882d ago
As a consumer, how does that impact you?
kingdip90  +   882d ago
Greatly actually, I believe you have to pay at least something on the apple app store, on android many games are free. Plus stuff on android don't have to pass quality tests so there is a greater abundance and veriety of apps and games, sure most kinda suck but there are some gems
jacksjus  +   882d ago
C'mon this is stupid. How are you going to use a controller to play a game on a screen that's smaller than the controller itself? That sounds retarded. Sorry!
Kyur4ThePain  +   882d ago
You're limiting yourself to just the iPhone.
InTheLab  +   882d ago
Once IOS "gamers" start using a controller, they'll quickly realize their games are all s*** and built around a gimmick....
Muigi  +   882d ago
I have an iPhone and a Nexus 7 so I'm bias but Android has been able to do this for a couple of years. Plus there are more android devices in the world so really iOS having game controllers really isn't a game changer sorry.
Red_Devilz  +   882d ago
Try playing any good graphics quality game on iPhone/iPad for 10 min. and just see how hot they get. iPhone/pad was never meant to be a serious game machine (I am not talking about typical phone games like angry birds).

With personal experience, I can certainly say that PS Vita as a handheld gaming device is beyond my wildest expectations. Since I've bought it, I have completely stopped using my phone for games. PS Vita has everything including Twitter and email app, so I don't really need checking my phone while playing. <3 Vita.

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