TSA: This would be brilliant. Everyone’s rushing around stumbling over PS4 and Xbox 720 and – hello – in comes Apple with an official controller for the iPad and iPhone.
It would be brilliant to tote around a controller that's as big as your iPhone? And with no dedicated developer support... If anyone is "rushing around stumbling over" anything, it's this nonsense that iOS is a solid gaming platform. It's okay. It's a distraction. It's a fun, little playground for when you don't feel like playing real games on handhelds/consoles/PC. C'mon, if you can name more than 5 worthwhile "iOS exclusives" that are still exclusive to iOS, I would be surprised. It's simply a matter of quality: yeah, you have a ton of games, but a ton of them...well, let's just say there's a reason they only cost $.99.
Very true, adding a controller certainly limits portability, one of the only advantages the iPad has on consoles.
Finally. A deal breaker for me.
HDTV's have "computer-to-tv" connections. Let's see what happens.
If they do it will be 50-100$ and still lack quality exclusives to define the platform....unless apple starts buying up studios .... but even then Apple's current idea of gaming doesnt fit my preference. One thing is guaranteed though if Apple makes a controller, the media will be much worse than what they are now in comparing the Ipad to everything gaming, and the worst thing is......controllers on tablets isnt a new thing....SMH
I'd keep an eye on Apple, if they wanted to, they could buy a large chunk of the gaming industry. I believe what I am saying too. They are sitting on a mountain of cash, and even with them buying back their stock, they have enough cash to push their way in to this industry. I'm no Apple fan or anything, but I realize their control and decisions have a rippling impact within certain areas of business.
There are already controller for it but hardly any games support it.
Meanwhile, Android users are already playing games with PS3 controllers via Bluetooth. Apple, of course, doesn't want your grubby hands on anything that wasn't made by Apple, so they will make this controller and charge you $150 for it, no doubt.
So basically people convinced themselves tablets were awesome (i do feel the same mind you , with limited uses for it) because so light , so thin , so much more portable than portable pcs , only to be later amazed by ludicrous stuff like plugging a whole dock for a keyboard and now a pad ? Ok then , good job
Versatility is a good thing, really. Why would you judge a product (or it's consumers) negatively on being useful in more and different ways? One good thing about modular tech is that it's up to you whether you buy the accessories or not.
I probably expressed myself badly , not saying it aint a good thing . I'm just having fun at seeing people falling for trends rather than actually caring for versatility . Look at the above article , it's already getting amazed at the option , but where are the games ? Let's just play onlive , dead space lite and that gears of war clone ep 2 ?
A good game is a good game no matter what system its on, but I'm getting a little stressed out here because I got to buy all these systems. Vita, 3ds, WiiU, ps3, 360, Android phone and tab..now I got to buy an iPad. Too much!!!
true , but i dont see how you need yet an android or ios device for any exclusive good game . Of course emphasis on YET
Nobody on this planet games with an iPad on the go so people saying it limits portability have absolutely no argument. When you're gaming on the iPad in a car you're technically just sitting in one position so it would work in that scenario and it wold work at home or on a train. Obviously if you're driving you can't game but if you're a passenger you can, on the go and playing on the iPad is only possible in a car, train or plane (is using an iPad allowed on planes?) It would be physically impossible to walk with an iPad on the street while holding a controller playing a game. Unless you can get the iPad to magically float in front of your face while holding the controller. I don't even own a tablet yet I can understand how this would work by using common sense. You haters need to learn to think and not spew the same garbage over & over again.
the maker of the IPAD 3 is making a mark on the handheld gaming industry.
I'd love that
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