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post #11 of 22
Dang, makes me want to get an iPhone just so I can play with one of those controllers again! While we had coleco vision and an Atari 2600, the Christmas of 1986 would definitely be the day I consider to be THE day I officially became a gamer smile.gif
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post #12 of 22

Hint: CLASSIC games...

 

 

You don't need 1000 buttons for these games.

 

 

Hell all I needed when I was a kid was a crappy tube TV, my Super Nintendo, and a good puff of air every now and again when the games wouldn't work.. lol.

post #13 of 22
The controllers are USB supposedly meaning you can swap them with any compatible USB controllers (maybe even 360 or DS3 controllers)... No need to slate the thing before it's even released!
post #14 of 22
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The controllers are USB supposedly meaning you can swap them with any compatible USB controllers (maybe even 360 or DS3 controllers)... No need to slate the thing before it's even released!
Except all the games that support it are going to be based on the default controller, which will probably also be the only one that works without writing your own drivers (or waiting till someone else does).

That controller only has 2 useful buttons, I'm pretty sure game developers have shown by now that games can use a lot more than just 2. (I'm not counting start/select since they are not as reachable as the others, and will likely be needed for secondary functions anyway).

Granted, I guess if you manage to get a 360 controller working it would at least be more comfortable.
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post #15 of 22
Uhhh, we already have this. It's called airplay on Apple TV.
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post #16 of 22
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That controller only has 2 useful buttons

I think the "GameDock" is limited to that anyway based on what I read in the FAQ on the kickstarter page:
"What apps are compatible with this product?
- iCade apps that are limited to two action buttons and two menu buttons should be compatible with the GameDock. We have also built a custom dashboard app for easily finding and selecting compatible games. It will be filled with apps that we have personally verified will work great on a GameDock."


I don't think they're marketing it as being a fully functional console replacement where a controller with 10+ buttons is required, most games for the iphone/ipad doen't even have that many touch controls meaning a controller with that many buttons would be overkill.

P.S: Also in the FAQ: "We are currently testing other gamepads. In the short term, however, we can only guarantee that the ones that ship with the dock will work the best."
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post

Decades ago
We have made progress you know.

It's a controller. Progress = more buttons and joy sticks.

So yeah, still hold my original opinion.
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post #18 of 22
They need to allow PS3 & Xbox 360 controllers. Surely they've thought of this.
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post #19 of 22
I remember my right thumb hurting from mashing B and A button all day as a kid on those NES controllers. I remember it was hard to push those buttons so I had to push harder. Maybe I had 2 defected controllers. But looking at them right now makes me shudder.
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Apple charger
HDMI cable (for TV out)
Durable thumbs
It's About the Best Experience

They know what I'm talking about!!! Must have happened with other people as well LOL>

Just noticed how much people have pledged. People are insane with their money.

Do they have something like this for the iPhones?


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post #20 of 22
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Do they have something like this for the iPhones?
I think you can but it requires jail breaking...it is awesome playing dead trigger on a ps3 pad using my galaxy nexus... so if you can do it, go for it and just duct tape the phone to the pad wink.gif
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