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Something for the Gamers

Posted In Video Games - By John Script On Monday, January 13th, 2014 With 0 Comments

Looking at the possible specs of the upcoming iPhone 6 (possibly iPhone Air) on our previous post, smartphones still have a long way to go. Many of the brands out there are still competing in terms of specs; cameras, screen, processors and operating systems. What we have yet to see is a brand that’s more tailored for gaming apps.

60beat-GamePad

As you may have noticed, the classic favorite titles that were exclusively available for consoles are now flooding the apps market. While the smartphones are able to cope with the graphics and sound requirements of these immersive games, we’ve yet to see a brand that has awesome handling in terms of controlling your characters. If you’ve played Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour on your phone, you know what I’m talking about. And it’s not just the FPS; racing games become increasingly frustrating when you’re driving, using your touchscreen or the tilting action of your device. It’s hard to imagine that the one piece of tech that seems so basic still eludes mobile gaming. It’s even more ridiculous that most of the mobile phones coming out are at the very least dual core and has lousy handling. It’s like a car with a pimped out engine, coupled with the most basic parts that improve steering.

Luckily, we’ve found some manufacturers who are already marketing devices that can be attached to your smartphones. Until such time that smartphone makers think up of something to alleviate the problem, you can use these awesome devices instead:

iCade

This controller for the iOS is one of the most versatile in the market. It was described as a handy controller for gamers. Apart from being able to connect to your device via Bluetooth, it also supports more than 100 classic Atari games available on iTunes. It requires 2 AAA batteries and looks exactly like your NES gamepad.

60Beat Game Pad

This game controller looks right out of a sci-fi movie while still looking very familiar with its PS2 button layouts. Instead of using Bluetooth, it connects through the headphone jack (3.5mm) of your iPhone or iTouch device. By sacrificing mobility, it saves you the trouble of having to charge or purchase batteries.

PhoneJoy

This device is one of the most impressive of the products out there. The PhoneJoy was previously on Kickstarter asking for funding during the summer of 2013 and now, it’s one of the favorites out there. The versatility of this attachment allows you to insert your smartphone of any size because of its retractable slider. It’s expected to be shipped on February this year for those who were smart enough to pre-order.

image source: www.geeky-gadgets.com

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