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Ice Cream Sandwich Enables The Use Of Gamepads And Controllers For Your Device

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Shadez, Oct 22, 2011.

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    Romain Guy, A well known Android engineer and tweeter, sent out an interesting tweet this afternoon. According to Romain, Ice Cream Sandwich will let users use USB gamepads to enhance your mobile gaming experience. While some of you may just see this as another accessory you will have to spend money on, this is pretty exciting news for any gamer.

    Via: Droid-Life.Com
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    Even without being a huge gamer, this will be really cool to see if it ends up being true.
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    I don't know why anyone would want to use a PS3 or XBOX controller to play a game.....How do you even prop up the phone in such manner that the controller movements don't cause the phone to flop around (because of torqueing of the USB cable)? Not to mention, a comfortable viewing angle for the screen.
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    Well I'm not a big gamer, but I would guess kickstands, docks, wireless controllers..
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    And I almost got an iPhlop 4S. Played with it at the Verizon store and hypnotized for a bit. Had to play with a Xoom to snap out of my trance. I still was haunted with desires to play games on the iPhlop until I read this.

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    This paves the way for the Gamestop tablet.

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    For all that money why not just, you know, BUY an actual gaming system?
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    Probably because people already have controllers and their are tons of free games to download ..
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    You can't really unleash your inner geek by just buying a real system. Besides real systems can't play emulators.

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    Um this is not really anything new. I'm pretty sure other phones can, but my Droid X has been playing games on my TV for quite a while now. Using Wiimote and classic controllers Bluetooth up to 4 players. It works pretty well.
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    True, and with HDMI out...except on the Nexus you can't do both HDMI out and attach a USB controller. Maybe it will work with bluetooth, but we'll see. If that's what you want to do, the RAZR would seem to be a better device, once it gets ICS since you can attach both a USB controller and do HDMI out.
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    Yea but this is for playing it on your nexus using the controllers.. which I still think was possible before somehow, like I said I'm not a gamer or haven't been one since I sold my Ultima Online account..
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    i think the point was hdmi output to tv, usb to controller.


    think of it as a mobile ps1 or ps2. i could think of a few days bored here at my job that i could pull that out and waste some saturdays away and not have to answer questions about why there's a playstation laying around haha
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    Nice , if only they would've used a better GPU :(
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    Using a gamepad for 90% of the games sure beats using your thumbs. I think this will be a neat addition.
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    We can already use gamepads though. This is just introducing that we can use wired gamepads. Because USB host wasn't enabled on Gingerbread and lower.
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    This.

    Just think Xperia Play. Titles that are Xperia Play optimized can now be optimized to be played with a controller on all ICS devices.

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    I do this on my Bionic already. Only exception is I use Bluetooth for my Wii mote and then use the classic controller. HDMI mirroring allows me to play some Star Ocean on my TV. Closest thing I'll get to a game console experience with the game.

    The only thing I don't like is when mirroring it the image is still on my phone. So my phone ends up getting hotter quicker cause the screen is on and doing stuff.
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    Is there a way to turn off mirroing?
    Thats why I like it on my Droid X, no mirror, less heating up. I also put a fan up to my phone when doing this (especially with emulators)
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    I was just about to download the six axis controller app and see if it fairs as well as the Wii one.

    I am still occasionally floored at how far we've come with technology. Hard to believe a cell phone with a high capacity card can almost entirely serve my entertainment needs especially output to a 50" display and when thrown back in my pocket

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