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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1
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Logitech and ClamCase Teasing First Two 'MFi' Game Controllers




Two controller makers are teasing MFi "Made for iPhone" game controllers following the public release of iOS 7. The new OS includes special APIs for third-party hardware game controllers, turning the iPhone and iPad into gaming systems on par with other handheld consoles.

ClamCase has published a trailer for its GameCase iPhone controller, which connects via Bluetooth, includes its own battery, and supports all iOS 7-compatible iOS devices.

At the same time, Logitech is teasing its new hardware controller on its Facebook page. The position of the hands strongly suggests the leaked iPhone enclosure controller that surfaced from Logitech back in June.

Games designed specifically for iOS 7 will be able to tie into Apple's Game Controller framework, allowing for seamless connectivity to authorized third-party MFi devices.

Article Link: Logitech and ClamCase Teasing First Two 'MFi' Game Controllers
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Now that is sweet!!!

Now that there is a set standard maybe we will see more addon controllers.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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So excited! I wanna lick it!
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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I can't tell from the video, but I hope there is room to feed the lightning cable so that you can charge while playing! This looks awesome! Now imagine this as your controller for games played on the AppleTV... Wii U what?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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I hope they leave the charger port available to charge the device while playing.

Edit: what that guy said ^^^^

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At ****ing last! All we need now is the Apple TV to include gaming apps and support MFI and its goodbye Nintendo! Nintendo really needs to start thinking about putting their games on the App Store or very very quickly they are gonna get left behind. For reference look what happened to Sega....and how quickly they made a **** ton of money launching Sonic on iOS. Resistance is futile Nintendo!
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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I'm not much of an iOS gamer, but this is interesting and long overdue. I suspect that these sorts of controllers will become incredibly useful when Apple pulls their head out of their asses with respect to the Apple TV and opens it up to 3rd party developers.

If Apple were at all competent at making user interface devices, I'd wish for them to make their own 1st party controllers, but we've all seen how it ends up when they produce things like mice, for instance.
(To be fair, they do make great keyboards and trackpads, but I doubt they'd make a good game controller).

I can't wait to see some reviews of these puppies.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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I loved the first video. Hopefully with controllers like these, the App Store will receive even more console-like games
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"Games designed specifically for iOS 7 will be able to tie into Apple's Game Controller framework"


IOW: Even More Fragmentation...
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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I'd rather just have a regular controller to use with an iPad. Is that too much to ask?
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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"Games designed specifically for iOS 7 will be able to tie into Apple's Game Controller framework"


IOW: Even More Fragmentation...
How so? iOS games must support a touch interface, but now there is an official API for all controllers to implement against.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 03:54 PM   #15
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IOW: Even More Fragmentation...
Now you're just Fudding.
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At ****ing last! All we need now is the Apple TV to include gaming apps and support MFI and its goodbye Nintendo! Nintendo really needs to start thinking about putting their games on the App Store or very very quickly they are gonna get left behind. For reference look what happened to Sega....and how quickly they made a **** ton of money launching Sonic on iOS. Resistance is futile Nintendo!
I think MFI controllers + Dual Screen AirPlay can make this happen already. Take a look at http://www.apple.com/appletv/airplay/.
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Ahhh. One of the final nails in Nintendo's coffin after their Wii U debacle.
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I'd rather just have a regular controller to use with an iPad. Is that too much to ask?
This!!! An ipad with 10 hour battery life and an xbox type controller would be awesome. I remember lugging my nintendo to friends houses when I was a kid. This would be amazing for multiplayer games.

With the new A7X (I imagine) in the Ipad 5 we could great gaming experiences. This could be a game changer! (pun?)
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Ahhh. One of the final nails in Nintendo's coffin after their Wii U debacle.
Nintendo is profitable with its current line of 3DS/DS handhelds, and the Wii was the most successful and profitable of all the last-generation consoles.
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Nintendo is profitable with its current line of 3DS/DS handhelds, and the Wii was the most successful and profitable of all the last-generation consoles.
Except he specifically stated: Wii U.
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I was hoping Apple would release their own. Not because I think it would be the best. Rather, so that they create a standardized button configuration and we are not stuck with button 1, button 2, button 3, etc during setup like pre-XBox 360 controller for PC.
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Old Sep 19, 2013, 04:06 PM   #23
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Wow that looks huge. How the hell will that thing fit in your pocket? I guess this is something you will attach when your home and ready to play a game. I couldn't see having this attached 24/7. When I'm home I prefer to use the TV anyway if I want to game.
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I was hoping Apple would release their own. Not because I think it would be the best. Rather, so that they create a standardized button configuration and we are not stuck with button 1, button 2, button 3, etc during setup like pre-XBox 360 controller for PC.
I believe the guidelines for these controllers actually take that into account- there are some standards in terms of the controls on the device so it doesn't become a mess to configure and support.
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