iPad Controllers for Games on the Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Scarpad, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    I have a new Air, and games like Modern Combat 4 look fantastic, but I suck at using on screen controls for FPS. Can these games be used with Bluetooth game controllers and what are some of the best ones to use with the Ipad ?
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    How would that work?

    Hold the iPad with one hand, the controller with another?

    Sit the iPad on a desk, and hunch near its small 10" display with the controller? I can think of better devices that involve 24-60" displays I would rather skip to at that point.

    Try the Fling devices?
     
  3. THFourteen macrumors 6502

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    None have been announced yet but they are coming.

    Theres an article on pocketgamer.co.uk about it if you google
     
  4. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Eh use the stand case I have to have it sit on the table... really tough stuff there...
     
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I am really looking forward to use my 3rd gen ipad with a controller as well.

    As I travel extensively, the ipad/iphone is basically my away from home consoles.

    I also carry the hdmi 30 pin adapter, so if I am lucky enough to be at a hotel where they haven't locked down the external inputs I can connect it up to the big screen to play movies (or games with an external controller) as well.

    I thought the game pads would have been released by now, but we are still waiting. I am hopeful that gamepad game support will become ubiquitous once these are released.
     
  6. blackbear219 macrumors regular

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    AirPlay.
     
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    The only problem w/ your scenario is that most of us don't own a jet or train and common carriers don't allow you to set up a 24" TV on board. You see an iPad is meant to be a mobile device... you take it anywhere b/c it's light but powerful. In your version you are tethered to a fixed location. Some people are always on the go and just looking for a few minutes to kill or decompress.

    But let me tell you how gaming w/ an iPad + controller works since you aren't that creative it appears:

    Many cases double as stands so no need to hold the iPad up. Both hands are free for a controller such as the iMpulse
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    See, you say controller, I imagining an xbox/ps3 like controller. Carrying it around everywhere, iPad in messenger, controller in hand. Figuring out a corner to stow in briefcase. Clutzy.

    The keychain controller is clever though.
     

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