iCade could become real.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jsbaugh, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. jsbaugh macrumors 6502

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  2. skafia macrumors 6502

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    Welcome back to last week.

    Sorry, didn't realize this was actually a real article versus the April fools stunt.

    foot in mouth
     
  3. Bodhi395 macrumors 6502a

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    When I read about it and thought about it, I didn't see why it couldn't be a real product. The fact that the ipad supports bluetooth keyboards seems to me to be a way to implement controls. You'd just map the arcade's physical controls to certain keys and send them to the app via bluetooth.

    The main problem would be securing the rights to the games. I know Apple won't let emulators on the iphone and I'm assuming the ipad, so Thinkgeek would need to get the actual copyright holders of classic arcade games to work with them in creating ipad apps.
     
  4. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    Might be the best "fake" product to actually become real since the Star Wars Taun-Taun sleeping bag complete with "intestines" fabric on the inside.
     
  5. ryanv macrumors newbie

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    This would be so great. Definitely need more options for controllers on the iPad!
     
  6. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I posted a thread about it and the MacRumors Gods put it on lock down :eek:
     

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