iPhone games/apps should have implementation of other iOS devices as BT controllers.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bobby Corwen, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    People always complain about on screen controls on iPhone games.

    Well a lot of people have old iPhones and iOS devices laying around, if not multiple devices.

    Why not put them to use and allow Bluetooth connectivity for it to be used as a track pad.

    You can prop your phone up on the desk and just use a old iPhone 4 or something as a impromptu gaming controller.

    Like a Bluetooth controller option.

    You can even use HDMI out without needing to hold something attached to a cable.
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't want to have to have 2 devices in order to play a game.
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    You know what's great about the DS/3DS/Vita? They're dedicated gaming deivces and were built with that purpose in mind. While the iPad/iPhone have some good games on it, it is not a gaming device. Just like Wii exclusives, great games can be made for systems that have a specific input. Trying to shoehorn in a controller to make the device try and be something it's not is just asking for trouble and won't have any real benefit to end users. If you want to carry around two devices for gaming you may as well just buy a handheld that will actually do the job well.

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