Category Archives: Controller Support

'Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed' Review - An All-Star Sequel

It seems to be an unwritten rule that every major character gets their own racing game, and Sonic the Hedgehog is obviously major enough to have had a few in his history. The racing genre is a pretty good fit for the speedy character, so it's not surprising that we've seen a number of takes on the concept. The Game Gear Sonic Drift games were pretty mediocre kart racers that had Sonic and his pals shoehorned into SEGA's pre-existing Power Drift series. The games begged the question of why Sonic would use a car, and SEGA replied in kind with Sonic R, a game that had Sonic and company racing on foot to some of the greatest music ever to grace a racing game. Unfortunately, the game was pretty bad, so Sonic hung up his racing stripes for a while until the Sonic Riders series came about, which focused on hoverboard racing. It was popular enough to spawn a couple of sequels, but still didn't quite scratch the itch properly...

I'm going to get something out of the way up front so that I don't harp on it too much for the rest of this review. The icon for Clash of Puppets [$2.99], that image up and to the right a little bit? That is the most terrifying thing I have seen in ages. I've seen those unblinking plastic eyes in my nightmares every night for the last few days. I have no idea why the main character of this game is creepy, but he is. None of the monsters are as scary as he is. He's like Chucky's sick uncle. Then you play the game and he has a child's voice. This does not make him less horrifying, at all...

We're at sort of a strange time right now as more and more games are being updated with official MFi Controller support, which was announced as a new feature of iOS 7 back at WWDC, but there have yet to be any actual controllers released. We've seen a leaked image of what one of Logitech's iPhone controllers might look like, and it seems pretty likely that Apple will announce something to do with controllers at this month's media event. Of course we thought they'd surely say something at the iPhone 5s event, and there was nary a peep, so we'll see...

Classic gaming console fans rejoice: today Amiga Games, Inc. announced that they are getting set to release games for the iOS platform, iMore reports. The Amiga was a line of personal computers sold by Commodore during the '80s and '90s, and has seen a fantastic library of classic games throughout its history. Unfortunately, details as to what games will be released aren't included in today's press release, but it does note that "Amiga Games will customize its classic Amiga titles for Apple's iOS, including iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad devices, and will support Apple's upcoming iOS 7 game controllers."..

Everyone seems to be extremely excited at the prospect of controlling their iOS games with actual physical controllers ever since official MFi Controller support was announced at the WWDC keynote this year as a feature of the new iOS 7. Well, iOS 7 has since launched and it seems that any official talk of controllers from both game developers and accessory manufacturers has been hard to come by. The general sentiment is that everyone is remaining hush hush until Apple gives the go ahead, possibly at an upcoming event announcing a new iPad in the coming weeks. ..

As if our eyebrows could be raised any higher after Walking Dead and Bastion got controller support, Limbo [$1.99] is the latest "big name" title to gain iOS 7 controller support this week. Even more curious is that AVP Evolution, the first game to publicly state iOS 7 controller support has since had that line removed from its "What's New" listing on the App Store...

We've been really into everything to do with iOS 7 game controllers, as the idea is really exciting to us- Especially now that we're seeing big name games getting controller support. It seems really odd to me that both Telltale and Warner Bros. just said to their respective dev teams, "Hey guys, what are you doing today? Nothing? Let's add controller support." Instead, this smells of what might be the start of a much bigger push from Apple to get the "AAA" of the App Store ready for controllers... Whenever it is that they launch...

With iOS 7 officially out in the wild complete with support for MFi game controllers, it's not surprising that accessory companies are gearing up to unveil their own controller solutions for our mobile devices. Earlier today ClamCase unveiled their GameCase controller, which looks sort of like someone snapped an Xbox 360 controller in half over their knee and wedged an iPad mini in-between the two halves. Now Logitech is starting to hint over on Facebook that they're iOS controller is on the horizon, releasing this cheeky teaser image...

We've been hard and heavy into all sorts of iOS 7 controller rumors and speculation, but today is the first time we're actually seeing a real official iOS 7 controller revealed. It's called the GameCase, and it's from ClamCase, who currently are manufacturing a whole line of iPad stands and keyboard cases. ..

It's hard to believe that there were that many people out there who were letting the former 99¢ price tag of the fantastic NimbleQuest [Free] put them off from downloading the game, but, hey, these are weird times we live in. We've got a review up if you need some additional convincing, but hopefully the $0 price tag is all you need to download this super fun game...

I really hate that we're reduced to this level of Apple tea leaf reading, but, here we are. If you're among the boatload of our readers who are totally excited for iOS 7 game controllers, here's some good evidence that they might be coming sooner rather than later: Apple is now approving game updates that specifically support controllers. AVP: Evolution [$2.99] is the first one that has popped up on our radar...

Crytek's 'The Collectables' Demoed with iOS Controller Support

So remember yesterday's leaked photo of the first actual "Made for iPhone" game controller in the wild? From the looks of it, that was from a Crytek demo of their upcoming iOS title, The Collectables. Here's another shot of what looks to be the same controller courtesy of our pals over at 9to5Mac:..

iOS 7 is going to roll in API support for MFi controllers, but who's getting tapped to make them? Apparently, Logitech and MOGA. An intriguing post on Czech site Jablickar.cz reports that Apple is teaming up with MOGA and Logitech to produce upcoming controllers for iOS. It doesn't have details outside of that, but we don't really need promo images or schematics to satisfy our curiosity since reference images are already in the wild...

Information is slowly leaking out of WWDC as developers start installing the recently released beta version of iOS 7. Specifically, in regards to the mysterious reference to game controllers during today's keynote. We were just tipped off that a vague guide has been posted on Apple's developer site that mentions some basic guidelines on how game controllers should be used. No real specifics yet, although these two images give some idea of what Apple is thinking with this functionality:..

As expected, the upcoming version of iOS, iOS 7, will bring in a ton of changes to the core design of the OS. It's an end-to-end overhaul that sees the addition of new icons and new animations and new multi-tasking functionality to iPhone and iPad. The release date is this fall. A beta build for devs releases today...

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