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A Wild GAMECASE Appeared, Made for iOS!

Friday, September 20th, 2013 by

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How are you all digging iOS 7?

Personally, I’m underwhelmed.  The whole thing looks great, aside from a few questionable design choices like the blandness of GameCenter and use of translucency where transparency was fine, and Control Center is a great addition, but it hardly makes a difference to me. Then again, the feature I wanted most is still kind of waiting in the wings.

That’s about to change, though. Introducing GameCase, the first “Made for iOS” controller.

Yes, that’s an iPad Mini in the picture above. No, we don’t have any details on it or any of the other available models. No pricing. No release date. Nothing, nada, zero, zip, zilch.

We do have this overproduced video, though. So, yeah, there’s that.

All I really know is that it kinda makes that iPad mini look like Johnny Five from Short Circuit.

iPhone 5 is alive!

I’m skeptical, but I’ve a laundry list of games that would be made better by controllers. The GameCase, featuring dual analog sticks, looks perfect for Beat Hazard Ultra, Pocket RPG, and Geometry Wars: Touch or the likely hundreds of other dual-stick shooters on the system.

If that doesn’t fit your bill, take a gander at this teaser image from the Logitech Gaming Facebook Page.

Terraria. That's a nice touch, seeing as touching it is not nice.

Terraria. That’s a nice touch, seeing as touching it is not particularly nice.

Of course, if they’re teasing that case that Kotaku scooped back in June, then I might just stick with the big guns up above.

This could open up a whole new can of worms for mobile gaming. Hey, Chair, how’s about you bring Shadow Complex on over. Team Meat, care to talk about Super Meat Boy on iOS, again?

We’ve reached out to both controller makers. I’m dying to test these things out and hope they will oblige. You know, for you guys. Not me.

First one to send a controller to me here in South Korea wins! Scruples, scruples, where are my scruples?

About the Author

Fade to Slack is a founding member of Delta Attack, an American expatriate in South Korea, and a true believer in the legitimacy of mobile gaming. Keep up with him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Fade2Slack so he can justify having a Twitter account.

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  • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Markham Asylum

    Something like this, if adopted highly enough, could really open the floodgates. There are so many games that just -don’t work- with virtual controls.

    Johnny Five… man, I saw Short Circuit countless times when I was a kid. I think I’ve had it on DVD for a good four years, but have been afraid to watch it. So many things are better left in nostalgia, and the process of finding out which is which can really punch your childhood in the stomach.

    • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Fade to Slack

      I feel like Apple is dipping their toes into the water rather than committing to an actual game console in Apple TV. It’s a shame, too, because the A7 processor is pretty amazing when compared to the A6 and A6X.

      As for Short Circuit, there will come a time when you will show it to Hudson and I’m sure he will love it regardless of how you feel about it. Sharing your experiences is one of the better things about parenthood, really.

  • http://deltaattack.com/ Mark A. Brooks

    With their powers combined, it resembles a high-end Wii U game pad.

    Weirdly, I remember more about Short Circuit 2 than the first. Probably because it was on HBO’s repeat cycle or something.

    “Los Locos kick your ass!”…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIJZb-vC0VY