Game controller – EVE Online http://eve-online.org/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 20:48:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eve-online.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-1-120x120.png Game controller – EVE Online http://eve-online.org/ 32 32 The Backbone mobile game controller is now available for Android devices https://eve-online.org/the-backbone-mobile-game-controller-is-now-available-for-android-devices/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 01:03:00 +0000 https://eve-online.org/the-backbone-mobile-game-controller-is-now-available-for-android-devices/ In short: The Backbone One has long been one of the most popular iOS game controllers, praised for its cross-compatibility and other features that go above and beyond. Now Android users can access this feature through native mobile games and streaming services. Backbone has started shipping an Android counterpart to its popular Backbone One iOS […]]]>

In short: The Backbone One has long been one of the most popular iOS game controllers, praised for its cross-compatibility and other features that go above and beyond. Now Android users can access this feature through native mobile games and streaming services.

Backbone has started shipping an Android counterpart to its popular Backbone One iOS controller. For $99, users can attach the split controller to the sides of a smartphone for a Nintendo Switch-like experience or connect the controller wirelessly via Bluetooth.

The Android version includes the same buttons and other inputs as the iOS original but replaces the Lightning connector with USB-C. The gamepad is compatible with multiple Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy models and many other Android devices that support USB-C and Android 8.0 or later.

  • Google Pixel 7 series
  • Google Pixel 6 series
  • Google Pixel 5 series
  • Google Pixel 4, 4XL
  • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2, 2XL
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Series
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+
  • SamsungGalaxy S9, S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10, Note10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note8
  • Samsung Z Flip3 5G
  • Honor 50
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • Nothing 1
  • Oppo Find X5 Pro
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • P30 P0
  • Realme 7 Pro
  • Sony Xperia Pro-I
  • Vivo Pro+
  • Xiaomi POCO X3 Pro

Like other controllers that connect to mobile devices, the Backbone One doesn’t just play native mobile games. Cloud gaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna also work with the gamepad to deliver a console-like experience on mobile. It also supports remote play services for Steam, PlayStation, and Xbox, although Backbone is still working on PlayStation Remote Play issues on the Android model.

An integral part of Backbone One is the Backbone app which allows users to remap buttons, take screenshots and launch games from any service or platform they register in the app. ‘application. The app is not yet publicly available on Android, but controller purchases include early access.

The $4 Backbone+ monthly subscription adds many more features, including a unified menu that consolidates launchers for mobile games, cloud services, and remote play. Other benefits include social features like Twitch and YouTube streaming, 1080p 60fps video recording, and public game lobbies. Additionally, subscribers get discounts on other Backbone products and trials for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Discord Nitro, Apple Arcade, and Google Play Pass.

The Backbone One also works with other USB-C devices like tablets, Macs and PCs, but this feature also requires a subscription. Subscribers need to go to the Backbone app settings, select “Play on any screen”, choose the device they want to use, unplug the controller from the phone, then connect to the desired device with a cable USB.

Those who order a Backbone One Android now can still receive it before the end of 2022.

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Can a car be used as a video game controller? BMW has the answer https://eve-online.org/can-a-car-be-used-as-a-video-game-controller-bmw-has-the-answer/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:08:22 +0000 https://eve-online.org/can-a-car-be-used-as-a-video-game-controller-bmw-has-the-answer/ For this technology to work, the BMW driver first receives a VR headset, which has cameras attached to the exterior. By: HT automatic office | Updated: Nov 13, 2022, 2:02 PM The BMW car is placed in a large empty parking lot and the real-world visuals are removed; the game then takes on its full […]]]>

For this technology to work, the BMW driver first receives a VR headset, which has cameras attached to the exterior.

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The BMW car is placed in a large empty parking lot and the real-world visuals are removed; the game then takes on its full meaning.

BMW is working on a mixed reality headset for its vehicles, and the system was first integrated into a 2023 BMW M2. The VR headset was combined with the vehicle to create a game that combines game visuals with game physics. real world. The creation is called ///M Mixed Reality and works by first placing a driver in a real car. Although the technology was first placed in the M2, conceptually it can work in any vehicle.

For this technology to work, the driver first gets a VR headset, which has cameras attached to the exterior. Thanks to it, the driver can see the real world, although it can probably be combined with augmented reality additions. The car is then placed in a large empty parking lot and the real-world visuals are edited; the game then takes on its full meaning.

Also Read: This BMW Electric Sedan Offers a 31.3-inch 8K Cinema Screen

A demo of the video game involving the BMW M2 with YouTube personality and sim racer Jimmy Broadbent shows that the visuals that can be seen on screen are completely divorced from reality and look more like a cyberpunk Mario Kart track.

The virtual world has a constructed autocross course, through which Broadbent must navigate and set a fast time. The BMW M coins that help him reduce his time, and obstruct him are virtual blockages that discourage him from using half of the track. “It felt like a ride in a theme park. I felt like I was sitting on a roller coaster that I was controlling, which is always kind of scary,” he said.

On a large enough concrete slab, where any number of real mixed reality racing tracks can be simulated, the BMW M2 can be a fun toy to have. “Anyone who asks what virtual experiences in the automotive sector could look like in the future: this is the answer,” said Frank van Meel, CEO of M GmbH.

Date of first publication: November 13, 2022, 1:38 PM IST

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The 2023 BMW M2 has become the most elaborate video game controller in the world https://eve-online.org/the-2023-bmw-m2-has-become-the-most-elaborate-video-game-controller-in-the-world/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 00:47:18 +0000 https://eve-online.org/the-2023-bmw-m2-has-become-the-most-elaborate-video-game-controller-in-the-world/ BMW announced today that it is working on a mixed reality headset for its vehicles. The system combines a VR headset and a 2023 BMW M2 to create a game that combines gaming visuals with (literal) real-world physics. BMW calls its new creation ///M Mixed Reality, and it works by first placing a driver in […]]]>

BMW announced today that it is working on a mixed reality headset for its vehicles. The system combines a VR headset and a 2023 BMW M2 to create a game that combines gaming visuals with (literal) real-world physics.

BMW calls its new creation ///M Mixed Reality, and it works by first placing a driver in a real car. In this case, that car is a 2023 M2 because it’s new and the automaker is proud of it, but conceptually it could work in any vehicle.

The driver is then given a VR headset, which has cameras attached to the exterior. Thanks to it, they can see the real world, although it could probably be combined with augmented reality additions. The game comes into its own, however, when the car is placed in a large empty parking lot and the real-world visuals are removed.

Read: BMW will become the first team to add its LMDh race car to iRacing

In a demo with YouTube personality and sim racer Jimmy Broadbent, the visuals that can be seen on screen are completely divorced from reality and look more like a cyberpunk Mario Kart track.

In this virtual world, an autocross course is constructed, through which Broadbent must navigate and set a fast time. The BMW M coins that help him reduce his time, and obstruct him are virtual blockages that discourage him from using half of the track.

“It felt like a ride in a theme park. I felt like I was sitting on a roller coaster that I was controlling, which is always kind of scary,” says Broadbent. “It’s like a grown-up Mario Kart.”

Read: It takes the Benz Patent Motorwagen over an hour to go around the Nürburgring in Assetto Corsa

It’s not hard to imagine how, if you had a big enough concrete slab, you could simulate any number of real racetracks in mixed reality, making this a very fun toy. It would also make it better than any motion rig, albeit a lot more expensive.

However, BMW does not specify what practical purpose this serves. As an experience, though, it’s a pretty exceptionally cool use of technology.

“At BMW M, we have always tested the limits of what is technically feasible and thus, among other things, lay the foundations for new immersive experiences,” said Frank van Meel, CEO of M GmbH. “Anyone who wonders what virtual experiences in the automotive industry might look like in the future: this is the answer. People need to be able to experience that new feeling — and with ///M Mixed Reality, we’re giving them a suitable solution for it. “

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Designer Says New Video Game Controller Could Fix The Industry https://eve-online.org/designer-says-new-video-game-controller-could-fix-the-industry/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:01:50 +0000 https://eve-online.org/designer-says-new-video-game-controller-could-fix-the-industry/ Unless you’re a big fan of a single machine, you’ve probably played more than one video console in your time. And if you switch between consoles often, you’re probably all too familiar with one of the most common design complaints – there’s simply no consistency between those symbol buttons. In short, if you play Switch, […]]]>

Unless you’re a big fan of a single machine, you’ve probably played more than one video console in your time. And if you switch between consoles often, you’re probably all too familiar with one of the most common design complaints – there’s simply no consistency between those symbol buttons.

In short, if you play Switch, PS5, and Xbox, the “X” button is in three different places. So if a game asks you to “Press X”, you better remember which console you are using at that exact moment. What if there was another way? (Ready to start playing? Check out today’s best Nintendo Switch deals)

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Gamevice Flex Mobile Game Controller Review (iOS) https://eve-online.org/gamevice-flex-mobile-game-controller-review-ios/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://eve-online.org/gamevice-flex-mobile-game-controller-review-ios/ Product Information Gamevice Flex October 25, 2022 Type mobile game controller Price $99.95 (Android), $109.95 (iPhone) How has it been eight years since the launch of the first Gamevice and we’re just getting to the point where users can use a controller on their mobile phone without having to remove their case? Sure, there have […]]]>

How has it been eight years since the launch of the first Gamevice and we’re just getting to the point where users can use a controller on their mobile phone without having to remove their case? Sure, there have been some like the Gamesir X2 that use Bluetooth over regular Type-C or Lightning port connections, but if you want a controller that plugs directly into the controller without any wires or clips to keep your phone dangling , you would usually have to strip your bare phone. Since switching from Samsung to iPhone, I’ve gotten my hands on various mobile controllers for cloud gaming. I have to say the Gamevice Flex is a case study in how to get it right.

At first glance, the Gamevice Flex matches the design of an earlier version from 2022 (simply called Gamevice for iPhone) that was sized to fit the iPhone 13 (and 14) Pro Max. Two things are immediately noticeable when the Gamevice Flex is closed for travel: two extra buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack that feels more like a luxury than a standard feature on mobile controllers, even in the $100 range. However, it’s when you deploy the Gamevice Flex that its most unique feature stands out.

The secret feature is spoiled when the end user takes the Gamevice Flex out of the box and is greeted with a size chart and several oddly numbered component boxes. The purpose of these plastic parts is evident when gamers discover that they are indeed used as spacers on both sides of the Gamevice Flex’s internal grips. What Gamevice has come up with with its Flex is a sizing system that allows users to find the perfect fit for whatever phone they want, with or without a case.

Now, that should be pretty obvious given the Gamevice Flex form factor, but it doesn’t quite match the Samsung Z Fold 4 (you’d need a minimum clearance of 15.8mm, while the Gamevice Flex for Android can fit 14.1mm, which is still a modest range of phones and cases). There are a few other limitations to what might fit for obvious reasons, such as phones that have a dust cover to block the charging port (you’ll have to cut them to fit) or those with multiple pieces that lock together. together like the Otterbox Defender range.

Transparently, Gamevice also offered to send a case with the Gamevice Flex to test the functionality of the adapter, and I received an Otterbox Symmetry case with MagSafe for my iPhone 14 Pro Max a few days before the arrival of the Gamevice Flex at my doorstep. When I was finally able to unbox the Flex, I was greeted with these five boxes of adapter parts: one box of left parts, two boxes of right parts, and two boxes of phone adapters. These phone adapters are for when you use your iPhone out of its case, so for my purposes I tried the rubber molded parts, and as the name suggests, only the larger size adapters would fit the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

With the Cardboard Case Adapter Selector in hand with the phone and case chosen, simply slide the side of your phone into the key holes one at a time until you find the correct cavity that fits. Perfectly fits your phone without too much give or strain to fit. For the iPhone 14 Pro Max and Symmetry case, I went with L25 on the left side and R15A on the right. The right side piece is actually trickier to figure out because the Gamevice Flex includes different thicknesses on the back plate that borders the Lightning port. I first tried the R15B with a raised lip and although the phone fitted securely, the combined adapter and case was only a hair too thick to plug in through the Lightning port. Once I switched to the R15A variant, everything worked as expected and I was greeted by the new Gamevice button on the controller lighting up blue to show that it had power.

One area of ​​concern with case adapters for the Gamevice Flex is installation and removal. Since these are basically milled pieces of plastic, they don’t have too much resistance to bending and can be prone to breaking (if you don’t lose them first). To install the adapter, simply slide the adapter plate face up through the pilot holes on either side of the case until it clicks into place. Once in place, there is a slight horizontal movement for the fold, but the rivets should prevent the adapter from falling out. However, the pullback takes a bit of finesse to get out. To reliably remove the adapter plate, I would have to simultaneously lift the adapter plate while tilting it to one side to release the adapter from the controller shell. It’s a tricky transition to get the plates off, but unless you’re changing cases every day of the week, you should be able to find the right fit and leave it in place. I’ve tossed the controller in my bag and traveled or cycled and no amount of jostling and shaking has caused either adapter to fall out when not in use.

Gamevice has a very characteristic design to fold the controller when not in use, with the two rear pieces fitting into each other. It takes a bit of practice to get the phone to fold up neatly on itself and that would be a point I would give to similar devices like the Backbone One which simply pulls out horizontally to accommodate your phone. Additionally, the Lightning port remains exposed even when the controller is folded up, so be careful not to put open candies or sodas in your bag when traveling with the Gamevice Flex.

Once the Gamevice Flex is plugged in, gamers can just as easily jump into Call of Duty Mobile, Xbox Cloud Gaming, PlayStation Remote Play, or any controller-compatible app they have on their phones. However, with a new button dedicated just to launching the hub, Gamevice would love for gamers to use this button to quickly access their new Gamevice Live app. From there, gamers are greeted with a variety of games and services that Gamevice says will work with their controller. However, this is the illusion of a pitcher. Choosing a game from the list greets the player with a trailer, the option to add to favorites, and a How to Play guide that links viewers to a YouTube tutorial showing how to access that particular streaming service. Although it’s connected to the Xbox Cloud Gaming webpage, there’s no hook to switch from the Gamevice Live app to the Xbox app, or Stadia, Geforce Now, or any other for that matter. Fortunately, Apple Arcade and App Store titles can be downloaded directly from these game pages by simply tapping the Install button and the Get button that appears. Remapping this dedicated button is not possible, nor is there a way to disable it without completely uninstalling the Gamevice Live app from your phone.

I’ve talked for so long about the Gamevice Flex’s capabilities and limitations when it comes to holding cases that it’s about time I mentioned something about the controls. Triggers are easily the star of the show, with the Gamevice Flex offering the same Hall effect as previous models, but with a much smoother pull with well-defined tension. Whether I’m playing a first-person shooter or an RPG, they were comfortable for longer periods of time with a large concave-curved lip to keep your fingers in place. Likewise, the joysticks don’t compromise on what gamers can expect from the big three console makers and stand up to dozens of hours of use without scuffing on the textured grip around the edge or anywhere else. However, the D-pad and buttons still leave something to be desired (and let’s be honest, most mobile controllers don’t get the right D-pad). Both sets of inputs have a soft membrane feel underneath that is a shock of feel so distinct from the thinness of the same controller maker’s triggers. While it’s certainly not the worst d-pad I’ve put my thumb on in years, it just lacks satisfaction from multiple inputs or even rolling in a full 360 degree motion. The positives I have to admit for the Gamevice Flex d-pad are the one-piece design and the raised lip around the end of each direction, giving the gamer’s thumb a smooth place to rest when not using the left analog stick.

Let’s put that aside: the Gamevice Flex is the best controller the company has put its name to. With a unique adapter and sizing design that supports a wide range of phone cases, it’s great to see companies realizing that gamers don’t want to compromise between gaming and the durability of their phones. While some features of Gamevice’s weaker aspects are still present in the Flex, this is a controller worthy of being on your holiday wishlist.

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The first mobile game controller in its class with case adapters for a wide range of phones, the Gamevice Flex fits a unique niche of gaming peripherals for those who want to jump into Xbox Cloud Gaming on the go without removing their phone from its protective case.

Advantages
  • No need to remove most phone cases thanks to the unique case adapter layout.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hall effect triggers and full size joysticks
  • Case adapters will not fall off randomly during transportation
  • Lightning passthrough and no noticeable change in phone battery life
The inconvenients
  • Currently only available direct from Gamevice or Walmart
  • $10 premium for the iOS version without additional features
  • D-pad leaves a lot to be desired
  • New app launch button cannot be remapped and always opens the Gamevice app unless uninstalled
  • No Lightning data transmission, so cannot be used as a wired controller like the Backbone One

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In-Depth Analysis of the Game Controller Market – Sioux City Catholic Globe https://eve-online.org/in-depth-analysis-of-the-game-controller-market-sioux-city-catholic-globe/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 13:52:51 +0000 https://eve-online.org/in-depth-analysis-of-the-game-controller-market-sioux-city-catholic-globe/ Market Reports offers a latest report published on “Global A joystick Market 2022-2030”. In addition, the Global Gaming Controller report includes market size and forecast, annual growth analysis and market dynamics including growth drivers, restraining factors, opportunities and trends covering the overall market outlook. A detailed analysis of Game Controller market position, market competitiveness, company […]]]>

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Based on region, the global game controller is segmented into:

  • North America (USA and Canada)
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  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and Rest of Asia Pacific)
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Side-by-side smart game controller for iPhone has no problem with bulky cases [Review] ★★★★½ https://eve-online.org/side-by-side-smart-game-controller-for-iphone-has-no-problem-with-bulky-cases-review-%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%c2%bd/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:51:13 +0000 https://eve-online.org/side-by-side-smart-game-controller-for-iphone-has-no-problem-with-bulky-cases-review-%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%c2%bd/ The Gamevice Flex is an iPhone game controller that mimics the design of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with the controls set to either side of the screen. Similar iPhone controllers require you to remove your handset’s case to play, but the Flex wraps around the handset even when it’s in a protective case. The wired […]]]>

The Gamevice Flex is an iPhone game controller that mimics the design of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with the controls set to either side of the screen. Similar iPhone controllers require you to remove your handset’s case to play, but the Flex wraps around the handset even when it’s in a protective case.

The wired controller includes a full set of buttons, sticks, bumpers, etc. so you can enjoy games like Fortnite from Xbox Cloud Gaming or similar services, or almost anything from Apple Arcade.

I spent quite a few hours testing Gamevice Flex – here’s why I love it.

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Gamevice Flex Review

A game controller is not necessary for iPhone games, but one can definitely make the game much more enjoyable. The touchscreen controls are fine for simple, casual games, but can be frustrating with complex RPGs or other action titles.

Using the left stick to run, the right stick to aim, and the X button to shoot is simple with a controller. And services like Xbox Cloud Gaming give you access to plenty of games that use all of these controls and more.

Gamevice Flex places controls on either side of the iPhone, like a Joy-Con. It’s an arrangement that works well and takes up less space than a traditional controller.

And, unlike rival iPhone controllers with similar designs, there’s no need to remove your handset’s case to play. Plus, it connects to the handset through its Lightning port, so there’s no deception with Bluetooth.

Turn your iPhone into Nintendo Switch with Joy-Con

Gamevice Flex folds to be very portable.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Gamevice Flex starts with a 5.5-inch by 4.0-inch by 1.7-inch case. It’s small enough to be reasonably portable, fitting easily into a backpack. But take it easy – no game controller is really sturdy.

Pull a few tabs on the back and the two halves of the Flex come apart, but with a stretchy center band to hold them together. Place one half on each side of the iPhone and you’re ready to play.

When you put on the controller, you plug in the lightning connector. I much prefer wired connections like this. There’s no problem with pairing with Bluetooth, and multiple people can easily share the accessory. Simply plug the Flex into any iPhone and you’re ready to play.

And you’ll never have to charge the controller because it’s powered by your iPhone.

Additionally, Gamevice builds a Lightning port into the bottom edge of the Flex. Plug in a power cable here and the iPhone charges while you play. I love ending a long gaming session with a full battery.

A headphone jack lets you keep the game audio to yourself so you don’t disturb Grandma.

In case

I’m a fan of the Backbone One, which uses a somewhat similar design to the Flex. But it cannot be used with the iPhone in a case. The Gamevice Flex can.

The left and right sides of the controller are designed so that the handset is in a thick casing. It also comes with adapters so thinner cases will also fit. Or no case at all. It’s a nice system. A little complicated to set up the first time, but after that your iPhone fits perfectly.

The design of the Flex also handles different iPhone sizes. It easily fits my 6.1 inch iPhone 13 and can also handle a Pro Max. The iPhone Mini models are too small, however.

let’s play

Bulky cases are no problem for Gamevice Flex.
Gamevice’s latest has all the gaming controls you expect.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Gamevice Flex has all the expected buttons, left and right sticks, bumpers, triggers… it’s all there. The buttons are clicky well and the full-size sticks are responsive. I tested it a bit to be sure.

I spend hours a week using various game controllers, so I’m very familiar with their feel. And for me, the ABXY buttons are slightly closer to the right stick than I prefer, and the triggers aren’t as tall as I’d like. I got used to them in minutes, and you might prefer them if you have smaller hands than me. It looks like Gamevice designed the Flex to be as portable as possible, and this is the result.

There are lots of games to play. Support for this type of accessory is built into iOS, although not all iPhone games support external controllers. Still, there are plenty of titles to choose from, especially serious action games. In addition, almost the entire catalog of the Apple Arcade subscription service is compatible with controllers. I turned on a few of my favorites when testing the Flex. It was fun.

Gamevice includes a one-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate free trial with purchase. This lets you try Xbox Cloud Gaming at no additional cost. If this online service is new to you, console games are played on a remote server and the action is streamed to players as a video. All your handset needs to do is display video from a remote session and send commands from the game controller to the server.

I’ve used Microsoft’s online gaming service extensively and the Flex handles it with ease. If you need help getting started, I’ve written a “how-to” on setting up an iPhone to play. Fortniteone of the many games available through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

And the accessory is also compatible with Amazon Luna and Nvidia GeForce Now. (Google Stadia too, it doesn’t matter anymore.)

Gamevice has developed a handy and free app to help you find games that support controllers.

Gamevice video

To see the Flex in action, watch this short commercial:

Final Thoughts on Gamevice Flex

There is a wide selection of iPhone games with controller support available between cloud gaming services, Apple Arcade, and regular iOS developers. Take the hint – play them with a physical controller. Trying to take on a high-level RPG with on-screen controls is frustrating.

The Flex works well and is quite portable. And it’s the only Joy-Con copycat I know of that works with iPhones in chunky cases.

★★★★

As noted in the review, some buttons, joysticks, and triggers are just a bit cramped, which kept me from giving the product top marks.

Pricing

Gamevice Flex is now available for pre-order – it will launch on October 25. The cost is $109.95.

Will buy: gamevice

Will buy: Amazon

Those who pre-order before October 14 receive a second free month-long Xbox Game Pass Ultimate voucher. This can be combined with the one supplied with the controller for two months free.

If you want to shop around, the rival Backbone One ($99.99) is strong competition. And the GameSir X2 Lightning ($69.99) also uses the same general design. Neither controller is as portable as the Flex, and both require you to remove your iPhone case.

Gaming device provided cult of mac with a review unit for this article. See our review policy and find more in-depth reviews of Apple-related articles.

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Gamevice Flex is the first mobile game controller that fits your phone case; Scheduled to release on October 25 https://eve-online.org/gamevice-flex-is-the-first-mobile-game-controller-that-fits-your-phone-case-scheduled-to-release-on-october-25/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://eve-online.org/gamevice-flex-is-the-first-mobile-game-controller-that-fits-your-phone-case-scheduled-to-release-on-october-25/ One of the most annoying things about mobile gaming, especially with mobile controller attachments, is the fact that you often have to remove your phone case to use them. Luckily, it looks like Gamevice has created a new controller that will fit your phone case perfectly. This new device is the Gamevice Flex, and it […]]]>

One of the most annoying things about mobile gaming, especially with mobile controller attachments, is the fact that you often have to remove your phone case to use them. Luckily, it looks like Gamevice has created a new controller that will fit your phone case perfectly. This new device is the Gamevice Flex, and it will launch on October 25th.

Along with the announcement, Gamevice released a new trailer showcasing the Gamevice Flex. You can see the trailer below:

The Gamevice Flex is the first and only mobile game controller compatible with thousands of phone cases thanks to its revolutionary design, eliminating the annoying and inconvenient task of removing the case from your phone. The device is certified as a “Made for Xbox” product that allows gamers to transition seamlessly from console to mobile cloud gaming.

This gamepad features premium console-grade buttons and hall-effect triggers with longer reach, improved ergonomics for extended play, and (by popular demand) a 3.5mm headphone jack so you don’t have to. any phone can be turned into a cloud-based game console. The device is obviously compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Currently, the Gamevice Flex is available for pre-order for Android and iOS at $99.95 and $109.95, respectively. You can pre-order both devices through Amazon. Additionally, current Xbox Game Pass subscribers will receive an additional incentive, as pre-orders made before October 14 for the Gamevice flex will include a voucher for a free one-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

All Gamevice Flex orders sold after October 14 will come with a free 1-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate voucher for new subscribers only. Gamevice also announced that all licensed and third-party branded partner products will be sold through remaining inventory and will be discontinued. All current and future products will be sold under the Gamevice brand. The Flex, meanwhile, will officially release on October 25th.

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This iPhone game controller is designed for Xbox Cloud Gaming [Review] ★★★★½ https://eve-online.org/this-iphone-game-controller-is-designed-for-xbox-cloud-gaming-review-%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%c2%bd/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 16:03:18 +0000 https://eve-online.org/this-iphone-game-controller-is-designed-for-xbox-cloud-gaming-review-%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%e2%98%85%c2%bd/ RiotPWR has partnered with Microsoft on an Xbox licensed game controller for iPhone. It’s nearly identical to Microsoft’s, but the RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) connects via a Lightning cable and includes a stand to hold your handset. And it comes with a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get you started playing […]]]>

RiotPWR has partnered with Microsoft on an Xbox licensed game controller for iPhone. It’s nearly identical to Microsoft’s, but the RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) connects via a Lightning cable and includes a stand to hold your handset. And it comes with a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to get you started playing console games online.

I enjoyed a few weeks of gaming on RiotPWR’s iPhone controller. Here’s why.

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RiotPWR Controller Review for iOS (Xbox Edition)

Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs screwed up decades ago by neglecting games. The result is that top-tier titles are released for consoles and PCs, not Macs.

Fortunately, cloud gaming is here to save us. This allows games designed for consoles to be played on almost any computer. There are several options – Microsoft’s version is Xbox Cloud Gaming.

The RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) is designed for iPhone users to enjoy Xbox games on their Apple handset. And it can also be used with a wide variety of other games.

To prove this is a licensed product and not a cheap knockoff, the controller features the Xbox logo and is available in the official color scheme. And a month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate too.

Better than an Xbox controller

RiotPWR’s controller is almost identical to Microsoft’s. But the RiotPWR has features compatible with the iPhone.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Let’s address the elephant in the room: if you want to play Xbox Cloud Gaming on your iPhone, you can use Microsoft’s own Xbox Wireless Controller. It is one of a variety of wireless game controllers supported by iOS.

But the RiotPWR version includes useful features not available from Microsoft. The most obvious is a wired connection. You don’t have to worry about pairing the device with your iPhone, or worry about Bluetooth connection lag. It’s plug-and-play.

Additionally, RiotPWR also included a pass-through Lightning charging port. I can plug the controller into an external power source and charge my iPhone while I play. I like not ending long gaming sessions with a dead iPhone.

The Lightning connector is at the end of a 25-inch cable. That’s more than enough to reach iPhone support. It’s designed so you can place your iPhone in a cradle on a table in front of you while playing. This significantly reduces the weight of the controller.

You won’t sacrifice gameplay by using the RiotPWR controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) instead of an official Microsoft one. I’ve spent a few hundred hours holding an Xbox controller over the years, and the RiotPWR one feels like a standard controller. All buttons, joysticks, bumpers, triggers, etc. are where they are supposed to be.

I did a hands-on comparison of an official Microsoft Xbox wireless controller to one from RiotPWR looking for differences in the controls. The only one I found is that the ABXY buttons on the third-party controller are slightly harder to press, but I don’t consider that a flaw. I didn’t notice while I was using the controller – only when I was looking for differences.

That said, the mount is an obvious difference…and a big plus for the RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition). It holds your iPhone where you can easily see it. A padded and adjustable clamp can handle iPhones of different sizes. And you don’t need to remove your handset’s protective case to play.

A hinge in the stand allows you to change the orientation angle of the iPhone screen. It works well. But rival stands have two hinges giving more flexibility in how the handheld is positioned when gaming. Not a major flaw, but I missed the second hinge.

The bracket plugs into a slot on the front of the controller. It’s easily removable when you’re transporting the device or if you want to put your iPhone on a tabletop notebook.

To avoid confusion, you don’t need to load RiotPWR’s controller. It works off from your iPhone.

Let’s run some games

Old school Xbox gaming on the RiotPWR controller.
I played an old Xbox favorite on my iPhone when testing RiotPWR’s controller.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Xbox Cloud Gaming does not require developers to port their games to iPhone. They run on remote servers instead and the action is streamed to players. All your handset needs to do is display video from a remote session and send commands from the game controller to the server.

In practical terms, this means that almost any computer can run console games. This certainly includes the iPhone.

I used RiotPWR’s free trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to access the online service on an iPhone 13 and the RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition). It really works and works pretty well.

It’s not 100% the same as having an Xbox in your living room, but the differences have nothing to do with the controller. It works perfectly. There is no lag or other issues.

You can play with virtual on-screen controls, but I very, very strongly recommend using a gamepad instead. I played a game that required me to press the left and right triggers simultaneously while steering with the left stick and pressing the X button to jump. I think that’s physically impossible to do with an iPhone touchscreen. This was not an issue with RiotPWR’s controller.

You won’t have any issues with the controller, but Xbox Cloud Gaming isn’t perfect. In my tests and other cloud gaming services, all issues are Wi-Fi related. Online gaming is wonderfully fun if your iPhone is using a fast and stable connection. If your Wi-Fi is weak, your screen will occasionally freeze and then come back, during which time the game continues and your character may die because you can’t see what’s going on.

RiotPWR bundles a free month of Xbox Cloud Gaming with this accessory, so you can try before you commit. If you need help getting started, I’ve written a “how-to” on setting up an iPhone to play. Fortniteone of the many games available through Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Head over to Microsoft’s site to see a list of over 100 other titles available.

And you’re not locked into the Xbox. Almost all Apple Arcade games also support external controllers. And there are other third-party games as well.

Final Thoughts on RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition)

RiotPWR Controller Review for iOS (Xbox Edition)
The RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) is an exceptional way to enjoy Xbox Cloud Gaming on an iPhone.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Cloud gaming services are a lifeline for Apple gamers. With Xbox Cloud Gaming, you can play console games on an iPhone in your dorm room or during a break at work. But for the sale of your sanity, don’t try to do it with on-screen controls. It is a miserable and frustrating experience.

Try RiotPWR’s controller instead. It’s almost identical to a Microsoft Xbox controller but with an added iPhone holder and Lightning cable.

★★★★

Pricing

The RiotPWR Controller for iOS (Xbox Edition) costs $69.99. For comparison, an official Xbox controller costs $59.99, but lacks RiotPWR features.

Will buy: RiotPWR

If you prefer a basic black version, not the official Xbox green and white, the RiotPwr Rotor Riot iOS RR1852 PWR Plus Controller is essentially the same product for $49.99.

RiotPWR Provided cult of mac with a review unit for this article. See our review policy and find more in-depth reviews of Apple-related articles.

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New Turtle Beach game controller brings Xbox to your Android phone https://eve-online.org/new-turtle-beach-game-controller-brings-xbox-to-your-android-phone/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://eve-online.org/new-turtle-beach-game-controller-brings-xbox-to-your-android-phone/ The Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller, the newest addition to the Turtle Beach controller lineup, is the company’s first mobile game controller. The Xbox Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller is designed for mobile gamers using Android, Xbox and PC compatibility. It was created and built by the same team behind Turtle Beach’s award-winning Recon Controller, REACT-R Controller […]]]>

The Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller, the newest addition to the Turtle Beach controller lineup, is the company’s first mobile game controller. The Xbox Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller is designed for mobile gamers using Android, Xbox and PC compatibility. It was created and built by the same team behind Turtle Beach’s award-winning Recon Controller, REACT-R Controller and VelocityOne Flight products.

Turtle Beach Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller

The Turtle Beach Recon Cloud offers over 30 hours of battery life and fast read and charge capabilities for all-day gaming on the go. The controller also features a mobile phone clip, which securely holds any size compatible Android phone above the controller, even those with cases. The clip then converts to a table stand when removed.

Additionally, it comes with a 10-foot long braided USB cable that can be attached to a PC or console to enable audio capabilities such as Superhuman Hearing, custom audio presets, and more. for these platforms. Players using the controller in wired mode can access all of these audio choices.

The Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller combines the best of both worlds for mobile gamers on Xbox and PC. All Android phones are compatible with Recon Cloud.

“The response to our first wave of console and PC game controllers has been overwhelmingly positive, and now we’re expanding our reach in this market even further to bring the same uncompromising, award-winning controls to mobile gamers,” said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach Corporation. “The Recon Cloud is the first in our expanded line of mobile controllers launching this year, with additional new products designed for iOS and other consoles coming soon.”

The Recon Cloud Hybrid Controller is set to go on sale on October 16. It’s already available for pre-order for $99.99. It is available in Black and Magma Blue color options.

For more information on Turtle Beach controllers, gaming headsets, simulation products and other gaming accessories, visit the official site.

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