You can have fun with plenty of games on Apple TV with the Siri Remote, but serious gamers should consider buying a compatible game controller. In fact some of the more intense games for Apple TV require that you have one. They’re relatively inexpensive and can successfully turn your Apple TV set-top box into a step below, but still delightfully affordable video game console.
While you’ll find a ton of third-party game controllers and keyboards for the iPhone these days, a new Apple patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office suggests the company may have been close to launching a number of solutions of its own.
In January 2014, SteelSeries introduced the Stratus Bluetooth iOS game controller, and now the company is back with another announcement regarding its bigger sibling.
You can now play iPhone, iPad games with iOS 7 controller support using your PS3 DualShock Controller [Updated]
Apple added native support for game controllers with iOS 7, but the initial crop of controllers are quite expensive, and not that good. If you’ve been longing to use your PS3 controller to play games on your iPhone and iPad, we’ve got some good news for you.
Apple added official support for Made for iOS Game Controllers in iOS 7, and we’ve seen several companies release iPhone game controllers in different form-factors to largely unimpressive reviews, despite their high $100 price-tag. So why aren’t MFi game controllers as good as other controllers?
Apple added official support for Made for iOS Game Controllers in iOS 7, but the game controllers launched till now all connect via the Lightning port. SteelSeries today launched Stratus, the first wireless game controller that connects via Bluetooth.
Of the many new features in iOS 7, one of the most hyped has been support for game controllers. Yesterday, we shared a review of the first of such controllers to hit the market, the Moga Ace Power. According to TouchArcade, the $100 price tag is far too high, the build quality wasn’t up to snuff, and sadly, not a lot of games take advantage of the controller.
When it comes to mobile gaming, nothing beats iOS. Not even the dedicated systems from Nintendo and Sony offer the wide assortment of games found in Apple’s App Store. There’s just one problem, however, and it’s input. Touch screens are great for lots of things, even gaming, but sometimes you just need an analog stick and a few buttons to get the most out of a title. Luckily, with the release of iOS 7, Apple added support for game controllers. The first product to take advantage of these new APIs is now available.