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Eric
29-08-2012, 02:59 PM
"Archos unveils 7-inch GamePad with physical controls, Ice Cream Sandwich for 'less than 150'"
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/archos-gamepad-with-physical-controls/

the dust of Ouya has even settled. Is it just me or could such a thing be the precursor to a whole new wave of gaming platforms?
On-screen touch controls just never felt as good as physical controllers. Even if the Archos is too cheaply built other vendors (Asus, Samsung...) could follow.

And with Google & Mozilla pushing the Gamepad API, this should be accessible for browser games too. ;)

WILL
29-08-2012, 05:43 PM
Yeah I'd be excited to work on a gamepad capable version of a mobile platform.

I think Android would shine better as a console more so than a mobile device. The OUYA and more devices like this would be an opportunity to see if that is actually so.

We've also proven that Oxygene for Java is a great tool to make games with thanks to Paul and Peter for their game submissions to the last PGD Challenge. :)

code_glitch
30-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Can I just say that looks like one amazing piece of kit... And with one heck of a sweet price tag for its insides too. Now if there was a PSP emulator... XD