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Samsung announces GamePad for Android smartphones

0. phoneArena 16 Dec 2013, 21:51 posted on

Mobile gaming is big business, and there are more and more options coming out to expand the gaming options. If you want a dedicated device, NVIDIA has the Android-powered Shield, or there are smartphone accessory game controllers from a number of makers like MOGA. Now, Samsung wants to be part of that latter group with its newly announced Android GamePad...

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posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:00 5

1. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I already feel sorry for Nintendo.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:20 4

2. htainlintha (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


And I feel sorry for you :) so what? it is compatible with the device which is powerful enough to handle upcoming games. I'd say it is a smart move.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:34 2

5. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Wow, you must be a moron.

Read again. It's *Nintendo* I feel sorry for.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:23 6

3. keyboardwarrrior2014 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


you sound pretty dumb to me.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:42 3

6. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


Your nickname fits you like a glove, dumb a$$.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:57 1

7. jankernel (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


you should feel sorry for the PS VITA

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:01 2

8. JakeLee (Posts: 651; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


I do, too, but Sony can afford that loss while Nintendo can't.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:51

16. dil2abu (Posts: 151; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


There are already lots of android compatible gamepads available in the market from ages, which never been a problem for ps vita.. I don't think this can create..

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:21 4

10. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


What, just now? Nintendo might be taking hits, but their problems go deeper than just another mobile game-pad.

Also, last time I checked, Samsung isn't producing the likes of Pokemon, Zelda, and Mario, so I think Nintendo will continue to do just fine in the niche it's made for itself.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:19

12. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


That is the one area where Nintendo has nothing to worry about. They destroy the handheld game market. Plus Samsung has to worry more about their handsets not overheating after 15 minutes of gaming and battery drainage before they can even think about making a play against the DS.

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:35

20. amrdiaa (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


What battery drainage? Take a look about the note 3 battery

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 21:44

25. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I've been using the S3 and S4 for years and my phone burns through battery and my hands when trying to play games for extended periods of time. Haven't tried the Note 3 but heard it's a lot better in those aspects.

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 22:26

4. techpro2014 (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Nice design and quite cool it is to work with Note 3 for the above mentioned games. Among other game controllers available right now, I prefer this one than the rest, just my opinion though. Cheers!

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:12

9. Ikechukwu (Posts: 133; Member since: 03 Oct 2011)


sorry for my ps vita? what a joke

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:49

15. dil2abu (Posts: 151; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


There are already lots of android compatible gamepads available in the market from ages, which never been a problem for ps vita.. I don't think this can create..

posted on 16 Dec 2013, 23:47 1

11. sabres0809 (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


All of you have the maturity level of maybe sixth graders

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:19

13. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I know you are but what am I :p jk lol

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 00:20

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


While companies like Moga are making awesome gamepads for the iphone, Sammy decides to make gamepads if noone chooses to do it

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 02:18 1

17. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Oh, Samsung - what won't you produce? They are like MomCorp in Futurama, but for the real world!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 05:41

18. vkvarun9840 (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)


Check out Samsung GamePad Video at cutiepep.com

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:19

19. imparanoic (Posts: 57; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


now you know why Samsung doesn't allow wired native dual shock support ( only 35gbp/40usd/HK$350/JPY4000) which other androids allow, ie, xperia ( has also wireless on 2013 models), nexus and asus, plus, Samsung experience in gaming is next to none ( apart from licenced Korean ver of pc engine, megadrive, Saturn and 3do), thus, mostly crap design, if hori had a bluetooth pad, they would be the best for precise control
am skeptical that this is good, seems like the s4 ver didn't sell very well and it's in premium prices such as ios7 Logitech powershell and ios7 moga

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 07:51

21. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1094; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


sweeet. now all i need is to wait for the 3ds emulator

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:20

22. oleaug (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


I need this for my new Galaxy Note 3!

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 13:32

23. wilsong17 (Posts: 738; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


i been using the ps3 controller on the note 3

posted on 17 Dec 2013, 19:43

24. Blazers (Posts: 187; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Same here. But the device needs to be rooted which many don't want to do.

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