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Green Throttle wants to transform your Android phone into a gaming console

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Green Throttle wants to transform your Android phone into a gaming console
Green Throttle Games is yet another company that will try to unleash the full gaming potential of Android devices. In contrast to others, though, its solution seems to be a bit more complete.

What Green Throttle is going to offer is a game controller, an app with a cool interface for HDTVs and in-house developed multiplayer games.

The Atlas Controller, as it is called, is said to be the first Android controller offering console-level precision and accuracy, thanks to having true analog sticks. Developers can already pre-order the Atlas Controller in various bundles. A single controller costs $44.95, while a two-controller bundle will set you back $89.95. Meanwhile, an early version of the SDK is already available.

The Green Throttle Arena app will provide a pleasing user interface when you connect your Android device to an HDTV, in order to make things even more console-like. Finally, Green Throttle Games says that it will not only work with game developers to help them add support for Green Throttle to their games, but will also develop their own multiplayer titles for you to enjoy.

One thing that gives us hope that this project will be able to take off is the team behind it. One of Green Throttle's co-founders is Charles Huang, who's a co-creator of Guitar Hero, while another co-founder, who's also president and COO of the company, Matt Crowley, has previously worked at Nokia as well as Palm, where he has helped bring the Pre to market.

Green Throttle Games is yet to announce an official launch date for their project.

source: GreenThrottle via Pocket-lint

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posted on 07 Nov 2012, 05:56

1. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

I would love to have this gaming controller.. after all, whats so interesting in pressing the glass of the phone to control the game?? Great news to hear

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 06:00

2. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

will buy it if this console provide other Android feature like apps and more :D

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:41

5. rimoz95 (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

This is not a console!!! These are just controllers for android smartphones!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:50

7. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

hahahhaha :D
I post this comment without reading the Article and watching the video >_<

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 06:31

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

THIS should be the future of gaming.
Imagine a Tegra 4 (MUCH more power than current consoles )phone next year.. put in a dock hooked to the TV..

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:01 1

4. bensch (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)

Seems to be a very interesting idea, however, it will take a while before we can get a proper console experience with games worthy of a console environment. Most phones and tablets on the market right now are able to play demanding titles such as Nova 3, unfortunately there is no way even a new exynos processor paired with an adreno 230 can play games in split-screen mode. Predictions are that cellphone games and hardware will reach current console standards by the beginning of 2014. For now I think that buying Green Throttle will limit the user to a 2D multiplayer experience, which is nonetheless fun :) Otherwise for an intense multiplayer FPS experience the only solution i see is two tv's and two high specced phones playing the same title in co-op mode online. Finally, I think Green Throttle will eventually expand its market to Android TV's, as we are slowly seeing more of those. More and more tv's now come with dual core processors and dedicated GPU's. Of course, it will take a while before Android will appeal to hardcore gamers, but for now it seems as if the casual gamer might be more than satisfied with what Green Throttle has to offer, especially at such an interesting price.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 07:58

6. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

OUYA...FTW !!!!

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 12:21

9. exo2u (Posts: 27; Member since: 10 May 2012)

YES!!! - my ouya will s**t on these controllers, haha such a rip.

posted on 07 Nov 2012, 08:54 1

8. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3816; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

I realize it's only by a few cents, but I find it rather humorous that it's more expensive to buy the two controller bundle than it is to buy them separately.

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