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NVIDIA and Nyko Technologies introduce gamepads tailored specifically for Tegra 3 devices

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NVIDIA and Nyko Technologies introduce gamepads tailored specifically for Tegra 3 devices
NVIDIA is pushing hard to differentiate its Tegra line of mobile chips, which have the potential to become its largest revenue source. It already introduced the Tegra Zone shop in the Google Play Store, where one can find games made to work specifically with Tegra-running gadgets, and now it is thinking to accessorize the experience.

Nyko and NVIDIA have entered a partnership which will bring Bluetooth game controllers that are made exclusively with Tegra 3 Android devices in mind. 

Tablet and smartphone gaming has been looked upon condescendingly by console owners because of the tricky touchscreen controls, but Nyko and NVIDIA are aiming to change that perception, says Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies:
To embrace the enormous growth of mobile and tablet gaming, our new controllers will provide physical and familiar controls to tablet gamers for a console-like experience. Tablet games are evolving, pushing the envelope of graphics and performance. The only limitation has been the lack of physical-input controllers, until now. We are happy to collaborate with the veterans at NVIDIA to create dedicated hardware that’s optimized for games running on the Tegra chipset.
There will be two models - the full-size PlayPad Pro, and the smaller PlayPad, both with dual analog sticks, a d-pad, face buttons and shoulder triggers, as the gaming gods intended. Launching this fall, the gamepads will be accompanied by their own management app called Playground, which will expand the games support from NVIDIA's Tegra Zone only to other tablet games as well.

source: Nyko

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posted on 05 Jun 2012, 04:40

1. kamil (Posts: 118; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

what is this !! a rip of of the xbox controller

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 09:10

5. MEeee (Posts: 365; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Typical iFans. Followers of Steve Jobs, all they can say is "copy" and "rip off". Sorry, it's not for iDevices. What about Apple iMap?

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:28 1

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

This should be a *game changer*!
Bye bye 3DS & Playstation Vita

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:43

4. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Samsung should do the same for exynos!

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 17:38

8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

No. They should all do it for all the games. Man, come on. Don't make it exclusive to a certain chip. Make it Exclusive to Android.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 10:14 1

6. Eraser112 (Posts: 10; Member since: 29 May 2012)

PlayStation Vita is still the best on-the-go gaming device.

posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:11

7. preetmalhotra (Posts: 110; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

I have a PSP 3004, and I must say, PSPs are better, cuz they are dedicated..!!
Vita is so huge..!!

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