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iPhone As a PC Game Controller 54

Posted by Soulskill
from the this-joystick-is-flat dept.
TechCrunch has an article about a startup called iMo, which aims to enable control of any PC game using an iPhone or iPod Touch. The idea is to reduce the need for gaming peripherals while you're on the move, and make motion-control available to more players. Quoting: "The system also features onscreen controls for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as not every PC game will benefit from using things like the accelerometer, obviously. This all works via both Bluetooth and WiFi connections between your device and your computer. The plan is to offer iMo in the App Store for $0.99; the first version should be available new in the App Store. And long-term, the company hopes to make it available on other mobile platforms as well, including Android. And ultimately, they'd love to include support for gaming consoles as well, like the aforementioned Wii, the PS3, and the Xbox 360."
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iPhone As a PC Game Controller

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  • Re:Yuck. (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 16, 2009 @12:54PM (#29443167)
    lol, you're dumb
  • Re:Response Time (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 16, 2009 @01:48PM (#29444069)

    Im not sure your problem is RESPONSE TIME if you find yourself tapping more than once. I find that with my Touch, it responds fantastically to targetting taps using my index finger (which happens to be kind of pointy... I have a slender build and what some call "artist hands"). If I happen to use my thumb, taps are rarely detected. So something about the tap UI makes "fat thumbs" hard to detect.

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