A couple years back WikiPad launched a gaming tablet. The hardware is no longer top of the line, but the gaming controls were and still are phenomenal. They followed that up by announcing Gamevice. That controller has now come to the real world at CES. The Gamevice series works with an iPad Mini or iPad Air to give them physical controls based off Xbox or PlayStation type controllers. It works with the iOS MFI Extended controller API and the collection of existing games.
The Gamevice will ship in early March from $99. The company also plans to adapt the design to Android and Windows tablets.
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GAMEVICE COMES TO CES 2015
Announced in the summer of 2014, Wikipad will be previewing its latest device – Gamevice for iPad – at CES 2015. Supporting both the iPad Air and iPad Mini’s 1, 2, & 3, Gamevice brings a classic console-like experience to 100s of iOS games and transforms the most advanced tablets into the most powerful gaming handhelds in the world.
Price: $99.99 (for iPads)
Launch Date: Early March 2015 (for iPads)
Wikipad is currently fine-tuning Gamevice for Android and Windows mobile devices.
Games: For a listing of controller-supported gaming, including hit titles from franchises such as Bioshock, Borderlands, Call of Duty, GTA and others: http://www.gamevice.com/.
Gamevice transforms the iPad into a portable video game console. It provides all the power and enjoyment of what you have to come to expect from console gamepads in a completely flexible, completely portable form factor. Dual analog sticks. Sturdy twin triggers. The classic D-pad and button configuration your fingers have known and loved for years. Just snap your iPad into Gamevice and boom – you’ve got a portable gaming console for your iOS games.