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Samsung reveals GamePad and Mobile Console app

By Mike Williams

Samsung reveals GamePad and Mobile Console app

Wed 18 Dec 2013 3:38am GMT / 10:38pm EST / 7:38pm PST

Samsung decides to take on consoles with its Galaxy device lineup

Samsung has announced an all-new Smartphone GamePad and Mobile Console application for its lineup of Galaxy mobile devices. The GamePad will connect using Bluetooth pairing and features two analog sticks, a D-Pad, four face buttons, two triggers, select and start buttons, and the Play button. It is compatible with all Android 4.1 Galaxy devices, including the S4, S III, and Note 3, and Note II, but is optimized for Samsung devices with Android 4.3 and above. It is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches in size.

When the GamePad is connected to a Samsung Galaxy device, hitting the Play button will bring up the Mobile Console application. The app is a game launcher featuring GamePad-compatible games including Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Asphalt8: Airborne, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Virtua Tennis Challenge, and Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame. There will be 35 dedicated GamePad games on the Mobile Console application, with more being added in the future.

The GamePad is available now in select European markets, with further releases planned in the coming weeks. Samsung did not give a suggested price for the GamePad.

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Aleksi Ranta Product Manager - Hardware

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Looks like an ergonomic marvel.....

Posted:A year ago


Jakub Mikyska CEO, Grip Digital

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What a great idea! Now I only need to ask someone on the subway to hold my tablet in front of me, while I play with this.

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Adam Campbell Game Producer / Product Manager

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I'm still concerned about the prospects for add-on devices like this, but we'll see. Never try, never know.
It is attachable to mobile devices ranging from 4-inches to 6.3-inches in size.
This is an important detail as it should in theory cover everything from the Galaxy SIII Mini to the Galaxy Mega.

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Jed Ashforth Senior Game Designer, Immersive Technology Group, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

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If it connects via bluetooth what difference does screen size make? Or does it physically attach?

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

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Looks a bit like 3 analog sticks. That d-pad, whichever one is it's supposed to be, doesn't look like it will work very well for certain motions.

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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@ Jed It physically attaches. There's some kind of rising clasp in the back that will lock a phone into the gamepad, similar to what you can see on already existing successful Android gamepads.

Posted:A year ago


Peter Bond Studying Art & Design, University of Bedfordshire

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Cool, let's just see what the price will be and how many devs will jump onboard. Certainly a nice looking piece of kit that's for sure...

Posted:A year ago


Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game

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Can't say it looks amazing to use, unless you think joypads went downhill post Megadrive/Genesis.

Posted:A year ago


Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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It appears to copy the 3DS circle pads, which are actually very nice.

Posted:A year ago


Murray Lorden Game Designer & Developer, MUZBOZ

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Could be cool. Looks like a nice controller.

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Richard Nunn Graphic Designer

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The best thing about this being produced by Samsung - it can be included with the hardware.

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Keldon Alleyne Handheld Developer, Avasopht Ltd

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