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Comments on: Game Gripper Gamepad for Pixi in the Works

game gripper palm pixi One of the most surprising and relatively unheralded attributes of WebOS is its prowess for 3D gaming due to its combination of accelerated graphics hardware and APIs within the OS and its SDK. However, as any iPhone gamer can attest, "conventional" console-style titles played with large onscreen buttons can be clunky and accelerometer movements are tiring and imprecise. Some titles, especially action games and emulators, require the feel of a conventional directional pad. Thankfully, a new product called the Game Gripper is in the works for the Palm Pixi. No pricing or release date is mentioned but the current Droid version is priced at a reasonable $14.99 + $5 S/H.

Currently, a version of the Game Gripper is already in production and available for sale for the Motorola Droid, with versions for the Motorola Devour and BlackBerry Bold also hinted at in addition to the Pixi. Due to the slider design of the Pre form factor, this model is apparently ill-suited to any kind of snap-on controller, despite its improved 3D capabilities relative to its Pixi sibling.

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will anyone care?

gmayhak @ 4/14/2010 7:51:04 PM # Q
With 1024 X 768 on the iPad and the top game developers building apps for it will anyone spend the extra money to play on that tiny pixi screen?

Gary
Tech Center Labs

RE: will anyone care?
gmayhak @ 4/14/2010 8:17:28 PM # Q
Surprise, I think the answer is YES. The iPad is a masterpiece for gaming & media but regular people won't be carrying their smartphone and the iPad. So I guess it's up to whoever buys Palm. Will they continue with the pre and pixi or just file away the patent folder?

Gary
(now I'm coming across like E-T, talking to myself ;-)
Tech Center Labs

RE: will anyone care?
e_tellurian @ 4/14/2010 9:33:17 PM # Q
:-(lol)

"Talking to myself" is that what people think? i can see the humor. That would seem unique. Let's hope it's productive.

Alone in my thoughts of building a Palm Jewel and Palm Classic. Leading edge on the inside and precious on the outside. Is it too much work for one person?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

E-T

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