Disappointed with the current MFi (or "Made for iPhone") game controllers on the market? As Engadget reports, Mad Catz introduced yet another offering in the form of its C.T.R.L.i gamepad during the Mobile World Congress 2014, and it looks like it has potential.
With the release of iOS 7, Apple finally recognized the demand for physical gamepads via built-in support through its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod (MFi) program, which means all game developers and peripheral manufacturers alike can use the same compatibility standards. Now, any game that supports iOS 7 controllers should work with any MFi gamepad — in theory, at least. That hasn't exactly worked out thus far, with at least one game only compatible with a certain early controller, and a few titles that work better on some gamepads than others. If you're thinking about investing in an iOS 7 game controller now, here's a concise look at the strengths and weaknesses of each, complete with our review scores from the full appraisals.
The releases of Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City a while back were impressive enough at the time, but today Rockstar announced that the beloved Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would be making its way to iOS as early as next month. And it gets even better. According to the press release, it'll even support the Made for iPhone game controllers that just hit shelves in the previous weeks.
The holiday season increasingly looks like it'll be an interesting time for gaming, and not just because of the release of the new Xbox One and PS4 consoles on the near horizon. We've already seen leaks for Logitech's iPhone gamepad in response to Apple's declared support for "Made for iPhone" (MFi) controllers with iOS 7, and today MacRumors reports that another one has surfaced from MOGA.
Most hardcore computer gamers count on the extra-precise aim of a mouse, and are more than happy with their WASD control scheme. But for the rest of us, hunching over a desk to keep 30+ hotkeys within reach can feel like overkill. If you're a Mac gamer who's tired of gaming on your mouse and keyboard, you should get an Xbox 360 controller. By connecting an Xbox 360 Controller to your Mac and mapping its buttons to keystrokes (or mouse actions), you can bring the console experience to your Mac without breaking the bank -- or a sweat.