Touch screens are great for UI navigation, and adapting to loosely place you in control of any kind of application, or function that needs to be performed. But without physical feedback, they absolutely suck for any control focused gameplay.
So today we’re going to try and remedy that with two different solutions. Up above we’ve got the “Gameklip” which attaches your phone to the top of a Dualshock 3/Sixaxis (ie: The Ps3′s controller) then after the break you can check out the “Thumbies”
The “Gameklip” is your best bet for the most accurate controls, and will set you back $15 (little more if your phone doesn’t support the Bluetooth profile to connect properly to the Ds3) But the ‘Thumbies’ on the other hand are suction cup buttons you can place on your touch screen, they’re portable, wont make you look awkward in public, will work with any smart phone, and costs less than $4
Continue reading for a video, and more info on the ‘Thumbies’
My biggest issue with the GameKlip is that you’re only going to game on your phone when you have some spare time away from the house, in which case you likely wont have, or even want (public) the GameKlip with you.The Thumbies on the other hand are practical, I’ve ordered them (will review after they arrive) and I plan to keep them in my back pocket, so they’re always handy. Also I bought Grand Theft Auto 3, thinking loose controls shouldn’t be too big of a hindrance to random violent street rage, but that game controls terribly inconceivably bad with touch controls, I can’t go half a minute driving without crashing, and I’m sporting the Galaxy S3 (ie: obnoxiously big screen) the Thumbies should hopefully retro-justify my misguided purchase of GTA3.
You can buy the Gameklip here,
or you can buy the Thumbies here.