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Wikipad's Gamevice controller billed to bring a new level of gaming to Windows 8

Gamevice

Say hello to the Gamevice, a new controller from Wikipad (www.wikipad.com), which is hoped to get consumers playing mobile games with more immersive input. For the time being, the company is working on support for both Android and Windows 8 (no Windows Phone mentioned). Take a gander at the photo above and head on past the break for some details.

As one would imagine, the Gamevice is billed as the "next-generation detachable console-like controller for mobile devices." We'll have to see just how 'next-gen' this new controller is at CES 2014. The product itself will connect to a device on both sides with a bridge to connect both parts together. Since there are multiple sized hardware around today, it's handy to have a flexible construct (hence the name "Gamevice").

Here's what Fraser Townley, President of Wikipad, Inc. had to add to the official press release:

"We value the opinions of our community. We heard from many people who either expressed love for the Wikipad 7” or who already owned an iPad or an Android or Windows 8 mobile device and wanted us to make a controller that worked for them. We are currently working on versions for Windows 8 and Android devices. We have not forgotten other important OS systems and we hope to announce additional support those in the near future."

What will the Gamevice offer consumers? You'll be able to turn your Windows 8 tablet (or Android hardware) into a mobile gaming device with dual analog sticks, both L1/R1 and L2/R2 button configurations, as well as an analog D-pad and four buttons – you'll feel right at home should you already be a heavy console gamer. 

The estimated time of arrival for the Gamevice is sometime in 2014. we'll hope to learn more at upcoming CES 2014. Who's excited for a gaming controller such as this?

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Wikipad's Gamevice controller billed to bring a new level of gaming to Windows 8

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I guess that's fine if you're a console gamer.  I hate console controllers.  I always go right back to keyboard and precision mouse.  Plus no console can touch the graphics on my computer.  'enough said.

You couldn't build a PC that can touch the gaming graphics of a console for the price you pay for the console. PC gamers just love to state the obvious.

Fair enough, I hate vírus, config files and device drivers. It bores me to death wasting my precious time "working" while I can be entertaining myself.
Plus "office desk" gaming is so passé. In fact, I hate office desks at home. And, pc gamers have this negative speech, like yours, as they're always angry and ragey.

Nonsense, stop stereotyping for no reason. Im a pc gamer and while it is obvious that PC is superior for playing at home, a controller like this is by far the best option for playing when not at home.

You do realize that you can just plug your PC to your flat screen tv and use a controller right? Wireless mice and keyboards eliminate any need for desks

PC is superior to play at home for you. I would never waste any time with PC stuff while at home, I like to press a button and start playing. In fact, I do know a fella who use a pc connected to his LCD, and, that is a lot of work, and messy.
To each its own, console gaming is clearly superior, to me.

You know, I play PC games too.  But when the second comment on the entire thread is as douchie as the one you just made, not to mention, just out right out of place, it makes me almost ashamed to be a PC gamer.

Hold the presses! Did I read correctly that a company is going to work on an Android and Windows 8 accessory and delay the iOS version based on customer feedback? I think this is a big deal.

It'll look like a Wii U gamepad. And I really like the gamepad. Sounds like a perfect match for the Venue.

D-pad technically means directional pad, so ots not a contradiction. I believe that ps3 and Xbox 360 both had "analog" directional pads.

If they havent start work on Windows Phone 8 yet, what the hell is that inside the controller? A Surface? That would be like carrying a microwave around! Secondly, almost everyoe cases all their mobile devices. They need to make sure this is compatable with the different devices and different ase possiblities or ths is just a no go for a lot of us.

It could be a Dell Venue Pro 8, or a Lenovo Miix 2. or a Nexus 7. It also could just be a placeholder to show you what the controller actually looks like.  This is going to be awesome!! Gonna be playing soo many SNES games, PSX games, Steam games with it :D   Do not have a tablet yet but I am VERY interested in Asus' new tablet,  the VivoTab Note 8.   It seems it will allow me to do what I want to do, which is read comics and browse the internet, play games and watch tv shows without worrying about if it will play or not. 

Don't play games enough to want but this would be grand for the 1520. That 6 inch screen would be a perfect size for gaming with this should it ever reach WP8 status

If that's a controller for the Surface, then that's going to be hard to fit it into my surface case while attached to mu surface 2.

Hmmm, well I'm still glad to see that this is going to be available.

I wonder if this would be compatible with the Xbox.

The analog sticks are sitting on a ball, so I think they need to be on the outside of where it grips the tablet. As you can see, they are using the Xbox One controller as a basis (view, menu buttons etc) which is nice.

It looks like they are aiming at devices around 8 inches. This year's Atom SoCs, this controller mount, and a Windows 8 tablet; the PSVita is dead.