XOPAD, first open source USB game controller

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Feb 4, 2013
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    Features:
    • USB game controller
    • Audio Integration
    • Phone Charger
    • Full Analog Joystick

    :arrow: XOPAD Kickstarter Campaign
    :arrow: Making-of YouTube Video


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    Dat youtube thumbnail
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    Refreshed gbatemp and BAM, cleavage
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    Doesn't that require the USB port to be USB Host-compatible, aka, "doesn't work with all handsets" or is USB Host a requirement for Android these days?

    I think Bluetooth would be a far more versatile connection method - it would be compatible with devices that have proprietary connectors and the lag would be barely noticable if at all present at this distance.
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    I think it's a nice idea overall, but that design looks like the following;

    "Looks like someone cut a PS3 controller in half, melted it, and then glued it onto a phone."
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    Foxi4 I'm egalitarian - I hate you all equally.

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    I'd also like to drop this here:

    "The Duke 2.0"

    That thing looks Xbawks Hyuge!
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    That's some product placement they've got going on. Not sure why I'd be playing phone games on the beach though, or in particular, why I'd have brought along a bulky gamepad, but cool idea nonetheless.
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    I really want this.

    Yes, this requires the phone to support USB OTG. however, more and more phones are supporting it, just like they are with NFC.
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    Am I the only one who watched the whole video expecting more boobs?
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    dat cleavage [IMG]

    I hope they change the plastic they are using, its looks very cheap in the photos
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    Chary Fortune favors the bold.

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    Woah. Video Thumbnail.

    (I don't think anyone is gonna pay attention to the controller after seeing that)
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    While I'd love to upgrade from my Xperia Play, I'm not sure I can give up the convenience of having an actual portable controller over something that bulky. That is most certainly not going to fit into my pocket.
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    I didn't get the point until they said more battery power.

    A lot of these controllers. I wish we have a full merger with phones and handhelds from the big two already.

    Where this




    or

    this?

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    That's like every USB gamepad ever, I think the idea is that you can have the controller and phone in one piece so you don't have to fumble around with a screen holder setup.
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    GBAtemp now PG-18 ... I'm sure that's going to draw a lot more people in !

    congrats to the team behind this for the excellent marketing... yeah... hmm
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    I'm here just to see boobs.
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    Oh hey, I don't mean to "diss" it so to speak. But just the curves, and dullness of the finish. (Now as a fan of shiny things if they did a shiny finish instead of that sort of cheap plastic look. Again not dissing it, as I don't have it so I can't judge it. But from my view right now the plastic used doesn't look all that great.) The DSi had that look it was a matte(?) finish? So people are fans of it, but I personally find it boring and unattractive. (Although not a fingerprint magnet.)

    Not sure if the images on the KickStarter page are of the prototype, but that's what I'm basing my views on.
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    Make a tablet version with changable buttons and without those awful boomerang grips, THEN you can have my money
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    the question is.... what is bigger?
    the controller or that girl's boobs? :unsure:
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    Here's a problem. USB OTG doesn't support charging while the phone is in host mode without kernel modifications, which requires root/custom recovery to attain, and not even all phones have a USB OTG+charging hack in their kernel. So unless these guys are fucking MAGICAL, and I'm about to look at the kickstarter page to read into it more, this can't game AND charge your phone at the same time.

    Didn't know this was going to support AOA as well. Take back what I said, partially.
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