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ARCHOS Announces GamePad, a Gaming Tablet That Revolutionizes Android Gaming

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. btarunr

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    ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, is proud to announce their first gaming tablet. This new type of tablet, the GamePad, combines gaming controls with Android for a full tablet and gaming experience in one. Gamers will not only have access to all their favorite games, they will also have access to email, Internet, apps and more through one device.

    The GamePad features a 7-inch, capacitive screen, physical control buttons and analog sticks. This Google certified tablet has full access to Google Play for the tens of thousands of games available, runs a dual-core processor @ 1.5 GHz combined with a Mali 400mp quad-core GPU. In addition, the GamePad includes automatic game recognition and mapping tools – patented technology to ensure control compatibility with every advanced Android game.

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    Until now, tablets provided gamers with touch controls that lacked response and compatibility for their advanced games, providing a disappointing gaming experience. As one of the main tablet uses, there is a strong need for a tablet that does more for gaming. Thanks to the complete touch and physical controls of the ARCHOS GamePad, Gamers can enhance their experience starting at the end of October 2012 for less than 150€.

    “When Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, was first released they included game controller support within the framework and that is when we decided to build the GamePad,” says Henri Crohas, ARCHOS Founder and CEO.

    Some leading game developers have already embraced the physical controller support that was introduced with ICS rendering their apps compatible with the physical controls of the GamePad or with game controllers plugged into tablets or phones.

    However many games originally did not include physical control mapping, which is why ARCHOS developed their mapping and game recognition tool; a patented technology that allows any virtual controls to be mapped the GamePad’s physical control buttons.

    “Thanks to the mapping and automatic game recognition systems included on the GamePad, we already have over a thousand android games compatible with the ARCHOS GamePad’s physical controls, including back catalog titles that originally didn’t include physical controls,” continued Crohas.

    Over the past six months, ARCHOS has been discussing the GamePad with leading Android game developers around the world to make their games compatible with the GamePad’s physical controls and now we invite others to participate.

    Developers interested in getting their current and upcoming games mapped for the ARCHOS GamePad can contact GamePad@archos.com.
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    Doodle jump with game pad = WIN! :laugh:
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    So, it's a 7-inch PSP?

    Seriously..?
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    Much more open... the sky is the limit for applications (and free ones at that)

    Seeing the front page, that was the first thing I was thinking about. Since AOs has keyboard support, I wonder why they didn't just map some of the keys?

    Also wonder if this thing has a GPS receiver.
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    Just like the old PSP, those sticks are very bad.
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    If titles play nicely between this and they OUYA - it will be a fantastic thing for android gaming in general.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Yea this is a load of crap i can hook a controller up to my phone or tablet and play the good games that don't exist on android without this.:rolleyes:
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    finally a console to play GTA on.
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    I saw the video which is on the screen on youtube while i was searching for OpenGL
    It was about tomb raider, how its graphics should be, cannot remember well.
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    Wait... they've won awards for their junk? Most sales on unsuspecting idiots buying from places like K-Mart?
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    Yes they are pure junk. Would never buy this because of the brand. Plus I'll think I'll stick to console (for the time being) and PC gaming, these crappy handheld games don't hold my attention for more than 20 minutes

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