Tag Archive for ‘Controller’

Apple TV Games Cannot Require External Controller ➝

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

The new Apple TV works with third-party Bluetooth controllers, but because they are an optional accessory, they are not allowed to be the primary input method for a game. This requirement will force developers who want to build games around controller use to also include a touch or motion-based control scheme for use with the Apple TV remote.

Nimbus by SteelSeries ➝

This is the controller Apple’s been using in promotional materials for the Apple TV. I obviously haven’t had any experience with the hardware, but it looks a little too chunky for my liking. What this controller has me thinking, though, is what will become the de facto standard game controller for the Apple TV? Will it be the Nimbus or will users collectively find a controller from a different manufacturer that blows this one away?