Author Topic: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads  (Read 4895 times)

LordDavon (OP)

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I do not want to get into a debate on the Nintendo lawsuit.  Gamevice has new controllers coming out for the S7 and S7 Edge, as well as the S8 and S8 Plus. 

You can find them here: https://gamevice.com/collections/mobile-console-gaming-android

Little information is known at this time.  It does look to extend ports though, so you can charge and play at the same time and listen through wired headphones.

I've emailed Gamevice for more info.

DroidX2

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 01:24:15 am »
Seems like this one been in production for a while. Check this YouTube Video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LVf3YZZjao

It looks to have some design changes. I've never used a Gamevice, and I think this is their first foray into Android. Hope they have a button mapper since some games don't have controller support.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 02:03:11 am »
They've had devices for the iPad and iPhone for a while now.  I've seen them in the Apple Store and considered getting one for my iPad Air 2, before I upgraded.  The Android side of things is new, and they have one coming out for the iPad Pro 10.5.

I've checked out their reviews on Amazon, but due to the lawsuit, people are trashing them.  Once you weed through that, it looks like they had an issue with an iPhone 7 controller, but otherwise people love them.

I emailed them asking about button mapping, and Xbox/PS3 controller emulation, but haven't heard back yet.

DroidX2

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 03:14:13 am »
Hmmm, suing Nintendo? Well, isn't this some great free advertising for their line of products, lol! Kinda like when someone beefs in the rap industry right before releasing their album! Oh well, best of luck.

I like Gamevice, although I never owned their products, I appreciate the fact that they care about portable gaming and willing to make controllers for those of us using our devices as full gaming solutions.

Admittedly, I liked the Logitech Powershell better, since it was an actual case. If only it had more buttons.

Still, the most ultimate Mod would be a slide out controller case. Long Live Xperia Play, lol!

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 05:24:05 am »
I'm just glad I don't have to sell my phone to get something that will game.  My wife was really not all that happy I was doing it.  Preordering this is something she is all for.  I just hope it works out well.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 06:04:05 pm »
S7/S7 Edge version pre-ordered.  I'll wait to see if I like it and if I have any troubles with any games before ordering for the S8+.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 09:41:07 pm »
Nintendo are the best!! **** Gamevice!!! Hope they lose in court :)
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AVahne

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 01:29:14 am »
Pretty sure Nintendo ain't going to lose a ridiculous case such as this.
Hell, those fellas with that one tablet concept/prototype that had the detachable game controls would have a better case against Nintendo yet we don't see them going on the attack.

Anyway, this thing reminds me of the ill-fated Phonejoy controllers. At least with those you could still use them without the phone attached.

R2112

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 02:01:11 am »
It makes a small and very rounded / smooth phone very bulky from the looks of it. Sad, I would be interested if it wasn't so huge.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2017, 02:10:40 am »
Also, how are they claiming it doesn't use Bluetooth? The left half of the controller just connects via... magic? How does that work? Or is it one solid piece and they aren't showing the back side?


Edit; I see in the S7 images backside it appears it's connected via a rubber back that extends. I wonder what the lifespan of that thing will be like what with cables moving around in it, and if the back will still sit flush when plugged into the smaller phone (S8 / S8+)
« Last Edit: August 17, 2017, 02:12:54 am by R2112 »

Phawx

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 06:45:00 am »
preordered the S7 version as well.

Going to wait and see on Moto Z2 force.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 06:12:15 pm »
preordered the S7 version as well.

Going to wait and see on Moto Z2 force.

I just heard back from them.  They said that it uses the default Android mapping.  No mapping app, as of yet.  Still, it should work with most emulators.

Phawx

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 07:27:33 pm »
preordered the S7 version as well.

Going to wait and see on Moto Z2 force.

I just heard back from them.  They said that it uses the default Android mapping.  No mapping app, as of yet.  Still, it should work with most emulators.

Oh man.  Thank goodness for that!

Thanks for letting me know, was a bit worried that I'd need to have a separate mapping app.

DroidX2

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2017, 07:56:47 pm »
preordered the S7 version as well.

Going to wait and see on Moto Z2 force.

I just heard back from them.  They said that it uses the default Android mapping.  No mapping app, as of yet.  Still, it should work with most emulators.

Oh man.  Thank goodness for that!

Thanks for letting me know, was a bit worried that I'd need to have a separate mapping app.

That's good! However, there are some games, like Shadow Fight 2, that for some strange reason, don't have physical controller support. So hopefully, they built a mapper for such games. It's good they are using the native mapper though.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2017, 06:22:13 pm »
Latest rumor has the Galaxy S9 allowing mods, like the Motomods, and getting a gamepad.  Even though it is just rumored, the Motomod Gamepad could be the new item that pushes Android forward in gaming.  If a device like the S9 gets it, the rest will follow.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 11:58:40 pm »
Just got an email that my Gamevice shipped.

Phawx

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2017, 02:49:43 pm »
Just got an email that my Gamevice shipped.

Same.  Looks like I'll be getting it on Wednesday.

LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 04:11:18 am »
Mine shows  Wednesday also.  I?m hoping my Cube Mix Plus gets here a couple days before or after, since I?d hate to be messing with both on the same day.


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LordDavon (OP)

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2017, 09:30:46 pm »
Gamevice came.  I pulled my S7 out of the case to put it in and found the back cover peeling off.  Turns out the battery swelled and pushed the cover off.  I need to get it repaired.  Friggin Samsung!

Phone still works though.  Put the Gamevice on it.  Love the sticks and buttons.  D-Pad isn't terrible.  Triggers are placed a little too close.  Since the back isn't on my phone, I'm not sure about the fit.  Will have to see what Phawx says, as my phone needs to get repaired before I can give a full review.

DroidX2

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Gamevice S7/S7 Edge & S8/S8+ Gamepads
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2017, 11:19:42 pm »

D-Pad isn't terrible. 

LOL! Rubbing it in to us Moto Mod users huh, lol! ;D :'( :'( ;D

Congrats Though! Does it have a touchscreen button mapper?

 

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