Another interesting KickStarter project has been revealed, GameDock, seen in the above video, which turns your iPhone, iPod or iPad into a game console so to speak with the ability to allow two people to play the same game!
GameDock will allow you to run games on a larger screen, or TV, and is primarily aimed at people who love 'retro gaming' on newer touch devices but without the limitations of having to use their touch input, or as the developers put it:
"Have you ever played a great retro game on your iPhone, only to be frustrated with the touch controls? Or have you wanted to play an awesome iPad game with a friend, but two people holding one tablet just doesn’t feel right? With the GameDock for iOS you can play classic games the way they were meant to be played: with two controllers and a TV. Just plug the dock into your TV like a video game console and your iOS device into the dock like a game cartridge. The GameDock is designed to be compatible with existing iCade games and for dock-ready games that include two-player support and full 1080p HDTV output."
Personally, I've never been much of, a gamer to speak, but boy, oh boy, can I ever see this thing appealing to those who are. As nice as playing a game on a iPhone, iPod or iPad smaller screen might be on the go, being able to play the very same 'retro' games on a larger screen has got to be the ultimate. Also, considering that iPhones, iPods and iPads pack pretty much the same, if not more, power as many gaming consoles, at least the earlier ones, it's only natural that someone would come up with the idea of connecting the smaller iDevices with many of the much bigger screens out there.
In conclusion, GameDock looks to be a winner in my book and I'm sure, that just like the iCade before it, it will be welcome news to many gamers out there.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this icky and cloudy Thrusday, July 05, 2012