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Dual Screen AirPlay Gaming Demo with Real Racing 2 HD


Engadget has a hands on with Firemint's Real Racing 2 HD with support for Apple's AirPlay mirroring feature coming in iOS 5. While you can mirror anything on the iPad's screen to your Apple TV, some game developers have been building in support to provide a different interface on the device itself vs. the screen. This is similar feature to what Nintendo's new Wii U console offers.
For this game (and we imagine many more to come), you use the iPad as the controller -- both while navigating through menus and in race mode -- while the game appears only on your TV (though the tablet does display some vitals, and a map of the track). There's noticeable lag between the iPad and Apple TV when using AirPlay, which may be an issue for games where timing is important, such as Rock Band, but didn't seem to set us back while playing Firemint's racing game.
This ability to display different images on the device and the video out isn't actually new with iOS 5. Several other iOS games such as Max Adventure and Chopper 2 also offer a similar experience under iOS 4. But without AirPlay mirroring feature, users have needed a $29 VGA adapter to take advantage of this feature. In iOS 5, AirPlay mirroring also offers this ability to those with Apple TVs.


iOS 5 is in developer beta at the moment, and will be released to the public this fall.

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45 months ago
WHO need a WII U ?!?!?!?!!?

:D:D:D:D:D:D

:apple: rules
Rating: 7 Votes
45 months ago

Why can't the iPad mirror to a Mac? Or even a PC? I mean, everyone has a computer. Almost no one has an Apple TV.


You pretty much answered your own question. They want you to buy Apple TV ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
45 months ago

how did get to use the full tv screen... I have iOS 5 on iPad 2 and AppleTV and when I mirror I get black bars along the side :'(


Angry Birds is Mirrored. It doesn't take up the entire TV even on the Engadget movie. Real Racing HD is made for the AppleTV to display in 16:9.
Rating: 4 Votes
45 months ago

In the previous article everyone sides with Apple on the Samsung lawsuit. Everyone cried foul because Samsung seemed to copy Apple's design. Now, this news comes out of Apple essentially doing the SAME EXACT THING as Nintendo. Everyone cheers Apple. Make up your minds, is doing the same thing as another company good or bad? Or is it only good when it's your company doing the same thing. Either way, this won't beat out the Wii U as this has no legendary titles like Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Star Fox, Metroid, Super Smash Bros, or Kirby. Not unless you consider Angry Birds legendary enough to compete with that.


A. This is not Apple doing the copying.

B. Apple built in this functionality before anyone saw the Wii U. I can't remember the order of the announcements, but iOS 5 was either the same day as or the day before the Nintendo announcement.
Rating: 4 Votes
45 months ago



I'm thinking a "noticeable lag between the iPad and Apple TV when using AirPlay" is exactly what I want in a high speed racing game as I'm approaching turn 4.


Got to think that will be tightened up.
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago
Did you not see this coming?

This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

SJ demoing the original iPad was like the doors of perception finally opening.

Post-PC era, guys. Enjoy it. Just don't get left behind because it won't be any fun.
Rating: 3 Votes
45 months ago

I think it is one of my groupies you are responding to. Some people want to characterize all Apple users as fanboys and couch debates within certain guidelines. I refused to take their bait down and endless nonsensical discussion and I noticed my harmless post on this thread was rated negative followed by his post. LOL

Personally I'd like it if Apple and Nintendo somehow joined by either a buyout or collaboration. There would be real synergy.


Man, I would love to play classic Nintendo games on my iPhone. I don't see it happening, but I'll go ahead and dream.
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago

Since the iOS 5 will be out for iPad 1 and iPad 2, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation.

So yes.


Wrong, mirroring is iPad 2 only. I'm sure the new iPhone will have the same capabilities too.
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago

So it is now either cabled with an adapter or airplay with Apple TV? Still both very expensive options. I don't think it is worth it for just one device, iPad 2. Especially if you have so many other devices.


Do you know of any other two devices that will stream its screen to and HDTV for under $99 and do it well?

Let's not discount all the other things that the AppleTV does either. AppleTV is dirt-cheap for what it does and it's just gonna keep getting better.
Rating: 2 Votes
45 months ago

how did get to use the full tv screen... I have iOS 5 on iPad 2 and AppleTV and when I mirror I get black bars along the side :'(


The developer needs to add support for the TV's aspect ratio. There is a good chance Angry Birds will do this when iOS 5 is officially released.
Rating: 2 Votes

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