Gamevice, a company that makes a Made for iPhone/iPad gaming controller for iOS devices, today announced that its partnership with Sphero has expanded, allowing the Gamevice gaming controller to be used with Sphero droids.

Starting today, the Gamevice, which already works with the Sphero app, can be used to pilot the BB-9E, BB-8, and R2D2 from Sphero, giving droid owners a better control method than the iPhone's display. Gamevice previously announced integration with the DJI app, allowing the DJI Spark to be controlled via a Gamevice controller, and it already works with the Sphero SPRK+.


As of today, the company behind Gamevice has confirmed that the GV 157 model for the iPhone is fully compatible with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and to celebrate both the new droid functionality and the confirmation that it works with Apple's newest devices, the price of the GV 157 is dropping 20 percent to $79.95.

"We chose to lower the price to $79.95 as demand for Gamevice has increased due to the fact that it can now be used for more than just gaming," said Phillip Hyun, CEO, Gamevice. "Gamevice not only makes gaming on smartphones better, but it adds precision control to app controlled gadgets such as Sphero's app-enabled droids and DJI's Spark Drone, with more on the way."

The Gamevice works with more than 1,000 iOS games, including several games optimized for iPhone X like Lineage 2, The Talos Principle, and Grid Autosport.

The GV 157, which works with the iPhone 6 Plus and all subsequent iPhones released by Apple (with the exception of the iPhone SE), can be purchased from the Gamevice website for $79.95. There are also Gamevice controllers available for the various iPads, which are priced at $99.95.

Top Rated Comments

Scottsoapbox Avatar
54 months ago
No one drops the price because demand has increased.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alex2792 Avatar
54 months ago
Is Nintendo just millions of times better at hardware then these other companies, or why are the Joycons millions of times better, for the exact same price?

The controller situation is why real game developers are beating down the door to have their titles on Switch, while iOS continues to just have mobile games on it (or crappy ports of old games).
iOS won’t get console quality games unless the phone comes with a controller out of the box. Percentage of users who have a controller is just not enough for anyone to bother porting a real AAA game to iOS.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
honglong1976 Avatar
54 months ago
iOS won’t get console quality games unless the phone comes with a controller out of the box. Percentage of users who have a controller is just not enough for anyone to bother porting a real AAA game to iOS.
And it has to be apple that creates this controller. A third party one will always die!
[doublepost=1513180381][/doublepost]
The controller situation is why real game developers are beating down the door to have their titles on Switch, while iOS continues to just have mobile games on it (or crappy ports of old games).
I agree. It's annoying because as soon as the app store was released there were some quality console games. Remember Super Monkey Ball? That was superb! I thought, that's it, the iPhone in the new game console. Lots of capcom and sega games were released, even resident evil came out. My fav was Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Konami's Dance Dance Revolution.

Then, it all went pear shaped. All Bejeweled based games or annoying clash of the clones type games. That's it now.

The iPhone had it's chance and blew it. Nintendo tried with the mario game but without a controller, the experience sucks!

So it's either Nintendo do their thing and iPhone do their thing. Or iPhone compete with Nintendo and kill their hardware sales with them ultimately being a dev for the iPhone.

So far, Nintendo is doing great though!

They make innovative hardware with superb games (with the odd dud now and again, Virtua Boy, Wii u) but because they take risks we end up with the DS, Wii, 3DS and Switch.

Unlike Apple who release the same old every year, it's new and improved (while actually being pretty much the same).

- Last year A10, now A11
- zzZ
- 8mp camera now 12mp camera
- zzZZZ
- 4" screen now 4.7" screen
- zzzzZZZ
- We have a notch
- zzZ wait ... a notch
- Yes, you can play AR games
- wow!

2 years later, all the AR games are clones of each other, suck and all the fancy tech ends up being used as a device to measure a kitchen floor!

wooo!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
54 months ago
Is Nintendo just millions of times better at controllers then these other companies, or why are the Joycons millions of times better, for the exact same price?

The controller situation is why real game developers are beating down the door to have their titles on Switch, while iOS continues to just have mobile games on it (or crappy ports of old games).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
R10k Avatar
54 months ago
iOS won’t get console quality games unless the phone comes with a controller out of the box. Percentage of users who have a controller is just not enough for anyone to bother porting a real AAA game to iOS.
Real “AAA” games are usually too massive to port to a system like iOS, but real quality PC games like The Witness, Talos, Grid and Portal Knights (not mfi... yet?), amongst others are around.

The real issue with mfi is that the average user doesn’t know what it means, and controller support is never advertised, nor is it searchable on the App Store. I have to use Gamevice’s website to find what’s new because (and this is crazy) it’s the only reliable resource for finding mfi games on the planet when looking for iPhone and iPad mfi games.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stelph Avatar
54 months ago
So much this. Games now are weighing in around 50GB per title and bigger games are coming in close to 100GB per title. To me, iOS seems perfect for mobile and casual games.

I agree mobile is good for casual games but there’s a huge opportunity for full gaming as well which over the years has been fulfilled at times, for example a X-com enemy within came out a few years back and was successfu.

2017 has been a big year showing what mobile gaming could be with games like the witness, GRID coming out (its a 4 year old Xbox 360 game which is a complete port) which shows just what is possible with iOS - and obviously you just have to look at the switch/nvidia shield portable 2 to see even more games that could make the jump to iOS with the developers support - it just needs Apple to pull their finger out and make mfi controllers more visably for sale/supported games easier to search for in the App Store
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

intel vs m1 max chip purple

Benchmarks Confirm Intel's Latest Core i9 Chip Outperforms Apple's M1 Max With Several Caveats

Wednesday January 26, 2022 8:56 am PST by
Benchmark results have started to surface for MSI's new GE76 Raider, one of the first laptops to be powered by Intel's new 12th-generation Core i9 processor. Intel previously said that its new high-end Core i9 processor is faster than Apple's M1 Max chip in the 16-inch MacBook Pro and, as noted by Macworld, early Geekbench 5 results do appear to confirm this claim, but there are several...
General Dropbox Feature

macOS 12.3 Will Include Cloud Storage Changes Affecting Dropbox and OneDrive

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:31 pm PST by
Dropbox today announced that users who update to macOS 12.3 once that software version becomes available may temporarily encounter issues with opening online-only files in some third-party apps on their Mac. In a support document and an email to customers, Dropbox said it is actively working on full support for online-only files on macOS 12.3 and will begin rolling out an updated version of...
Apple Watch Red Yellow Green Feature 1

Apple Launches Black Unity Braided Solo Loop With 'Unity Lights' Watch Face

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:05 am PST by
Apple today announced the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop for the Apple Watch, as well as a new downloadable watch face, to celebrate Black History Month. Following the launch of the limited edition Black Unity Apple Watch Series 6 and Sport Band in 2021, Apple today launched the Black Unity Braided Solo Loop as part of its celebrations for Black History Month this year.Apple is launching a...
ios 15

Apple Releases iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 With Fix for Safari Bug That Leaks Browsing Activity

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am PST by
Apple today released iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3, the third major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 15 operating systems that were released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3 come almost two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, minor bug fix updates. The iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in ...
iOS 15

Everything New in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4: Face ID With a Mask, Emojis, Apple Card Widget, Universal Control and More

Thursday January 27, 2022 12:08 pm PST by
Apple today seeded the first betas of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4 to developers for testing purposes, adding a slew of new features to the latest iOS operating systems. iOS 15.4 is the biggest update that we've had to iOS 15 to date, and it brings Universal Control, Face ID with a mask, new emojis, and tons more. Face ID With a Mask With iOS 15.4, there is now an option to unlock your iPhone...
mobeewave

Upcoming iOS Update Will Allow iPhones to Accept Credit Cards Directly Using NFC

Wednesday January 26, 2022 6:00 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new payments service that will allow iPhones to accept payments directly on device with no additional hardware, reports Bloomberg. Right now, iPhones can accept credit cards with add-ons like the Square Reader, but Apple's new technology will eliminate the need for a third-party product. Individuals and small businesses will be able to accept payments with the tap of a...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.2 With Safari Vulnerability Fix

Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:19 am PST by
Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.2, the second major update to the macOS Monterey update that launched in October. macOS Monterey 12.2 comes over a month after the release of the 12.1 update, which brought SharePlay support. The ‌‌‌macOS Monterey 12.2‌‌ update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple has also...