August 8, 2011 11:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Answering repeated calls for someone to release a traditional gaming pad for touch-based mobile devices, Dancing Pixel Studios recently released Sixaxis Controller, a new app allowing you to play games on Android-powered phones and tablets with the PlayStation's Sixaxis and DualShock 3 wireless controllers.
It's an awesome idea, as it adds controller support without requiring you to shell out cash for a new accessory if you already have a PS3 pad, but there's a catch -- you need to have a "rooted" mobile, and the app is incompatibile with most HTC devices and some new Samsung phones due to Bluetooth issues.
There's also a number of steps you need to take before you can get this setup working, including running a "SixaxisPairTool" program with a mini-USB cable, a Windows PC, and your pad. If you can get it working, though, Sixaxis Controller support up to four controllers simultaneously, and configurable buttons.