Discovery Bay Games' Duo Gamer has a big drawback, though. Actually, two of them. The first: this game pad, quizzically and paradoxically, only works with Gameloft titles. And, not even all of those: right now, the Duo Gamer is only compatible with Asphalt 7: Heat, Modern Combat 3, Order & Chaos Online, Brothers in Arms 2, and N.O.V.A 3, with "more to come."
The second is the price: $80. That's higher than any console game controller, and as much money as thearcade cabinet. For this little plastic Bluetooth puck of a controller, it feels like a joke. It has to be a joke, right?
Alas, no. Discovery Bay Games claims that part of why the Duo Gamer only works with one publisher's set of games has to do with the rules of creating accessories for App Store titles. Whatever the reason, the end result is that this is a hobbled product. The iCade somehow managed to work with a whole growing family of indie games and retro classics; the Duo Gamer's limited-use library means that you won't be bringing this out every day, or, probably, at all.