iPhone game controllers cropping upPhotos hint at the first video game controllers for iOS devices, Nintendo reveals new details on upcoming Wii U games, and Microsoft brings the Windows 95 game 'Hover!' back to life.
Here comes the iPhone game controllers. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET Update. Logitech and other companies are working on creating game controllers that will work with iPhones and iPads with iOS 7. Nothing has been announced from Logitech but a photo of a possible Logitech controller has been posted to Twitter by the account @evleaks who has proven to be a credible source. The controller is like a case that hugs the iPhone. It supports a directional pad, four action buttons and shoulder buttons and on the back of the casing there's a hole for the camera and this isn't the only game controller that was teased. The case maker ClamCase showed off a design for the iPad Mini that can potentially also work on the iPhone 4S and later. There's no word on price or release date but it's a Bluetooth device that slides on the iPad and it will allegedly have its own battery supply. Also in the world of gaming, Nintendo made a few announcements regarding games coming to the Wii U and 3DS. Super Mario 3D World will feature a few new power-ups for the multiplayer game, along with the Catsuit that lets players climb walls and scratch, there's a double cherry that gives you duplicate characters and you can keep adding another clone of yourself every time you collect cherries. In a demo I tried, I was able to get 5 princess peaches on the screen shooting fireballs. It was pretty amazing. Another big holiday game will be Wii Party U, which comes out October 25th. It has more than 80 mini games and it will be sold as a bundle with a Wii Remote Plus controller and a new horizontal stand for the Wii U game pad, which can be used for several two-player tabletop games that only use the game pad. And Sonic is spinning into a few games. Their Sonic Lost World at the end of October and he'll be with Mario in a new Olympic Winter Sports Games Edition that has an online feature for competing with other players around the world to win points for your home country. And Sonic will also be coming to Super Smash Brothers next year. And how about some gaming nostalgia? For those of you that had a Windows 95 computer, you might remember the game Hover. It came with Windows 95 and that game is back, but now updated with better graphics and playable on a web browser. Microsoft revived this Capture the Flag Hover Craft Game to highlight the perks of its latest Internet Explorer browser but it can be played on other browsers as well. Just go to hover.ie to play and here's a little hit in Easter Egg, when you get to the main single or multiplayer choice page, just type Bambi on the keyboard and you can relive the original game that came out 18 years ago. That's your tech news update but you can get more details at cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.