Want buttons for gaming in iOS? Here are your options so far

By Mike Schnier on Jan 15, 2013

While there are certain video games that work well with touchscreen controls, if you’re playing retro action games on an iPhone or an iPad, you’re likely to find yourself craving the precise click of real buttons.

There are a few options for physical controls on non-jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, but if you want to use classic controls for more than a handful of games, you will need to turn to tweaks. Luckily, we have you covered… Read More


ThinkGeek discounts iCade, iCade 8-Bitty and more for Black Friday

By Cody Lee on Nov 23, 2012

Here at iDB, we’re big fans of the iCade controller line. Both the iCade arcade cabinet and the 8-Bitty gamepad have a fun, retro look to them, and they support more iOS titles than any other controller.

So as you can imagine, we were pretty excited when we found out that ThinkGeek was going to be discounting the two accessories, along with several other items, as part of its major Black Friday sale…. Read More


The iCade 8-Bitty Unboxing

By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 30, 2012

I recently got my hands on an iCade 8-Bitty Bluetooth controller from Think Geek. The controller harkens back to the 8-Bit days with its boxy design, hence its name.

The 8-Bitty plays nice with all iOS devices, and even works with Android phones and tablets as well. Take a look inside as I unbox the controller, and check back soon for a more in-depth review… Read More


iCade 8-Bitty iOS game controller now available

By Cody Lee on Oct 10, 2012

Back in February, the folks over at ThinkGeek unveiled a new wireless game controller for iOS devices called the 8-Bitty. It resembled an NES controller, and was based on the popular iCade platform.

Today, ThinkGeek has announced that the 8-Bitty controller is now available for purchase. It’s compatible with all iCade games, as well as MAME titles, and it costs a lot less than you might think… Read More


iCade Mobile game controller now available

By Cody Lee on Jul 2, 2012

Still looking for a decent handheld gaming accessory for your iPhone? You might try looking at the new iCade Mobile. ION unveiled the controller earlier this year at CES, and now it’s finally available for purchase.

ION has seen a lot of success with its original iCade, and is hoping that it can translate that success into the mobile market. But will users take to the Mobile the way they’ve taken to ION’s mini-arcade? Read More


Midway adds iCade support to its Arcade app

By Cody Lee on Apr 20, 2012

Do you have an iCade? Do you like playing old arcade games like Spy Hunter or Rampage? Well if you answered yes to both of those questions, we’ve got some good news for you. Midway has just updated its Arcade app with iCade support.

For those that aren’t familiar with the iCade, it’s ThinkGeek’s miniature arcade cabinet that allows you to play iPad games. The list of iCade-compatible games is rapidly growing, and now includes Midway Arcade with the following titles… Read More