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A hands on demo of the Archos GamePad [video]
With gaming being one of the main uses of tablets for many users, it’s no surprise that a number of tablets like the Archos GamePad are hitting the market. We’ve heard about it, and now it’s time to see it in action.
While we’ve talked about the specs of the Archos GamePad before, specs alone aren’t enough to guarantee success for these gaming-focused tablets, no matter how low they are priced. Two things that will help immensely are developer support and solid controls. While we don’t yet know how much Android game developers will focus on supporting devices like this, at least the video below gives us a clue as to how well the controls will work.
The system of being able to map touch-based controls to the Archos GamePad’s hardware buttons is very clever, and it seems to work well in the video. Ultimately, however, developers deciding to implement button controls in addition to touch based controls would make this tablet much more desirable.
Now that you’ve seen it in action, are you planning to buy an Archos GamePad? Or are you going to stick to gaming on your current tablet or another device?