Good news for fans of Apple and gaming. The Apple TV, iPhone and iPad can be used directly with Xbox One or PlayStation Dualshock 4 controllers. Bluetooth support for both controllers is included with tvOS 13, iOS 13, and iPadOS. Once your device(s) are updated, pairing an existing controller to use for supported apps and games takes place under Settings.
Sony PlayStation 4
While E3 wraps up its last few days at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Sony today announced PlayLink for the PlayStation 4. The new app, headed to both the App Store and Google Play, connects your iOS device to your PS4 through new games with touch screen controls. The upcoming PlayLink titles will focus on group play, and range from gritty crime thrillers to quick-fire quizzes, according to Sony.
2K and Gearbox Software have just announced a extremely limited collector's edition for its Borderlands: The Handsome Collection coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The $400 "Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition" not only includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but it also ships with a remote-controlled Claptrap.
The Claptrap figure features PCB gyro technology so it can balance on one wheel and a real working camera is his eye. Users can see Claptrap's POV from the camera and control it from any iOS or Android mobile device using the official Claptrap app. The Handsome Collection also ships with 12 exclusive lithographs and a collectible steel case.
The companion app for the PlayStation 4 game Knack is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Knack's Quest is a puzzle game which gives players the chance to win items that they can use within the console version of the game.
The object of the game is to collect 3 or more of the same type of parts to help Knack grow larger and reach a certain size before the the time limit expires. The app is free to download on the App Store, and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 6 or later.
Knack's Quest is also available for free for Android devices via Google Play.
Shoppers who did not have the foresight to pre-order a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may be left out in the cold this upcoming holiday season. Both the PS4 and Xbox One have already sold more than a million consoles worldwide, making stock impossible to find. However, some savvy holiday shoppers have been able to nab a next-generation console using the whohas.it iOS app.
The whohas.it app allows users to receive free mobile notifications, emails and desktop alarms when out of stock products like the PS4 and Xbox become available for sale through any retailer. The app is simple to use: Just download it for free from the Apple App Store and create a free account. Navigate to "Search" and locate the item(s) you're looking for then tap the "Follow" button. You can then choose to receive "Web Alerts," "Email Alerts," "Mobile Alerts, or all three. The app will then alert you when the item you're following becomes available for purchase or pre-order.