Microsoft Still Eyeing Up Mobile Gaming?

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microsoft-logoIf recent patent applications are worth considering, then Microsoft has yet to concede the mobile gaming market.

ms-mobilecontrollerThe filing is for a game controller device that can be split apart and then attached to a tablet or smartphone. The controller would then be mapped to game functions and controls, thus giving controls more akin to a console than a touchscreen.

microsoft-surface3It is understandable that Microsoft would want to get into the mobile gaming market, but this approach may be questionable on several aspects. Microsoft has long struggled with the mobile market as a whole, and not just with mobile gaming. The Nokia acquisition has done little to this point to change that, and while the Surface itself has struggled since its introduction, trying to sell it as an alternative gaming device may further its identity crisis. When a device that is supposed to be a tablet or laptop has yet to…

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