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 XPERIA PLAY NEWS

[UPDATE] OnLive for Android gets full Xperia Play control support

Gone live

Product: OnLive Player | Manufacturer: OnLive | Networking: wireless (network)
 
OnLive Player Xperia Play, thumbnail 1
UPDATE: If you're having the same problems as I was having below, try uninstalling and re-installing the app. It should work after that.

Remember how thrilled - and then disappointed - I was at the fact that OnLive only half-worked with the Xperia Play’s slide-out controls?

An update has apparently just gone live on the Android Market that, according to the official OnLive Twitter account, comes with “added support for the slide-out game controls for the Xperia PLAY!”

Naturally I leapt to the Xperia Play (actually it was sat beside me, but roll with me here) to update and try out the streaming games service with full PlayStation button support - only to find it was just the same as before: D-pad working in menus, but no detection of the controller in-game.

Root of all evil

This could be a case of a rooted (yes, I rooted my Play) phone being incompatible with the app, in which case you can all point and laugh at me for being too hasty to get the app working with the hardware buttons before it was officially supported.

Otherwise it could be another case of OnLive announcing a feature too early, as was the case with the (still in stasis) iPad version of the service.

One thing is for sure, though - even if I can’t get it working right this very moment, it does appear that OnLive will support Xperia Play controls very soon.
 

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Will Wilson 23 December 2011
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adampsyreal | 14:59 - 27 December 2011
Great controls! A little tweaking to go. Cannot make brag clips now. Right thumb-pad needs half-sensitivity. (in-game sensitivity set to lowest is sometimes still too sensitive).

Overall a very great start and my new primary avenue of gaming.

-R800x
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PG BBilson | 10:30 - 23 December 2011
Actually, no, just re-installed and it's working now. How odd.
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PG BBilson | 10:10 - 23 December 2011
Curses - looks like it could be my rooted device to blame, then
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mr_monkey | 08:07 - 23 December 2011
works fine for me... tried lego batman and virtua tennis and both controlled great using the dpad and thumb touch pads
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kalofkrypton | 07:36 - 23 December 2011
May be time to reinstall . . .

Will have to wait until I'm on a better connection than the minute bandwidth available at work though!

Lewis- touchpad support?
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OMGitslewis | 03:01 - 23 December 2011
Mine seems to be picking up the gamepad quite nicely. Been playing LEGO Batman and its picking up the controls in game :)
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