As many of you know Shadowgun from Madfinger Games is the current big hit title out right now on Android. Released last week for Tegra 2 devices, this game has already blown up on the charts and soon non-tegra 2 Android devices will be able to play it as well for those of you without root.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy SII (a.k.a SGSII) here is a great little set up for you to try out when playing Shadowgun. Of course this will work with most other newer Android devices that Chainfire3D and Sixaxis Controller supports. This example is using an SGSII though. Also, even though it doesn't require root or Chainfire3D, this will also show you how this looks on an Asus Transformer while playing it with a PS3 Controller. You can do this with any Tegra 2 device without root naturally since Chainfire3D isn't needed in the case of the Asus Transformer.
As this uses a PS3 controller through bluetooth when playing Shadowgun (or any game in this fashion really), you do have a bit of a time delay in that once you stop hitting buttons or moving, you'll see your character in-game continue whatever it is you were doing for a second or two. That's just the delay from the signal from the controller to the device. Otherwise, the gameplay is much better with the controller for those of you used to playing these types of games with one. If you're used to touchscreen controls for playing these sorts of games, you should be fine on your own without doing this. You can see this all in action in the video above.
Side note: If you use a controller through USB, you don't have any of the little delay found when using bluetooth.
Thanks to our friends over at AndroidNZ for sending this in.
Android Market Links: Chainfire3D | Sixaxis Controller ($1.75) | Shadowgun ($4.99)