Gamesir G3s Controller Review

Hello and welcome to my review of the Gamesir G3s Controller

So, I found that there are a fair few models of the Gamesir G3s and I was very kindly sent the Enhanced Edition which comes with Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless support which comes with a dongle for PC/Mac/Linux/SmartTV connections as well as the neat mobile phone clasp that fits nicely over the controller.

Opening The Box?

I was so excited opening the box, I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to review a really great indipendent gaming product:

So inside the box is…

1x Gamesir G3s Controller

1x Carry Bag

1x Smartphone Holder

1x USB Wireless 2.4Ghz Receiver

1x Mini USB Charging Cable

1x Dual Mini USB Cable

1x English Instruction Manual


Working Platforms: Android/Windows/PS3

Working Modes: Android Standard/Mouse Simulation/X-input/D-input/PS3

Connection: Bluetooth 4.0/2.4GHz/Wired connection

Cable Length: 39.37 inches(1.0m)

Working Distance: Approx. 275.59inches(7.0m)

Charging Time: 2~3H

Working Time: 18H

Battery Type: Built-in polymer lithium battery

Vibration Feedback: YES

Battery Capacity: 600mAh

Charging Voltage: 3.7V~5.2V

Charging Current: 1A~2A

Working Current: 40mA

Working Temperature: -20~65

Working Humidity: 20%~80%

Measurement (inches): 6.30×4.09×2.32

Package MEAS.(inches): 7.36×4.80×3.07

N.W.(pounds): 0.42

G.W.(pounds): 0.87

Working Platforms: iOS/Android/Windows/PS3/Linux/Mac

Working Modes: Android Standard/Mouse Simulation/X-input/D-input/PS3

Connection: Bluetooth 4.0/2.4GHz/Wired connection

Cable Length: 39.37 inches(1.0m)

Working Distance: Approx. 275.59inches(7.0m)

Charging Time: 2~3H

Working Time: 18H

Battery Type: Built-in polymer lithium battery

Vibration Feedback: YES

Battery Capacity: 600mAh

Charging Voltage: 3.7V~5.2V

Charging Current: 1A~2A

Working Current: 40mA

Working Temperature: -20~65

Working Humidity: 20%~80%

Measurement (inches): 6.30×4.09×2.32

Package MEAS.(inches): 7.36×4.80×3.07

N.W.(pounds): 0.42

G.W.(pounds): 0.87

Gamesir G3s: Design

Most of the Gamesir controllers have a really nice black finish to them so they will always fit into your gaming peripheral collection just fine.

The Gamesir G3s has a remarkable similarity to the PS4’s controller. It has the same outline shape, of course because of this it has an extremely comfortable feel and a sturdy grip.  Even though it is very sturdy, the Gamesir G3s is incredibly light, without feeling cheap, this is a great start!

The Gamesir G3s throws in a full arsenal of controls, including the infamous D-pad, two thumbsticks, ABYX buttons, four L/R shoulder buttons, turbo & clear , start and select so perfect for all of your SNES and MegaDrive emulation sessions.

The ABYX buttons are indeed illuminated so they really look the part once the power is on, it looks like a gamepad spaceship, ready to go on all kindsa gaming adventures. 

If you have the enhanced version, then you really get a great deal as it includes the phone holder clasp that screws onto the controller in a hot minute and holds quite firmly so you can put your phone on top of the controller by using the spring-loaded flaps and adjustable spring top and fits 99% of smartphones into it quite nicely.  This gives great flexibility and allows you to play your fave mobile games  on the go, if you have no shame of course ;0) 

Gamesir G3s: Using It

The Gamesir has every platform in mind, you can connect to virtually any device, I have used it on Windows and Linux, you can use it with iOS, Android, Smart TV’s, Apple Mac and even your PS3!

You can sync by Bluetooth or the 2.4Ghz USB dongle or even the USB cables provided, which also charges the Gamesir G3s as well as connecting the device, how very convenient.

The air syncing varies depending on the device but the concept is always the same, hold down a button while powering on to activate the discovery mode, then select it from your Bluetooth menu on your device. 

iOS is restricted to iCade and very few others so you’ll have to wait until Apple lift it’s restrictions, this is one little drawback for me.

On Desktop games, if you play FPS or any mouse related games, they have included a clever mouse mode by holding down X and Select, you can control the mouse using the left stick, pretty nifty!

I played Super Mario and Sonic via an emulator on Linux to really test out if I still get that same feel as I did with a retro controller.  Of course I was not disappointed, after easy button mapping on me ZSNES, I easily played 5 hours without realising. In fact I’ve not stopped playing it daily since I started this review last month and am now an expert in SMB (again). 

Response times in game are amazing. Bluetooth or 2.4GHz remote gives some great response times in relation to on screen gameplay, as if you had it plugged into a USB port. 

The battery life is brilliant, not once did I run out of juice. Gamesir says that you can squeeze 18 hours of gameplay from one charge and I can’t fault that statement.  They even have a power save mode that turns off the controller after 5-10 mins of inactivity. 

Should I Get One?

The answer, simply is YES. 

Gamesir has done everything that you could ask of them, to allow you to connect to everything, you can use it on your mobile on the train, connect to your SMART TV, use it on your PS3 and even play your most intense AAA title on your desktop PC, MAC or LINUX gaming machine. 

Go grab one right now, it’ll be the best third party/ indipendent controller you have ever bought. 

Getting One

The Gamesir G3s can be purchased on GearBeast.Com

The lovely people at Gamesir are great people and respond to emails and questions very quickly so hit them up on Twitter or their website 

I hope you enjoyed my little review of the Gamesir G3s Enhanced Edition, until next time. 



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Alto’s Adventure (from Snowman) is an endless runner side scroller in which you are snowboarding down a mountain to catch your escaped llamas. I’ve played a lot of endless runners, and I have to say this is my favorite, by far. It has beautiful graphics, and the setting changes as the sun rises and sets. […]

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The Last Of Us: Remastered Review

A nice little review of a stonking game, The Last Of Us: Remastered is another ground breaker, they made Ubisoft and Assasins Creed look amateur, seem less mechanics and environment’s it really is a great game.

Check out the full review over at IGN.Com

Fangirls Are We

ujabb_dlckkel_bovult_the_last_of_us_remastered_1So, I write this not because it is a new game; it’s not even close. I write this because if any of you are like me, this awesome game might have slipped under your radar somehow.

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The Miskatonic Game

Oh yes, now this just screams old time, I mean oooold time indie games, where it looked so basic but crap’d come out and things would move that you never see coming. Great.

Check out the development blog


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The Miskatonic Game

Do you like Lovecraft? Do you like horrific, yet adorable art? Are you interested in those dang video games? Well we (actually, just me, Jon, filling in for Penny and Theo) here at EMP have got just the thing to make you salivate like a man/lady left brain-dead from seeing an Elder God and not being able to comprehend it!

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Fantastic review. Very fair and I’ll be looking to try out Dragon Age, I have mentioned it as being one of the games of the year as it’s won awards already. Excellent. 👍

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Top 10 Game Review Websites #gamereview #appreview

top 10 game review websites

Top 10 Game Review Websites

Yo yo yo, while I am doing all of my lists for my future endeavors, here is a very quick but great list of top App/Game Review Websites, maybe I’ll do a review on them, see how they like it hehe:

  1. AppCraver


  3. Apple iPhone School

  4. 148apps

  5. AppVee

  6. iUseThis

  7. iPhoneApplicationList


  9. TUAW

  10. TodayiniOS

Maybe I shouldn’t have said top ten, I have no real preference, again when I review em, I might just rank them :o)

New Indie Game – Demented

New Indie Game Demented Logo

So I just saw a Brand New Indie Game called Demented and it is pretty darn good looking.

The first ‘sort of’ trailer went LIVE recently – here it is:

As you can see, it is only a sneak preview but the feel and little subtle movements are sound as a pound and I like it, what do you recon?  Feel free to comment below, you do not have to be a Member, just have an opinion.

 New Indie Game Demented

You can check out the Indie Dev’s site here at

12 games you really need to play, all made in Malaysia.

Games To Watch Out For

Developers from Malaysia are converging in Cyberjaya this weekend for the Astro #GOInnovate conference. There’s going to be a mobile game showcase, keynotes and panels by industry figures, and even a hackathon. Malaysia is home to some pretty awesome games and there’s no doubt that several more will be given life this weekend.

In the meantime, here are 12 Malaysian games you really need to play.

Protect Teddy


Developed by Penang’s Dilectus Games, Protect Teddy is an endless runner with a combat feature. The titular Teddy has escaped his castle home and is gallivanting through a very dangerous world, and it’s up to you, his trusty knight to keep him safe from harm. Your task is to slice and dice up baddies as they hone in on Teddy, who flies onward with a magical leaf. Combined with a catchy soundtrack, cute visuals, and addictive gameplay with attractive in-game rewards, Protect Teddy is a game you shouldn’t miss. It’s available on iOS.

The Dreamcatcher


Developed by Sunnyside Interactive, a graduate from the 1337 Accelerator, this arcade-style game for the iPad may at first seem like it’s made for kids, but playing on will show you otherwise. It’s a gesture-based romp through a wild, nightmarish world, wherein you are the hero tasked with keeping evil at bay. Dreamcatcher is available for the iPad only so if you don’t have one, just check our review out.


If you identify as a “maso-core” gamer, then Velocibox is right up your alley. A running game unlike any other we’ve seen, Velocibox needs quick reflexes and a strong stomach from its players. The game’s objective is to get this one box through a series of corridors littered with obstacles, all at terminal velocity—hence its name. Velocibox is available on Steam and will eventually make it to the PS Vita.

(See: Velocibox in action at Casual Connect Asia 2014)

King’s League: Odyssey

If you enjoy management sims, but need more of a challenge than running your own restaurant or farm, the strategy sim King’s League: Odyssey may be just the game for you. Developed by Kurechii Studio, King’s League: Odyssey has you training up a team of knights to take on the king himself in a bout of royal joust. This premium game is highly polished and will provide you with several good hours of fun. King’s League: Odyssey is available on Android, iOS, and on your browser.

Doctor Life

This is a hospital management sim unlike any other. While as cute and expansive as the Theme Hospital we all know and love, Doctor Life one-ups the classic by including tons of content taken from the real world. Expect to see actual diseases and to be able to learn about them in-game, on top of managing your very own hospital filled with smiling doctors and nurses. Developed by WIGU Games, Doctor Life is available for iOS.

Agent RX

Now this is a really cool game. 1337 Accelerator graduate Undercover Entertainment’s Agent RX makes use of touchscreen gestures to provide you with a truly native iOS experience—think Metal Gear Solid, but for mobile. You’re a secret operative in Agent RX, who has to solve puzzles in order to recover the floating fortress, ARIES. This top-down stealth game was even paired with the Oculus Rift at Casual Connect Asia 2013! It’s available on iOS, or you could also read our review.

Tell No One

Tell No One is a PC horror game in development. Created by the 1337 Accelerator’s Spacepup Entertainment, Tell No One is a freaky first-person exercise in scaring people to death. It’s the first PC horror game to be developed in Malaysia, too, and the local press went bananas over it when it was first revealed. There’s only a short five minute demo of it out now, but that was terrifying enough that I played with only half an eye open. Tell No One is sort of on hiatus now as Spacepup Entertainment works on its adventure game Boboiboy. Try the demo here, or read about what we thought of it.

Jump Smash Legend

Development studio Mediasoft’s Jump Smash series is the badminton equivalent of FIFA and NBA 2K. It’s that damn good. The Jump Smashmobile games from 2013 and 2014 have been Mediasoft’s first steps towards building a world-class sports game franchise, and boy, are they huge. If you’re a badminton fan and you own a mobile device, just play this. You won’t regret it. Jump Smash Legend is the latest version in the series, and is available for Android and iOS

(See: Forget NBA 2K and FIFA, Jump Smash is the next big video game sports franchise out of Asia.)

Vertical Drop Heroes HD

This is a procedurally-generated platforming RPG with roguelike elements. What’s not to love? The adorable Vertical Drop Heroes HD is an updated version of the original Vertical Drop Heroes and while it’s not the most visually-impressive game ever, it’s a lot of fun. There are LAN co-op and split-screen local co-op modes, and it costs just RM 17, or about $5.20. Vertical Drop Heroes HD was developed by the Sarawak-based Nerdook, and is on Steam. We’ve also reviewed it on Games in Asia


I was part of the horde that went into a frenzy over EA’s Spore, but what I loved most about the game was its first stage, where you were an amoeba swimming around eating up other amoebas. Lightopus from Appxplore brings back that magic of swimming in an unknown sea. As the lightopus, you’ve got to break open egg sacs to release fry, who then help keep you safe from other monsters. It’s a very soothing game with just enough challenge to keep things interesting, and boy, it’s also gorgeous to boot. Try it on Android and iOS.

Alien Hivealienhive

Also from Appxplore, Alien Hive is a sliding puzzle where you must combine tiles to evolve different aliens. It’s got a very zen vibe to it, a lot like Lightopus mentioned above. Moves in each Alien Hive grid are governed by energy, which can be replenished by combining crystal tiles. Overall this game can last for as long as you want, with no time limit on how long you take to make your next move. The aliens you nurture are adorable, from their salmon-like eggs to their strange adult forms. Try it on Androidand iOS.

Bonus: Ballistic Wars


Developed by Easy Only! Games about seven years ago, Ballistic Wars is a flash game that combines the physics of browser-based pool games with Advance Wars. You’re in charge of ball-shaped soldiers who must attack and take down bombs laid by a mad professor. Ballistic Wars is definitely dated, but is also pretty fun. Give it a go here.

We’re sure these aren’t the only awesome games developed in Malaysia, especially since most of these games were developed in the western part of the country. If you’re a game dev with an awesome new game, reach out to us at news[at]gamesinasia[dot]com! We’d be happy to try your game out.

See: 17 famous games you didn’t know were made (or partially made) in Singapore

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“Once You Start Down the Dark Path, Forever It Will Dominate Your Destiny” Destiny Review

Destiny Review

YEA – nice review, go take a look to see your Destiny.

The Game Chair

Sigh, well I’ve put off saying too much about this game, because my initial impressions were wrong. Like many of us were hoping wouldn’t happen, the almighty gods at Bungie (Halo Trilogy, Halo: ODST, Halo: Reach) have disappointed us all. Leaving me still in a feedle position in my bedroom corner holding the game tightly, hoping for it to be better. Yes my friends, Destiny has been out, and yes I do have some thoughts. So let’s begin shall we?

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