Venture Beat reports: “Investor interest in mobile gaming continues as Gamevice Inc., creator of a controller that snaps on a smartphone, announced today that it’s closed a $12.5 million Series A funding round. The gamepad is available only for Apple products such as the iPhone and iPad, and it’s in 490 Apple stores around the world. While there are other controllers that also clamp to either side of a smartphone (such as the PhoneJoy Play), mobile gamepads more commonly provide a dock for the side of the phone. ”

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