Back at the end of August, Archos announced an innovative new tablet called the GamePad. As its namesake suggests, it's built with gaming in mind - complete with on-board controls. In the announcement, Archos claimed the 7" device had "automatic gaming recognition and mapping tools" - the big question was, however, how's that going to work?

We now have a better idea of what to expect from the GamePad, as has gotten some hands-on time with the device. The first couple of minutes in the video are the most enlightening, as that's where they show off the button mapping tools. From there, it's followed by around five minutes of gameplay, which includes Cordy, and a couple of emulators. Even if you don't make it through the entire thing, it's still worth a watch just to see how Archos implemented the control aspect - it actually looks like it works pretty well.

[Arm Devices]