OnLive, the cloud game streaming service, recently launched the OnLive app for Android smartphones and tablets. This means you can theoretically play high-end PC games on your Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphone as long as you have a decent wireless connection. One annoyance for Xperia PLAY owners is that the app is not customised to support the joypad. This means that for most games you can only use the touchscreen controls.
However, one enterprising Xperia PLAY owner, Matthew Twin, took matters into his own hands to get the Xperia PLAY joypad to work with OnLive games. He mostly got it working bar the touchpads and you can see the result in the videos below. He demonstrates both Saints Row: The Third and DiRT3 working quite nicely. If you want to try this for yourself you’ll need to download the GameKeyboard and Tasker apps and then follow this extensive tutorial.