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MOGA: A Gaming Controller For Android Phones [Update]

A couple of months ago I wrote about the new MOGA controller for Android phones. Today I have an update for you guys. PowerA announced that MOGA, the first and only complete mobile gaming system for Android devices, will be available in stores and at online retailers in the U.S. on October 21, 2012.

The MOGA Mobile Gaming System will come with the free downloadable MOGA PivotTM App, and a soft case. Also, with the purchase of MOGA, consumers will get two free games, Sonic CDTMand PAC-MAN by NAMCO as part of a limited time offer at leading retailers. MOGA will be available at key videogame and mobility retailers for a suggested retail price of $49.99 USD.

“Gamers are already walking around with phones with exceptional screens and fast chips,” said Eric Bensussen, president of PowerA. “For under $50, they can clip that phone into the MOGA controller and finally get console quality gaming experiences anywhere.”

MOGA has attracted support from top mobile developers and publishers who want to bring console-like precision and control to their Android phone and tablet based games. Top publishers such as Gameloft, Atari, Namco Bandai, Sega, Remedy Entertainment and more have committed to developing games that will work with MOGA. New games, developers and publishers and game titles are coming on board each month. Gameloft, for example, has added MOGA support to key titles such as The Dark Knight Rises HD, Asphalt 7: Heat HD and Dungeon Hunter 3. Console developer Remedy’s critically acclaimed title Death Rally has also been enhanced to work with MOGA.

“The MOGA SDK made it quick and easy to make our steering controls feel more precise and natural in Death Rally,” said Aki Järvilehto, SVP at Remedy Entertainment — creators of the Max Payne and Alan Wake console franchises. “Finally we have something that’s easy to use, simple to implement, and provides console-like controls that gamers have been yearning for.”

To empower this advance in mobile gaming, MOGA combines three key innovations into a single powerful system. The MOGA Controller is the first state-of-the-art, full-featured controller designed specifically for mobile devices. Pocket-sized, portable and connected via Bluetooth, the MOGA Controller features the controls that console gamers and developers demand: dual analog sticks, two shoulder buttons, four action buttons and standardized start and select buttons.

In addition, the MOGA SDK provides mobile game developers with greater precision, robust control and enhanced display abilities while enabling fast, efficient development of rich new game titles and MOGA enhancement of existing titles. Finally, the MOGA Pivot App enables gamers to easily browse, find and play a library of MOGA Enhanced games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot App will be available free via Google Play.

The MOGA system will initially support Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices.

I really don’t play games on my phone, the screen is to small for me and the controllers on the screen are trash. Maybe I’ll try some Android games with this controller.

Angelina Montanezhttp://www.gstylemag.com
Angelina Montanez born and raised in the Bronx, known as the "Electronic Hoarder" when she's not out looking for a new gadget to add to her collection, you can catch her playing with one of her many gaming systems.

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