Today marks a joyous day for all you gaming fanatics as PowerA has officially taken the wraps off its MOGA Pro gaming controller here at CES. Similar to the original MOGA gaming controller, the MOGA Pro is a full-sized controller which transforms your Android device into a full-fledged mobile gaming system. The MOGA Pro comes fully decked out too as it will have dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, a traditional directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally– the controller can work with many different types of smartphones thanks to the MOGA arm and complimentary Pivot App, which can secure phones up to 3.2 inches wide. Or if you are the type that prefers your devices to function wirelessly, there’s full Bluetooth support too– meaning the MOGA Pro can work with most smartphones and tablets.
There’s no set price available for the MOGA Pro at this time, though PowerA has confirmed we should see the accessory in stores and online by Spring of 2013– which isn’t too long of a wait from now.
Additional details can be found once you hit past the break to see the full presser.
Mad Catz is a popular brand for aftermarket gaming accessories. And as we’ve all seen, the Android platform is a pretty popular choice for gamers, so releasing gaming accessories for Android devices seems like a no-brainer, right? Mad Catz thinks so. They announced they’ll be launching “GameSmart” peripherals, which are basically just accessories that you can use across multiple devices. Your PC, your Xbox… or that shiny new Nexus 10 tablet. They’re releasing a wired and wireless mouse, a gaming headset, and a wireless gaming pad, and they all come in quite an assortment of colors and styles. Personally, I think something this universal is long overdue, and I’m excited to pick some of them up in early 2013 when they’ll supposedly become available to consumers. Hit the break for the press release.
The long awaited Kickstarter-funded OUYA gaming console is finally upon us. Well, some of us at least. The team behind the Android based gaming cube has announced that units have begun shipping, keeping on schedule with its December 28th target date. The first batch is slated to arrive in the hands of eager developers by January 10th, which should give around four months of exclusivity before the consumer edition drops sometime in March or April.
Unlike other high profile Kickstarter projects, the OUYA team has managed to stay on schedule with its aggressive development strategy. Just four months after ending its massive funding campaign, OUYA is already on its way to thousands of backers, something that can be appreciated considering the astronomical $8.5 million raised.
We didn’t expect this title to hit the Play Store until next month, but we certainly can’t complain when things come early. LEGO HeroFactory Brain Attack has been released and first reviews seem good thus far. The game seems to have some great graphics and you have to save the city when it’s being attacked. Here’s what you can expect from this game:
-Defend Makuhero City and stop the waves of brains attacking the Hero Factory
-Customise your hero with fantastic weapons and armour
-Select Furno, Bulk, Breeze or Rocka to fight as your sidekick
-Earn game points to upgrade your firepower and defences
You can also check out the video below for further descriptions! QR code and links for download will be available after the break!
Well that was quick. After seeing a new trailer unveiled just last week, 11 Bit Studios has formally launched Anomaly Korea in the Play Store. As a reminder to you forgetful type out there, the game is a follow-up to Anomaly Warzone Earth and features intense action across 12 new levels with new special units and power-ups. In addition, the game is optimized for premium devices, so those of you looking to utilize those dual or quad-core toys you own can look forward to some topnotch and higher quality gaming.
The game is available now at a discounted rate of just $2.99 for all Froyo+ users. However, it is important to keep in mind that the game does come in at a hefty 294MB, so you’ll want to ensure you have the space for that on your device before diving in on the action.
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You can never have enough games featuring explosions, machines and overall destruction, right? Well that’s what 11 Bit Studios believes with its brand-new Anomaly Korea game. The game is the follow-up to Anomaly Warzone Earth and has all sorts of new goodies like 12 new missions, new power-ups and new special units. There’s no word on whether or not the game will utilize a multiplayer mode, but based off of what’s included in the game, the single player campaigns may be more than sufficient enough for most gamers.
The game is due to arrive “Christmas Time”… whatever that means. But while the gaming world waits for the new beast to be released, 11 Bit Studios has released a trailer highlighting the game’s features and capabilities in the meantime. You can check out the game in its full glory once you hit past the break.
Last week, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was pulled from the Play Store after a short stint due to validation issues. I’m happy to report that the game is now back on the Play Store for you all to enjoy.
Vice City has been one of my favorite iterations of GTA and I’m sure it will run great on a high end Android device. Any GTA fans out there planning on grabbing this now that it’s back? GTA: Vice City will run you back a decent $4.99, links will be provided after the break!
We gave you the heads up a couple of weeks ago about the 12-year old game that was originally released on the ill-fated Sega Dreamcast. Today is the day to get your retro tag and grind on – jet set, in-line skate style on your Android device. Cell-shaded games were all the rage back in the late 90′s and early 00′s. Now, those feeling a little nostalgic can go back in time and enjoy a faithful port of this niche game.
More gaming news today for owners of Android devices. Acquire Corporation recently released a new title, Orgarhythm THD for Tegra 3 powered devices. Orgarhythm is a game that combines strategic thinking necessary to figure out your way through the different challenges with some “sensing” brain activity. The latter occurs as users have to figure out a tapping rhythm to employ to defeat enemies. The game play itself sets up the player as the God of Light battling the God of Darkness, with both sides deploying armies of elemental soldiers.
OpenFeint, a popular gaming network for Android and iOS devices, announced the service will be shutdown on December 14th. OpenFeint was purchased by Gree in 2011 and it was no secret the long term plan was to shutdown the service and move games to Gree’s own platform. However, indications up to this time were that the transition would not occur until later in 2013. With today’s news, developers have little time to roll out updates to customers.