Mad Catz M.O.J.O. adds support for OnLive

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In case you haven’t been paying attention to your calendar too closely, next week is the Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, which means we will likely see a bunch of gaming related news over the next few days. The latest that might interest Android gamers involves the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. micro-console and OnLive, the online gaming service. The companies have announced the completion of a project to optimize the OnLive Android app so that it will run on the M.O.J.O. This will give users of the OnLive service access to over 250 AAA games via the PlayBack game service as well as their own library of games via the CloudLift service on the M.O.J.O. Read more

M.O.J.O. gets price cut and will start seeing OUYA content later this Spring

MOJO-OUYA-RotatorMad Catz and OUYA will be working together to bring OUYA content to the M.O.J.O. micro-console. With this content, the console itself will receive a price cut. It will now be priced at $199.99 in the U.S. with a similar price cut  heading to other major territories. All existing content will be available on the console later this spring, with more content on the way.  Darren Richardson, the President and CEO of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. had this to say about the deal:

“With more than 680 games and 33,000 developers signed up, OUYA features an impressive catalogue of content from AAA developers and independent publishers, all of which are designed to replicate the core gaming experience, taking advantage of the TV and controller.”

So if you’re in the market for a dedicated Android console but can’t decide between the M.O.J.O. or the OUYA this may make your decision a little easier. Hit the source link for the full presser.

Source: Mad Catz Pressor 

 

 

MOJO Android-powered gaming system rooted, given Google Play access

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Mad Catz’s Android-powered MOJO gaming console has been successfully rooted, and as a result, users will be able to access the Google Play Store, as well as thousands of other applications.

It obviously involves flashing a custom boot image using your computer (no overwriting the existing ROM), so be careful if you don’t have any rooting experience.

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Hands on with the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android gaming console at CES 2014

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The Mad Catz M.O.J.O. is a new gaming console which is powered by Android and was recently showed off at CES 2014. The console is now available through a number of retailers for $249 and boasts some impressive specs. It features a Tegra 4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The AAA powered controller and HDMI cable come in the box, so there will be no messing around with buying extras before you can set it up and use it.

Hit the break for our hands on video with the console, and make sure to check back here for all the latest from CES 2014!

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Mad Catz M.O.J.O console now available for $249

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If you’ve been waiting for Mad Catz’ M.O.J.O console, the release date is here and you’ll finally be able to pick one up. A few retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and Gamestop are offering the $249 console, but you can also order one directly from Mad Catz if you would prefer.

The specs haven’t changed since we last heard about the device, so you’re still getting a Tegra 4 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage for games, plus the Google Play Store. Mad Catz has thrown in a AAA battery powered controller and HDMI cable in the box, so you’ll be able to get started without having to buy anything extra. You can also connect any smartphone or Windows PC via Bluetooth to the console.

At $249, this is still a pretty tough sell, I think. The NVIDIA Shield is currently going for the same price and offers a lot of portability (and things like NVIDIA’s GameStream), plus you won’t have to deal with AAA batteries with the Shield. Aside from that, most bigger consoles are seeing holiday sales right now, so it’s not hard to find a PS3 or Xbox 360 for less than 200 bucks. Maybe some people think Android games on a flat-screen offer a better gaming experience than dedicated video game consoles, but I’m just not sold yet.

What do you guys think about Android gaming in the living room? Inevitable future or just a fad that’s going to blow over after the PS4 and Xbox One have been on shelves for a few months? Read more

Mad Catz and NVIDIA are working together to bring GameStream to MOJO

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With NVIDIA funneling all of their streaming technology under one brand, Mad Catz has wanted to get their hands on GameStream. Now there is very good news regarding GameStream’s presence on Mad Catz’s MOJO. In an interview with Engadget, a PR director from the company said that “we’re talking to NVIDIA and we hope to enable GameStream soon after the launch of the console.” Currently, GameStream is only available on NVIDIA’s SHIELD handheld console. When MOJO gets GameStream support, it would be the first third party device to do so. It’s always a good sign when companies work with one another because it accomplishes a goal more efficiently; therefore, expect this to be done soon after MOJO’s December 10 launch.

Source: Engadget

New NFC-Enabled Bluetooth Gaming Keyboard for Android Announced by Mad Catz

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It appears that Mad Catz, the manufacturer of quite a number of not-so-cheap gaming companions like mice, controllers, games and even apparel, have just announced they’ve heard the vast cries for a more Android centric gaming keyboard. That’s right, the company is introducing their latest product, the S.T.R.I.K.E. The keyboard is an NFC-enabled device with bluetooth capabilities solely focused on Android gaming. Remember the M.O.J.O. console from E3? Yeah, that’s them. The team is dubbing this as “GameSmart” and will be showing off their implementation of micro P.U.L.S.E. scissor keys which provide precision actuation and tactile responses.

In addition, there’s an optical finger navigational mouse sensor with dedicated hardware buttons for a better gaming experience on Android. Furthermore, the company is clearly pushing the aesthetics department a bit with their futuristic Bill & Ted excellent design. Overall, we think they look pretty innovative. The company is offering the option of three different colors for now. You’ve got the choice of gloss red, black or white.  Check out the rest of the images below as well as the presser and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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