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MOGA Pro Gaming Controller Announced – Launch Set for Spring, Price TBD [CES 2013]

MOGA Pro

Mobile gaming has certainly taken the center stage so far at this year’s CES, as MOGA has announced their next line of portable gaming controller. The MOGA Pro Controller is much like the original, that went on that fire sale a couple of weeks back, but brings a few enhancements that should interest any of our mobile game diehards. 

The Pro features full-sized console-style grips, dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, directional pad, shoulder bumpers, shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cable, and a tablet stand.

The controller is set to launch in the Spring of 2013 with a price that is to be determined.

Anyone here able to get the free one? If so, how are you liking it?

MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System Expands to Include Console-Style MOGA Pro Controller

MOGA Pro Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas This Week

Woodinville, WA. – January 7, 2013 – PowerA™ unveils a new addition to the MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 8-11 — the console-style MOGA Pro Controller. MOGA Pro is a full-featured mobile game controller that transforms your Android into a mobile gaming system and brings a familiarity console gamers will appreciate.

Features of the MOGA Pro include a full-sized console-style grips, precision dual analog sticks, 4 action buttons, a classic directional pad, two shoulder buttons, two shoulder triggers, rechargeable batteries, USB charging cord and a tablet stand. Additionally, MOGA Pro comes with the full support of the MOGA Mobile Gaming System, including wireless Bluetooth synching with Android phones and tablets, the MOGA arm that secures phones up to 3.2 inches wide and the MOGA Pivot App.

“The response to our MOGA pocket-sized controller from Android gamers has been fantastic, and we’re now excited to give mobile gamers true, console-style control with MOGA Pro,” said Eric Bensussen, President of PowerA. “Now more than ever, mobile gamers will feel at home with a traditional controller while playing the huge variety of games available on the MOGA Mobile Gaming System.”

MOGA Pro will be available in Spring 2013 (price TBD).

About MOGA

The MOGA Mobile Gaming System combines three key innovations. MOGA controllers are the first state-of-the-art controllers designed specifically for mobile devices. The original MOGA is pocket-sized, streamlined and very portable. The MOGA Pro allows mobile gamers to play with the same familiarity and control schemes that they are used to playing on their console systems. Both controllers connect via Bluetooth® wireless technology, and feature the controls that mobile gamers and developers demand. In addition, the MOGA Software Development Kit (SDK) provides mobile game developers 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 list of MOGA Enhanced Games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot App is available free via Google Play.

The original pocket-sized version of MOGA was released on October 22, 2012 to critical acclaim, and 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. Gameloft, Rockstar, SkyVu Entertainment, MADFINGER Games, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Arb Studios, Vector Unit and other acclaimed publishers have developed MOGA Enhanced blockbuster titles such as Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tiki Kart 3D, NFL Pro 2013, The Dark Knight Rises HD, N.O.V.A. 3, Sonic CD, and Jet Set Radio. New game titles, developers and publishers are coming on board each month. For a complete list of games that support MOGA, visit www.PowerA.com/MOGA.

The MOGA system supports Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher mobile devices. The pocket-sized MOGA is now available for an estimated retail price of $49.99 USD at Best Buy, Walmart, Toys”R”Us, Fred Meyer, Gamestop, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and a nationwide network of additional retailers and carrier stores. It is also available through Amazon and PowerA.com.

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Developers: Contact PowerA at DevInfo@PowerA.com

  • Nick

    Can someone tell me if the controller works for tablets as well?

  • Andy

    Ill stick with the Gameklip, Id much rather game with a ps3 controller then this abomination.

  • Manthas

    I got in on the free controller deal, and maybe this issue is specific to the Galaxy Nexus, but unfortunately, where the clamp comes down to hold the device in place, it puts pressure on the volume down key on the side of the phone. Maybe the button is higher on the N4, so that it doesn’t experience this issue? It’s a tad frustrating, but overall the controller itself is very nice.

  • strider_mt2k

    I like it!
    I think I’d like to purchase one as well!

  • Larry Franks

    I love my free one. I had Asphalt 7 Heat on the phone from when it was a Amazon free app of the day. It was fun for a minute but the controls got in the way. With my new free Moga, I play it all time. I haven’t downloaded Vice City yet, but I really look forward to it.

  • Bobby Cornwell

    Sweet! Can’t wait to pay $5.30 shipping for it :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=120701197 Daniel Sharpe

    I scored the free one from a while ago. I really like it but the analog sticks are a little difficult to use. Glad they’re raising them up and making them more like a traditional controller.

  • http://twitter.com/NathanWright11 Nathan Wright

    I got a pocket one during the sale, and I like it. It holds onto your phone really well and has a nice feel. The analog sliders are pretty stiff, though.

  • Droidzilla

    I got the freebie and use it with my Nexus 4. I got rid of my GameBoy DS a while ago because games were just too darned expensive and I rarely carried it with me. With the MOGA, I always have my phone with me and I can drop the controller in my glove box so it’s around at least the majority of the time, and games are dirt cheap compared to traditional handhelds and consoles. We’ll see if the novelty wears off anytime soon, but I really like it so far. Not sure that I would have paid $50 for it, though, honestly.

  • Chris King

    i got mine for free,I love it. I use it with my nexus 7 with a table stand. really digging nova 3 and mc 4. plus with the razr you can hook up using hdmi. it has bugs here and there,but super siked being able to play games now.

  • http://twitter.com/Bl4ckpheniX aaron nyquist

    Like the concept. this looks like a much better controller than the last one. My only issue is with the limited games that can be played with the controller.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Really?! Wow.

    Perhaps will we be seeing another one of MOGA’s Secret Santa promotions this December where maybe this time we’ll be able to obtain one of these new controllers for $10 + shipping/handling? Haha.

  • Larizard

    what phone is that?

    • EC8CH

      that’s what I was wondering

  • MTPenguin

    I for one am very interested in this. I was able to get the Moga from the promo that was posted here last month. It is a great piece of gear. I highly recommend them / it!!!

    B-)

    • EvanTheGamer

      Yeah, I actually just started putting mine to get use. Playing Dead Trigger with it works surprisingly well.

      Also, does anyone know if you can play games that don’t offer any kind of controller option(like Ski Safari, Jetpack Joyride, and the like) with the MOGA controller? Probably not, but just curious anyhow.

      • sonofskywalker3

        There’s an app in the Play Store that lets you use the controller for games outside of the Moga Pivot app. You may be able to ask the dev to allow for touchscreen zone profiles like the Dualshock program does.

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, the MOGA Universal Driver, which I have installed. I’m still new to the app, but so far it seems like it does work very well with games that have controller options, but doesn’t seem to work with games that have no controller options.

          Thanks man. I’ll continue to play around with the app to see if I can get it to work with those kinds of games.

  • nightscout13

    looks legit… but it better not cost more than the GameKlip and PS3 controller.