Christmas came pretty early for geeks everywhere with the release of the highly anticipated Xbox One and Playstation 4. Earlier in November, Apple launched the new iPad Air and the Retina iPad Mini just a few weeks after. If you’re a hardcore geek/gamer/nerd etc… it has been a hell of an expensive month. Not too long ago, Apple released the iPhone 5S, Samsung with the Note 3, Sony with the Xperia Z1, and now Google/LG with the new Nexus 5 running KitKat 4.4 (now 4.4.2 at the time of this writing)! I must say that it has also been an expensive 90 some days and trying to find the best mobile devices comes with hefty price tags. Let’s get on with November shall we? Continue reading
I’ve been a fan of the MOGA game controller concept since it was first released about a year ago for the Android phones. The XBOX-like controller turns your phone into a fully functional game console with it’s built in retractable grip that holds your phone at a comfortable viewing angle for portable play. I’ve reviewed the first generation controller (MOGA Pocket) in the past and it’s quite effective and well thought out. As most of us know, playing games on your smartphone, especially graphic intensive games are a huge strain on battery life and having a phone without any power left in this modern world is no fun at all.
MOGA tries to solve this problem with the release of the MOGA Pro Power and the Hero Power by being able to charge your phone using the controller’s power source. Is this the right solution? That’s what we are going to find out!
As the smartphone market continues to grow exponentially by the minute, gamers are leaving their PSP/PSVITAs and 3DSs at home. Games on iPhones and Android devices have become widely popular and have received a huge amount of support from game developers such as Sega, EA, etc. and now we are starting to see a trend of accessory manufactures moving into the smart phone gaming business as well.
No matter how cool it can be to play your favorite RPG, First Person Shooter, or classic arcade game on your smartphone, the experience nowhere near matches the gamepad on your console, or even your PSP. There have been a few solutions out there such as the iCade, Nyko’s PlayPad controllers or even something as ridiculous as putting rubber thumb pads on the screen but the gaming experience isn’t the same.