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Back at the end of May, a gaming accessory company called PowerA announced a new Bluetooth gaming controller for Android phones called the MOGA. At the time, release date and pricing information wasn't yet available, only that the controller would be released "before the holiday season." Looks like PowerA met that deadline, because it just officially announced the MOGA would be hitting the streets on October 21st for $50.

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For those who may not be familiar with the MOGA, it's a game controller that includes a nifty built-in clamp-style holder for your smartphone, essentially turning it into a handheld gaming system. The controller is also compatible with tablets, though the clamp isn't designed to hold anything larger than a smartphone. What's more, PowerA also offers a companion app that keeps track of which installed games offer controller support, so you can easily launch them from a single window.

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Speaking of supported games, the company says that partnerships with "Gameloft, Atari, Namco Bandai, Sega, Remedy Entertainment, and more" are in the works, and the developers have "committed to developing games that will work with MOGA."

The one key piece of information still missing is where you'll be able to find this little gizmo. According to the PR, it'll be hitting "key videogame and mobility retailers" - there's just no word on what those retailers will be. For a limited time after release, the MOGA will also include free copies of Sonic CD and Pac-Man. Nice.

For more information on MOGA, check out PowerA's landing page.

[Engadget]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • stewartsoda

    That's some nice execution there. I think I'd pick one up.

  • HellG

    it's so good and cheap but when looking at the PS Vita (which still way too overpriced in my honest opinion comparing it to a 8 Gig Xbox-360 which is half of its price!) i would go for it if gaming is my #1 concern, if its about 25$ it will sell like hot cake though

  • http://twitter.com/nedlog2000 Jeff Golden

    Looks neat, but the lack of a d-pad is puzzling. I think the iControlPad 2 is worth waiting for.

    • Kojiro Kamex

      Or simply pick an already existing OG iControlPad.
      From the picture this Pad is pretty big. (When we assume the showed device is a Galaxy Nexus)
      Nothing you would carry in your bag on a daily base.
      So it would finaly only stay at home at the most people.

      • Nashoba Darkwolf

        Phonejoy beats it.

        • Kojiro Kamex

          Sorry, I prefer to not being the one who has to care about, how to attach the pad to the ordiphone.
          Because, iControlPad has the way to do.
          (Well except your device is big. Like in BFG big.)

  • Guest

    Jeff Golden
    Or simply pick an already existing OG iControlPad.

    From the picture this Pad is pretty big. (When we assume the showed device is a Galaxy Nexus)
    Nothing you would carry in your bag on a daily base.

    So it would finaly only stay at home at the most people.

  • GraveUypo

    that's nice, now we need developers to stop releasing tegra-only crap.

  • Konstantins

    Galaxy Nexus with GB? F yeah! :)

  • John O’Connor

    I use the logitech one with my TF300T

  • steelew

    so it just barely doesn't fit the galaxy note. that's kind of dumb

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