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Update 5: It's official – PowerA has run out of free MOGA systems. In a post to Facebook on the matter, PowerA assures readers that "Santa still has something in his bag for you," so we may see another awesome deal soon.

Update 4: Well this has been a roller coaster – it seems the promo code is once again working.

Update 3: It looks like while PowerA is online, the site is no longer offering the MOGA controller deal. When entering the relevant promo code, users are greeted with a message that "the promotional item is no longer available." It's unclear whether the earlier mention of "extending the offer" will hold true, but we'll keep you updated.

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Update 2: PowerA is back online. Those who didn't get their order in earlier, gogogo!

Update: It looks like PowerA.com has gone offline due to an "overwhelming response." The good news, though, is that the MOGA deal will be extended. PowerA hasn't given any details on when the site will come back, or just how long we can expect to see the deal, but would-be customers are encouraged to keep up to date on PowerA's Facebook and Twitter.

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Wow - Gameloft and PowerA have teamed up to offer a pretty nice gift for the holidays: a free MOGA controller and copy of Modern Combat 4. That's about a $60 value - you only have to pay for shipping! In order to nab your free controller and game, simply use coupon code SecretSanta at checkout. That's it!

PowerA's site seems to be getting hit pretty hard right now, so you may have a bit of trouble getting your order in.

This deal is good for today only, though, so you better jump on it! Unfortunately, it's for US residents only. Sorry, guys.

Now, gogogo!

[PowerA via Gameloft]

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.

  • heat361

    Awesome now should I get it

  • Mario

    Thanks! Seems like the site is down or something (powera) but I'll keep trying. Hopefully I can get the Moga to work with emulators! AP, as always, has the best Android news! :)

    • zires

      There is an app on the playstore that lets you use it with any app.

  • McLean Riley

    Everyone stop trying to get this deal... So I can haha

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    I managed to mine after sitting through about 10 minutes of agonizingly long page load times.

    So, about a million times better than ordering a Nexus 4.

    • Tyson Young

      do you mind me asking, how much was S&H?

      • http://www.facebook.com/eradik Erik Svendsen

        4.95 UPS Ground for me (in USA). Next day was like 33. Didn't look at the others.

        • Tyson Young

          awesome thank you!

        • atlouiedog

          I had to pay tax in PA. I'm not sure about other states.

        • DCMAKER

          its like $10-15 and $20-25 for 2 and 3 day from what i remember

      • Adam Bickley

        From their FAQ (that I pulled up using the Google cache): A minimum shippingcharge of $4.95 applies to each shipment.

  • Neil Thomas

    OMGOMGOMGOMG
    Oh. US only

    • ssj4Gogeta

      Haha, I think they should put it in the title.

  • Tyson Young

    just waiting for the site to load to get mine XP

  • Mario

    Currently adding to cart lol...seems...familiar. :'D

  • http://www.twitter.com/RaptorHawk Hawk

    "Unfortunately, it's for US residents only" :(

  • http://twitter.com/Elvecios Stefano Lovecchio

    Italian user. Nothing to do here.

  • goodguygreg

    Site is slow, but I "ordered" one about an hour ago - no email confirmation and I have "no orders found" in my order history on their site.

    Well, at least they have my credit card number now....

    • Bradley Ruiz

      same for me ordered before the site was hammered but no confirmation email i wrote the order number just in case :P

  • jb

    um these must be the same servers used when buying a google nexus

    • heat361

      This seems worse than the nexus fiasco

  • Mario

    I wonder if they'll regret such a coupon? Unless it pays back as a word of mouth kind of advertisement? Especially around the holidays?

    • Tyson Young

      This is the cheapest marketing. People seeing others get theirs and since this is a one day promo lots of people will get one and it would probably only cost the company a couple mil. Smart move!

      Also Gameloft getting their name around more is nothing difficult since I am assuming Gameloft gave them the promo cards.

    • http://twitter.com/calebkester Caleb Kester

      Or they have a huge warehouse of these and they are coming out with a newer version

      • http://www.facebook.com/eradik Erik Svendsen

        Possibly. But I think these just came out in October, so unlikely. Looks like Gameloft is picking up a chunk of the bill, too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/eradik Erik Svendsen

      My guess is they want to be able to tell developers that there are X number out there, which therefore encourages more developer support, which will, in turn, result in more future sales.

      • Mario

        I agree. I've been considering picking up a controller, or a GameKlip for my Sixaxis. If I can get this for free though, I'd rather this. :)

  • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

    Cant even get to the shopping cart. Seems WAY too familiar.

  • Amenemhat1

    still waiting...

  • wjrandon

    It's as if a sea of nerds flooded the site all at once.

    • http://twitter.com/unwiredmedic Christopher Matthews

      Hey, I resent that! I'm a geek, not a nerd. ;)

      • jammer

        That's funny. I'm a nerd and would take offense to being called a geek.

        • needa

          i dont know which one to plus.

          • http://twitter.com/unwiredmedic Christopher Matthews

            I'll just plus yours for the dilemma.

          • DCMAKER

            geek man we are all techy geeks

        • ssj4Gogeta

          Of course you would. You're a nerd after all. :P

          I, on the other hand, am a geek and won't like anyone calling me a nerd.

          • Mario

            Though I am a geek, it would be improper to call me a nerd. My grades at uni would disagree LOL. :P

          • DCMAKER

            yea i don't have the motivation to get nerd grades :P

      • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

        To clear things up it's better to be a Geek than a Nerd because a nerd lacks social skills. Then there are dorks who like tech stuff but don't have the intelligence to understand it.

        Refer to this established Venn Diagram
        http://blog.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/nerd-venn-diagram.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/theDooj Dustin

    Oh please let it be the end of touch screen gaming for me for a affordable price! I assume I'll need an account setup, right? I'm at the checkout part currently.

  • Brian Walker

    Remember in Office Space when Peter was trying to duck out early, but he kept running in to programs that needed to save and close? That's what every step of this feels like.

  • http://twitter.com/thespennie Spencer Buchanan

    Oh I get it. It is a bad website load lottery. They know with their servers only 20000 people will get one so they won't lose their shirt.

  • Slip

    Just to note, you need to sign up for an account too!

  • Ádám Zovits

    Whenever a deal like this is for US residents only, a kitten dies in every one of the 195 other countries.

    Just sayin'...

    • spydie

      Thank God it's not a dog!

    • DCMAKER

      good because cats suck...lets keep these deals rolling....my wife still has like 6 or 7 more cats that need to die. At least ~20 of them are already dead. Thank god for coyotes and cars!

  • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

    Anyone get an order through?

    • http://twitter.com/unwiredmedic Christopher Matthews

      It's like calling your radio DJ for a contest. You get a lot of busy signals, then it rings forever, then you're in, but they put you on hold, then you finally get there. I've been trying to get through the buying process for about 15 minutes.

      • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

        I HATE it when sites do this when they cant handle the load. Its not like its a mystery how much load they'll get when announcing something like this.

        • http://twitter.com/theDooj Dustin

          I think that's the point, people give up, the system loses orders, ect, and the company doesn't have to give out as many units. I can only imagine how many would actually go out if it was relatively seamless for everyone to order. I've got a few errors here so far, but it still shows my item in my cart, just hoping it lets me at some point. damnit I have other things to do!

          • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

            Damn, HTTP 503 error. Server crahed

          • http://twitter.com/theDooj Dustin

            almost to payment options. Work and take my money!

        • needa

          didnt ya hear?! they use google play servers.

    • wjrandon

      Nope and it's pissing me off. Like Needa said, not worth it.

      • wjrandon

        An hour later I finally have a order number... let's see if it actually arrives. :-)

  • needa

    'PowerA's site seems to be getting hit pretty hard right now, so you may have a bit of trouble getting your order in'

    not worth the anxiety.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1392071515 Matthew Benyamin

    it's in the cart. just waiting for the cart to load. i've been wanting one of these for a while now and i was gonna pay the full price when i get paid tomorrow, but who can pass up this deal.

  • atlouiedog

    It took my confirmation about 75 minutes to arrive, but I got it.

  • B2L

    I've been loading the page for the past ten minutes, I still have yet to pull anything up.

    • Mario

      Slow and steady wins the race lol. :D

      • B2L

        I magically got it to load once, then it crashed. It hasn't loaded since, I guess today just isn't my day.

  • Elijah Carter

    GRRRR been trying to get this for the past hour! Im stuck at payment confirmation!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1392071515 Matthew Benyamin

      i'm still waiting for the proceed to checkout to load. it may take a couple hours lol, but it will be worth it in the end.

  • David Rosen

    i managed to get an account created, but no such luck on getting to a checkout page yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/George-Okiki-Famutimi/578745734 George Okiki Famutimi

    Was right about to finish making an account and heading to checkout, until I accidentally close the product page... I've been on this for ~30 minutes.

  • m00rb

    I was able to click Add to Cart now I'm waiting for it to load with the spinning gear.

    • AnthonyCarriedo

      if its anything like my experience, you'll get a option to continue to your shopping cart. It will time out. reload and then you have the option to add the promocode. when it times out, reload again to continue to check out

    • http://twitter.com/Quietlyawesome Tyler Cooke

      Same, but I keep getting a 'Problem loading page' screen. :/

  • Adam92Wilkins

    been loading for 30 minutes..... *sigh*

    on the other hand WHY ARE THEY ADDING MC4 if MC4 doesn't even have MOGA support? #confused

    • Adam92Wilkins

      and then it just crashed. WTF.

      • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

        Your not alone.....

  • http://www.facebook.com/agent.alejandro Alejandro Lizardo

    manage to add to cart but it crash :( still trying

  • http://twitter.com/Nosp89 William Gunther

    Darn it guys, stop ordering so I can get one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1506021650 Phillip Grose

    I was able to get it work. I just pushed the button to order, and let it load, each page took 5 minutes (well that was loading, i went and set up my account in another browser window), after each page, i had to wait 5 minutes for the next page to load, but in the end, i was able to put in my Credit card info, and i got a order confirmation number so i'm happy. (Let's see if i get the item)

  • AR

    :)

    • AR

      logging in, redirecting to checkout. Each page takes about 5 mins to load.

  • http://www.facebook.com/agent.alejandro Alejandro Lizardo

    i got my order number :)

  • ProductFRED

    The site is down but they're extending the offer:

    "Wow! You must really like MOGA!
    Don’t worry, the deal is still on.

    We have temporarily taken down PowerA.com due to the overwhelming response.

    Please check back as we will be back in business shortly!

    Didn’t get your order in? Don’t worry, we will be extending the offer.
    Be sure to Follow us on Facebook & Twitter for more updates as it becomes available."

    • Jordan Pt

      Just got this as well. Come on FiOS, why you no make it work :''(
      LOL

      But I think it's worth it.

    • pac0naut

      Yep, that's what I got. Almost was able to get my order in.....created my account, had it in the cart, but that's about it.

    • oesjmr

      I just got the same message. Hopefully it won't be down too long!

    • http://twitter.com/theDooj Dustin

      I was right there! CC data inputted, asked for billing address a second time, then crash

      • ProductFRED

        I could barely even get on to the Buy page lol. I just hope they don't come out with "Sorry, we ran out" later on.

  • James Watson

    site down....

  • Greg Vest

    Got to the new account creation screen, then they took the site down...

  • heat361

    Wow! You must really like MOGA!
    Don’t worry, the deal is still on.
    We have temporarily taken down PowerA.com due to the overwhelming response.
    Please check back as we will be back in business shortly! -_-

  • http://www.facebook.com/agent.alejandro Alejandro Lizardo

    I got my order in just in time before the site went down but they are extending the offer

  • Patrik

    Damn!! Got to the payment screen then it went down!!

  • spydie

    so how much is the shipping/handling?

    • http://www.facebook.com/agent.alejandro Alejandro Lizardo

      total comes out to 5.33 with 5-7 day shipping

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

      $5 for S&H

  • Nicholas Semrau

    Dammit, I was in the process of creating an account, and they shut down the site. Boo.

    • the1who

      I was in the process of the checkout...I had entered code and all, I even created the account...but that checkout was more like timeout

  • Skyeclad

    I applied the coupon code and was in the process of checking out when the site went down. Oh well, nothing lost and probably nothing gained.

  • Jays2Kings

    I've been at it since the article was posted, I think I placed the order, but I'm not sure, no email, and the controller's still in my cart, 5 mins later site's down. Dammit all.

  • raindog469

    Created an account, submitted my card number, and boom, they took it offline. Ah well, that's still closer than I've ever gotten to ordering a Bag of Crap during a Woot-off. And they got at least one Twitter follower out of it, just in case they come back.

  • atlouiedog

    it's back up as of 3:30 Pacific and extended until noon tomorrow

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Waldrip/620162274 Daniel Waldrip

    Woot got one...

  • drc

    They're back up, and extended til noon tomorrow. Just successfully ordered mine :)

    • Stefannie Tan

      how do you know that? it keeps telling me the promo has expired.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Waldrip/620162274 Daniel Waldrip

    How do you get the game?

  • spydie

    they say they are back up, but website isn't loading

  • Sven Enterlein

    SUCCESS! Just ordered the goodies for a total of $5.25 including shipping and taxes. Thanks Android Police for this Xmas present!

  • jb

    i am assuming after you order one they will send you a code or something .. and finally in for one..

  • Nick Garcia

    It's back up and running. Just ordered mine!

  • PezLee

    It is slow but working again

    Ground Shipping is $4.95 (plus tax).

  • pravdroid

    what is the racing game that they are showing as running with the controller in the moga page? The one with the yellow car about to drift into a left corner? It looks really cool....

  • TechGuy21

    thanks guys. this is why i love this website.

    got mine. but 7-10 days damn lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

    They are up I got in and my order is placed WOOT!

  • Ian

    It's back up and I just ordered mine... cost $4.95 for shipping.

  • DarrenR

    Order placed! Cost $5 for shipping.

  • LawL

    Ouch. $16.25 for shipping. Not so free now, huh?

    • spydie

      Pick the $4.95 option not overnight shipping!

      • LawL

        I've been trying to click that tab and nothing comes up. I'm trying to go through the process again.

        I am unable to pick my shipping options, maybe because I'm in Hawaii.
        Darn it. I don't need this thing immediately shipped to me!

        • DCMAKER

          yea shipping to hawaii is a bitch

  • eagle328

    $4.95 plus tax for me. Cant beat the price. The app costs more by itself.

  • spydie

    wow, that was painful... but worth it! Got it ordered and confirmation number

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    I was finally able to place an order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelgonzalez2012 Michael Gonzalez

    Has anyone figured out how you enter the promo code for MC4? If you go to Google Play Store it doesn't give you the option.

  • Dean

    I may or may not have gotten one.... haha It said I did and that I'd get an email. No email though.

    • Sven Enterlein

      Yeah, I'm anxiously waiting for the confirmation email myself!

      • heat361

        Same here

        • Sven Enterlein

          Their twitter feed says it might take up to two hours. Luckily I could go back and take a screenshot of my confirmation number!

      • DCMAKER

        mine will be a christmas present to someone woot

  • Derek M. De La Cruz

    When you use the code "SecretSanta" is reads "The promotional Code could not be applied because the promotional item is no longer available."

    Congrats to those that got it.

  • paco

    Just confirmed purchased. Yeah power A & gameloft!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002865719233 Noah Fitzsimmons

    just ordered mine :) i do have a question tho. i have an asus slider, and mc4 isnt compatible with it. when i try and put in my promo code, will i still be able to download it or not? also, how do you think mc4 will run on an htc one v?

  • JQ

    Worked for me just now.

  • Jason Mallison

    Just ordered one so if they had it disabled at one point it's working at the moment.

  • DCMAKER

    yep worked for me too but they charge tax wtf? they are in WA so why charge tax for people in IL

    • Jason Mallison

      I didn't notice the tax but even with it..<6 for a $50 controller is still worth it

  • BigBo

    I just put the code in and it changed the price to zero

  • http://www.facebook.com/long2know Stephen Long

    I got orders in for me and my wife... now to wait and see...

  • Eric Jones

    Just ordered one right now. I was able to add it to the cart, create an account and enter the code before their server crashed earlier today. When it was back up, it was already in my cart, and already discounted. My account sign in worked, and all I had to do was add a card and pay for shipping.

  • tjarvis

    Important Information
    The promotion code "SECRETSANTA" could not be applied because the promotion has expired.

  • the1who

    man, you know, so much for, "for today" statement and until "midnight"

    • the1who

      code isn't working as others are stating...I should have been more specific

    • tjarvis

      oh well...

  • http://www.facebook.com/long2know Stephen Long

    Has anyone gotten a confirmation email yet? I haven't gotten one and viewing order history shows nothing...

  • the1who

    should have at least honored those who were on earlier and put the code in but could not checkout...

  • Sorian

    Down again

  • Falconator

    Damn...the second I finally get to sit down and try this, the deal is over. Congrats to those who got in on it.

    • http://twitter.com/Quietlyawesome Tyler Cooke

      Same here. Tried to get it today around 2PM and the site wouldn't load... Tried tonight and I was a half hour late.

  • peter steffek

    man i really wish i would have been able to get in on this, went to eat dinner and now its gone :/

    but "What a day! The response from our fans was huge, and we have exhausted our supply of free MOGA systems. Thank you for all your support and patience!
    For those of you, who were not able to participate, don’t be sad. Santa still has something in his bag for you! Stay tuned for more details."

  • http://twitter.com/PFDJT James Turner

    never got a confirmation email but was able to see on the website that the order has been processed and is ready to ship. very excited to have a dedicated controller

  • Marcelo Lopez

    And now they say that the code has expired ! #FAIL !

  • Jordan Pt

    New Promo for People that Missed the Freebie:

    With the purchase of a MOGA, we will give you a
    free upgrade to 2-day shipping and a free MC4 download code through
    noon PST tomorrow. Enter the promo code “SantaHelper” at checkout. Offer
    good while supplies last.

  • Pete Van Wattingen

    I was able to order and it showed me the confirmation page but now when I login it says that I have no orders. Kinda pissed off.

  • DCMAKER

    yea i got email saying my order was received. woot first time ever i can recall getting something free ^^

  • AR

    :) I submitted my order just before the promotion ended. Woke up to the confirmation email this morning.

  • unamused

    DO NOT DEAL WITH POWER A EVER AGAIN!

    I ordered my system, created the account they required, went back to my cart to see the $4.95 price still. I clicked order to complete my order and got their confirmation number on the screen. Took a screen shot of the conf. number in case there was an issue. 36 hours later got my email that stated I was to pay $58.37. Called customer service today and am still fighting with them. They claim that if it was in the cart, there was no guaranteeing I still got the promo until I clicked order. At that point if there weren't any more, it would have errored out, which it didn't. It has already shipped and they expect me to either take delivery or pay for shipping to return it and get my money back. This is not acceptable! If I click purchase to buy something at a price the screen says, I better be getting what I am shown I am getting. You can't change a price after ordering on someone and expect them to pay it. No notification of the change in price at all before shipping and charging my card. This is not a company that deserves our money with the way they have handled this. I am now and forever taking a screenshot of the conf. number AND the cart with the price on it to avoid this in the future. Problem is, I shouldn't have to.

    /rant

    ps don't buy anything from PowerA unless you plan on getting screwed over.

  • http://twitter.com/canoewinslow Canoe

    Just got my Moga for free 99. It was nice that they included the games, it seems like an amazing idea......until you try and and use it. Bluetooth connection to my Galaxy Note 2 is a fail. It doesn't move like an analogue controller should, it moves in skips and jumps when playing MC4. Same for Sonic CD and Crazy Snowboarding (those are the only 3 games I tried). I wish it was more fluid. Also bluetooth constantly in use=welcome to battery hell.