Nyko has released the PlayPad, a device which brings traditional video game controls to Android phones and tablets.
Getting tired of constantly leaving behind those unsightly fingerprint smudges on your Android smartphone’s screen while you’re getting your game on? Getting a wireless game controller is one way to give your phone’s touchscreen that much needed break from the incessant pounding, one that PowerA’s MOGA happens to offer. The Bluetooth gaming controller has been on sale in several retailers for a few weeks, but PowerA has announced that MOGA can now be purchased from AT&T stores across the country.
The oddly-named Wikipad has had a promising start as it garnered wide support from gamers and the big boys in the industry. But the string of good news seems to be temporarily ending, as the release date of the 10-inch Android gaming tablet, which was supposed to hit GameStop outlets on October 31, has been pushed back by the maker.
They say that profanity is an excuse for a lack of vocabulary. But really, who the fudge cares about choice of words and getting dirty looks from others when you’re trying to break some new records on Temple Run, or whatever game the cool kids are hooked on these days.
The MOGA Bluetooth game controller has come available for purchase. The controller is priced at $49.99 and is available by way of several retailers including Best Buy, Amazon and direct with PowerA.
Many have been waiting for the MOGA Bluetooth game controller to come available for sale, And while it is not yet available for purchase, it is available for pre-order. The price is $49.99 and currently expected to begin shipping on October 22, 2012.
Whether you are looking for something with retro 8-bit roots or just a low priced simple game controller, the iCade 8-Bitty appears to be a good option to consider. The game controller is available by way of ThinkGeek and priced at $29.99.
Gaming and Android have become good buddies lately. On tap this year, we have OUYA and XBMC. We’ve also seen the likes of Ringbow, DRONE and Gameklip. People like games, but they don’t always prefer to use the touch controls on their phone for hours on end. Thumb cramps anyone? This is the niche where the MOGA bluetooth controller sits nicely.
The Wikipad gaming tablet has gone up for pre-order at Gamestop and will start shipping on October 31 for $499 – no more quirky-looking, still bizarrely-named (though we’re sure Julian Assange doesn’t have the time to deal with it right now), but parading some strong specs that make it juicier than ever before.
Although it’s already the third gaming console/Android tablet to be unveiled these past months, the GamePad might actually be fortunate enough to undercut its other two competitors and get out the first. The 7-incher might still get more attention than the Ouya and WikiPad, due to a very attractive design and what looks like a more than fair quality-price ratio.