Mad Catz Plans to Create Mobile Gaming Controllers. And Mice. And…

Power A has the MOGA. Nyko has its PlayPad. Steel Series has gone Free. Everybody's trying to get into the mobile gaming controller market, looking to deliver a game pad solution that all game developers can embrace. Mad Catz isn't just building a mobile game pad. They're creating a universal Bluetooth technology… » 1/03/13 4:55pm 1/03/13 4:55pm

Introducing Kotaku Social and Kotaku Mobile

There are more gamers in the world today than ever before, but the vast majority isn't turning to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U for their interactive entertainment fix. They're logging into Facebook or opening up their smart phone's app store. These new, readily accessible gaming platforms have given birth to a… » 11/19/12 1:00pm 11/19/12 1:00pm

The Most Gaming-Friendly Phone Carrier Going

Since my first clunky flip-phone to my most recent handset I've been an unwavering AT&T loyalist. Every couple of years I upgrade to the latest model, extending my obligation without considering the alternatives. After a meeting last month with T-Mobile to discuss its gaming strategy, my loyalties are beginning to… » 11/07/12 4:05pm 11/07/12 4:05pm

Angry Birds Star Wars' Only Hope? Obi-Wing Kabirdy, Of Course

The crossover between an incredibly successful film franchise and the near-ubiquitous mobile game continues apace, with the latest character reveal of Bad Piggy and Angry Birds versions of Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi. A slice of Angry Birds Star Wars gameplay is shown, but other than pigs in Stormtrooper attire… » 11/02/12 10:42am 11/02/12 10:42am

The MOGA Will Change the Way You Play (Several) Android Games

On October 21 Power A makes a bid for the blossoming Android game controller market with the MOGA, the innovative game pad/phone dock I've been pretty excited about since its announcement earlier this year. Now that I've had a week alone with the MOGA I'm still enthusiastic, but the unit's success hinges on much more… » 10/17/12 12:55pm 10/17/12 12:55pm

Taking a Stand Against Sites That Charge for iPhone App Reviews

With dozens of new iPhone and iPad apps popping up on a daily basis, developers are finding it increasingly difficult to get coverage for their latest games. It's a situation so desperate that several websites selling "expedited" app reviews, a practice mobile developer co-op AppyNation's Andrew J. Smith is not… » 8/30/12 3:30pm 8/30/12 3:30pm

A Controller Solution That Strikes at the Very Core of Android Tablet…

Last week I reported on Power A's MOGA portable gaming system for Android devices, a system that allows developers to quickly integrate game pad support into their Android titles. Nyko's PlayPad line of tablet controllers might not be quite as elegant, but they make up for that lack of style by being compatible with… » 6/12/12 1:30pm 6/12/12 1:30pm

Watch the Moga Change an Android Phone Into a Portable Gaming System

Last week in advance of its E3 2012 debut, Power A's MOGA mobile gaming system is a complete controller solution for mobile phone gamers and game developers. After a brief demonstration at Power A's booth earlier today, I'm convinced they've got a better way to play mobile games on their hands, or in ours. » 6/07/12 8:30am 6/07/12 8:30am