by Cornelius Fortune

“Angry Birds” excluded, most games designed for your phone don’t replicate the game controller that well (“Angry Birds” was designed for mobile platforms). While touchscreen technology has a plethora of advantages and intuitive controls, it’s not always compatible with video game play.

CHANGING FACE OF GAMING—No joystick required: The MOGA controller hopes to change the face of mobile gaming. “Pac-Man” is one of a select list of titles to use the new technology. (Real Times Photo/Cornelius Fortune)

Enter the MOGA Mobile Gaming System just unveiled at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, Calif. Developed by PowerA (a leader in gaming innovation) this device connects to your tablet or cell phone, giving a much richer game experience on par with your console experience.

Once a very small industry, the mobile gaming field has moved from its infancy, and is now toddling towards a maturity that might reveal itself in just under a few years. And top game publishers have already thrown their support behind the technology.

Industry leaders Gameloft, MachineWorks, Namco Bandai, SEGA, Atari and Ratrod Studio Inc. will deliver new and classic favorites such as “N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance,” “Six-Guns,” “Dungeon Hunter 3,” “Painkiller: Purgatory HD,” “Pac-Man,” and others. The prime objective is to bring console-quality gaming to consumers on the go.

“Mobile devices are capable of console quality graphics today, but providing precision control is the key,” said John Moore, vice president of product development and marketing for PowerA. “With MOGA we are unleashing the power of today’s smartphones and tablets to enable console quality gaming experiences that you can enjoy anytime and anywhere. MOGA is the first and only complete mobile gaming system that combines a true state-of-the-art mobile controller, top quality game titles enabled by robust development software and a unique game library app that makes finding, using and sharing MOGA Enhanced games fast and easy.”

Not only do you have a state-of-the-art game portable controller to rival what you use at home, the MOGA Pivot App also enables gamers to easily browse, find, and play a library of MOGA Enhanced games in one convenient location. MOGA Pivot will land as a free app via Google Play. So far, the device is will only be available for Android 2.3 + users.

Mobile gamers interested in taking their game to the next level will want a MOGA controller of their own, which will be available later this year.

Till then, you can learn more about it at

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