Hmmm, I'm surprised no ones responded. I guess the W3D left a sour taste. In any case, I've got some specs, which it seems the Gamepad has full-featured buttons. We talking DPAD, 4 FACE BUTTONS, L1, L2, L3, R1, R2, R3, START, SELECT.
This makes it perfect for just about any game you wanna play. Remote play features will benefit extremely from this, and considering it can be used on an updated and supported device. My only question is how well will the mod attach to the controller. It seems to just sit atop it. I wouldn't want to depend on just a magnet, but something that holds it in place, similar to the Logitech Powershell. It allows for full phone usage, so I assume it can be left on the phone while using it for normal phone tasks.
It's up on Motorola's site, no release date as of yet, but I'll keep an eye out.
I guess if this pans out, I'll have a few gaming phones for sale, lol!
Cool to see that it may not just be a mock up.
Looking forward to this expensive thing.
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Yeah, this one is from Motorola themselves, not Indiegogo. Although I can't help but think that Indiegogo designs helped inspire it. Either way, it's official, and I'm liking it. It's probably the closest we will ever see to a gaming phone after the track record of all-in-one devices. Maybe if it takes off, someone will take a crack at it, but until then, I can work with this, since I'm using something similar at the moment, and it works nicely.
This corresponds to an idea I ranted about saying that a company should make a decent phone first, then a gaming phone case for that phone that doesn't need to be removed to use the phone normally. This is like, a manifestation of that idea, so I'm happy to see this.
It eliminates the issues surrounding past attempts like the Xperia Play and Snail devices by being an up to date device. The Android gaming market is more mature now. Mobile internet is faster, so streaming PC games to your phone for playing is a viable option now, along with online play for games that allow it, like FPS games. Granted, many of these things were already being done, but only by devices with separate controllers, and not a supposed all in one device.
It honestly has the potential to become the next new thing in portable gaming. That's just using normal Android gaming. Consider the specs, and probably Dolphin emulation will be possible. Tincore button mapper can be used for games without native controls.
As for price, it's reported to release at $79.99, which i think is fair since the controller features full console controller buttons. I'm just thinking if Onlive was still around. It also has a backup battery. A normal console controller is about 60 bucks nowadays, so I think the price is fair.
As for release date, its stated near the end of summer, although I'm thinking it may coincide with the release of the Moto Play Z2 being released.