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Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« on: March 01, 2017, 02:46:24 pm »
Hi all, this seems promising, although I haven't heard much about either. With April Fools being so far away, I doubt it's a joke, so it's all official. Seems that there is a controller being made on INDIEGOGO for the MOTO Z, but then LENOVO went ahead and made a controller of their own for the MOTO Z.

The guys behind the INDIEGOGO seems official, and their isn't much information regarding the LENOVO controller.

This would be awesome if they released, since the controller for both is more of a leave-on case, rather than an attachment like MOGA, basically giving us a gaming phone.

I have a link to the INDIEGOGO page posted below. It speaks of the INDIEGOGO project, and the LENOVO GAMEPAD CASE.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-gamepad-mod-for-moto-z-phones-android-videogames#/

Anyone have any thoughts, or further information regarding these?

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 07:39:28 pm »
Lol, that looks shit, especially the 'trigger' buttons on the back.
I'd rather get the the one that Motorola has shown off (still in prototype stages and as you mentioned, made by Lenovo exclusively for Motorola Z phones).



You see, the one (shown in the image above) will at least snap into the sides just like the Nintendo Switch JoyCon (controllers), which makes it look good, unlike the ugly IGG one they're making.

Also, what's wrong with you posting a link, would never be against forum rules to post IGG links.
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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 02:13:53 am »
Yeah, I do have to agree, while I have much respect for the IGG controller. Between the two, I rather the Motorola one, which kinda resembles the more traditional portable gaming handheld when connected.

I wish IGG the best. The more of these types of devices the better. It would be good if other companies would get on board and make these types of add-ons for their phones, in which the attachment can stay on the phone, and the phone still be used normally if wanted.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 04:17:29 pm »
I also saw a moto mod gamepad in the shape of a nintendo DS clam-shell design

here it is on IGG https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/game-z-gamepad-for-moto-z#/

I dont want to get to excited but we have at least 2 prototypes and one confirmed by lenovo, all seem to add extra battery too which is nice

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 06:09:05 pm »
I really prefer the Indiegogo Foldable gamepad, like my beloved xperia play.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 10:19:31 pm »
I'm loving the love IGG is giving the MOTO Z with these gamepad mods. Everyone has their own style. Personally, I'm looking for something like the Bladepad, or Razer casings, basically slide out like Xperia play. I think a thicker device is easier to carry than a longer one, since I currently use the W3D as a daily driver, and you need big pockets.

The Xperia Play was thick, but it would get lost in my pocket sometimes. Probably due to the screen size, but I think 5 or even 5.5 inches, with Xperia play thickness wouldn't be bad, since most people have cases, like otterbox, on their phones, it's probably a better sacrifice to make, and the expectation of anyone considering a gaming controller add-on to their device would expect a little extra size.

What do you all think is better, slide, or side?


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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2017, 02:58:31 pm »
You guys probably already know about this, but I haven't seen a post about it, so I figured I'd post this as well. Seems the Moto Play is getting more love from Indiegogo. It's good for us W3D users, that want their phone and smartphone as one. Here's another mod, which is similar to another one on Indiegogo, but this one seems a lot less bulky.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cliki-play-the-ultimate-gaming-moto-mod#/backers

What are your thoughts?

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 12:29:55 am »
Hey all! Finally got some updates on this Moto Mod Game Controller. Seems it may release along side the Moto Z-PLAY 2. Controller looks slick, and it has all the buttons needed for full-fledged gaming. Take a look, post your thoughts!

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-mods/moto-gamepad-console

http://www.droid-life.com/2017/06/01/motorola-unveils-handful-new-moto-mods-new-jbl-speaker-turbopower-mod-gamepad/

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Lenovo Vs. Indiegogo
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 09:43:54 pm »
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!

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-mods/moto-gamepad-console

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 12:23:08 am »
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!

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-mods/moto-gamepad-console


Cool to see that it may not just be a mock up.
Looking forward to this expensive thing.


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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 02:21:40 pm »
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!

https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-mods/moto-gamepad-console


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.
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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2017, 02:02:14 am »
Any of the moto Z devices still have better specs than the snail and jxd phones.

If it's cost effective, I might buy the cheapest moto z and this controller rather than rolling up to the Z2 when it comes out.

Guess we'll see if the price drops on the Moto Z play or not.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2017, 06:30:45 am »
Hmmm, good idea! The Moto Z should drop further in price with the release of the Moto Z2. I just hope they aren't impossible to root and mod. I'll need Tincore, lol!

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 04:58:56 pm »
FWIW, I have every intention to buy the Z2 and the moto game pad mod.  I'll def be putting up some youtube vids of it in action.

Z2 announcement is supposed to be this week.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 03:13:41 pm »
Same here! I'll place a review here with pics, assuming I get it fast enough. The size of the device, with the controller attached shouldn't be any bigger than the W3D, except for the analog sticks that protrude out.

All speculation until we see the physical device. I'll see if I can find some dimensions, or even the FCC testing, if available.


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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 12:55:21 am »
Just a quick word of caution to anyone considering the Moto Z2 Play. Even though the processor is a 64 bit processor, Motorola has decided to install a 32 bit version of Android. This may not affect you, but one thing that it does affect is the dolphin emulator. The latest build/version will not install whatsoever. I did not realize this until after purchasing the phone, only to be disappointed. Everything else seems fairly solid so far though. Can't wait for the gamepad mod to come out already.

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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 07:45:59 am »
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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 06:54:46 pm »
Ah crap, really! Would it be possible to install a 64bit Rom once the device is rooted, or boot loader unlocked? Not exactly a deal breaker, but with IOS going full on 64bit, I expected Android to already be on board.

By the way, I found some new videos of the Gamepad Mod, playing Implosion, which is a game I have struggled with to no avail on the Snail devices due to the Joystick driver issue. The part with Implosion is near the end, @1:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj-2RNlisuM

This video shows a clearer view at the actual device and gamepad mod attached to each other. A look of sorts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpZnuifMijU
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Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 03:26:28 am »
Oh you want videos?

Don't know the language on this one.
https://youtu.be/E3tH76l_hTE

And this one is in English. An actual Lenovo executive is talking about the gamepad mod and mentions it has a battery and headphone jack.

https://youtu.be/QLHFjll3Rpo




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Re: Android Gaming Controller: Moto Mod Gamepad
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 04:18:03 am »
Deal breaker?
Not necessarily a Deal breaker for me as I needed a new phone anyways and I get the Moto mod gamepad when it's released, but it would have been a nice tid bit of information to know ahead of time, especially since the tech specs say it's a 64 bit processor but mention nothing about the android build.

I certainly hope someone comes out with a 64 bit rom that works for this phone as I'm sure it could benefit more than just the dolphin emulator.

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