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148Apps 2014 Holiday Shopping Guide for Gamers

Posted by Rob Rich on December 11th, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to another 148Apps holiday shopping guide! Are you having trouble figuring out what to get for a distant relative, new neighbor, or estranged second cousin? Thankfully there are people like us putting together handy-dandy holiday shopping guides for you! Whether you’re looking for new hardware and accessories, or just something a bit less impersonal than an iTunes gift card, we’ve got you covered.

Other 148Apps Holiday Gift Guides: for [Health Nuts] [Socializers] [Creative Types] [Power Users]

Today’s guide centers around iOS gamers. These are the folks who love their portable games and spend most of their morning commute matching pieces of candy or fighting immortal titans. If you’d like to make the gamer(s) in your life have an overall more pleasant and convenient gaming experience, or simply get them some really cool stuff to play, check out our list below for some ideas.

The New MOGA REBEL iOS Controller is Set to Be Released on September 17

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 12th, 2014

MOGA has announced that the MOGA REBEL - a full-sized, console-style, premium game controller for iOS - will be releasing on September 17. The bluetooth wireless controller has dual analog sticks, L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons, a D-pad, and four action buttons.

Eric Bensussen, President and Co-Founder of PowerA said, "We've seen an influx of triple-A games coming to the portable gaming market, including 2K's recently released BioShock for iOS, and we're thrilled to usher in the MOGA REBEL as the next best-in-class controller, enabling a rich, console-style experience on iOS devices. With the addition of MOGA REBEL to our iOS controller family, which also includes the more portable MOGA ACE POWER, we're giving gamers two quality controllers with a choice of size and features to suit their individual needs."

The MOGA REBEL will be available for purchase on September 17 for $79.99. You can check out which games are currently MOGA compatible here.

SteelSeries Announces the Stratus XL - a Full-Sized Controller for your Mobile Gaming Needs

Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 9th, 2014

SteelSeries revealed their Stratus XL today: a sleek, full-sized, console-style gaming controller designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Ever since SteelSeries brought us their quality mini controller in 2012, fans have been asking for a full-sized model.

As with most controllers, the Stratus XL features a D-pad, 4 action buttons, 4 shoulder buttons, and dual analog sticks. It will also have a pairing button to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth and a convenient on/off switch to conserve battery. The Stratus XL will deliver an estimated 40 hours of gameplay with two standard AA batteries. The controller will be able to interface with many gaming apps such as Leo's Fortune, Bastion, and GTA: San Andreas.

You can expect to see the Stratus XL to be available for purchase later this year.

MOGA Ace Power Controller Gets a Price Drop - Now Available for $79.99

Posted by Rob Rich on February 11th, 2014

So it looks like the MOGA Ace Power MFi controller has had a price drop. The collapsable iOS controller has gone from $99.99 down to $79.99 - possibly due to some rather stiff competition, hmm?

Well regardless of the reason, you can now get your hands on the MOGA Ace Power for $20 less than you could before. So if you've been wrestling with the idea of buying one for yourself now might be the time to reconsider.

The SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller Has Received a $20 Price Drop

Posted by Rob Rich on January 23rd, 2014

Looks like there's been a change in the SteelSeries Stratus wireless game controller's price recently. The MFi controller is still in its preorder phase, but the price has officially been dropped by $20. So instead of paying $99 for the wireless bluetooth iOS controller, you'll be able to get it for $79. People who have already preordered the controller need not fret however; SteelSeries has stated that they will be honoring the $79 launch price on all preorders, regardless of whether or not they were placed before the price drop.

If you liked what you've read in Jeff Scott's review, or if the new price tag makes it hard to resist, you can head on over to the official SteelSeries store page and preorder a Stratus controller of your own.

Stratus an MFi Bluetooth Controller from Steel Series Review

By Jeff Scott on January 6th, 2014
A great MFi controller, it has all of the controls one would want. Perhaps it's the best available right now. It's hampered only by it's small size and large price.
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Nakama Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Carter Dotson on October 4th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GRAB YOUR FRIENDS
Nakama throws plenty of fast-paced ninja action at players in a blocky 2D landscape.
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The Portable Podcast, Episode 190

Posted by Carter Dotson on June 18th, 2013

Flatter than ever!

In This Episode:

Carter and co-host Brett Nolan talk about the big announcements from WWDC, including iOS 7. Will it be a huge change to iOS? As well, the announcement of MFi gamepad support in iOS is discussed - will it herald major things for iOS gaming in the near future?

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