MOGA Announces Full-Sized iOS Controller

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MOGA Announces Full-Sized iOS Controller

When PowerA announced its first iOS controller, the MOGA Ace, in November 2013, the form factor caught us a bit by surprise. Not only did it deviate from MOGA’s traditional design, mimicking console controllers, but it didn’t take advantage of previous innovation.

The MOGA Rebel is a step toward an iOS design that is closer to what the company has made available for Android devices. The new controller features an adjustable arm for smart phones that purports to be able to hold even the largest handsets (which we assume means the newly announced iPhone 6+, too).

The Rebel is a full controller, including both sets of shoulder buttons and two analog sticks. It’s powered by a rechargeable 680 mAh battery. The Rebel unfortunately doesn’t ape the Android-compatible MOGA Power, which can charge a phone.

EA Working On Wearable Gaming Technology That Could Be Moved Over To Apple Watch

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EA Working On Wearable Gaming Technology That Could Be Moved Over To Apple Watch

Apple only officially announced its Apple Watch today, but Electronic Arts already has ideas for the wearable technology.

In an interview with CNET, Frank Gibeau – head of EA's mobile efforts – confirmed the company's interest in Apple's new device. Gibeau said that EA has two teams working on wearable gaming technology, and that some of its prototypes could easily work with the Apple Watch. He called out users unlocking content in an iPhone game using Apple Watch's fitness tracking capabilities as an example.

“We’re pretty excited about it,” Gibeau told CNET. “We think it's very early days. But for EA, the emergence of another gaming platform is compelling for us.”

Konami Wants Your P.T./Silent Hills Reaction Videos For Feature During TGS

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Konami Wants Your P.T./Silent Hills Reaction Videos For Feature During TGS

Konami wants to feature videos of people playing and reacting to P.T. during Tokyo Game Show, and has put out a call for submissions.

To be involved, film yourself playing P.T., upload the video to YouTube with some kind of mention of the words “The P.T. Experiment”, and share a link to the video on the official Silent Hill Facebook page, which you can find here.

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Fan-Made Kingdom Hearts Orchestrated Soundtrack Project Destati Launches

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Fan-Made Kingdom Hearts Orchestrated Soundtrack Project Destati Launches

The first of three fan-made orchestrated albums of Kingdom Hearts music, entitled Project Destati, is now available.

You can find the first album, Light, by heading here to grab the album on iTunes or Loudr.fm for $9.99. The project is the brainchild of trio of musicians, Kristin Naigus, David Russell, and Sebastian Wolff. While the project is not officially affiliated with Kingdom Hearts, the music has been officially licensed from Disney/Square Enix for the release.

Project Destati was teased about a year ago, and many assumed it was a teaser for new details about the next Kingdom Hearts until Square Enix confirmed it was not affiliated with the project.

Report: Microsoft Closes In On Deal To Purchase Minecraft Developer

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Report: Microsoft Closes In On Deal To Purchase Minecraft Developer

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mojang is close to becoming a part of the same studio family as Rare, Lionhead, and 343 Industries.

The newspaper claims that the deal could be worth nearly $2 billion and could be done within the week.

The deal would go some way to bolstering Microsoft's first-party lineup for the Xbox One, which is notably thin at the moment. Minecraft has already sold more than 50 million copies across PC, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Vita, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It remains to be seen if Microsoft would pull the versions from other platforms. This would seem to be a folly given that the game made $100 million just last year.

Reader Discussion: What Are Your Favorite Dreamcast Memories?

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Fifteen years ago today, Sega revealed what would end up being its final game console. After the failure of the Saturn, Sega wanted to turn aroudn its fortunes quickly so it rushed the Dreamcast to market. After a solid start, however, Sony revealed the PlayStation 2 and the rest is history. 

Though it didn't last long, the Dreamcast had it's moments. What are your favorite memories of the console? Were you impressed by the design? Did you think its library – which featured games like Phantasy Star Online, Shenmue, and Jet Set Radio – was underrated? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Microsoft Offers To Replace Excessively Noisy Xbox Ones

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Is your Xbox One making too much noise? Microsoft is listening, and ready to do something about it.

After reports surfaced of people complaining about excessively noise Xbox Ones, Microsoft is taking a proactive approach by offering to replace those defected units.>When we reached out a Microsoft spokesperson we received this response:

“We have heard that a small number of Xbox One owners in some situations may hear a noise from the console that is too loud. While this does not affect the safety or functionality of the system, we’re asking customers who believe they are experiencing this issue to contact Xbox Support. At the request of our customers, we are exchanging those consoles for new systems.”

Humble Indie Bundle 12 Released

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Humble Indie Bundle 12 Released

Haven't played some of the latest indie standouts like Papers, Please, Gone Home, and Luftrausers? Now's your chance to do so and donate to a worthy cause as well.

Today Humble Indie Bundle 12 released. You can pay whatever you want for SteamWorld Dig, Gunpoint, and Hammerwatch. If you donate more than $7.99 you receive Papers, Please, Gone Home, and Luftrausers. Increase your donation to $10 and you also get Prison Architect. Chipping in $65 gets you everything, plus some schwag.

You can choose whether your donation goes to Child's Play or the Electronic Frontier Foundation. 

Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 Abandon Games For Windows, Jump To Steam

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Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2 Abandon Games For Windows, Jump To Steam

Capcom revealed two of its PC titles are abandoning the moribund Games for Windows Live platform in favor of the much more popular Steam service.

In a Capcom Unity blog post, the company revealed that Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off The Record are all making the transition to Steamworks early next year. If you already own these games for GFWL, don't fret. Capcom says current owners will be transitioned to the new platform.

Our TakeI'll be honest – I totally forgot about Games For Windows Live until I saw this news. That says everything you need to know about why Capcom is making the jump to Steam. It has a larger user base, which could ultimately bring more people into the fold – even for games that are now five and four years old, respectively.