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PlayMG’s Android Handheld Gaming Machine Gets Support from Electronic Arts

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Posted September 12, 2012 by Paolo Nikko in News
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News for a dedicated Android gaming console doesn’t seem to stop and Kickstarter projects just keep on coming and coming. The latest addition to make waves after Ouya is PlayMg, a new company who is also getting additional funding on their first dedicated Android gaming handheld machine.

PlayMG is targetted on more casual games so expect to see freemium titles like social games that is lighter in terms of graphics. Since the machine is aimed on these types of games don’t expect to see high powered graphics like that of the Ouya or Wikipad. Nevertheless, the console has already received support from Electronic Arts and decided that MG is already good enough to bring games on the system.

When the handheld launches expect to see a lot of EA titles backing-up the system with titles pre-installed like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and NBA Jam. Even though the handheld is targeted on casual games or free-to-play, it can still able to play any type of game as long as the hardware is suitable.

Here are the specs of the MG Android handheld gaming system in full detail.

  • 4″ WVGA (480×800) Capacitive Touch
  • TCC8925 Cortex A5 processor at 1GHz.
  • 1GB RAM/4GB of internal flash storage
  • 1880mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera for still image and video capture
  • Stereo headset jack
  • Micro SD card slot for expandable memory
  • ¬†Micro USB 2.0 HS
  • Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer sensors

According to press releases the PlayMg will retail at $169.00 making it an affordable piece for a gaming device. But for a price closer than to a Nexus 7 tablet with a quad-core processor then you might want to hold this off. But if you really want to see a dedicated Android handheld gaming sytem then PlayMG might be worth the price.

 


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Paolo Nikko
Paolo Nikko

A graduate of Computer Engineering, Paolo is an Android enthusiast and spends most of his time programming and playing games. He is synonymous for the word customization, as he is curios for everything that surrounds him.