MG Gaming System - First Look
MG Gaming System - First Look

MG Gaming System – First Look

MG is the first Pocketable Wi-Fi Android App Gaming System meant for tweens and teens or anyone who’s not ready to switch to the expense of a smart phone, but who still wants to play games, watch movies, and listen to music. It’s affordable gaming that takes advantage of free mobile games, not the $40 game cartridges used by other portable game systems.

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What’s Different about the MG from other Gaming Systems?

It fits in your pocket, includes a 3.5 mm head jack to listen to music or play games and has facial unlock with the foreword facing camera. Game anywhere. Watch movies. Listen to music.

The MG arrives loaded with 11 games; built-in Wi-Fi; a large 4″ touchscreen with a case designed for the perfect hold for app-play; 4GB of built-in memory plus an 8GB SD card. But even better, there are parental controls that tell you what your child is downloading, how long they’ve been playing, and more. Plus no monthly bills!

The MG is made with Gorilla Glass which means it’s not going to crack under normal use.  It’s got a front-facing camera (not quite as useful as a rear camera), it’s light and fast, and it’s completely optimized for gaming. Apps are added through Google Play so there are over 60,000 available. It’s the perfect size, shape, and design for gaming and it will get your kids off your phone and onto their own device.

MG Gaming System Game Shots – Bright, clear graphics

My Thoughts on the MG Portable Gaming System

If the MG had been out a year ago I would have gotten in instead of my iPod Touch. It does everything the [amazon_link id=”B002M3SOBU” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] iPod Touch 3rd Gen[/amazon_link] does but for less money and with more memory. Plus it doesn’t require iTunes which I HATE. The size is perfect and for people like me who like to listen to books on tape or music at night it’s the perfect size to have in bed with you (I use an earbud so as not to bother the hubby).

Everything is run through Google Play so a free Google account is required. The controls are easy to use and figure out and kids (or Seniors) will have no trouble using the device after a few minutes. The unit is lightweight but feels sturdy – not cheap and flimsy by any means. It feels like a quality device that will last, though with children I’d recommend getting a protective case. For adults it’s not likely necessary.

I’ve already added the Netflix Apps and will be adding my library’s OverDrive account to play free audiobooks and read free eBooks. It’s the perfect little system for all of these tasks, but video playback is good, not great when streaming.  Completely watchable, but not as good as the higher-end systems.

MG Gaming System Does Not Support Hulu Plus

MG Gaming System Does Not Support Hulu Plus

My one minor complaint is that Hulu Plus can be downloaded but is not supported and the end of the device where with the battery gets a little warm to the touch. Not a big issue in the winter, but in the summer it could be annoying.

It’s powered by a micro-usb which is not provided. Likely you have a few laying around. For some reason I can’t locate one so I’ll need to buy one in order to charge the device.

MG Hints and Tips:

  • Switching Games: When you switch games, hit the back arrow button to shut down the current game before selecting a new one. If you hit the Home button and open a new game, the first game will still be available in the background so it will be running multiple apps which could result in it overheating or freezing.
  • What’s Running?  If your MG is sluggish or you’re just wondering how many apps you’ve got running; press and hold the home button and a screen will pop up showing the active apps. To turn them off, touch the app(s) and slide it to the left. 
  • Recovering from a Freeze: To recover the device when it freezes, manually shut the MG down with a “pinch.” Press and hold the volume down button (on the top of the device) and the brightness button (on the bottom of the device) for a long 10 seconds. This will restart the system. The startup will take a bit longer than normal because it has to go through the entire shutdown and restart process.

I’ll be playing around with this new little system for a few more days and then I’ll be donating it to a tween/teen group. It’s so much more than a gaming system – it’s a complete entertainments system and I’m loving discovering all it can do for me. And while it’s marketed for tweens and teens, it’s perfect for seniors who want some portability but are not interested in the expense of a smartphone. The screen is easy to read even for these old eyes!

The MG Gaming System is the perfect size and shape for portable entertainment.

The MG Gaming System is the perfect size and shape for portable entertainment.

Buy the MG Now

The MG Gaming System is currently available for $129 at their online store. I think that’s a fabulous price for this Android device!

Win a MG Gaming System!

One lucky ready will win this new Android entertainment device for themselves! Sorry, this will probably no arrive in time for the holidays due to the length of our contest.

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193 comments

  1. Angela G

    I would give it to my son!

  2. Gianna

    My husband.

  3. LaMar Hortman

    This would go to my youngest son.

  4. Michelle Tucker

    One of my older nephews. Thanks!

  5. Amy Catherine

    My youngest brother, who is 8 and constantly steals my phone so he can play Angry Birds :) I’d love to be able to keep my phone for a whole day! Thanks for the competition :)

  6. trixx

    I’d love to have this for my nephew!

  7. Carolyn Daley

    My niece would enjoy this.

  8. heather c

    I’d give it to my husband.

  9. Tonya Dean

    My daughter!

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  10. shirley zolenski

    My sister would

  11. melina r

    My 8 year old son would get this if I win

  12. Deborah Hogue

    I would love to win this for my daughter, she loves android gaming!

  13. Michelle S

    I would give this to my little one for car rides only.

  14. Christian Alejandro N.

    I would give it to my brother.

  15. kendra W

    My son! He would absolutely love this.

  16. carol lewis

    This would be for my son for his birthday.

  17. Kelsea Eaton

    My daughter!

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  18. Wendy McBride

    I would give it to my son.

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  19. kathy pease

    my son jordan would love this

  20. Tara Woods

    I would give it to my brother.

  21. Vicki D.

    I would give this to my son for Christmas. Needless to say, he would be VERY HAPPY!!

  22. Tanya White

    My 17 year old stepson would get this if I won

  23. Brenda Elsner

    I would give this to my son!

  24. Breanne

    my nephew

  25. Krystal M

    I would give it to my youngest brother. :)

  26. Gaines Simmons

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I would receive it for myself.

  27. jules mcnubbin

    my youngest daughter!

  28. Jeni Lutz

    I would give it to my son

  29. addrienne mertens

    ive never seen this unit before? id let my son have it.. hes the techy in the house

  30. Lisa L

    I’d like to give this to my son & daughter to share

  31. Amy DeLong

    my kids
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Nicole C.

    My sons and daughter would love this!

  33. Candace

    This would be for my hubby :)

  34. susan smoaks

    if i won, i would give this to our son, he would be so happy!!!

  35. tina page

    i’d give it to my daughter

  36. Jay Daugherty

    My nephew would love this.

  37. Leslie L. Stanziani

    I would make it a family gift so everyone could enjoy it.

  38. amy deeter

    for my daughter

  39. Saver Sara

    My Husband. :)

  40. Jennifer Peaslee

    my husband!

  41. Terry Cross

    My grandsons

  42. sarah

    I will gift it to my 12-year old son.

  43. Susan Smith

    My son would love this.

  44. tina giroux

    i would love to win this for my son it would be the perfect gift for christmas :)

  45. karisa

    my nepheww (:

  46. Melanie Montgomery

    My husband would

  47. Kerrie Mayans

    My son would get this if I won.

  48. Sherry Conrad

    This would be nice for my youngest daughter’s boyfriend.

  49. Tanya Bartlett

    My son would get this one.

  50. Julie Jones

    I would give this to my husband.

  51. Allee

    My son would love this!

  52. s riches

    My nephew would be the lucky one

  53. Steve K

    My wife would love playing games on this!

  54. tracey byram

    The game would be for my grandson.

  55. Hunter

    Well, not in the family, but one of my friends!

  56. cynthia

    the hubby

  57. This would be for my hubby!

  58. kiana

    I would gift this to a friend of mine

  59. Brittney House

    My son would love this

  60. Pauline M

    This would be a great treat for my son!

  61. Cassandra McCann

    i would like to thank all the bloggers that make people’s life just that much easier with these giveaways

  62. Cassandra McCann

    my oldest would benefit most but i am a single parent on ssi and could never afford this for my family so i think everyone would share it and love it

  63. nomi g

    My son – he’s into all game systems

  64. Samantha Meyer

    If I won this, I would give it to my little brother for Christmas

  65. Sherri B.

    My niece…that way I may get my phone back!!!

  66. emily

    My daughter would love this!

  67. shawna

    This would be perfect for my daughter.

  68. Rich Hicks

    our son would love it!

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  69. Gloria Schulte

    My son would receive the gaming unit

  70. Diane A

    My son would like love this!

  71. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    my son’
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  72. Nataly Carbonell

    My littl boy! He will love it! :)

  73. Alison Wood

    We’d give it to my stepdaughter.

  74. Melissa VandenBerg

    My husband would get this prize

  75. Lynda Nicoulin

    My son would get it. He is 9, so too young for a phone, but would love this.

  76. Larry K

    This might work well for our autistic son who wants to play the games we play on our smartphones.

  77. Debra Hall

    my son would love it

  78. Derek Timm

    I would give this to my little cousin.

  79. Angela Cisco

    It would be for my 14 yr old. He has gotten straight A’s and is his schools student of the month. He deserves something special.

  80. ellen

    this would go to my nephew .

    Thank you!

  81. ellen

    This would go directly to my nephew- then his Mom and Dad could get their devices back!

    • ellen

      This would go directly to my nephew- then his Mom and Dad could get their devices back!

  82. gina

    I would give this to my husband.

  83. Linda G

    My grandson would love this!

  84. Erica C.

    My nephew would enjoy it.

  85. Daniel M

    my nephew would love it!

  86. Anthony

    My nephew

  87. dani marie

    my nephew austin.. if i could part with it.

  88. Vera

    This would be for my nephew

  89. Jenifer

    My daughter

  90. jodi frasier

    I would most likely give this to my stepdaughter because both my daughter’s are older and they dont really play games anymore

  91. april yedinak

    This would go to my son

  92. Lori Walker

    my nephew would receive this

  93. Desiree Dunbar

    My son would get this for Christmas.

  94. Thomas Chappell

    I would give this to my daughter she would LOVE it

  95. Jennifer Marie

    My son would get it.

  96. Elizabeth Langston

    My son would get this. The issue would be deciding which one…

  97. Claire

    I would I think!

  98. Tabathia B

    My youngest daughter would get this

  99. Rosanne

    My granddaughter would get it

  100. Cody Anderson

    I’d probably use this for myself and my husband

  101. Terri K (@tkharmonic)

    My son is 11 and would just love this. He’s been asking for a Nintendo 3DS XL, and he used to love using my iPod Touch until it suffered a crack from a friend’s daughter.

  102. Sylvia

    My stepdaughter; she loves the games on the phone but doesn’t like to talk or text yet; still a little young. :)

  103. Jeimy

    I would give this awesome gaming system to my son.

  104. Dave L

    This would make a wonderful gift for my oldest nephew. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays!

  105. Jeanna

    I would give this to my 7 year old in hopes of getting my phone back!

  106. Justin Comeau

    I’d probably use this for myself!

  107. Jacob LaFountaine

    I would try it out. I’m a big kid

  108. Brian Johnson

    I’d give it to my parents to fight over lol. They love their games.

  109. Jennifer Villanueva

    This would be an amazing gift since we are a gamer family, my 4 year old rules Minecraft. :)

  110. Katherine

    My son loves to play games

  111. Tamar

    My son and daughter :)

  112. danielle lima

    this would be for my daughter

  113. latanya

    my husband

  114. Stephanie Larison

    This would be for my daughter!

  115. Gina

    Christmas gift for my son. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  116. Rick

    I was considering buying the iPod touch, but this product seems like a better deal!

  117. Jen

    My son would. He would be very happy :)

  118. Kimberly

    This would be for my son.

  119. Heather S

    my nephew

  120. angie martinez

    I’d like to give it to my daugther but we’d probably all use it :)

  121. Kelly D

    My son would receive this.

  122. Michelle H.

    My daughter, she lost her Nintendo DS and would really love this.

  123. Christine

    the kids

  124. Marianna

    My oldest son Dustin

  125. Steve Stone

    my wife she love video games

  126. Dwayne Berry

    ME…..although it would be hijacked by my wife and my 3 yr old.

  127. Anastasia

    I would! I’d share with the kids tho’ :)

  128. Cindy

    This would be for my 15 year old amazing daughter

  129. Stacey B

    It would be for my 13 year old step son

  130. PAIGE CHANDLER

    This would be for my daughter.

  131. Kookie Kookster

    My younger cousin would definitely enjoy this! He’s a huge gamer

  132. corrie

    my nephew would get it.

  133. Karen Medlin

    For the hubby!

  134. Seyma Shabbir

    My sons

  135. jose benavides

    this would be for my son for christmas

  136. Norman Lau

    It would be for me

  137. William

    That would be my nephew and I would borrow it from him from time to time.

  138. Amanda K.

    It’d be for myself.

  139. Elizabeth

    MYSELF!!

  140. Brandi Price

    My son! He is always trying to take our phones! LOL

  141. Melissa Zimmerman

    My brother!

  142. nickie

    my son.

  143. Stephanie

    my twins would share it

  144. juliette moire

    my daughter would love it..

  145. Virginia Rowell

    I would give this to my nephew.

  146. Mommyofone Shanna

    MY SON =)

  147. Gina Brickell

    I’d either give this to my son or my nephew

  148. Tina M

    My son!!

  149. Jaime Molenda

    All 4 of my kids would LOVE this. My 3 year old can play with it for a while during the day, and the 3 teenagers can share it the rest of the time. I think this is the coolest idea I have seen in a LONG time!!!!

  150. Ashley Hatten

    my 6 yr old son would like this! thanks!

  151. darlene bohannon

    my daughter would get it.

  152. Debra L. Guillen

    This would be for my son who is an avid gamer and would love to add this system to his collection

  153. Laura Miller

    I would probably keep this in my purse for those emergency situations where I need to occupy the children! What a great diversion!!!

  154. christy r.

    HI,

    If I won this, it would go to my son as a Christmas present. Thanks for the Giveaway and good luck to all !

  155. Corey Olomon

    My 10 year old son would kill for this!

  156. sindy murray

    My son Alexander will get it if I win!!

  157. amy williams

    This would go to both of my sons they share well and would love this so much

  158. Amy W.

    I would give this to my daughter.

  159. rebecca day

    i would give it to my daughter if i won

  160. Leah CB

    My daughter so she can give her sister’s Kindle Fire back.

  161. Julie Lynn Bickham

    My son would love this!

  162. beth dunlavy hoppe

    my son would love this!

  163. Carrie Phelps

    I would give this to my grandson.

  164. Mary Casper

    my husband

  165. johnny-amy lynn

    Would give to my son!!

  166. Steph Coupons

    my sister would love this!

  167. Terra Heck

    I’d like t his for my 14 yoa son. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  168. Ann Fantom

    If I won, I would give the MG gaming unit to my daughter

  169. Jennifer Rote

    This would be for my son.

  170. Elena

    this would be for my son

  171. Cynthia K

    My son….he is the gamer in the family.

  172. My oldest would likely receive it. Then my youngest would complain and get to use it for awhile. Then the oldest would want it back. Then we’d be forced to buy a second one so they didn’t complain all the time about who was/wasn’t using it!

  173. My oldest son would adore this. I think he is just the right age for something like this. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  174. Adrienne Gordon

    my son would love it

  175. Phoenixx

    I would so love to win this for my husband! He is an avid gamer and would be stoked to play on the MG

  176. Claire

    My nephew would love this.

  177. Margaret Smith

    My 13 year old son would get this if I won. He’d really love this. Thanks so much.

  178. Lysabeth

    My boys would love this gaming system! They love their electronics!

  179. Sharon Schoepe

    I would give it to my son. He would love it!

  180. danica

    my son or hubby – both love the apps

  181. Rebecca Lord

    my daughter, her and her hubby are going to japan in january and then he is going out on deployment and she will be alone and bored, she could really use it. =)

  182. Tabitha

    my husband :)

  183. April Brenay

    this would go to my hubby who is leaving for military training next year

  184. Lucretia Pruitt

    I’d totally give it to my almost 10 year old daughter. She keeps wanting a “phone sized” device that she can play on.