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The Classic Atari Joystick is Back in a Big Way

To this day my fingers still ache thanks to the arthritis (well it might as well be arthritis) I self-attribute to the many hours of joystick jamming to the tune of Atari. I remember some pretty intense finger cramping but I also remember some of the most fun hours I’ve ever spent, which is why I don’t run away screaming ...

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Joystick Built Inside of NES Console

Even if my NES were still around, I doubt it would work. There’s something about sitting around in a dusty closet that doesn’t work well with the functioning hardware of gaming consoles. But don’t let it’s inability to work get you down. There are still plenty of possibilities. The NEStickle is a Sanwa joystick, including buttons, built right inside of ...

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hangUP Arcade Coat Hooks

Feeling nostalgic? Just converted your basement into a bar and need a new coat rack? Consider Surface Tension’s hangUP coat racks. They’re made from real wood and real arcade joysticks and buttons. You can get them in 3UP and 4UP versions, each with the respective amount of coat hangers included. The best news is that they’ll be taking custom orders ...

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Shout At Your Monitor To Control The Cursor

When you can’t use a mouse because of too much Guitar Hero, don’t fret; alternative means of controlling your computer’s cursor are just over the horizon. The University of Washington is developing a vocally controlled mouse interface that’s completely hands free! Similar to speech recognition that aids in typing, the vocal joystick makes using a mouse as simple as humming ...

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Zombie Arcades For The Rich Gamer In Us All

With all the DIY arcades out there like the Powerbook arcade or the Metroid themed MAME cabinet, you’d be crazy not to take a crack at building your own. Now if you just so happen to be rich, you won’t mind living by the motto, “can’t someone else do it?” Yes, someone else can do it and that someone is ...

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DIY Neo-Geo Joysticks

If you grew up in the 1990s, you may remember the Neo-Geo Home MVS console. It was a flop, due mostly in part to expensive hardware and super expensive games. Fast forward to 2008 and still, no one is looking to pay an outrageous price for an arcade-style joystick. One student at NJIT decided he’d make his own joysticks instead. ...

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Next-gen arcade games to be all touchy-feely

The Megatouch Elite Edge ION might looks more like a slot machine than something you’d see in an arcade, but the ION is what we might see being added to the arcade floor in the near future. Featuring a 15-inch touch screen, a joystick, some stunning 3D graphics, and a collection of 102 games (ranging from puzzles to sports and ...

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Atari Wall Hooks: Bringing back the joystick

Talk about nostalgia. These Hang & Play Atari Wall Hooks bring back a lot of memories of a lot of sleepless nights in front of my 13-inch TV. And what a cool piece of decoration and design to showcase in your home. Make your house reflect who you are. And who are we? We are nerds. Through and through. Which ...

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Pop-up Analog Joystick for cellphones

The reason a lot of us have never really got into the whole “cellphone gaming” thing is because of the lack of a decent navigation control option. How can you truly control a game with one hand and no mouse. Which is why this concept of a Pop-Up Joystick is such an interesting idea. Some people might think it’s just ...

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