The great Infographics blog by Randy Krum presents this game controller overview – created by Damien Lopez. From one stick plus one button to a motion sensitive controlling device.

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Evolution isn’t always better though, as this video from Gizmodo proves. Breaking your precious screen was a whole lot harder with the Atari 2600.