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This article was published on January 19, 2009

Thirty years of game controllers evolution and its victims


Thirty years of game controllers evolution and its victims
Ernst-Jan Pfauth
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Ernst-Jan Pfauth

Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He a Ernst-Jan Pfauth is the former Editor in Chief of Internet at NRC Handelsblad, as well as an acclaimed technology author and columnist. He also served as The Next Web’s blog’s first blogger and Editor in Chief, back in 2008. At De Correspondent, Ernst-Jan serves as publisher, fostering the expansion of the platform.

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.

game controllers

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.

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