Video game junkies around the world have been brought a treat to complement Steve Job's brainchild's. Earlier last week tech firm iCade brought the masses an NES inspired controller for the ipad and iphone called "8-Bitty". The controller connects to ipad and iphone via Bluetooth and works just like controllers from years past. Fans of sega genesis and Atari are sure to call this a holy grail imitation from the glory days. The list of compatible games is small but rapidly growing and can be found here
. The idea of another device to carry around might be cumbersome in theory but reliving video game heydays is priceless compared with all upscale technology now.
Hardcore gamers who are tired of PlayStation and Nintendo handhelds who have become apple product converts are going to fall in love with this device. The 8-Bitty is standard to most video game controllers today with a directional pad, start/pause buttons and 4 action buttons. This is the closest thing a gamer can hope for next to the remake of Sega genesis or Dreamcast.
The 8-Bitty is available now at Thinkgeek
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Ryan Wilson is a graphic designer/photographer from Australia. He, like myself & many others is a massive fan or video games. Especially the classic 8/16bit games.
With designs ranging from Pokemon to Invader Zim, there is sure to be something to bring out the inner geek/child within all of us.
He uses the RedBubble service. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it allows artists to upload their work, and then consumers can have the design printed onto all means of clothing & iPhone cases etc. It's also one of the only sites of its kind to offer V-Neck shirts, so it already gets a recommendation from me!
You can check out Ryan's work here.
FN Readers, take note. Help him out, and help bring some nostalgia into your lives!
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If the trailer is a good indicator, this movie will be great.
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