Ah, old school gaming. How to reconcile with an iPad? Well, Atari worked with ThinkGeek who outsourced to ION to create the iCade. This project started out as a joke but due to the high levels of interest, the development of the product became a reality, much to gamers’ delight. Now, Discovery Bay Games’ Atari Arcade hopes to achieve the same arcade feel when it comes to your iPad, and it will probably cost half as much as the iCade at $50.
One gaming innovation that came out of CES this past January was the JoyStick-IT arcade style iPad gaming joystick. We were more than enthusiastic about its release, but I spent some good time with the $25 device and you will be surprised to know that it just didn’t stick with me. I’m not a serious gamer by any means, but what I can tell you is if you are a serious gamer and you get excited when playing your favorite games — even the least bit — this device may not be for you.