8-Bitty Controller Brings Retro NES-Like Controller to iOS and Android

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It’s really hard to become fully immersed into the retro gaming experience when using an iPad or Android tablet. Sure, the games look similar to how we remember them. The sound is top notch, too. The only problem is that touch just doesn’t give you that same nostalgic feeling.

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Retro Game Dock for iPad

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Yes, we already know about the iCade, but what about the nostalgic value of curling up with your favorite NES title from the 80s? The newest creation is called the GameDock and it effectively lets you convert your iPhone, iPad or iPad touch into a retro video game console

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Aww Yeah, Retro iPad Gaming with the iCADE 8-Bitty Baby

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I’m not sure if the “iCADE” moniker is really still all that appropriate, because this really has nothing to do with gaming in the arcade anymore. It’s gaming in the living room. Like the other iCADE products, the iCADE 8-Bitty connects to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad via Bluetooth. The difference here is that they’ve expanded the scope to include Android folks, encouraging app developers to use the API to “make just about any game compatible with iCADE.” Current supported games include Muffin Knight, Super Mega Worm, Warblade HD, Space Inversion 2, and HyperBowl.

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Atari Arcade iPad Dock Lets You Experience Arcade Gaming

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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.

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iCade for iPad is the oldschool arcade cabinet we’ve always wanted

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away, there was a time when kids would leave their homes if they wanted to play video games. They would gather at gaming cafes, then called “arcades,” to drop coins into the large wooden boxes that housed individual games such as Ms. Pacman, Street Fighter or Frogger. Yes, we hope you remember this time, because we sure do and miss it too.

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