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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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Review: JoyStick-IT iPad Arcade Stick Lacking Joy and Stick

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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.

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