If you loved the latest iCade controllers for iPhone and iPad, you are going to want to have sex with their new iCade 8-Bitty, a Nintendo-style gamepad controller with eight buttons.
Remember Apple's first iPad 2 ads where folks are drooling all over the Garage Band app? Yeah, you're still playing on a freaking iPad. But iCade just dropped a bunch of gear that lets you use the iPad to actually play instead of tapping a screen.
iPhone gaming's great and all, but it's still hard to get over the on-screen touch controls when the screen's only 3.5 inches. Ion's new iCade Mobile lets you basically jam your phone into the body of a PSP and play without cluttering your screen with your own damn fingers.
We think the iCade is quite the awesome. Atari obviously thinks so too because they're making their own version. Called the Atari Arcade Duo Powered, it gives your iPad a classic arcade joystick and buttons to play classic Atari games.
I'm not good at videogames. And while I don't even attempt to figure out most of today's crazy-ass console games, I can certainly appreciate some old school arcade-style button mashing. Ion Audio's iCade brings that familiar satisfaction to your iPad.
The iPad, the future of computing, touchscreen this, touchscreen that, yadda yadda, blahblahblah. BLAH. What about connecting it to a joystick to get an instant mini-arcade machine? That's what Hideyoshi Moriya did, using Arduino circuitry and cardboard. Imagine the possibilities: