The evolution of video game controllers in 16 cool photos

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Javier Laspiur made this series of pictures showing the evolution of video game controllers throughout history. I played with most of these, even the 1983 Teletenis, and it feels like it was yesterday. It's been quite a journey that's not over yet. I can't wait to see what the future of video games will bring next.

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The year at the bottom of each picture is not a reference to when the console was released but to the year when Javier played them for the first time.

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Javier is a Senior Art Director based in Madrid, Spain. And currently works in advertising

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You can visit Javier's website, follow him on Twitter, Linkedin and Behance.


This is part of a series in which we are featuring futuristic, alien-looking or just plain awesome images of landscapes, cityscapes, and objects. If you are a photographer with such work, please drop me a line here.

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DISCUSSION

How is there only one xbox controller up there? And three Playstation ones?

I would argue that Xbox controllers have changed more significantly than the PS ones, AND are more ergonomic than PS ones.

OP probably never got a 360 or xbone.