The Evolution of The Video Game Controller

THE EVOLUTION OF THE VIDEO GAME CONTROLLER As video games continue to evolve, so does the way we play them. New controllers emerge constantly thanks to state-of-the-art technology that continues to develop, too. Wii Remote Atari 2600 CONSOLE ATARI 1980 2005 NES -------. 1985- 2000 1990 GameCube 1995 Sega Genesis ENDO'64 PLAYSTATION Xbox SNES Dreamcast DualShock N64 PlayStation TOP 10 CONTROLLERS 02 03 NES хвох 360 DualShock Dreamcast N64 ............. After the video game crash in the early 1980's, the NES controller set the standard for all the others. Comfortable and form- fitting to one's hands, it Depending on what game you played, it was like seeing a new controller each time you loaded a new cartridge into the system. The Dualshock was There really have been few controllers that have felt as comfort- able as Xbox 360. probably the first real modern controller, It offered some kind of feedback in the form of vibration, and it was really comfortable to hold. was without a doubt well made. 06 09 хвох Gamecube Sega Genesis SNES Wii Remote "The Duke" was large and well made, and consequently had a large following of fans. It feels great to hold the controller, but they definitely take a beat- ing. For all the games Nintendo released on the console, the SNES controller let gamers handle them all quite well. It was a comfortable controller that one could nestle in their hands for hours and never have a qualm about it. It isn't the prettiest thing Nintendo ever delivered into the hands of waiting gamers, but it still can get the job done. CONSOLES SOLD WORLDWIDE Sony PlayStation 2 136.93 Sony PlayStation 102.49 Nintendo Wii 73.25 Nintendo Entertainment System 61.91 Super Nintendo Entertainment System 49.10 Microsoft XBOX 360 42.17 Sony PlayStation 3 37.02 in millions OTHER POPULAR CONTROLLERS ...................** ... Joystick Steering Wheel Light Gun Dance Pad Trackball The joystick has been the principal flight control in the cockpit of many aircraft, particu- larly military fast jets, where center stick or side-stick location may be employed. Also known as a dance mat, dance platform, or jitter deck is a flat electronic game con- troller used for input in dance games. A light gun is a pointing device for computers and a control device for arcade and video A pointing device consisting of a ball held by a socket containing sensors to detect a A racing wheel is the preferred method of control for use in driv- ing simulators. rotation of the ball about two axes-like an upside-down mouse with an exposed pro- truding ball. games. Sources: | I Information provided by: RENTERS NSURA NCE UREAMC SĘGA'GENESIS

The Evolution of The Video Game Controller

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The history of video gaming is a varied story depending on who you ask, but most Americans know Atari as the first popular at-home gaming system. Some thought video games were a passing fad until the ...


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