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iCade 8-Bitty Nintendo-Like iOS Wireless Controller Now Shipping

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ThinkGeek, the creators of the iCade iPad gaming cabinet have released the iCade 8-Bitty Bluetooth enabled controller, announced earlier this year. The controller is roughly the size and layout of a classic NES controller, with an extra pair of A/B buttons on the right side and two shoulder buttons.

The controller is now available from ThinkGeek's website for $29.99.

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Posted: 26 months ago
Nice idea, but what we really need is something like this

Rating: 13 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago
With that.... We need Super Mario Bros for iOS
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Nintendo needs to just stop with the madness. I honestly think many people(older heads) could reconnect with the brand by porting old games like the original Mario to iOS.

Get off your high horse Nintendo.


Why the hell would Nintendo lisence their games to a competing product?
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Which makes them absolutely $0 from iOS purchases. Move it to iOS, rake in 4.99 a game. Or bundle all marios for $9.99. 1 million downloads, thats a cool 7 million.


Right. And, while we're at it, Apple should release a version of Mountain Lion that'll run on generic PC hardware. After all, they're currently making absolutely $0 from PC purchases. Move it to PC, rake in 19.99 an install. Ten million downloads, that's a cool 200 million.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

The controller is roughly the size and layout of a classic NES controller, with an extra pair of A/B buttons on the right side and two shoulder buttons.


Why not just say that it's the same as the SNES controller.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Why not just say that it's the same as the SNES controller.


'cause it ain't the same. It's a shame, since I love that controller. The placement of the buttons on this new one, not so much.





I'm sure I could get used to it with a few play sessions, but why mess with perfection? ;)
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Which makes them absolutely $0 from iOS purchases. Move it to iOS, rake in 4.99 a game. Or bundle all marios for $9.99. 1 million downloads, thats a cool 7 million.


And hurt their own hardware sales in the process.

Remember that Nintendo makes money not only on game sales, but also hardware (both consoles and their accessories) and royalties from third party publishers producing games for that hardware.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

too bad the big N wont license them out :-/


Nintendo needs to just stop with the madness. I honestly think many people(older heads) could reconnect with the brand by porting old games like the original Mario to iOS.

Get off your high horse Nintendo.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Nintendo needs to just stop with the madness. I honestly think many people(older heads) could reconnect with the brand by porting old games like the original Mario to iOS.

Get off your high horse Nintendo.


Exactly. We have a super nintendo in the break room at the office and everyone between 26 and 36 are constantly playing it.

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Why the hell would Nintendo lisence their games to a competing product?


It means money. They could re-release all the old top 8 and 16 bit titles and rake it in 99 cents at a time. (minus 30% of course)
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 26 months ago

Nice idea, but what we really need is something like this

Image (http://www.iphonefaq.org/images/archives/nes-controller.jpg)

But now with the iPhone 5 and the 5th generation iPod touch they'd need to redesign it to fit the Lightning connector and the new location for the audio jack.
Rating: 2 Votes

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