Arcade Related: Atari’s Arcade Duo for iPad; Arcade pin set

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Newsfeeds 1106 & 1107 via The Stinger Report

While I work on an article for my visit to Specular Interactive yesterday, The Stinger Report sent us a few arcade related stuff that’s quick and easy to get to.

First, Atari’s recognizing their arcade roots a little more with the official Atari Arcade Duo Joystick device for iPad. Well sort of – the controls on this one could have been a little more authentic, I guess when I think of Atari arcade cabinets I think of things like cone start buttons and concave buttons. That and I wonder who decided on using Centipede (a trackball game) as the game of choice for advertising this joystick device.[Via Technabob]

GameSetWatch has a couple of arcade related stories up – from these Arcade Pin buttons (whose designs I could swear I’ve seen somewhere before), to the launch of the new StarCade TV site which now allows you to bet on the outcome of the show for virtual prizes. You know, one thing that would help spice up the next IAAPA or Amusement Expo would be to have a Starcade-like booth on the floor, could be a lot of fun.

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  1. ECM September 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    This would be one of those cases where they’re catering to the “nostalgia” of people that didn’t actually live it, i.e. f****** hipsters.

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