Good’ol iPad gaming controller aka iCade is one sale right now, selling at $59.99 for a limited time(it usually sells at ($99.99)). So if you have been waiting to get your hands on that one, this is the right time. Grab it from Thinkgeek.
Atari will soon be launching a arcade style joystick for iPad which will support their great iPad games. Now iPad game controllers are not new and its good to see new entrants coming into this, a trend started by iCade. There are no release dates/prices shared as of yet, but we will update as soon as they come out.
iCade aka the iPad Arcade accessory which was a prank played by Thinkgeek last year made its debut to the real world in the ongoing CES 2011. The company behind the iCade is ionaudio, who is realising the uber cool accessory. iCade will support most of the arcade gaming apps coming from Atari(yup Pacman is there). Do check out the iCade in action below and a official press release from the company behind the gizmo.
Teh Press Release :
ION ANNOUNCES iCADE, ARCADE CABINET FOR iPad
Retro-styled Cabinet Brings the Arcade Experience to the iPad.
Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 6, 2010) – ION (www.ionaudio.com), a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and entertainment technology, announces iCADE, an arcade-style game controller designed for iPad. ION will exhibit iCADE at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), booth #12638, in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 6 – 9.
Flashback to the glory days of gaming with iCADE. iCADE puts your iPad into an authentic, mini arcade cabinet complete with full-sized joystick and arcade-style buttons. Impress your friends, family and co-workers with iCADE’s great-looking retro design, and then challenge them for high-scores on the most entertaining iPad accessory imaginable. ION is excited about partnering with ThinkGeek on the execution of their concept for this must-have iPad gaming accessory.
iCADE’s specially designed cradle ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad, while also providing a solid, secure fit even during the most intense game-play sessions. Furthermore, the cradle offers an ideal screen-viewing angle and quickly allows iCADE’s top-quality arcade controls to interact with your iPad via Bluetooth. Once your iPad is in place, simply launch an iCade compatible App and it’s game on!
ION has partnered with Atari®, the first name in classic arcade games, to bring a huge suite of classic arcade titles including Asteroids® to market with iCade support built right in. Grab hold of iCADE’s full-sized joystick and smash the arcade buttons for commanding control of iPad’s on-screen action. This truly unique arcade cabinet and game-controller for iPad will provide hours of action and nostalgia for years to come. Enter the iCADE and go back to the future
After covering the Tactile game controller for iPad, I came across something same coming from Thinkgeek. A real arcade type joystick for iPad aptly named as Joystick -IT which will be available later this month at a price tag of $24.99. The joystick will be usable with all the games which comes with a virtual joystick.
Video showing Joystick in Action :
Now I am totally in love with this thing, just one concern is that how much comfortable it will be to hold the iPad and then play games using the Joystick. Well that we can only know when it comes out. Will keep track of it and a possible review will be also in pipeline. For more info do check out its official website.