Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Plus ca change...

Still writing up TGS notes. I'll have a longer post with thoughts on Nintendo's revolutionary controller announcement, but thought I'd post one note first:

History buffs will note the irony of Nintendo moving to a vertically-oriented controller and away from a “gamepad” type design. The original gamepad design was invented by none other than Nintendo (with the Nintendo Famicom), at a time when many other platforms had vertically-oriented controllers (Colecovision, Intellivision, Emerson Arcadia, and others).

I just thought that was kind 'o funny.

Way to buck a trend, Nintendo!

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