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ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty revealed and detailed

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty revealed and detailed

For those of you with a love for the original controller that swept the world with its rectangular simplicity in the original Nintendo Entertainment System, 8-bitty has been released for your mobile gaming enjoyment. This little controller has four buttons instead of the two you've seen in the old controller and has no affiliation with that controller other than its obvious inspirational bits. You'll get blue, red, orange, yellow, and green across the front with the same red buttons you've loved for so very long, and no cords!

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ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

ThinkGeek iCade arcade cabinet for iPad is fake with real promise

April Fool jokes online are generally tired, unfunny and just plain annoying, but there's usually one decent idea that slips through the net of mediocrity.  ThinkGeek's iCade iPad arcade cabinet is obviously a joke - the "Availability: 80's" pretty much gives it away - but we can see plenty of people loving the concept of a proper arcade controller for some serious retro gaming with their shiny new Apple tablet.

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iCade iPad arcade cabinet release “a possibility” say ThinkGeek

iCade iPad arcade cabinet release “a possibility” say ThinkGeek

Grumpy old man that I am, ThinkGeek's iCade retro arcade cabinet for the iPad was the only April Fools joke that I found vaguely amusing.  Promising, then, that the retailer describes it as "our most posted, tweeted and blogged about product this April Fools" and suggests that a real-world version is in fact "a possibility."  Geekosystem pestered ThinkGeek about the chance of the iCade - which looks like a desktop arcade cabinet, into which an Apple iPad slots - crossing over from comedy mock-up to legitimate device, and while there are several hurdles (not least Apple themselves) it's definitely being considered.

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Apple iPhone game-controller dock patent spotted

Apple iPhone game-controller dock patent spotted

Coincidentally published on the same day as we fell for the ThinkGeek iCade, Apple have applied for a patent describing a portable gaming controller into which a touchscreen device - like an iPhone or iPod touch - could dock into.  Apple reckon such a controller could have anything from game-specific controls, like D-pads and joysticks, through microphones and cameras, rumble packs, motion detection or even a second display.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: October 19, 2012

This morning we're jumping in on space with the NASA Curiosity rover swallowing its first cup of dirt from Mars. Verizon has been confirmed to be working with carrier billing for the Google Play store sooner than later, and we've got some Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD in some comparison hands-on action with the DROID RAZR HD for you - with battery results coming up quick! Google reports that they've sold up to 1 million Nexus 7 tablets, this news amid the rest of the undeniably terrible mistake made yesterday when one of their PR companies released their financial results yesterday early.

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Arcadie for iPhone Review

Arcadie for iPhone Review

Remember the iCade? What originally started out as an April Fool’s joke on ThinkGeek morphed into a legitimate product a little over a year later. Take that same concept, shrink it down, and what do you get? The Arcadie for iPhone. Featuring a joystick and two physical buttons, the arcade cabinet houses an iPhone or iPod Touch in the back and lets you play some variations of classic arcade games. We decided to take one for a spin, so head past the jump for the full review.

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