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Atari Arcade Duo Powered is an iPad controller from Atari, doubles as a time machine

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Atari Arcade Duo Powered is an iPad controller from Atari, doubles as a time machine
Atari, famous for its gaming consoles in the 80s, might not have what it takes to release a full-fledged console today, but it certainly has the guts to ride the iOS success wave with an all-new iOS controller, the Atari Arcade Duo Powered. And really, that’s pretty much a dream come true for every grown-up gamer from those dark ages, but also a chance for youngsters to catch up with the 80s hype on their iPad. 

The controller mimics a Bluetooth keyboard to connect and supports both landscape and portrait orientation, but instead of viciously tapping on your 9.7-inch screen you have all that screen estate for ogling while your fingers get busy attacking the keys and the joystick.

Atari Arcade Duo Powered is an iPad controller from Atari, doubles as a time machine
Oh, and those of you really into gaming might consider the $99 iCade, which goes all retro on the iPad putting in the cage of cabinet-styled gaming consoles. 

That iCade is already available, but the Atari Arcade Duo Powered is coming soon with a probably cheaper price tag. 

The only thing left? You might need those 100 games in Atari’s Greatest Hits collection which is free on iTunes, and your iPad will turn into a time machine to the eighties.


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posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:31 6

1. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


WOOOW !!!!
That looks soooo cool !
Might almost get myself an ipad just because of that...nah just kidding, will never buy a crapple product.

But that thing sure looks cool !

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 12:24

8. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


why not?

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 13:35

10. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Crapple says it all.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:39 3

2. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Nicceee! Nintendo, Sega, Capcom etc should take notice. Looks pretty sweet.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:23

6. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


agree. i especially like that arcade cabnet.. thats cool.. lol need an SF2 cabinet

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 09:54 2

3. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Good morning Pete

I do agree it looks very cool. I am old enough to have been givin by santa an original atari 2600. Later owned the 5200 as well which was even better except for the controllers.

I also played a lot of those games in that package back then in what is called the "golden age of arcades." Boy was that a good time back then

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:57 1

7. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


thank you, here it is 18:00 in the evening : )

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:08 2

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4209; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Hey this is very cool. I want this to come out for some Android Tablets & then I would be down for one. I would never get an iPad, because I want to be able to root my Android Tablet & get the most out of it! I do not want be stuck with the boring iOS that comes with an iPad 2. :-)

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 10:10 1

5. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


I too am waiting for Android version of the Atari games.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 12:32

9. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Ah thats right I just woke up Pete as you can tell ;)

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 13:36

11. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yeah, i understand that : P
Soon here in sweden it is time to sleep...

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