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iCADE arcade cabinet for iPad now available for pre-order

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iCADE arcade cabinet for iPad now available for pre-order
It's no longer April Fool's Day, so rest assured, we're not joking. The iCADE is a retro-looking dock to turn your iPad or iPad 2 into a classic nostalgic gaming machine.

About the size of a desktop computer, the iCADE connects to your iPad via Bluetooth, so all you have to do set it down and boot up the time machine. Atari's Greatest Hits, available from the App Store, is currently the only game to support the Bluetooth-connected controls. But after the iCADE is released, they will release the API so that other games can be adapted.

The iCADE costs $99, which is pretty reasonable considering the thrill of Atari's original controls. While we love playing classic games on our iPads, the touchscreen just can't match the button-mashing goodness of a classic arcade game.

Pre-orders are available now for shipping by May 10th within the U.S., and the iCADE will become globally available thereafter.

source: ThinkGeek via Gearlog

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posted on 19 Apr 2011, 20:19

1. WTF (unregistered)


This is soooo stupid.

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 20:20 1

2. SavageLucy42 (Posts: 202; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


That is adorable. Makes me wish I wasn't so anti-Apple.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 09:10 1

5. Old School Goodness (unregistered)


I totaly agree. This is pretty cool. I just want it for a Honeycomb tablet. I could knock out some Asteroids & Yar's Revenge with this badboy!

posted on 19 Apr 2011, 21:38 1

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Hopefully we will see this for other tablets. Given that its just a bluetooth connection, theoretically should work with any appropriately sized tablet. Guess the company that made it are apple fanboys.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 07:57 2

4. __Z__ (unregistered)


They're not necessarily fanboys, they probably want to make money. How many ipads are out there versus android tablets?

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 14:10 1

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


give it a year, that will change.

posted on 20 Apr 2011, 15:27

7. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


lol selling 5 more xooms in 6 months isnt going to make a bit of difference.

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