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

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.

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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11 Comments

1. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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 !

8. iKingTrust

Posts: 716; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

why not?

10. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Crapple says it all.

2. trin

Posts: 88; Member since: May 11, 2010

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

3. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 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

7. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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. :-)

5. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

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

9. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

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

11. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

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

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