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postheadericon Ion iCade hands-on: gaming on the iPad like it’s 1979 (video)

You may recall ThinkGeek’s pretty convincing April Fools’ prank last year: the iCade cabinet for the iPad. Now, thanks to the keen beans at Ion, the two companies held hands and turned this totally rad concept into reality (although they’re definitely not the first). Come late spring, retro gaming enthusiasts will be able to pick up one of these well-built Bluetooth joystick kits for $99 direct from Ion, and eventually they’ll make it across the pond for about €99 and £79. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of classic games available to suit the iCase courtesy of Atari, who’s already got Asteroids working beautifully on the iPad (and it’s actually a lot harder than it looks); any iOS game that takes a Bluetooth input peripheral should also play nice with the iCade. Hands-on video after the break.

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Ion iCade hands-on: gaming on the iPad like it’s 1979 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Ion iCade hands-on: gaming on the iPad like it’s 1979 (video)

You may recall ThinkGeek’s pretty convincing April Fools’ prank last year: the iCade cabinet for the iPad. Now, thanks to the keen beans at Ion, the two companies held hands and turned this totally rad concept into reality (although they’re definitely not the first). Come late spring, retro gaming enthusiasts will be able to pick up one of these well-built Bluetooth joystick kits for $99 direct from Ion, and eventually they’ll make it across the pond for about €99 and £79. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty of classic games available to suit the iCase courtesy of Atari, who’s already got Asteroids working beautifully on the iPad (and it’s actually a lot harder than it looks); any iOS game that takes a Bluetooth input peripheral should also play nice with the iCade. Hands-on video after the break.

Continue reading Ion iCade hands-on: gaming on the iPad like it’s 1979 (video)

Ion iCade hands-on: gaming on the iPad like it’s 1979 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Jan 2011 10:08:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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