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history of games, game controllers and game control concepts

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Hi, I would like to find some nice documents describe history of games and documents especially talk about history of game control, game controllers and game control concepts. If someone of you fellas does know any pages, point me there. Thank you
added on the 2009-01-17 10:46:30 by lilibox lilibox
If you want a really nice website with all the info you want, try this one.
added on the 2009-01-17 11:09:42 by texel texel
First there was the paddle, and it was annoying
Then there came the joystick, and it was good.
Then games started to rely on keyboard and mouse, and it was acceptable.
Then funny console controllers came up and i stopped caring.
added on the 2009-01-17 11:16:46 by Calexico Calexico
are you sure the paddle was created before the joystick ? :)
added on the 2009-01-17 11:45:27 by shadez shadez
... And Nintendo said, Let there be Revolution : and there was the Wii.
added on the 2009-01-17 12:28:55 by Zest Zest
thank you guys for yours fast replayes - some of them very funny like related, of couse i tried "uncle google" first, but as i concentred i would like to see some chronology timeline of game controlers created in time
added on the 2009-01-17 12:43:45 by lilibox lilibox
i just want to know who came up with the name "joystick" and wtf was going through his (or probably her) head
added on the 2009-01-17 13:22:10 by Gargaj Gargaj
_lilibox_: Wrong forum.
added on the 2009-01-17 13:30:55 by kusma kusma
i just want to know who came up with the name "joystick" and wtf was going through his (or probably her) head

Well, wikipedia claims it was an early 20th century aviator. Seeing sexual innuendos in everything was not as common, back in 1910. Not to mention that the (japanese) gaming industry is the king of silly product names.
added on the 2009-01-17 13:45:15 by tomaes tomaes
www.system16.com (arcade)
added on the 2009-01-17 14:18:21 by Tigrou Tigrou
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added on the 2009-01-17 17:09:07 by neoneye neoneye
I remember a German penpal once wrote to me: "Nein, ich habe keinen Luststängel - jedenfalls keinen, den man so ohne Weiteres an den Computer anschließen könnte!"
added on the 2009-01-17 17:11:15 by Adok Adok
shut up Adok, you dumb fool.
added on the 2009-01-17 17:24:42 by okkie okkie
Hugi van der Heiden from Amsterdam. Oh, it's Hugo.
added on the 2009-01-17 17:30:25 by Adok Adok
lilibox : it's not exactly what you're looking for but if you're into videogames history, you should take a look at this book, it's quite interesting: http://www.amazon.com/Supercade-Visual-History-Videogame-1971-1984/dp/0262524201 /ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232210125&sr=1-1
added on the 2009-01-17 17:37:13 by keops keops
Pulko: think Pong, think computer tennis, think magnavox odyssey

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added on the 2009-01-17 17:44:49 by Calexico Calexico
adok: well done, you know my real name woo! Sadly it's very close to Hugi yeah, but luckily i'm so awesome that it doesn't bother me at all!
added on the 2009-01-17 18:00:29 by okkie okkie


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