Evolution of the video game controller (30 Photos)

  • Kevin


    • Underbaker

      I thought the original controller was four arrow keys and a space bar.

  • Christinie


  • Stan_Dalone

    Interesting no matter how they change, some things never change, they all still have the appropriate buttons to fire, etc

    • Guesty

      That would be a pretty important thing to have for, you know, playing games…. Kinda hard to play COD without buttons to fire, etc.

      • Billy

        YOUR an ass…….

      • Stan_Dalone

        haters gotta hate, but isn't it interesting that guesty shows up when paula does

        • FuckoffStan

          Oh theres that tin foil hat again


  • AssClown

    #1 Pretty sure it wasn't only used for video games……………………………….strap it on your head and say: "Argh I'm a triceratops!!!!!!!" of course. What did you think?! You have sick minds…

    • Jeffster

      wouldn't you have to strap 3 to your head to be a triceratops, just one and your a unicorn

    • AnCen


      is an ass

      • MonkeyMadness

        AssClown is more clever than you are.

  • dailychiver

    #15 my favorite

    • NateyTheGreaty

      Mine too. I have been replaying Secret of Mana lately for like the third time :-p.

    • boom


  • Buster Nutt

    Still one of the best controls ever. Simple and direct.

    • Underbaker

      Broke many of these trying to learn that basic lesson, no matter how hard you push they never go any faster.

    • Obama

      that's what she said

  • Anonymous

    And still no awesome virtual reality console, I holodeck type action, come one people INVENT!!!

  • Verbal_Kint

    No Sega Genesis Arcade Power Stick with Megafire? I am disappoint…

  • TAMZ

    Still have my DreamCast and yes, it still works. I have all game systems except the PS3. No need for it. But the DreamCast was def the ish…..Love it

    • KHfan4evr

      Yeah… I lost a bit of respect for PS3 after that shutdown.. changed my password.. and haven't used it for anything but blu ray ever since…

  • Rufio07

    #6 oh the number of blisters I got on my thumb from those con caved buttons

    • bird

      You do realize that the buttons weren't con caved when you bought the controller right?

  • winfields

    Cool Story Mac.
    #20 #23 #27
    Best design ever

    go Playstation

    • Fuhrer Montag


      • Obama

        x2 fuck SUCKbox

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003049500940 VaalDonkie van Rensburg

      Unless you have man-sized hands, in which case the XBox controller is superior.

    • Edgarska

      They are all the same design.

  • SweetAwesomeness

    #11 "It's so…….bad"

    • Jeffster

      the ancestor of the wii controllers though

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686232240 Jvee Veneracion

      I think you mean… RAD!

  • zgriffin22

    #21 I miss Goldeneye

    • http://www.facebook.com/M.Ruiz01 Melvin Melo Ruiz

      Golden Eye, best multiplayer game ever!

    • commodoresixtyfour

      you dont have to miss it,go on amazon and get a N64 and a copy of goldeneye for like $40 and your in buisness

      • zgriffin22

        i have an emulator on my laptop. still doesnt compare. might have to do this.

    • chiverjay

      i miss goldeneye…..however i do not miss that piece of trash controller…that thing was godawful….

  • racerx2112

    Where's the PONG paddle???

    • epayne73

      that's what I was wondering!

    • john v.

      yeah, really. I barely remember it, but Pong console also came with a gun.

  • Dan

    #15 was pretty much perfect. Modern controllers have way too many buttons and the 2 joysticks. PITA.

    • Obama

      what are you pushing 100? I'm pretty sure the device you used to type this is harder to use than a ps3 or xbox controller

  • monkey

    #21 hahaha. golden eye 007. epic game.

  • Iam_Dave

    My penis is a joy stick and it evolves every now and then, but only for women gamers. Strange but true. 🙂

    • McBeastie

      and the reviews are in: Women gamers find your joystick to small to properly manage and your "fire" button is too responsive leading to a premature end to most games.

      • Iam_Dave

        youre funny. my mom says your joystick is too big and fat to play games so all she wants to do is have sex.

    • Yoselahonda

      Those new growths aren't signs of evolution, they're VD and you should go see a doctor.

      • Iam_Dave

        youre funny too. but my mom says your joystick cant get her past level 1.

        • KHfan4evr

          What I find most disturbing about this conversation… is that you are supposedly getting this information from your mom… no one wants to think about that. Just saying.

  • steve

    really… are things that slow there you posted this?

  • wkdfrog

    #30 "…forthcoming Kinect…"? PS Surprised no Binatone dial or steering wheels!

    • Ninja47

      Welcome to tha future.

    • pwndu232

      "Eye Toy" rip-off!

    • http://www.facebook.com/frankthetankt1 Frank A. Alvarado

      I wouldn't even call this a controller just a sensor so I say, Why is this included? I don't see sega's (insert name I don't remember) sensor here…

  • JHarris

    #11 "I Love the Power Glove. It's so bad!"

  • Stick

    No Rollin' Rock on the Rockin' Roller?

  • gyro

    mouse and keyboard FTW… well at least for fps and RTS games. 🙂

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003049500940 VaalDonkie van Rensburg

      Yep, at least an honorable, if nothing else.

  • KiTT


  • dbolusaf

    guitar hero??

  • chicago

    #6 long game play would equal a day or two of the right thumb-tip being sore as hell

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