Video Game Controllers Over Time...

This illustration by Damien Lopez (to whom all links seem to be broken) puts over 30 years of video game controllers on a single page. Looking at them, I find it more interesting to ask questions than to try to answer them. So, for your consideration:

-Does this show how far we've come, or how controls have pretty much stayed the same?

-Do any of these interfaces map especially well to games they've controlled? The Wii seems like an obvious winner, but others might be surprisingly well-matched...

-What the hell was ColecoVision thinking??

-What's next?

[via lift, Chewing Pixels, Offworld, and Gizmodo]

1 comment:

Ryan said...

No Intellivision controllers. Intellivision had the paper inserts to tell you what all the buttons did.