Here's something very cool: a rare look so far behind the scenes of how a video game console is made that you're seeing the very beginning. The injection moulds used to actually make the plastic components that came together to become an Atari Jaguar.
This is the controller for the ill-fated Atari Jaguar, a peripheral so so poorly-conceived that, even eighteen years later, it looks as stupid as the day it was first unveiled.
Got a call on Friday night. From my mate Dave. "Yo. I'm house-sitting a friend's place. You should come over. Play some Raiden. On the Jaguar". Raiden? Jaguar? Sure, why not. I drive over, open the door, and see this laid out before me. Like some kind of dusty, composite-cabled last supper. Needless to say, my Friday…