Your Handy Guide To Controller Evolution

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Some lovely charts here, courtesy of a Mr. Daniel Lopez. Two show the "evolution" of the control pad. The other? The "evolution" of the portable gaming console.

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Illustration for article titled Your Handy Guide To Controller Evolution

An increase in complexity doesn't necessarily mean it's an evolution, of course, but a "Increase in complexity" chart wouldn't have the same ring about it now, would it?

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Illustration for article titled Your Handy Guide To Controller Evolution

Still...great to see it all laid out like this, no? Especially since he went to the trouble of including the Super Scope and the Dreamcast fishing rod.

Evolution of game controllers [Lift Think, via Offworld]

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They forgot the Saturn controller! The Saturn controller is by far, and without bias, the best controller ever conceived. I strongly recommend picking up the Saturn controller that was recently made for the PS2 so you can know why.