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Evolution of Video Game Controllers<br />Justin Keatings<br />March 30th 2011<br />1<br />
Table of Contents<br />Understanding<br />Paddles<br />Paddles Cont.<br />Joysticks<br />Joysticks Cont.<br />+<br /><br ...
Understandings<br />Clarification!<br />Milestones in Console Gaming<br />NO computer gaming<br />NO iPod, Cell Phone, Etc...
Paddle<br />Pong<br />Odyssey<br />Atari 2600<br />Intellivision<br />ColecoVision<br />ColecoGemini<br />Others.<br />4<b...
Paddle Cont. <br />Simplistic<br />Limited Movement<br />Limited Accuracy<br />Imagination<br />No Future<br />5<br />6<br...
Joysticks<br />Atari 2600<br />Coleco Gemini<br />Atari 5600<br />Odyssey 2<br />Arcadia 2001<br />Vectrex<br />6<br />7<b...
Joystick Cont.<br />Logical<br />Greater mobility<br />Simple in a Good way<br />More possible control combinations<br />W...
+<br />Game & Watch (Original)<br />Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)<br />Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)<br...
<br />Sega Master System<br />NEC TurboGrafx-16<br />Sega Genesis<br />Panasonic 3DO<br />Atari Jaguar<br />Sega Saturn<b...
+<br />Simplistic Revolution<br />Comfort<br />Simplicity<br />Timeless<br />Inventive<br />Required?<br />If it’s not br...
Analog<br />Nintendo 64<br />Sony PlayStation<br />Sega Saturn<br />Sony PlayStation 2<br />Sony Dreamcast<br />Microsoft ...
Analog Cont.<br />So a new Joystick?<br />Yes<br />Sort of<br />Digital<br />On<br />Off<br />Range of Movement<br />12<br...
Wireless<br />Atari 2600 RF Joysticks<br />Nintendo NES Satellite<br />Sega MK-1646-50 model II<br />Nintendo WaveBird<br ...
Nintendo Entertainment System<br />Power Glove<br />Nintendo Wii<br />WiiMote<br />Sony PlayStation 3<br />Sony Move<br />...
Motion Cont.<br />User connection<br />Realistic interaction<br />Reduced complications<br />15<br />32<br />
Summary & Conclusion<br />Controllers have advanced with the consoles<br />Some ideas are upgrades of the old<br />Simplic...
References<br />http://www.gamezombie.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Pong1.jpg<br />http://www.atariage.com/2600/contr...
Thank You<br />Are there any questions?<br />3/29/2011<br />Footer Text<br />18<br />
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  1. 1. Evolution of Video Game Controllers<br />Justin Keatings<br />March 30th 2011<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />Understanding<br />Paddles<br />Paddles Cont.<br />Joysticks<br />Joysticks Cont.<br />+<br /><br />+<br />Analog<br />Analog Cont.<br />Wireless<br />Motion<br />Motion Cont.<br />Summary & Conclusion<br />References<br />Thanks<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Understandings<br />Clarification!<br />Milestones in Console Gaming<br />NO computer gaming<br />NO iPod, Cell Phone, Etc.<br />NO Music Controllers. <br />Landmark Changes/Improvements<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Paddle<br />Pong<br />Odyssey<br />Atari 2600<br />Intellivision<br />ColecoVision<br />ColecoGemini<br />Others.<br />4<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Paddle Cont. <br />Simplistic<br />Limited Movement<br />Limited Accuracy<br />Imagination<br />No Future<br />5<br />6<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Joysticks<br />Atari 2600<br />Coleco Gemini<br />Atari 5600<br />Odyssey 2<br />Arcadia 2001<br />Vectrex<br />6<br />7<br />8<br />9<br />
  7. 7. Joystick Cont.<br />Logical<br />Greater mobility<br />Simple in a Good way<br />More possible control combinations<br />Will always have a home in arcades<br />7<br />10<br />11<br />
  8. 8. +<br />Game & Watch (Original)<br />Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)<br />Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)<br />Virtual Boy<br />Sony PlayStation (PS1)<br />Nintendo 64<br />Sega Dreamcast<br />Nintendo GameCube<br />Nintendo Wii<br />8<br />12<br />13<br />14<br />15<br />
  9. 9. <br />Sega Master System<br />NEC TurboGrafx-16<br />Sega Genesis<br />Panasonic 3DO<br />Atari Jaguar<br />Sega Saturn<br />Microsoft Xbox<br />Microsoft Xbox 360<br />9<br />16<br />17<br />18<br />
  10. 10. +<br />Simplistic Revolution<br />Comfort<br />Simplicity<br />Timeless<br />Inventive<br />Required?<br />If it’s not broke don’t fix it!<br />10<br />19<br />20<br />
  11. 11. Analog<br />Nintendo 64<br />Sony PlayStation<br />Sega Saturn<br />Sony PlayStation 2<br />Sony Dreamcast<br />Microsoft Xbox<br />Nintendo GameCube<br />Microsoft Xbox 360<br />Sony PlayStation 3<br />Nintendo Wii<br />11<br />21<br />15<br />22<br />23<br />
  12. 12. Analog Cont.<br />So a new Joystick?<br />Yes<br />Sort of<br />Digital<br />On<br />Off<br />Range of Movement<br />12<br />24<br />25<br />
  13. 13. Wireless<br />Atari 2600 RF Joysticks<br />Nintendo NES Satellite<br />Sega MK-1646-50 model II<br />Nintendo WaveBird<br />Standard<br />Xbox 360<br />PlayStation 3<br />Wii<br />No Effect on game Play!!<br />13<br />26<br />27<br />
  14. 14. Nintendo Entertainment System<br />Power Glove<br />Nintendo Wii<br />WiiMote<br />Sony PlayStation 3<br />Sony Move<br />Microsoft Xbox 360<br />Kinect<br />14<br />Motion<br />28<br />29<br />30<br />31<br />
  15. 15. Motion Cont.<br />User connection<br />Realistic interaction<br />Reduced complications<br />15<br />32<br />
  16. 16. Summary & Conclusion<br />Controllers have advanced with the consoles<br />Some ideas are upgrades of the old<br />Simplicity wins<br />It is going instinct and less knowledge<br />More interactive and immersive<br />Retro<br />Future??<br />16<br />
  17. 17. References<br />http://www.gamezombie.tv/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Pong1.jpg<br />http://www.atariage.com/2600/controllers/con_AtariDrivingController.jpg<br />http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=755&st=2<br />http://old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=1205&st=2<br />http://forum.tayyar.org/f77/ashkal-alwan-badaye3-mala7ef-sharashef-34910/<br />http://www.milmoe.com/artprojects/sonicpong/sonicpong.htm<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Atari-2600-Joystick.jpg<br />http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/Coleco_Gemini_Controller<br />http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=1018&st=2<br />http://www.darcynorman.net/2010/12/13/pitfall-web-2-0/<br />http://midiakit.terra.com.br/showthread.php?t=43725<br />http://www.gearlog.com/images/Donkey_kong_game_and_watch.jpg<br />http://www.vanwyngarden-pc.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/nes_controller.jpg<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/Playstation_Controller.jpg<br />http://flickeringcolours.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/full_dreamcast_controller.gif<br />http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/atari_usb/sms_controller.jpg<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Sega-Genesis-3But-Cont.jpg<br />http://www.moddergamer.com/xbox-360-wireless-controllerwhiterefurb-p-49.html<br />http://www.retrogamingconsoles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/snes-joypad.png<br />http://it.mario.wikia.com/wiki/Mario<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/N64-controller-black.jpg<br />http://www.kickingdesigns.com/diversions/stock-photos/video-game-consoles/images/sony-playstation-controller.png<br />http://www.nintendowiiremotes.com/<br />http://www.videogamecritic.net/dcinfo.htm<br />http://www.wwgaming.com/sega-saturn-6-button-controller-3d-control-pad.html<br />http://news.cnet.com/2300-27076_3-10001507-3.html<br />http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/NES-Satellite.jpg<br />http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MgQM9kCIup0/TK0kwOtNTXI/AAAAAAAAARs/3tBvOl0WKKQ/s1600/NES-PowerGlove.jpg<br />http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/10/nintendos-final-wii-controller-what-we-know/<br />http://uncrate.com/stuff/playstation-move/<br />http://files.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/239549_S/Video-Kinects-Body-Tracking--Video-Shared-Viewing.jpg<br />http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2010/11/04/debate-of-the-day-to-kinect-or-not-to-kinect/<br />17<br />
  18. 18. Thank You<br />Are there any questions?<br />3/29/2011<br />Footer Text<br />18<br />

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