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Video Game Controller Alarm Clocks: Get Your Time On

by Lambert Varias

I just knew that controller evolution chart was missing some species. Thanks to artist Roger Ibars, my suspicions have been confirmed. His “Hard-wired devices” collection consists of 100 video game controllers, starting from the Atari 2600 Joystick and ending with a Guitar Hero guitar peripheral.

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Ibars modded each device, and they now serve as alarm clock controllers, a collection “in which two cultures of interface blend: the computer gaming culture and the home appliance culture.” But I think Ibars’ collection also gives us a good, albeit incomplete look at how controllers have evolved over the years. I’m quite surprised at the number of controllers which are essentially minor revisions to the Atari joystick.

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Just like with the chart, Ibars also excluded the computer keyboard, and I understand why – it wasn’t primarily meant for gaming after all. Nonetheless, it has proven to be one of the most versatile video game controllers we’ve ever seen. The thing is, I think the keyboard could substitute for the Ibars’ whole collection. We don’t really need to attach an alarm clock to a keyboard either, because it already straddles that line between a practical device and one that’s used for entertainment. Check out Ibars’ website to get more info on each of the controllers.

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