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    Default iCade Mods iPad for Ultimate Retro Gaming


    Apple may not have appeared in an official capacity at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, but the company's presence was certainly felt. With iDevice accessories and knock-offs at every turn, Apple's influence on both vendors and their handpicked product displays was undeniable.

    Among the true CES standouts is ION Audio, which unveiled a sweet iPad gaming accessory dubbed the "iCade." As the above video illustrates (and please note the cool old-school sound effects), the iCade visually represents a throwback to the arcade games that captured all of our quarters in childhood. Having first been teased by Thinkgeek last April Fools Day, ION would soon intervene and forge a partnership to elevate the "iCade" from concept to marketable product.

    Incredibly, this spring you will be able to get your hands on the iCade when it officially debuts at a cost of $99 - not a bad price for avid classic gamers who will relish the experience. As it turns out, not only does the iCade deliver the joys of an analog interface with corresponding joystick and buttons (which connect to the iPad via Bluetooth), ION forged another partnership - one with legendary game maker Atari - to resurrect some of our favorite games from childhood through this retro gaming iPad accessory.

    For more info, check out the official ION Audio page showcasing the iCade.

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    Pong, anyone?

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    If you watch the video, at the begining when he is "playing" the screen isnt even on
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    Quote Originally Posted by whereswaldo View Post
    If you watch the video, at the begining when he is "playing" the screen isnt even on
    Yes it is, its just really dim

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    Not bad for $99

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    Seems dull, guess if your using an iPad for gaming


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    Hopefully they release Pitfall.

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    When I was your age all we had were iPads that looked like arcade games.

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    ...haha! I thought so too at first. Take another look it is ON the entire time :]

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    Kinda cool, if the games you have are

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    if it plays Tempest I'm buying one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehedd View Post
    if it plays Tempest I'm buying one.
    Love it! Hopefully Pacman, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pacman, Frogger---ah memories killing time between racquetball matches at the tourneys!

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    Looks pretty cool.

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    SOLD!!!!! Can't wait! Galaga here I come ;-P

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    what kind of person would ever buy that? thats pretty much saying, loo at me! im a hippy in the 70s all over again!

    why can't anyone get a hold on reality, instead of being stuck in the past?

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    Preety awesome set up!

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    imagine playing Mortal Kombat on THAT!!! +1 for iPhone/iPod version! lol
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    I am SO all over this!! Guys at the firehouse will LOVE it (between runs, of course ;P)!

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    that looks cool, would be cool if you could play Street Fighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutSlayer View Post
    Love it! Hopefully Pacman, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pacman, Frogger---ah memories killing time between racquetball matches at the tourneys!
    What I was thinking. Would be awesome
    You don't like the iPad because you don't have one!

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