Watch 60 Years of Video Game Controllers in 60 Seconds


Compared to other forms of entertainment, video games haven’t been around for that long. This hasn’t stopped gaming enthusiasts from waxing nostalgic for the pixelated classics of the '70s and '80s, though. Early games are often remembered for their graphics and sound effects, but this video spotted by The Huffington Post takes a different approach by looking back at the evolution of game controllers.

For their video, the YouTube channel Super Deluxe has condensed 58 years of controller designs into less than a minute's worth of animation. They hit all the classics, like the Atari Pong pad of 1975 and the Nintendo 64 controller of 1996, as well as a few examples that likely haven't made it onto your radar. The NES Hands Free released in 1989 allowed disabled players to control characters with their mouths, and the Wu-Tang controller was created for the rap group’s infamous 1999 Playstation game. Only time will tell if 2016’s entry, the Oculus Rift, will join the icons or the flops of gaming history.

[h/t The Huffington Post]

All images courtesy of Super Deluxe via YouTube.