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Atari brings true retro gaming to the iPad

by Steven Mostyn - Sep 8 2011, 18:43

Waggle-tastic. Image: Atari.

Flourishing on the power of Apple’s brand appeal and the leading tablet device on the market—by a country mile—can the iPad get any cooler? Videogame pioneer Atari seems to thinks so, and we here at Tech Herald Towers are inclined to agree.

What you’re gazing upon here is the new Atari Arcade Duo Powered control peripheral, which has been developed for use with Apple’s iconic slab and works with Atari’s Greatest Hits application.

Offering up the genuine retro thrill of stick-waggling action as opposed to cutting-edge capacitive finger prodding, use of the Arcade Duo means instant arcade authenticity for lovers of Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command.

Beyond the obvious draw of classic gaming action, the Arcade Duo also allows for portrait and landscape switching and connects to its host iPad via Bluetooth.

Although Atari is currently only willing to slap a tantalising “Available Soon” on the control platform’s product page, we can tell you now that we’ll be getting one if it’s comfortably priced in the vicinity of $50-$75 USD.

Expect to see Atari’s controller hitting retail stores such as Target, Toys R Us, and Walmart.

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