Monday, March 21, 2011

Play Retro Video Games on your iPad with iCade...!

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Posting for pure nostalgic reasons. Take that worthless iPad and make it into a desktop retro coin-op video game..!

Enter the iCADE iPad Arcade Cabinet! To use the iCade, gently slide the iPad into the cradle. The iCADE uses Bluetooth to connect to the iPad so there's nothing else you need to do. You're ready to "insert coin" and game on!

To bring the iCADE to life, ThinkGeek has partnered with ION. Atari, the first name in classic arcade games, also signed up to bring a huge suite of classic arcade titles including Asteroids® to market with iCADE support built right in. When released, a friendly API will be made available to developers to add iCADE support to almost any game.

Product Specifications

•Beautifully retro-styled tabletop arcade cabinet for your otherwise useless iPad
•iPad connects to the iCADE controls via Bluetooth
•Atari providing classic games ready to go with the iCADE, including Asteroids and other top games.
•API to be released allowing any iOS developer to create iCADE-compatible games.