Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

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The Evolution of Video Game Controllers

Category : Representations of Gaming Sep 19th, 2011

Pop Chart Labs Video Game Controllers Poster

Pop Chart Lab makes these totally beautiful, totally detailed charts on pop culture topics. The one above is “The Evolution of Video Game Controllers.” I am interested in how we have arrived at a point where, culturally, the phrase “video game controller” refers exclusively to console controllers. There doesn’t seem to be a similarly familiar catch-all phrase for arcade controllers, which have a lot of history, too, and which have both have influenced and been influenced by console controllers.

In any case, the poster is 24″X36″ and will set you back $30. Available here.