Five lost controllers of gaming

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Controllers are an important part of any console, but some have been buried in the sands of time. Below is our list of five under-appreciated controllers

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Modern gaming controllers have it pretty made: two analogue sticks, a d-pad, four face buttons and four shoulder buttons, and that’s pretty much it. Give or take a nifty new touchscreen or your Share and Menu buttons, the basic blueprint has been seemingly set in stone for a while – the upcoming Steam Machine’s dual trackpad controller being a wonderful exception.

So what about the days when controllers were routinely wild, wacky, and wonderfully strange, with their ambitions to take the gaming experience to the stars often resulting in an abrupt plummet back down to earth.

Here are five lost controllers of gaming worth a mention.

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