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ThinkGeek shipping 8-Bitty retro wireless game controller

updated 07:20 am EDT, Fri October 19, 2012

ThinkGeek now shipping 8-Bitty wireless gaming pad for iOS, Android

ThinkGeek is now shipping the 8-Bitty retro wireless game controller for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. First introduced at the American International Toy Fair in February, the device is now shipping for $30, slightly higher than its previously promised $25 starting point. The device is compatible with both iOS and most Android devices, connecting over Bluetooth.

The 8-Bitty uses an gives mobile gamers 8 physical buttons comprising four face buttons, select, start and two shoulder buttons as well as the D-pad for movement. Like the bigger retro iCade gaming cabinet, the 8-Bitty is compatible with all iCade games as well as Atari Greatest Hits for iPad. In all, over 150 game titles already support the iCade and the iCade 8-Bitty.

ThinkGeek notes that the 8-Bitty is built as an open platform and that game developers do not need any special permission to be able to add support for its controllers using the iCade SDK.

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