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While analogue control is the preferred means of interacting with console games in 2020, there are many cases where good, old-fashioned digital input is still best. Whether it's a game like Tetris which requires responsive control in the four cardinal directions or a title like Street Fighter II which simply calls for a nice big stick, there's definitely a market for controllers which deliver the kind of interface you'd normally associate with coin-ops of the '80s and '90s – and 8BitDo, that talented purveyor of quality third-party accessories, has come up with one of its most accomplished products yet to scratch that very itch.

8BitDo already services the needs of retro-savvy players with its exhaustive range of wireless pads, many of which take inspiration from the classic controllers of yesterday, like the SNES pad and Mega Drive six-button controller. The 8BitDo Arcade Stick is a somewhat different proposition, aimed at the more discerning player who thinks nothing of dropping over $100 on a premium digital controller for use with fighters, shmups and other classic arcade genres.

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January 04, 2021 at 04:45AM
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