Ion-and-Atari-reveal-iCade---a-classic-cab-for-your-iPad Ion and Atari reveal iCade - a classic cab for your iPad

   10/01/2011 at 18:21       Richard Horne       4 COMMENTS.
 - Ion, Atari, iCade, iPad Arcade Cabinet, PAC-Man

We've all dreamt of carefully and tenderly restoring a classic full-sized arcade cabinet to its former glory haven't we? But then the real world kicks in with its nagging wives, lack of funds, lack of space and impractical assertions. All of which means that that dream, remains unfortunately just that.

Well thankfully Ion and Atari have teamed up to present the iCade. A classic arcade machine setup for your iPad.

Presenting at this year's CES in Las Vegas, Ion claims that the iCade "ensures safe loading and unloading of your iPad" into its faux-cabinet and thanks to its partnership with Atari, is able to offer classic old-school classics such as Space Invaders, PAC-Man, Missile Command, Tempest, Crystal Castles, Super Breakout and Gravitar.

As can be seen by the video below, the iCade actually looks pretty darned awesome. And having 6 buttons and a proper stick, means that should someone ever release a MAME emulator for Apple's touch-screen device, then it could well turn out to be THE home arcade console.

Check it out for yourself and tell us what you think.

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