September 03, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
I love me some PlayStation, but the controller leaves my high score less than worthy of the time it takes to punch in my initials.
Game Cabinets Inc., a manufacturer of classic arcade games, recently released the Stinger Plus, a joystick controller that has a full computer inside.
“Anything you can do on your home computer you can do through this joystick on your TV,” says David Flagg, president of Game Cabinets Inc. That includes surfing the Internet and having fun with online gambling, using Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition, loading in PC games and using its DVR function, he says, adding that it also has a DVD drive.
The unit’s control panel—which is 28.5 inches wide by 13.75 inches deep by 5 inches high—has controls specifically designed for those classic games. “It can also be your media center and gaming center,” Flagg says.
It’s not as cheap as a PS3, but it’s almost as portable. “You can unplug it and bring to your friend’s house,” Flagg adds. Contact them for pricing info.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.