I can't believe they didn't invent it No.12: The Speccy Joypad
Ok, apologies first. I'm sorry.
But hold on, please indulge me for a minute. A vodka fuelled drinking binge followed by an 'all back to mine' gaming session got me thinking... did 1980's post-pub gamers stagger back to their homes, fumble around in cassette drawers to find a game and proceed to wait 12 minutes for Ocean's 'Match Day' to load? More to the point, did they sit on the floor two inches from the TV hunched over a keyboard? Now, Kempston Joysticks all to hell, the control method of choice for the hardcore was the rubber keyboard.Then it occurred to me, what an absolute revelation it would have been if a peripheral like this was available, the idea of sitting on a couch AND playing a videogame was unheard of in my household.
So I'm 18 years too late, but as I look lovingly at my creation I hear two words repeating in my head... "If only... If only..."