There’s been much talk of retro-gaming in the past few months, and it seems the novelty value still hasn’t worn off, with the gadget e-tailers continuing to make a comfy living out of our nostalgia. X-Arcade (£99.95) is the latest gizmo to tap into the nation’s love of all things old. It’s basically a universal joystick that looks like the panel on an arcade machine. All the usual buttons are present and correct and you can plug it into all manner of gaming consoles – including PlayStations 1 and 2, X-Box, Gamecube and the Dreamcast – as well as PCs (you might have to buy an additional adapter, mind).
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