Wednesday, October 19, 2016

1293 - Senescent Sidewinder

This dusty old Microsoft SIdewinder  gamepad surfaced in a pile of stuff when I was looking for something else.  A few days later, the topic of old game controllers came up, and I realized I had one in my hands.  

It's not worth anything.  It's a precursor to the XBOX controller, but was designed for simpler games.  There's not enough controls to do anything fun like drive a car or fly an airplane, and all of the controls are just digital buttons: no analog sticks and definitely no analog directional pad.  

I need a picture of the thing for an illustration on an article on old game controllers.  I considered cleaning out the dust, but the dust may be worth more than the gamepad.