VTech V.Frown Upside Down

At the closing ceremony of the 2015 International Gaming Month, chairman Deng Tsao Peng of the International Gaming Federation has announced that from 2017 on the gamer class of people will officially include girls. Sure, girls have been gaming for years, as proven by this pink V.Smile controller from 2005. But now it’s offical! VTech’s V.Smile system (picture courtesy of …

Thrustmasters Are Go!

Another deconstruction finished, and though a picture says more than a thousand words, I still have a few (not a thousand) to say about it. And numbers, those too. This would be a perfect time to introduce a new piece of deconstruction terminology: the Surprise Rate (SR). This is defined as the number of newly discovered parts –those that were …

Thrustmaster's Dynamic Duo

Since October is International Gaming Month, I’m currently deconstructing the Thrustmaster Attack Throttle and Top Gun Joystick. Pending their completion, I’ll present some earlier game controller deconstructions here. Yes, I take International Gaming Month very seriously and have been planning this blog for years. If IGM were not reason enough to do yet another game controller, I’d like to point …