Power Glove Hacked: It’s So Bad

PowerGloveUniversalHID_TitleForget Lucas Barton declaring his love of the Power Glove because it was so BAD. Yep, the Power Glove was a terrible peripheral, but goddammit, it was so damn cool! What’s there not to have liked about it when you looked like a cyborg with it on!

Now imagine if the Power Glove was a useful peripheral! Imagine no more, as computer engineering genius, Nolan Moore has devised a Power Glove UHID (Universal Human Interface Device) project to overhaul Nintendo’s peripheral with modern sensors and wireless communication to provide the ability to use gesture and motion controls with almost anything you can think of, but in style!

Check out the video below of what has been achieved thus far with this oh so bad peripheral! Keep up to date with the project by visiting Hackaday.io. Thanks to Nolan, we can (at last!) say that the Power Glove is sooooo good!


source: HACKADAY

 

So Bad, But Oh So Cool Retro Gaming Peripherals

The Power Glove, it will go down in video gaming history as the epitome of a peripheral being so bad that it is actually quite cool! The Power Glove is a useless piece of kit that you can’t go without (Ed: Relax, put those pitchforks down, we love the Power Glove).

This oxymoron is not lost on gamers – there have been a number of terrible peripherals released over the years, some worse than others, but all equally desirable to have (Ed: who could also forget the unreleased Atari MindLink and the doomed Konix Multi-System!). We have managed to scrape the bottom of the peripheral barrel to bring you the coolest bad peripherals to add to your collection. Put on a bib and wipe that drool!

Peripheral: Sega Action Chair | System: Mega Drive / Genesis | Use: Control gameplay via leaning
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Peripheral: Power Glove | System: Famicom / NES | Use:Super Glove Ball & Bad Street Brawler
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Peripheral: Quickjoy Foot Pedal SV-129| Systems: Atari, Commodore & Amstrad | Use: Programming joystick functions to a pedal
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Peripheral: Virtual Cushion | System: PC-Engine | Use: In game (b)ass force feedback
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Peripheral: R.O.B. | System: Famicom / NES | Use: Gyromite & Stack-Up
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Peripheral: Game Boy Pocket Sonar | System: GBP | Use: Sonar to locate fish
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Peripheral: Sega BH-400 | System: Sega Mark III | Use: Hang-On handlebar
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Peripheral: Menacer | System: Mega Drive / Genesis | Use: T2: The Arcade Game, Mad Dog McCree, Body Count, Who Shot Johnny Rock, Mad Dog II, Corpse Killer, Crime Patrol, Menacer shooting gallery
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Peripheral: Aura Interactor | System: Various 16/32/64-Bit | Use: wearable force-feedback vest
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Peripheral: Sega Activator | System: Mega Drive / Genesis | Use: infra-red motion detector for fighting games
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The Power Of Glove: A Power Glove Documentary

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Nintendo’s Power Glove – it’s so bad, that it’s so damn good! The Power Glove may not have worked as promised, but it’s legacy in pop culture is undeniable. Three film-makers (Adam Ward, Andrew Austin and Paula Kosowski ) have embarked on creating a documentary that chronicles Nintendo’s notorious game controller.

Check out the official trailer below of ‘The Power Of Glove‘ documentary.

We are not alone when we say, we cannot wait for this to be released!