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Although they’ve only been around in their modern form for several decades, video games have evolved tremendously and gone from niche subculture to mainstream acceptance. Perhaps one of the most telling indicators of this change can be seen (and felt) through the controllers used by gamers to control their digital avatars. To document this growth, photographer Javier Laspiur captured some of video game culture’s most iconic controllers. Everything from the Atari 2600 to Sony’s PS Vita are included with some sure to send many among us into a nostalgic time warp.

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