This has been a big week for pieces of gaming hardware getting explodified
-- this time around, the subject of dissection is the turntable peripheral for Activision's upcoming Mix Master Mike sim, DJ Hero
. However, the disassembly wasn't committed by a tech-savvy hacker, or even a DIY site. Instead, the operation was performed by the Federal Communications Commission
. Yes, your tax dollars are being applied to the destruction of video game peripherals.
Though most of the depictions of the turntable controller have been glamorous but somewhat non-revealing, the FCC completely exposes the controller in it's most vulnerable state. We'd say the FCC is kind of like the Hustler
of gaming hardware snapshots -- but we would never actually
say that because that would be an awfully
creepy thing to say on a video game blog.