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did you know the person who invented the d-pad walked out of their job and left the gaming industry entirely? 

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@monorail I'm pretty sure Gunpei Yokoi invented the d-pad, and he uh

he died in a car accident

@monorail but also yeah, that's why Xbox 360 d-pads were so terrible, because the Nintendo d-pad was copyrighted; I think the copyright has lapsed recently and that's why the more recent ones are, better

@monorail Holly I know this is probably super dark but the schadenfreude of, the fact-check on this joke is genuinely the funniest thing I've experienced in a while

I'm sorry if you don't see it that way, my brain is clearly broken

did you know the person who invented the d-pad walked out of their job and left the gaming industry entirely? 

@monorail boooooo

did you know the person who invented the d-pad walked out of their job and left the gaming industry entirely? 

@monorail posting before opening the cw to say this is the most comedically menacing CW I've seen in a long time

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@monorail Holly

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@monorail why would you do this Holly

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@voorhees because the other setup I know to this punchline is much longer and less funny

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@monorail πŸ€” That does explain why I haven't seen a good D-pad in decades

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@jlbesq it's not true though

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@monorail The worst part is, even my in-person delivery would have been too dry 😜

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@monorail oh my god

Masterful work, Holly Glaceon

did you know the person who invented the d-pad walked out of their job and left the gaming industry entirely? 

@monorail *stare*

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