Glen Planamento is the chief cook and bottle washer at Glen’s Retro Show, which really means he is the Concept Designer, Product Test Engineer and the Retail Guru at GRS, where he believes that every game, no matter if it’s an original arcade machine, an Arcade1Up, a Raspberry PI, a Windows, Mac or Linux machine deserves the best controllers on the planet. And Glen is the guy who knows a thing or two about creating just that. In fact, his GRS USB Spinner has been declared the Number One Gaming Accessory on… twice!

“Like the man said, no problems, only solutions.” This quote from the 80’s movie, Tron, would also pertain to Glen, who has created some ultimate solutions to the problem of controls.

The first controller that he created is an updated version of the spinner. The spinner, which is a lot smoother in movement than what you would use for the 1Ups, gives you the choice of using the traditional silver look or the classic Tron appearance. Setting the spinner up was a little tricky at first but once you got a feel for where it physically was on the knob, it was very easy to place.

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Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (118 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.