A nice treat for you Amiga, Commodore 64 and Retro Gaming fans and enthusiasts. In this video MSMadLemon (Madija Al-Husyni) will replace Microswitches on joysticks, investigate why both the fire buttons stopped working. Ralph H. Baer, inventor of television video games and the Magnavox Odyssey console, released in 1972, created the first video game joysticks in 1967. They were able to control the horizontal and vertical position of a spot displayed on a screen. The earliest known electronic game joystick with a fire button was released by Sega as part of their 1969 arcade game Missile. However, since the beginning of the 21st century, these types of games have waned in popularity and are now considered a “dead” genre, and with that, gaming joysticks have been reduced to niche products.