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๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Joystick emoji

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What does ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Joystick emoji mean?

The Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ depicts a joystick, a controller that was commonly used to play old video game consoles. It is commonly used to represent gamers and gaming. It is especially likely to be used to refer to older video games, game consoles, and computers. The Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is often used with the Video Game emoji ๐ŸŽฎ and/or the Television emoji ๐Ÿ“บ. All of these emoji are likely to be used to celebrate National Video Game Day on July 8.

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Where does ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Joystick emoji come from?

The Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ was approved under Unicode 7.0 in 2014. On most major platforms, the emoji depicts a joystick controller with a black base with one or two red buttons, a grey stick, and a red, ball-shaped top. The Google version of the emoji has a blue base. Depending on the platform, the joystick is either depicted realistically or is stylized.

Joystick controllers, such as the one depicted in the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ, were used with the early video game consoles of the 1970s and 1980s, such as the Atari 2600. Even by the 1990s, joysticks had largely been replaced by handheld controllers with more buttons. For this reason, the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is often used to specifically refer to old video games and game consoles. At the same time, the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is still commonly used to refer to gaming in general, as many people know that joysticks at one point were used to play video games.

Examples of ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Joystick emoji

Beautiful day to play video games ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ
@ProdiJayPJ, June 12, 2019

Did you know that if you type 'Atari Breakout' into Google Images, you can play the classic arcade game? Try it out! ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ

@atari, May 15, 2020

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Who uses ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Joystick emoji?

The Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is used to refer to gamers and video games.

In particular, the Joystick emoji ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ is frequently used to specifically refer to old or retro video games.

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