Club Atlético de Madrid referred to as Atlético de Madrid or as Atlético or Atleti, is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid, that play in La Liga. The club play their home games at the Metropolitano Stadium, which has a capacity of 68,456. In terms of league titles won, Atlético Madrid are the third most successful club in Spanish football – behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Atlético have won La Liga on 10 occasions, including a league and cup double in 1996. Atlético's home kit is red and white vertical striped shirts, with blue shorts, blue and red socks; this combination has been used since 1911. Throughout their history the club has been known by a number of nicknames, including Los Colchoneros, due to their first team stripes being the same colours as traditional mattresses. During the 1970s, they became known as Los Indios, which some attribute to the club's signing several South American players after the restrictions on signing foreign players were lifted. However, there are a number of alternative theories which claim they were named so because their stadium is "camped" on the river bank, or because Los Indios were the traditional enemy of Los Blancos, the nickname of the club's city rivals, Real Madrid.
Felipe VI, the king of Spain, has been the honorary president of the club since 2003. The club co-owned the Indian Super League franchise in Kolkata named Atlético de Kolkata, which won the competition twice, but in 2017 Atlético decided to end its franchise partnership with the ISL club due to broken commitments. Atlético co-owns Liga MX club Atlético San Luis, the Canadian Premier League side Atlético Ottawa; the club was founded on 26 April 1903 as Athletic Club Sucursal de Madrid by three Basque students living in Madrid. These founders saw the new club as a youth branch of their childhood team, Athletic Bilbao who they had just seen win the 1903 Copa del Rey Final in the city. In 1904, they were joined by dissident members of Real Madrid; the side began playing in blue and white halved shirts, the colours of Athletic Bilbao, but by 1911, both the Bilbao and Madrid teams were playing in their current colours of red and white stripes. Some believe the change came about because red and white striped tops were the cheapest to make, as the same combination was used to make ticking for mattresses, the unused cloth was converted into football shirts.
This contributed to Los Colchoneros. However, another explanation is that both Athletic Bilbao and Athletic Madrid used to buy Blackburn Rovers' blue and white kits in England. In late 1909, Juanito Elorduy, a former player and member of the board of Athletic Madrid, went to England to buy kits for both teams but failed to find Blackburn kits to purchase. Athletic Madrid adopted the red and white shirt, leading to them being known as Los Rojiblancos, but opted to keep their existing blue shorts whereas the Bilbao team switched to new black shorts. Athletic Bilbao won the 1911 Copa del Rey Final using several'borrowed' players from Athletic Madrid, including Manolón who scored one of their goals. Athletic's first ground, the Ronda de Vallecas, was in the eponymous working-class area on the south side of the city. In 1919, the Compañía Urbanizadora Metropolitana—the company that ran the underground communication system in Madrid—acquired some land, near the Ciudad Universitaria. In 1921, Athletic Madrid became independent of parent-club Athletic Bilbao and moved into a 35,800-seater stadium built by the company, the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid.
The Metropolitano was used until 1966. After the move, the Metropolitano was demolished and was replaced with university buildings and an office block belonging to the company ENUSA. During the 1920s, Athletic won the Campeonato del Centro three times and were Copa del Rey runners-up in 1921, where they faced parent club Athletic Bilbao, as they would again in 1926. Based on these successes, in 1928 they were invited to join the Primera División of the inaugural La Liga played the following year. During their debut La Liga campaign, the club were managed by Fred Pentland, but after two seasons they were relegated to Segunda División, they returned to La Liga in 1934 but were relegated again in 1936 after Josep Samitier took over in mid-season from Pentland. The Spanish Civil War gave Los Colchoneros a reprieve, as Real Oviedo was unable to play due to the destruction of their stadium during the bombings. Thus, both La Liga and Athletic's relegation were postponed, the latter by winning a playoff against Osasuna, champion of the Segunda División tournament.
By 1939, when La Liga had resumed, Athletic had merged with Aviación Nacional of Zaragoza to become Athletic Aviación de Madrid. Aviación Nacional had been founded in 1939 by members of the Spanish Air Force, they had been promised a place in the Primera División for the 1939–40 season, only to be denied by the RFEF. As a compromise, this club merged with Athletic, whose squad had lost eight players during the Civil War; the team were awarded a place in the 1939–40 La Liga campaign only as a replacement for Real Oviedo. With the legendary Ricardo
The PlayStation Dual Analog Controller is Sony's first handheld analog controller for the PlayStation, the predecessor to the DualShock. Its first official analog controller was the PlayStation Analog Joystick; the Dual Analog Controller was first displayed under glass at the PlayStation Expo 96–97, held from November 1 to November 4, 1996. It was released in Japan in April 1997, coincident with the Japanese releases of analog-capable titles Tobal 2 and Bushido Blade, it was advertised as allowing for more precise and fluid control of the games' fighters, with the rumble feature contributing to a more realistic experience. Before its release in the United States, Sony decided that vibration feedback would be removed from the European and American versions of the controller. According to a Sony spokesperson, "We evaluated all the features and decided, for manufacturing reasons, that what was most important to gamers was the analog feature." Reasons for dropping the vibration feedback included its being linked to premature malfunction of the controllers.
There were rumors that Nintendo had attempted to block the release of the controller in North America due to the vibration feature's similarity to Nintendo's Rumble Pak, but Nintendo denied that it had taken any form of legal action over Sony's controllers. Moreover, according to the United States Patent Office, two employees of Atari Games have held a patent on vibrating game controller technology since March of 1991. Another theory for the vibration feedback being dropped was that Sony wanted to keep the price of the controller down so as to maximize user adoption, it was released in the United States on August 27, 1997, in Europe in September 1997 with little promotion. A few months the first DualShock controller was released in Japan on November 20, 1997. Namco had released an analog controller for PlayStation called NeGcon. Sony's Dual Analog Controller's analog mode was not compatible with the NeGcon-compatible games such as Wipeout and Ridge Racer. However, Need for Speed II, Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 2 feature compatibility with both NeGcon and Dual Analog control schemes.
Fans of a smaller form factor, Japanese players complained that the long hand grips made the controller too large to be held properly and the lack of a rumble feature in the U. S. and European models are the most cited reasons that Sony decided to end production of this controller and redesign it. This redesign became the DualShock; the Dual Analog controller was discontinued in all three markets in 1998, to be replaced by the DualShock. The Dual Analog controller has three modes of operation: Digital, which disables the Analog sticks, Analog and an Analog Flightstick mode emulating the PlayStation Analog Joystick, not available on the DualShock or DualShock 2. If a PlayStation game is DualShock or Dual Analog compatible, the player may press the Analog button located between the two analog sticks to activate the analog mode; this is indicated by a red LED. If the Dual Analog controller is switched to analog mode while using a game, not analog-compatible, the game will not register any button presses or, in some cases, the PlayStation will consider the controller to be detached.
The ability to emulate Sony's own PlayStation Analog Joystick by pressing the "Analog" button a second time to reveal a green LED provided a less expensive alternative to the FlightStick Analog Joystick and retailed for an average of US$35 compared to the Flightstick's retail price of US$70. To the Nintendo 64 controller, the Dual Analog Controller was designed to be held in four different ways: standard control, in which the left thumb uses the directional buttons and the right thumb uses the action buttons. MechWarrior 2, Ace Combat 2, Descent Maximum, Colony Wars were among the shortlist of twenty-seven PlayStation Flightstick compatible games; the Dual Analog controller features several aspects that remain exclusive to it, were scrapped or redesigned for the release of the DualShock controller. Only the Japanese version features a vibration feedback function; the European and American versions of the controller do however include circuitry and mounts for a rumble motor, a possible leftover from the Japanese version of the controller, therefore installing the motor is a simple process.
Due to a lack of vibration-compatible games at the time, the European and American versions were not shipped with rumble feedback and, as a result, weigh less than their overseas counterpart, fall somewhere between the weights of the standard controller and the DualShock. The hand grips are 3⁄5 inch longer than the original controller and the DualShock controller; the body of the controller is wider, spacing the pads farther apart. This wider controller body has been retained on the DualShock and all PlayStation controllers; the L2 and R2 buttons have ridges at the top edge to distinguish them from the L1 and R1 buttons and are spaced farther apart than the original controller or DualShock. The L2 and R2 buttons are wider than the standard controller but shorter
Depend on Me is the first Japanese studio album by South Korean boy band VIXX. It was released on January 27, 2016 under the labels of Jellyfish Entertainment and CJ Victor Entertainment, it features the single "Depend on Me" and released Japanese singles "Error" and "Can't Say". On the same day of the release Depend on Me ranked at number 4 on the Oricon daily album chart. Since Depend on Me has risen up the charts and topping at number 1 for January 30; the album charted at number 4 on the weekly album chart for two weeks. On November 30, Jellyfish Entertainment and CJ Victor Entertainment revealed that VIXX will be releasing their first original full-length Japanese studio album, Depend on Me, on January 27, 2016, it was revealed that upon release of the album that there would be three versions, a regular edition and two limited editions titled A and B with each having bonus tracks and trading cards featuring a random VIXX member and along with limited edition A there would be a DVD containing the music video and making movie for "Depend on Me" and limited edition B would contain a booklet.
On January 7, 2016 Jellyfish Entertainment and CJ Victor Entertainment revealed the jacket photographs which will be used for all three editions of Depend on Me, released a teaser to the music video. On January 23, 2016 a highlight medley for the album was released on CJ Victor Entertainment's official YouTube Channel. To promote the album VIXX held holding Mini Live & High Touch events in Sapporo, Tokyo and Fukuoka from January 13, 2016 to January 31, 2016. On December 10, 2014, VIXX marked their first official entry into the Japanese market with the release of the Japanese version of "Error" in a single album, which included the Japanese version of "Youth Hurts" under the Japanese title of "Seishun datte" from their Korean language mini-album, Error; the single peaked at number 6 on the Oricon charts and sold over 19,381 CD copies. On September 9, 2015, VIXX made their second Japanese comeback with their second Japanese language single "Can't Say". "Can't Say" was the first official song recorded in Japanese by VIXX with original lyrics by SHOW for Digz.
Inc Group. The single sold over 31,289 CD copies; the single included the song "Mukae ni ikou". The music video was released September 9, 2015. A Korean language version was recorded and released with VIXX's second studio album Chained Up on November 10, 2015. "Depend on Me" is the album's lead single. On January 18, 2016 the short version of the music video for "Depend on Me" was released in Japan; the song's lyrics was written by SHOW for Inc.. Group whilst the composition was by Erik Lidbom for Hitfire Production. 「Error -Japanese Ver.-」 Music Video on YouTube 「Can't Say」 Music Video on YouTube 「Depend on me」 Music Video on YouTube