How long since you read a joystick review?

Subject: General Tech | April 22, 2014 - 06:39 PM |
Tagged: Speedlink Black Widow, Saitek X52 Pro, Phallusometer, Logitech Extreme 3D Pro, joystick, input, hotas

One of the contributors at Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN have rekindled their love of space sims thanks to being in on the Elite: Dangerous alpha which has precipitated a quest to find the best joystick currently on the market.  Three contenders appear in this review, the Saitek X52 Pro, the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and the Speedlink Black Widow which refer to themselves as Hands On Throttle-And-Stick or flight sticks and the innuendo is as thick as you might expect.  Read the full review in all its smutty glory right here.

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"I’ve spent far too long thinking about and researching joysticks lately, primarily as a result of playing Elite: Dangerous. One thing I haven’t established during all that time is whether ‘joystick’ is the right word for a genre of game controller which also throws out terms like ‘flight stick’ and ‘HOTAS.’"

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April 22, 2014 | 10:18 PM - Posted by mikelbivins

Honestly, I've never ever read a review on "joystivks". Hats of to the Still love him though! But seriously, I haven't used one for 10+ years. Maybe I should.

April 22, 2014 | 11:44 PM - Posted by Anonymightymouse (not verified)

Haven't used one since the old MechWarrior days ...just too lazy to go find it and plug it in - tho I'm sure I could eventually become a BF3 flying Ace if I did :)

April 23, 2014 | 12:01 AM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

Currently using the HOTAS Warthog from Thrustmaster for the DCS series. Was hoping to use it for the new Mechwarrior series as well, but that turned out to be a flop. So far RSI supports them as well. Hands down the best HOTAS setup i have ever used or owned.

April 23, 2014 | 12:12 AM - Posted by Lou (not verified)

PS: should also note that i have used Logitech, Saitek,Gravis, and CH Products. Thrustmaster first. CH Products second, Everything else a distant last! You get what you pay for in flight control setups.

April 23, 2014 | 10:42 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

whats a joystick?

April 23, 2014 | 11:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

In your case that is the stick your mother tells you not to play with so much, or you'll grow hair on your palms!

April 25, 2014 | 11:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This article is too funny. Those choices are basically the same choices from 7 years ago. It was only $100 on sale for a X52 Pro back in 2007 so it's a lot more expensive to buy one now.

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