Pixelmusement Filler Video 14 Last Updated:
February 11th, 2012

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Filler Video #14

Gemini's PC Joysticks & Gamepads




Additional Information and Corrections:

  • Something you may've noticed by now is that sometimes in these filler videos it sounds as though I randomly cut the audio from one line of thought to another. Those... are not actually cuts. That's seriously the way I talk when I'm thinking what I want to say as I go along.


  • Word of caution. The Intec Combat Arcade Stick is advertised as a PS3 stick, but it hasn't actually worked with PS3s for quite awhile now since a particular firmware update. I think this is why I was able to get mine new-in-box and clearance priced for dirt cheap.


  • If having the full throttle assembly and everything seems a bit much, for the same price, Thrustmaster offers a more standardized joystick with a throttle slider instead of an actual throttle, with buttons arranged on the base, called the T.Flight Stick X.


  • I always try my joysticks and gamepads out with new games just to see how well they work. Most of the time, keyboard and/or mouse control just seems the best approach, but every so often a game plays MUCH better with one of them. Great DOS games to try with a HOTAS joystick include Terminal Velocity, Radix: Beyond the Void, and pretty much any first-person game where you have in-game throttle control. 2D Shooters and Fighting games usually work best with a gamepad or arcade stick. (One Must Fall 2097 being a big exception.)
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