Best gameing joystick

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  1. Anonymous

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    What do you think is the best gameing joystick ?.

    I personaly own the Logitech Wingman Extreme 3D pro,
    And the bext gameing joystick comes from the cockpit of an F16...
     
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    I have a Saitek Cyborg Evo. Its great! Well worth £30.
     
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    My old stick was a Logitech Wingman Extreme 3D Pro, and it was a great joystick. I wore out the twist feature a long time ago, playing MechWarrior 4. :rolleyes:
    I now use a Saitek X45. It took a bit of getting used to, but it's a pretty decent unit IMO.
     
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    The X52 looks like a killer set, alright! The only thing I liked better about the X45 was the rocker switch on the throttle, for rudder control. The X52 reverted back to the twist handle, but otherwise it looks to be a substantial improvement.

    Plus, the X45 was cheaper. ;)
     
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    The only complaint with my Saitek is that the handrest is too high. Gives me thumb ache when im trying to fire my cannons ;)
     
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    Force feedback would either be great fun or extremely annoying :lol:

    Have linked to my Saitek...one of the reviews says:

    Freak. Thats realistic! ;)

    Its a great stick 8)
     
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    Nice! 8) Looks well confusing though!
     
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    No, not really. It has three mode settings though, so you can actually map three different buttons profiles into it at the same time. In effect, this triples the number of buttons/sliders on the thing. Like I said, it just takes a bit of getting used to.

    The positioning of the three top buttons on the joystick is just a little bit awkward, because the thumb can sometimes accidentally move the lower hat switch while reaching for them. This problem was rectified on the X52 by repositioning the buttons and the upper hat switch.

    But the X45 is an awesome rig just the same! :cool:
     
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    The only problem with my stick is that when I pull back on it my wrist cathes the throttle and decreases power. Thats more my fault than the sticks though ;)
     
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    is it worth buying it? i mean. i have seen in in a shop here, but its kind of very ewxpensive. but, if its a real good one.. well,.. does it have force feedback? :D
     
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    You mean my one? If you so then no force feedback im afraid :(
     
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    I myself have a Logiteck Attack 3 Joystick... It's quite a pleasure to control a virtual airplane with it... It's both for right handed and left handed users...Quite nice...
     
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    Mine doesn't have force-feedback either, I'm afraid. It suits me fine though.
     
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    I suppose you just get used to your own stick. Wrestling with someone elses just wouldnt be the same. ;)

    (And yes, that WAS inteneded to sound sexual. ;) )
     
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    *sigh* I figured as much. :rolleyes:
     
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