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Old 12-30-2014, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What joystick are you all using? I want a new one but i don't want to spend $300 on it. Any suggestions for a good set up? I'll probable use it for Planetside 2 and Star Citizen.
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I'm using a 30 dollar Logitech X3D. Functions all for me, but I'm not all into the whole flight setup anymore like I was 20 years ago.
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An actual Joystick or just a standard twin-stick controller?
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An actual Joystick or just a standard twin-stick controller?
Something like this is what i want:

I’m not crazy (but I did buy a $450 HOTAS Warthog joystick) | Ars Technica

But i'm not shelling out that kinda cash for the few games i'll use it on. So i'm looking for something like it in the $150 or less range if possible. Just wondering what you all use, if anything.
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He wants twin gigglesticks to go with his gigglebit gigglenet.
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Something like this is what i want:

I€™m not crazy (but I did buy a $450 HOTAS Warthog joystick) | Ars Technica

But i'm not shelling out that kinda cash for the few games i'll use it on. So i'm looking for something like it in the $150 or less range if possible. Just wondering what you all use, if anything.
About 5 years ago I bought my dad a Saitek X51 and although it felt cheap and light he velcroed the **** down and it performed pretty good. I remember paying around 150 for it. They probably have an updated version now.

Edit: Damn that Hotas is amazing.
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That is the A-10 model.
I've heard good thing about the $60 Hotas thrustmaster model
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001...A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB
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Old school Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback.

The MS Sidewinder range was pretty awesome in it's day. Good luck on getting driver support now days.
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That is the A-10 model.
I've heard good thing about the $60 Hotas thrustmaster model
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001...A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB
That looks promising. I'll check out some reviews. Thanks
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That looks promising. I'll check out some reviews. Thanks
There's a bunch of decent reviews. There is a lot of people buying it for Elite Dangerous.
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