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PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« on: March 15, 2018, 10:54:02 PM »
It's been a long time since I've broke out a joystick.  I used to play Jane's flight simulators, X-wing and Tie Fighter Flight Simulators (very cool games... wish they would re-explore this concept), descent, and many other games.  Now it seems like controllers have taken away from the joystick experience.  Games these days are more developed for a controller... but some still are made for the joystick.


If you still use a joystick, what peripheral do you use (provide links)?  What games do you still play with a joystick?

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2018, 10:10:46 AM »
If this comes to fruition the joystick may be getting more love


https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/23/atari-vcs-ataribox-hands-on/


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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 09:14:19 PM »
Wow. Great find. I've not seen those yet.   

So you'll get to play all old and new content made for the system. There's A LOT of old Atari content...  both arcade and console.  The article can't speak on specifics.. But this is very interesting!   Peaks my interest.

I'd love to see a remake of alien versus predator -  the Atari Jaguar version.

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 10:50:15 AM »
modern content is what I'm most interested in. Will it be like a steam machine or a home console? 0 games have been announced so who's developing? At this point it seems April is too soon for preorders to start

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 04:41:38 PM »
modern content is what I'm most interested in. Will it be like a steam machine or a home console? 0 games have been announced so who's developing? At this point it seems April is too soon for preorders to start

I hear you. Somehow I doubt it'll hit April. I would think by now there would be teasers and trailers.  Hopefully it's not just an emulator type thing for Atari and they develop my hat for that as well.   For $300... it should be a full on console.

I'm pretty interested ... just depends on what they do.    VCS - virtual console?  No physical media?  Lol hmm...

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 08:31:28 PM »
its supposedly going to run Linux so it'll be an insanely expensive emulation machine >:(

I'm still keeping my hopes up but I refuse to pay 300 for a raspberry pi that looks like a vcs

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 01:15:07 AM »
I still have my SFIV Arcade Sticks that I bust out when playing some Pac-Man or other arcade games. Especially SHMUPs.

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Re: PC Peripherals - Joysticks
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 09:37:36 PM »
I still have my SFIV Arcade Sticks that I bust out when playing some Pac-Man or other arcade games. Especially SHMUPs.

Those are pretty cool arcade sticks as well.  I miss a good arcade stick - I still have my Neo Geo controllers... but I haven't had a good solid Arcade controller / stick in a pretty long time.  I think I still have my NES Advantage somewhere as well lol...

X-Arcade sticks were pretty popular back when I had my store... though I didn't buy one for myself... and not many really made it through my shop.  Economic down turn really started around 2005-2006.... and people stopped spending money on that stuff... at least from what I saw.

@targetrasp Maybe I need to break out the Atari VCS discussion to it's own topic... Might make a new post and link to this post.

 

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