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Joysticks....any good for gaming?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by nick_lerwill, 29 Jan 2006.

  1. nick_lerwill


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 556

    ok i do alot of online gaming for games like bf2, cs and CoD2 are joysticks any good for these games? do the increase performance?


  2. phil675


    Joined: 15 Jan 2005

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    Location: UK

    Maybe for flying a plane in BF2, but I found it too much hassle having to switch back and forth. In my experience joysticks don't really go with FPSs.
  3. Paul11


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    Location: London

  4. nick_lerwill


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

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    ah good thats what i thought cheers
  5. PieEater


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: Devon

    I found the Belkin Nostromo's very good, being able to program the keys so they fall to hand was excellent, no need to keep checking the keyboard to see if your hand is in the right place. I would say that they improve your performance marginally.

    I tried a joystick for BF2 in the hope it would make me a better pilot - it didn't.
  6. Larok


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 340

    I second the nostromo for fps games. A small learn and setup when you get it, but it's a no brainer when you get used to it.
  7. BS Dave


    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

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    Location: London

    for fps, definite no, for flying in bf2 i'd say yes. make it's feel alot more realistic
  8. turtle3

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jul 2005

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    Location: snodland

    Ive bought an attack 3 for bf2 flying, and im well impressed, great quality and smooth for only £11.99, BF2 is the only time its used though and its not all that often you can get a plane anyway,
  9. fullfat

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Nottingham

    things might change in bf2 when the 2nd update comes out this year
  10. Le Samourai

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Feb 2003

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    Essential for me in BF2 - I was useless with the mouse!

    I also had a nostromo (bought it to replace the keyboard to try and reduce the amount of peripherals on my desk) but I'm back to normal keyboard/mouse setup and have the joystick positioned next to the top of my mousemat - so I just need to reach forward a bit from the mouse.

    If it's for BF2 you need to get a joystick with smooth movement and ideally quite compact. I eventually got a logitech attack 3 and it's pretty good value! A word of warning... under no circumstances get lead into thinking the Saitek ST90 could be kinda cool with it's crafted-by-alien-technology looks... it's chronic! ;) :D
  11. ben_j_davis

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    Joined: 26 Sep 2005

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    Location: Tonbridge, Kent

    Saitek Cyborg Evo Joystick 4 *** Win
  12. Eliot


    Joined: 29 Mar 2005

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    saitek st90 here for bf2, i can do half the stunts from bf2 stunt movies on it