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Old 2011-10-02, 09:11

I haven't had a joystick since my old Nintendo Cube, but am interested in one for Minecraft. We've talked about this in past, the result being that there ARE no Mac joysticks... am I wrong?

Feel free to discuss your fave joystick here too. The Atari 2600 joystick is still my favorite


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Old 2011-10-02, 09:36

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I haven't had a joystick since my old Nintendo Cube, but am interested in one for Minecraft. We've talked about this in past, the result being that there ARE no Mac joysticks... am I wrong?
Are you talking about a joystick as in a big arcade-style thing, or just a regular game controller? People use the term different ways...

There are Mac game controllers — Sega made a Mac version of the best 2D controller ever, the original Sega Saturn pad — but I don't know of any Mac arcade sticks.

I'm not a big PC gamer, so I don't know: wouldn't PC game controllers just be plug-and-play, like PC keyboards and mice?

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Feel free to discuss your fave joystick here too. The Atari 2600 joystick is still my favorite
If we're talking game controllers in general, DualShock 3. I also really like the Wii Classic Controller Pro. The Gamecube controller had some interesting ideas, and was ahead of its time in some ways (WaveBird!), but the "primary A button" concept didn't work for all games and the d-pad was absolutely worthless.

Worst controller of a "major" console goes to Nintendo 64, with an honorary mention to the original Xbox controller (which at least they sort-of-fixed). Worst controller of a minor console goes to Atari Jaguar (or Atari 5200, but lots of consoles had horrific controllers then).

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Old 2011-10-02, 10:11

I think, generally speaking, PC game controllers aren't very popular because the keyboard and mouse give the gamer a greater degree of control than a game pad would.

My favorite controller is the Xbox360 pad, it just fits my hands very well but I sometimes wish the sticks were at the same level, not offset. I liked the Dual Shock 3 for a little while but it really is too small for my hands, it makes me cramp, and the trigger buttons are all wrong... They don't feel like triggers more like... push buttons.

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drewprops
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Old 2011-10-02, 10:31

Thanks, I meant a game controller, not a giant joystick!


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Old 2011-10-02, 13:33

I've got yer giant joystick right here!
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