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ThrustMaster HOTAS Magnetic Base w/ F-16C Viper HOTAS Add-On Grip Review

Home flight simulators have been around almost as long as computers. Way back in 1988, you could play the original Jetfighter on your DOS or Amiga PC. The graphics weren’t exactly realistic, but they were cutting-edge for the time. And for all of us flight enthusiasts, it was an amazing, fun experience. Nowadays, you can take to the skies in much more advanced, more immersive …

Best HOTAS Joystick for Flight & Simulator Games in 2020

Whether you play Star Citizen, Elite Dangerous, FSX, War Thunder, World of Tanks, World of Warplanes or any other simulator, chances are you want the most realistic and incredible experience possible. Rather than your standard mouse and keyboard configuration, a joystick can bring a whole new element to your video game that can give you the effect that you’re actually flying and maneuvering in the …

Guide to the Best PC Gaming Glasses

Anyone who spends hour after hour staring at a computer screen is subjected to an unnatural array of flickering blue light. You may have wondered why people get a headache from looking at their screen for too long, or can’t seem to fall asleep after a day in front of their computer. The reason why goes back to that strange light that you’re forcing on …

Guide to 2020’s Best Rudder Pedals for Flight Simulators

If you’re a flight simulator enthusiast, you’re probably familiar with the awkwardness of traditional control schemes. Console-style controllers, for example, are excellent for shooters like Call of Duty or action titles like Red Dead: Redemption. But they don’t provide enough inputs for a flight simulator. Oftentimes, this means you’ll end up scrolling through menus or moving your cursor around with the thumbsticks. Needless to say, …

Guide to 2020’s Best Throttle Quadrant (Controller) for Flight Simulators

For most genres of games, a standard controller is the best type of input. Gamers will argue over form factors, and whether the PlayStation or Xbox is better. But the basic layout has been the same for a few console generations. You have some triggers, a pair of thumbsticks, a directional pad, and some buttons. This layout works well for shooters, roleplaying games, and action …