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Best HOTAS Joystick for Flight & Simulator Games in 2021-2022

If you’re into flight simulators, you’re probably a bit particular about your controls. For many types of game, a mouse and keyboard are just fine. They’re actually ideal for first person shooters, or for games with a lot of menus and shortcuts. But a flight simulator isn’t just about being to enter all the right commands; it’s about immersion. You don’t just want to be …

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 …

Ultimate Guide to the Best Yoke for Flight Simulators in 2021

With the upcoming release of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, the flight simulator community is stoked. People are updating their PCs, setting aside money for DLC, and, yes, buying new flight controllers. Now, we should acknowledge that it’s entirely possible to play a flight simulator with your mouse and keyboard. But that lacks the immersive experience you’ll get from using genuine controls. If this doesn’t matter …

Guide to 2021’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, …

First-Look Review of the Thrustmaster TCA Quadrant Airbus Edition

If you’re a flight simulator enthusiast, you don’t want to use just any control scheme. For most games, a mouse and keyboard, or a game controller, will do the job just fine. But most games are just that: games. They’re not simulators. The whole point of a simulator is to become immersed in the experience. You’re not just manipulating pixels on the screen. You’re fully …