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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 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 …

What Does FPS Mean in Gaming?

If you ever find yourself playing games online, you are bound to hear people talk about their ‘frames,’ and usually when they are frustrated with ‘frame drops.’ Essentially what they are referring to is the FPS or ‘Frames per Second’ that display on the screen. FPS is one of the primary benchmarks used to measure graphical performance in a video game. The primary reason everyone …

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls – Review of the Features

The value of a flight simulation largely depends on accuracy and realism. Of course, not everybody is training to become an ace pilot. Some people just want to have a fun time. But in either case, there’s no beating the immersive nature of authentic flight controls. Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls The components used by the Alpha Flight Controls were designed for sims approved by the …