This is my favorite joystick. It allows for superior mobility & precision. It is lightweight, yet heavy enough to have a nice feel to it. You don’t want a joystick too light, ‘cause then you feel like a wimp. And you don’t want it too heavy, ‘cause then (if you have a game that lasts really long) you can get tired.
This joystick is multi-directional; which is very important. And the fire button is located below the joystick. This is radically different from most joysticks, which have the fire button on the side. Also, this fire button is squeezed like a trigger. Unlike most fire buttons, which are slapped (in a downwards motion).
If I bring this joystick to a friend’s house to play videogames, I immediately have a psychological advantage. Just ‘cause it’s so cool-looking.
Sometimes if I’m playing someone that I’m much better than, I’ll hold the joystick backwards. Then I’ll have to do all my movements in the opposite direction that I normally would. Some people might think this is cocky, but I do it as a kind of handicap, to make the game more competitive. Plus it’s good for hand-eye coordination. If I ever played videogames with Steven Seagal, I would bring this joystick. And he would respect me for it.
And Laney, congratulations! Referring to last week’s blog, you guessed the title of the movie poster immediately. Very impressive. Cooper Black, your answer was a great one & hilarious, but incorrect. But I like how you’re thinking. So very cool as well.
Sometimes, when I’m working on a sketch and I’m having writer’s block, I’ll play videogames. This always makes Liz mad. And then I have to explain my case to her. She’s cool, and says “Okay, but in five minutes, you gotta get back to work”. But by saying that, she proves she doesn’t understand. Because, what if I’m in the middle of having a great game? It’s going to take a lot longer than five minutes. So if I were to stop playing at five minutes, I’d being blowing my chance at a high score. I’ll just have to explain it to her again and hope she understands.
Enjoy your videogames.