Keyboards with analog sticks?

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Keyboards with analog sticks?

Postby BruceSmith78 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:48 pm

How about an actual gaming topic.

I love playing Skyrim with mods (yes, I'm still playing a game that was released in 2011), but goddam. It's so fucking frustrating when I continuously get stuck on terrain/NPC's during combat because you can only move in eight directions at one constant speed. I know they make remotes for the PC, but fuck that because hot keys. I googled this once and saw a keyboard with an analog stick on it. Anybody tried it? Or heard good/bad things about it?

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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #1

Postby sikax » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:01 pm

I've only ever played turn-based PC games for such a reason. FPS are impossible with four fucking keys. And I don't care enough to invest in newfangled glib glob.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #2

Postby CashRules » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:03 am

I'm still playing a game that was released in 2011


I still play Civ IV with the BTS expansion. That's 2007. I still play Madden 06 because it's the last year they made a PC version.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #3

Postby Derived Absurdity » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:47 am

I still play Super Mario World.

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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #4

Postby aels » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:05 am

BruceSmith78 wrote:yes, I'm still playing a game that was released in 2011


Pfff, they're still making mods for Baldur's Gate II (which came out in 2000) and I'm still playing them. It's one of the best RPGs of all time so everyone should play BG2. Go do it. Now. Stop reading this. BG2.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #5

Postby aels » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:07 am

Also a keyboard with an analogue stick sounds bananas. It sounds horribly unwieldy to use. I don't mind using direction keys for PC games. It's sometimes a little clumsy but I'm used to the days of playing on my family computer where, as the family's only lefty, I used to cross my hands over the keyboard when I played. And if you're thinking 'But why didn't you just move the mouse to the other side?', I swear to God that it didn't even cross my seven year old mind. I just thought that you *had* to have the mouse on the right and I got so used to it that having the mouse on the left now has taken a lot of getting used to.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #6

Postby CashRules » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:17 pm

You have to have the mouse on the right. Anything else is an abomination.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #7

Postby aels » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:44 pm

Stop oppressing my people.
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Re: Keyboards with analog sticks?   Reply #8

Postby Whitey » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:01 am

He's right. If you move it to the left you're an evil sinner and should be punished.


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