Thrustmasters Are Go!

Another deconstruction finished, and though a picture says more than a thousand words, I still have a few (not a thousand) to say about it. And numbers, those too. This would be a perfect time to introduce a new piece of deconstruction terminology: the Surprise Rate (SR). This is defined as the number of newly discovered parts –those that were …

Thrustmaster's Dynamic Duo

Since October is International Gaming Month, I’m currently deconstructing the Thrustmaster Attack Throttle and Top Gun Joystick. Pending their completion, I’ll present some earlier game controller deconstructions here. Yes, I take International Gaming Month very seriously and have been planning this blog for years. If IGM were not reason enough to do yet another game controller, I’d like to point …

The April Fools' Day Miracle

It would appear that it’s a small world after all. Last Saturday I found a lovely Thrustmaster Attack Throttle in Doesburg. Since throttle controllers are little fun without an accompanying joystick, I’d already resigned to the fact that I might never actually get around to deconstructing it. In all my years I’ve only once seen a Thrustmaster stick that matches …