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  • n. Plural form of thumbstick.


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  • It includes a direction pad, physical control buttons on the upper corners and face, and two circular touchpads in the center that take the place of the twin thumbsticks found on Sony's Dual Shock controllers.

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  • Even for novice players who actively desire to get into videogames, all those buttons, thumbsticks and triggers irritate them --- they only serve to distract.

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  • Video: Hot deals on new hard drives, USB thumbsticks

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  • The D-pads on PS3 are nicer but the thumbsticks are much better tighter and more responsive on the 360.

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  • If you're used to pointing and clicking in the PC versions of The Sims , you're going to chafe at using the thumbsticks to control the camera and slowly, awkwardly guide your Urb.

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  • Imagine snapping the iPhone or iPad into a gamepad-like shell, one that allows you to play the sort of sophisticated games -- fighters, first-person shooters, platformers -- that work best with tactile features like analog thumbsticks and depressible buttons.


  • The Path of G o producer Joaquin Quiñonero Candela is determined to stop people from guffawing at that line when his team introduces this ancient Chinese tactical game to the realm of thumbsticks later this year.

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  • Heavy Rain's simple gesture interface increases that sense of handing out stage directions, trigged by swiveling or swirling the gamepad's thumbsticks whenever you're near an interactive object or individual.


  • The company filed a patent for a variety of gaming controllers for the device earlier this month - essentially a dock for the iPad that would house traditional game controls such as a d-pad or thumbsticks.

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  • The controls are workable without being excessively refined: the speed of the camera can seem sluggish, but the thumbsticks and triggers provide a perfectly acceptable means of getting around and zooming in and out of the action.

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