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Thrustmaster's New 'USB Joystick' & 'Firestorm III' - Details

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2002 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT

Thrustmaster announces the launch of the third generation of Firestorm gamepads for PC: Firestorm Dual Power 3, Firestorm Dual Analog 3 and Firestorm Digital 3. This new range is the next step in offering the best gamepads at the best price in all categories. Also Thrustmaster launches the latest joystick of its range, the USB Joystick for aprox. only 20 Euro/Dollar. Read more for details ...

Thrustmaster's New Generation Of Firestorm Gamepads

“The multi-awarded Firestorm range has been revisited to really offer the best in every gamepad category” says Product Development Manager, Pierre Bezaud. “The Firestorm range truly represents the most complete and performing gamepad variety in the market.”

  • Firestorm Dual Power 3

    The Firestorm Dual Power 3 is without a shred of doubt the worldwide reference in force feedback gamepads. It comes complete with 2 analog ministicks for best progressive control, 2 built-in motors to feel all the actions right in the palm of your hands, an 8 way D-pad for digital gameplay and 12 programmable action buttons. Its rubber-texture combined with the perfect ergonomic guarantees an outstanding comfort for long-lasting games. Powered by Immersion TouchSense™ technology, The Firestorm Dual Power 3 is 100% Windows® XP compatible and comes with the Thrustmapper programming software.

  • Firestorm Dual Analog 3

    The Firestorm Dual Analog 3 is the ultimate weapon for racing, sport and action games. Its 2 ministicks allow progressive control in racing and simulation games. The 12 programmable action buttons can easily be remapped with the Thrustmapper software available on The Firestorm Dual Analog 3 is 100 % Windows® XP compatible and Plug & Play.

  • Firestorm Digital 3

    The Firestorm Digital 3 is the easiest gamepad to use in its category. Equipped with a USB connector, the Firestorm Digital 3 is a Plug & Play gamepad that doesn’t need any driver. 100% compatible with Windows® XP, it also offers 8 action buttons and an 8 way D-pad. In order to be used by growing number of younger gamers, the Firestorm Digital 3 is slightly smaller compare to the Dual Power 3 and Dual Analog 3 but still uses the same ergonomic that made this range famous.

The range is completed by the existing Firestorm Wireless Gamepad.

The Firestorm Digital 3 will be available in September 2002 while the Firestorm Dual Analog 3 and the Firestorm Dual Power 3 will be available in October 2002.

Thrustmaster's New USB Joystick

“Thrustmaster know-how in the joystick market is well known” says Product Development Manager Guillaume Lelevé, “The USB joystick follows that tradition of great joysticks by offering a great stick ergonomic and a full range of control for gamers of all levels.”

Based on a USB interface, the USB Joystick is 100% Windows XP compatible and Plug and Play. This user-friendliness is a great asset for every beginners assuring them that their new joystick will easily work on their system.

In addition to be easy to use, the USB Joystick is also the only joystick in its price category to offer a Point-Of-View (POS) button for the best immersion in games. It also offers a trigger, 3 actions buttons and a throttle for complete control in games.

Easy to use, wide range of control and also comfortable. The USB Joystick uses the stick that made Thrustmaster range of joystick famous. The large hand rest and the stable base with non-slip rubber pads optimize the gaming comfort in any dogfights or Mech games.

The USB joystick will be available in August 2002 at a suggested retail price of €20/$20.

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