I'm so sorry you have missed the points and are not even addressing the points in pretending it's a reply to my latest post. Subject is pretty clear and first post is the details for it. You want to argue something else other than what this topic is-- techincally called Chewbacca defense. If you just stick to analog joysticks vs. digital joysticks, your paddles/steering wheel example never would be argued over. Nor have you addressed the contruction issue I brought up and keep giving the same example of flight control. If you have a BIG ANALOG device vs. a small one (like an analog joystick at home), it MAKES A BIG difference. A steering wheel is less prone to error than a small paddle. I'm going to let you think about it and calm down before I answer the rest of your gibberish and drivel since they don't even address the points I made. Just to give an example of your gibberish and irrationality:
I've gotten the points just fine. I'm so sorry you can't back up your own words from your own subject line -
"Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks (It's a scientific fact; let's see who can refute it)"
If it is a scientific fact then it should be no problem for you to reference or link to these scientific facts. You have stated that it is a scientific fact. Which means it has been established as such. If that is true (it isn't) then you should be able to show us where it has been established. Simply saying you believe it is true and therefore that makes it true doesn't matter. Using sciency words like "thus" and "a priori" doesn't matter. You started this thread with a definitive statement. Until you back up that definitive statement you have lost this argument before it even starts.
I'm going to let you think about it and calm down before I disprove the rest of your gibberish and drivel since you don't even address the initial statement you made.
You just blurted out something out of the blue. You wrote: "In fact I almost snap the stick off because I'm expecting the digital joystick to respond to how fast I move in a direction (as if it were an analog joystick or trackball)." Now my experiment, I can play the same exact game using any of the controllers discussed using a joystick simulator and even record and view the data from analog and digital joysticks in real-time game play (see picture). Before you blurt out any more crap and insults (which I will ignore), think about it and calm down.
I gave you an example where digital joysticks fail me when playing a game that is better controlled with an analog joystick (or other non-digital joystick controller). I didn't blurt anything out, I wrote out a description of an event. You've done nothing but describe how digital joysticks work better for you. Were all those observations "blurted out" as well?
No way, you have a .gif image? Well, that's practically the same as scientific data! Or not. If I'm not allowed to include paddles or trackballs in this debate to support my position then neither are you allowed to include joystick simulators. Tsk tsk. Only the actual controls such as those you listed in your poll options should satisfy you. So, you ran an "experiment"? What type of experiment? What were the variables? Who participated? Did you have a control group? Who reviewed your results? Ya, that's what I thought.
Since you don't actually have any scientific facts to point us to then your next best move is to conduct an actual experiment. An actual experiment, not just you confirming your own bias towards digital joysticks. Before you blurt out any more crap and insults, you need to find 50-100 people minimum, gamers and non-gamers, and have them play a series of video games to test our your theory (read: not a scientific fact). In fact you'd need two groups.
The first group would play a series of games in two sets of plays, one set being maybe 5 times with an analog joystick and the other set playing the same game maybe 5 times with a digital joystick. You would have to include at least one game for each type of native controller (so, a spinner game, a paddle game, a trackball game, a buttons game, a digital joystick game, an analog joystick game, a dual-joystick game, etc.) which can be played with either type of joystick but hopefully multiple examples of each to minimize sampling error. This will give you a good initial grouping of data for how people, not just you, view digital vs. analog joysticks when applied to video games that were originally designed for the various types of controllers.
The second group would play the same series of games but the difference would be that they would play the games in three sets - the first set of maybe 5 times with the game's native controller, the second set of maybe 5 times with a digital joystick and the third set of maybe 5 times with an analog joystick. This is necessary to get a more accurate view of how digital joysticks stack up against analog joysticks and how well either joystick compares to the game's native controller. It might be that the data says that one joystick scores better than the other but that neither was worth a damn for the game when compared to its native controller.
For the games I would suggest, off the top of my head -
Button Games - Space Invaders, Space Duel, Rip-Off!, Star Castle
Spinner Games - Tempest, Star Trek Strategic Operations Simulator, Zektor, Omega Race
Paddle Games - Breakout, Kaboom!, Super Monaco GP, Stunt Cycle, Warlords
Trackball Games - Centipede, Missile Command, Quantum, Marble Madness
Digital Joystick Games - Pac-Man, Frogger, Bosconian, Xevious, Rally-X
Analog Joystick Games - Tail Gunner, Star Wars, Star Raiders
Dual-Joystick Games - Battlezone, Robotron, Space Dungeon, Black Widow
Now that would get you most of the way towards being able to state that it was a scientific fact. You can't pretend to do that until you have unbiased data via experiments and data gathering to present. You have none. Saying that you prefer digital joysticks over analog joysticks or that it's obvious to you that they provide "better" control is about as useful as watching "Super Size Me" and thinking that that one clown's miserable experience with McDonald's food somehow applies to everyone (hint: It doesn't.)
As for your weak argument about POTs being too imprecise for analog joysticks, what does that biased theory say about this? Whoops.
Finally, it is the poor debater who won't answer another person's points or questions by pretending to be put off by that person's personal attacks. I didn't attack you but, so what, be the bigger man and actually address the short-comings in your thinking that I pointed out. I can't wait for you to show how piano keys are digital inputs (your claim, not mine), how real airplanes that use analog flight sticks would be "better" controlled with digital flight sticks, how video game players actual worry about or are conscious of joystick position states while they play (and rest easier with the knowledge that the joystick in their control is digital), how you know that I'm not used to digital joysticks based on my one comment about playing Centipede with one, and how you have proof that humans cannot move an analog joystick as quickly as a digital joystick to attain max states (all left, all right, all up, all down). Can't wait. Unless... you can't answer them?