Thanks for blogging about this particular episode of my web show! : D

Gammagoblin is spot on about the analog/digital difference. One thing I can add is that modern analog joysticks auto-calibrate by detecting the neutral stick position as well as where the stick has been, though you can still manually calibrate them at the software level on PCs in case the joystick is too cheap to do that. : P

And yeah, I know with a ton of practice it’s possible to master X-Wing and shoot down enemies effortlessly, but that seriously takes several weeks of practice, all the while constantly failing missions since clearing them is less about skill and more about memorizing the order you have to do things in and doing them fast enough.