Barely above the threshold

Written by Paulo Proenca on Sat, Oct 6, 2012 1:16 PM

Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3 in 1 was one of my first gamepads that was simultaneously compatible with PC, PS3 and XBOX 360.

I bought it because  I was enticed by its design and the fact that it supports the most important gaming platforms. I did not, however, realize its flaws at the time of purchase.

It's heavy. Very heavy. Gaming with it, implies a loss of 100 Calories per hour. I did not realize I was buying a fat burning hardware. Oh well.

It's rough. Use it for a couple of days and your hands will start to look like you have been working as a mason.

It has the most unbelievable short life-span. It lasted me for 4 months. After then, it became unresponsive and gained its own life. I remember playing Dead Space and turning left without even pressing the button or shooting without even having a single finger close to the trigger. Amazing.

Other than being compatible with all gaming platforms, it also features a lot of programmable useless stuff I never had the need to use. I guess adding something people won't use to a certain product won't make it better. Oh, but it will make it more expensive.

Ugh, I don't recommend buying this gamepad but I still give it a 5/10. The best part is that I started gaming with a gamepad so heavy and rough that every gamepad after it, made me feel like I was in heaven, playing with the clouds.


  • PC, PS3 and XBOX 360
  • Long Cable


  • Too Heavy
  • Short Lifespan
  • Uncomfortable



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