"Most military combat enthusiasts know that Sidewinder is the name of a short-range missile that can be launched from military fighter aircraft, but PC gaming enthusiasts associate SideWinder with Microsoft's line of gaming devices for the PC. The SideWinder line of joysticks from the Microsoft Hardware group has had a pretty big impact on the gaming market over the years. They've made a good name for themselves with most of their gaming devices and the SideWinder sticks, but the Force Feedback Pro joystick is probably one of their most successful joystick products to date. On the other hand, the Force Feedback Pro is starting to show its age as it's close to three years-old now. Microsoft realized this, so they've redesigned the Force Feedback Pro and recently debuted the Force Feedback 2 joystick."
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