Originally Posted by Lando95
Hey guys, what is that game port that comes with new mobos used for? You know, that thing that plugs into a pci slot and has a couple usb's on the back, and some other type of connector.
Originally Posted by shawnmcgrail
Ya, the game port is basically for just joysticks and gamepads, but who makes gamepads and joysticks for the Game Port anymore? lol
Originally Posted by mfillpot
To answer all of you,
The game port which was once only included on soundcards was used for connection joysticks, gamepads and other gaming controllers before companies released the same devices with the USB and IEEE 1374 inputs.
I really don't understand why they are included on newer mobos, it jsut seems like a waste of space, but hopefully one day people will stop using those old devices and we will have less useless junk on our mobos.