SF IV Joystick makes my virtual panties wet

grcswoosh

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http://gizmodo.com/5099322/street-fighter-iv-fightstick-tournament-edition-is-150-in-february



Traditionally, the name "Madcatz" implies generic, a peripheral that's cheaper than those manufactured by Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo. But the Madcatz Street Fighter IV FightStick Tournament Edition is an ultrapremium controller that will go for an ultrapremium price when it's released on February 20th. $150. But it might be worth every penny. You see, the FightStick Tournament Edition uses the exact Sanwa joystick and 30mm buttons found in the official Street Fighter IV arcade machines—plus, there are separate turbo controls for each button. Couple this controller with an HDTV, PS3 or Xbox 360 and surround sound and you'll have a gaming experience better than the arcade itself...and at a much lower price than your own cabinet would cost, too.
I am sooo loving this already. I am going to save all my gift cards for this :lol:
 
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1jessegd

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uhhh..... nah not interested. Not into fighting games.... They were good on sega. I find it getting kind of old and why don't they bring out some new genres?
 

Mainspring

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stick looks good. I'm a bit surprised acutally... Madcatz?

I'm still comtemplating wheater I should stick a more SF friendly gate on my Hori...

really don't want to mess with it since it works so well for Tekken.

Might have to give this one a look when it comes out... though, for not much more you can get yourself a custom stick...

all Sanwa parts... can't go wrong I guess.
 

whippet_1

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I'm not sure, I think the HORI one might be better quality. I'd research topics oN shoryuken before making a decision.
 

noraa

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theres another arcade stick, its cheaper too at $69.99
The official Street Fighter IV FightStick controller for the Sony PS3 was designed for fighting game fans to recreate the quality, gameplay and precision found in arcades. Using an arcade-style joystick and 30mm quick connect buttons along with realistic spacing and an eight-button layout, the Street Fighter IV FightStick brings the arcade experience right into your home. With separate turbo settings for each button and great ergonomics, prepare yourself for hours of competition, no quarters necessary.
http://www.gamecyte.com/street-fighter-iv-arcade-stick-preorders-open
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Street-Fighter-FightStick-Playstation-3/dp/B001M22WLU/ref=pd_bxgy_vg_img_c"]Amazon.com: Sony PS3 Street Fighter IV FightStick: Video Games[/ame]

main difference is the use of a different joystick compared to the sanwa joystick in the tourament edition
 

Mainspring

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There's yet another SF IV stick available...

Hori SF IV arcade stick. (essentially a HRAP3 with SF IV graphics)

http://sdtekken.com/tech-area/arcade-sticks/hori-street-fighter-iv-arcade-stick-ps3-2/

Those that want all Sanwa parts but a Hori...

HRAP3 SA
http://sdtekken.com/2008/11/14/hori-real-arcade-pro-3-sa-really/


I already have a Hori so I'm leaning toward the Madcatz tourny edition but I do enjoy the height of the Hori body... humm... :?

Hopefully we will see these available at a discount.
 
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BabeBro

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I'm perfectly fine with my dual shock 3, but I'm sure there are plenty of gamers that will dish the cash for it.
 
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[QUOTE="whippet_1, post: 0]I'm not sure, I think the HORI one might be better quality. I'd research topics oN shoryuken before making a decision.[/quote]

I agree, I would def choose Hori over madcatz. i also bout my stick after reading recommendations on shoryuken when I bought my Saulabi stick
 
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[QUOTE="BabeBro, post: 0]I'm perfectly fine with my dual shock 3, but I'm sure there are plenty of gamers that will dish the cash for it.[/quote]

Agree but theres ppl whos winning to go far. Remeber GT5P that guy did with the hole racing wheel sets chair an TV.

Ya i wish i can do that hahahaa.
 

GOA510

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[QUOTE="BakaMaster, post: 0]Agree but theres ppl whos winning to go far. Remeber GT5P that guy did with the hole racing wheel sets chair an TV.

Ya i wish i can do that hahahaa.[/quote]

Yeah wish I had the room for setups like that. Gotta agree Ive seen some more appealing arcade setups than the Madcatz one. Not dissin' it, but I remember seeing a place where you can get pretty custom with it. Of course cant remember the place but it might be Hori like mentioned before.
 

Mainspring

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Here's a list of custom builders from Tekken Zaibatsu

http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=95468

I'm not a big fan of Madcatz products but the tourney edition looks to be up to snuff.

Lots of good buzz regarding it in the circles.

Markman from SDTekken had a hand in designing it.

All Sanwa parts... that tells you something right there.

Although it's not a custom stick, it looks to be designed just like a typical custom stick would be.

More I learn about it, more it gets me jazzed for it.

Can't wait to check it out once it's released.