TE Stick, Get Hype?

I wouldn't feel right putting an explanation point at the end of this blog title, I know some people are extremely offended by the phrase "Get Hype!" and I figure it's because we're always yelling it at eachother. Maybe if it was posed as a question, people would get a warm fuzzy feeling instead. Buy anyway. 
 
Yeah, I got a Madcatz TE Fightstick, get hype! I'm going to be modding it with custom plexi, artwork, and hardware -- which will be documented on video. But until then, here's a video blog thing of me talking about it and touching it a bunch. Enjoy. 
  

  
I completed my artwork for the stick, and have ordered the plexi/artwork/hardware, so prepare to get even more hype when that stuff arrives. I went for something abstract and simple, it'll fit nicely within the color scheme I'm aiming for. I made it with this High Res SFIV Akuma Artwork almost exclusively, with the help of the Art Hobbies TE Template, and photoshop of course.  

I ordered six red Sanwa OBSN-30's, that were custom fit with black plungers to give it that menacing vibe. I like threaded buttons, they go in the same every time, where as the snap-ins after one removal don't have that viper grip anymore. To accompany my red layout, I also picked up a red Sanwa balltop (debated bat top for a while but didn't want to part with or modify the shaft cover already in place), and a Semitsu LS-33 spring to add some tension to the joystick. You can put Semitsu joystick springs inside the JLF spring to make it more resistant, which gives makes the stick snap back to neutral position much quicker.
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Edited by lordofultima

I wouldn't feel right putting an explanation point at the end of this blog title, I know some people are extremely offended by the phrase "Get Hype!" and I figure it's because we're always yelling it at eachother. Maybe if it was posed as a question, people would get a warm fuzzy feeling instead. Buy anyway. 
 
Yeah, I got a Madcatz TE Fightstick, get hype! I'm going to be modding it with custom plexi, artwork, and hardware -- which will be documented on video. But until then, here's a video blog thing of me talking about it and touching it a bunch. Enjoy. 
  

  
I completed my artwork for the stick, and have ordered the plexi/artwork/hardware, so prepare to get even more hype when that stuff arrives. I went for something abstract and simple, it'll fit nicely within the color scheme I'm aiming for. I made it with this High Res SFIV Akuma Artwork almost exclusively, with the help of the Art Hobbies TE Template, and photoshop of course.  

I ordered six red Sanwa OBSN-30's, that were custom fit with black plungers to give it that menacing vibe. I like threaded buttons, they go in the same every time, where as the snap-ins after one removal don't have that viper grip anymore. To accompany my red layout, I also picked up a red Sanwa balltop (debated bat top for a while but didn't want to part with or modify the shaft cover already in place), and a Semitsu LS-33 spring to add some tension to the joystick. You can put Semitsu joystick springs inside the JLF spring to make it more resistant, which gives makes the stick snap back to neutral position much quicker.
Edited by Jeffsekai

 
Just watched ur unboxing thing, looks good. I hope to get a TE soon as well.
 
 
GET HYPE!!

Posted by JJOR64

GET HYPE ALL THE WAY!  I use the TE stick as well and I fucking love it.  It's very good stick.

Posted by Spacetrucking

Congrats! The TE is an amazing piece of art. That Akuma template looks really kickass too!
 
Sadly, I ended up selling mine after I got bored of fighting games and bought a DS instead :p

Posted by lordofultima
@Killjoy said:
" Congrats! The TE is an amazing piece of art. That Akuma template looks really kickass too! Sadly, I ended up selling mine after I got bored of fighting games and bought a DS instead :p "
Man, I'd rather just take my TE on a bus and pretend I'm playing Street Fighter than play an actual game on the DS. But hey, that's just me and maybe I'm just that crazy.
Posted by Spacetrucking
@lordofultima said:
" @Killjoy said:
" Congrats! The TE is an amazing piece of art. That Akuma template looks really kickass too! Sadly, I ended up selling mine after I got bored of fighting games and bought a DS instead :p "
Man, I'd rather just take my TE on a bus and pretend I'm playing Street Fighter than play an actual game on the DS. But hey, that's just me and maybe I'm just that crazy. "
I can actually play Street Fighter 2 Turbo on my DS while you sit there pretending :)
Posted by JeffGoldblum
@Jeffsekai said:
" GET HYPE!! "
@JJOR64 said:
" GET HYPE ALL THE WAY! "
If this phrase continues to be used on the GB forums I may never post again.
Edited by lordofultima
@JeffGoldblum said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" GET HYPE!! "
@JJOR64 said:
" GET HYPE ALL THE WAY! "
If this phrase continues to be used on the GB forums I may never post again. "
Jeff Goldblum is fucking posting in the SFIV forums, HOLY SHIT GET HYPE!!! Loved the first Jurassic Park good work.
Posted by Spacetrucking

How did this "Get Hype" meme start ?

Posted by Flushes

The best usage of it so far has been the Street Fighter IV condom post. Get hype!  
 
Anyway, nice stick. I'd imagine it would feel very different just because of how heavy and wide it is compared to the SE.

Posted by JJOR64
@lordofultima said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" GET HYPE!! "
@JJOR64 said:
" GET HYPE ALL THE WAY! "
If this phrase continues to be used on the GB forums I may never post again. "
Jeff Goldblum is fucking posting in the SFIV forums, HOLY SHIT GET HYPE!!! Loved the first Jurassic Park good work. "
HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE
Edited by lordofultima
@Flushes said:

" The best usage of it so far has been the Street Fighter IV condom post. Get hype!   Anyway, nice stick. I'd imagine it would feel very different just because of how heavy and wide it is compared to the SE. "

Yeah it definitely feels a little better than the SE did when resting on the lap, I had to either cross my legs or keep them really close together with the SE, or it would just fall through to the floor. Still hate lap play though, Bah. 
 

@Killjoy

 said: 

" How did this "Get Hype" meme start ? "

It's one of many memes started by the fighting game/street fighter community itself. I feel it's taken on a whole new sub-section of meme on the GiantBomb Street Fighter IV forum however. For instance, things that aren't actually things you'd want to get "hype" about, you still say get hype because something is so lame that it pulls a double negative and generates mass amounts of hype. It's a paradox.
Posted by Jeffsekai
@JJOR64 said:
" @lordofultima said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:

" @Jeffsekai said:

" GET HYPE!! "
@JJOR64 said:
" GET HYPE ALL THE WAY! "
If this phrase continues to be used on the GB forums I may never post again. "
Jeff Goldblum is fucking posting in the SFIV forums, HOLY SHIT GET HYPE!!! Loved the first Jurassic Park good work. "
HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPE "
HOLY CRAP GET HYPE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Symphony

Grats on the new stick :)
 
Though I found the "Get Hype?" title very offensive and flagged this thread.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@lordofultima said:
@Killjoy said: 

" How did this "Get Hype" meme start ? "

It's one of many memes started by the fighting game/street fighter community itself. I feel it's taken on a whole new sub-section of meme on the GiantBomb Street Fighter IV forum however. For instance, things that aren't actually things you'd want to get "hype" about, you still say get hype because something is so lame that it pulls a double negative and generates mass amounts of hype. It's a paradox. "
Pretty much this, plus the more people come in here and bitch about it the more I wanna do it. Its win win really.
Posted by lordofultima
@Symphony said:
" Grats on the new stick :)  Though I found the "Get Hype?" title very offensive and flagged this thread. "
You like a man that is sure of himself, and can yell out in a crowd of gypsies, "GET FUCKING HYPE!!" am I right?
Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan

Do you know any differences between that stick and the Round 2 edition other than the artwork?

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Posted by ZombieHunterOG
@lordofultima said:
" @Symphony said:
" Grats on the new stick :)  Though I found the "Get Hype?" title very offensive and flagged this thread. "
You like a man that is sure of himself, and can yell out in a crowd of gypsies, "GET FUCKING HYPE!!" am I right? "
I wouldn't mess with gypsies they like robbing the Hyped 
Posted by Scooper

Wow man that stick is so hype. That Akuma artwork is so high-res it's awesome, I might even go as far as to say it's "Hype".
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GET HYPE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited by EightBitWarrior
@lordofultima: Very cool you got a TE, dude. However... if you're going to be replacing the buttons, stick, glass, and art... what was the point of buying a pre-made stick, let alone a TE at that?
Posted by Jayzilla

Truly this is The Age of Get Hype!

Edited by monkeyroach

Stick been out almost a year , you a little late?
I have not modded mine yet but i want a stiffer stick with a bat top.

Edited by Napalm

It's always major hype when anybody gets a new fighting game controller. Duh.
 
EDIT: You've also gotta love that gloss on there before your greasy fingers end up messing it up by the end of the day, :p.
 
EDIT 2: It's also nice when somebody gets a new piece of hardware in and they starting talking about modding it out, like a car. It's a sort of cool subculture to our already cool subculture.

Posted by Scooper
@monkeyroach said:
"  i want a stiffer stick with a bat top. "
Yeah you do.
Edited by Stang

Rolling deep Ultima, have fun with it. I can't wait to get rid of my 3 times modded SE. Piece of shit.

Posted by StaticFalconar

If I had the TE stick I would get Hype. Personally, I wouldn't put artwork on it. Your other stick looked so much better when you took all the artwork off.

Posted by AniMoney

Yeah I got a TE as well, not modding it though. I plan on building a custom for fun instead, already got some parts.

Posted by keyhunter

It doubles as a coffee table, or at least that's all I really use it for. Something to put drinks on.

Edited by lordofultima
@EightBitWarrior said:

" @lordofultima: Very cool you got a TE, dude. However... if you're going to be replacing the buttons, stick, glass, and art... what was the point of buying a pre-made stick, let alone a TE at that? "

Why just for that reason my friend. The TE makes modding a breeze, and is actually made solid unlike the SE. It's like a Ferrari vs. a Mazda Miata. I can pimp the hell out of a Miata, but it's still a Miata. Pimp the hell out of a Ferrari and HOLY SHIT it's a Ferrari that's pimped out. It's human nature to put your mark on something, and I obviously want my arcade stick to say hello, this is lordofultima's arcade stick. Well, maybe not literally. But let's look at the bullets: 
 
  • more weight
  • body is sturdy, more attractive
  • more hand space
  • more customization
  • isn't all grimy and deteriorating from my sodium deposits (I'm like mad salty I guess)
  • fits on my lap
  • came with extra parts
  • cost less than my SE did fully modded
  • generates mad hype
 
@monkeyroach said: 

" Stick been out almost a year , you a little late? I have not modded mine yet but i want a stiffer stick with a bat top. "

I didn't know there was a time-limit on buying a nice arcade stick. It's not like I just got hype over purchasing Call of Duty 2 or something. When it came out it was 150 dollars, and I purchased it recently at 90 instead. Bummer for you!  
 
@StaticFalconar said: 

" If I had the TE stick I would get Hype. Personally, I wouldn't put artwork on it. Your other stick looked so much better when you took all the artwork off. "

I do agree, but once you see what I have in the works for my art, you'll realize it's very subtle and that combined with the new hardware will blow your mind with sexiness. Or something.  
Edited by EightBitWarrior
@lordofultima: You should totally make it say "Hello, this is LordofUltima's arcade stick" when you get close to it, like one of those car security systems. Or like that sound on the mic on Xbox Live, random cookie monster roar.
Edited by lordofultima
@EightBitWarrior said:

" @lordofultima: You should totally make it say "Hello, this is LordofUltima's arcade stick" when you get close to it, like one of those car security systems. Or like that sound on the mic on Xbox Live, random cookie monster roar. "

This is genius. I can just put a car alarm on it so whenever someone attempts to use it including me, a man yells at me to get away from the arcade stick for 20 seconds and then a loud siren goes off. That would probably help me focus on my game more. 
 
edit: reading my own post, it seems like I'm saying that some random dude will walk up in my house and start yelling at me.
Posted by AniMoney

If you don't put a security system on your stick, then how will you keep valuables inside?

Posted by Napalm
@lordofultima said:
" @EightBitWarrior said:

" @lordofultima: You should totally make it say "Hello, this is LordofUltima's arcade stick" when you get close to it, like one of those car security systems. Or like that sound on the mic on Xbox Live, random cookie monster roar. "

This is genius. I can just put a car alarm on it so whenever someone attempts to use it including me, a man yells at me to get away from the arcade stick for 20 seconds and then a loud siren goes off. That would probably help me focus on my game more.  edit: reading my own post, it seems like I'm saying that some random dude will walk up in my house and start yelling at me. "
This is probable the funniest post I've read in awhile.
Posted by MrJared

AWLMAHGAWD. Good job, Ultima :) 
 
I'm surprised you got a Round 2 though! A lot of online retailers have already started shipping them out in place of the originals. Don't worry though, you're not missing anything. Aside form the art (which you're replacing anyway), they're the exactly the same. 

Posted by Luke

Nice man, welcome to the club!  I love my TE FightStick so much... especially now that it's been christened JG himself :)  
 
Anyway, you should def keep us updated on your mods.  I keep thinking about doing some of that stuff to mine, but kinda lack motivation these days :p 

Jeff Bustin' Mad Combos on Luke's TE FightStick @ Giant Bomb's 1 Year Anniversary Party
Posted by MrJared
@Luke: Haha, that's pretty rad. I think my PS3 TE is blessed though. Graham Wolfe borrowed my stick to completely destroy Daigo Umehara at HD Remix at EVO'09. Then this- 
 

    
Posted by Linkyshinks

Congrats on your fine purchase, it's an awesome stick. You should have saved up and bought one from the start ;)

Edited by Stang

You guys have nothing on me. My SE was signed my the 300 pound lady who works at Sizzler. Eat it!

Posted by AniMoney
@MrJared: That's tight as shit, man. 
Posted by Luke
@MrJared:  Oh hell yeah!  That is so awesome!  
 
I don't really want to hijack lordofultima's thread too much, but I have to throw-down one last thing:  
 
My Street Fighter IV Box signed by both Yoshi Ono and Seth Killian! :D 

 Yoshi and Seth Signed my Box
Posted by lordofultima

I'm going to get my stick signed by a random celebrity that has nothing to do with Street Fighter. I personally think it gives it more class, "Mark Wahlberg" on the back of my stick.

Posted by SpecialBuddy
@lordofultima said:
" I'm going to get my stick signed by a random celebrity that has nothing to do with Street Fighter. I personally think it gives it more class, "Mark Wahlberg" on the back of my stick. "
Oh man what I would do to get Jackie Chan to sign my stick. Or even the ShamWow guy.
Posted by lordofultima
@SpecialBuddy said:
" @lordofultima said:
" I'm going to get my stick signed by a random celebrity that has nothing to do with Street Fighter. I personally think it gives it more class, "Mark Wahlberg" on the back of my stick. "
Oh man what I would do to get Jackie Chan to sign my stick. Or even the ShamWow guy. "
I wouldn't recommend Shamwow guy, he'd probably punch you in the mouth and then demand oral sex.
Posted by turbomonkey138

HYPE GOT !

Posted by lordofultima
Artwork I made is here. It's very abstract which is as previously mentioned, the only way I would put custom art on a stick. It's not intrusive in any way and is mostly there just to compliment the hardware I'm putting in it. It was made almost completely with the Akuma high res art provided, with the exception of the hexagons. The beauty of random photoshop filters and blending modes!
Posted by Neon941

Congrats on getting a TE fightstick, I love the one I got, it's really a quality product. I'm personally not too interested in the idea of customizing my own stick but it sounds like you're really getting into it, it'll be interesting to see the finished project.

Posted by Ineedaname
@lordofultima said:
" I'm going to get my stick signed by a random celebrity that has nothing to do with Street Fighter. I personally think it gives it more class, "Mark Wahlberg" on the back of my stick. "
I don't play street fighter but if Mark Walhberg signed my stick, I'd reconsider. 
 
 
 
 
By stick I don't mean penis.
Posted by lordofultima
@Ineedaname said:
" @lordofultima said:
" I'm going to get my stick signed by a random celebrity that has nothing to do with Street Fighter. I personally think it gives it more class, "Mark Wahlberg" on the back of my stick. "
I don't play street fighter but if Mark Walhberg signed my stick, I'd reconsider.      By stick I don't mean penis. "
But I do.
Posted by foodchaiNN
foodchaiNN vs. loltima : WAR GODS MONEY MATCH GET HYPE!
Posted by lordofultima
@foodchaiNN said:
" foodchaiNN vs. loltima : WAR GODS MONEY MATCH GET HYPE! "
I main CY-5, no way you can beat a robot from the future!
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