For the love of Fightsticks + Fighting games

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I love fight sticks... I don't need as many as I have but I just ... can't help myself of late.

About to throw down on Killer Instinct with my Razer Atrox for Xbox one.
About to throw down on Killer Instinct with my Razer Atrox for Xbox one.

There are currently only around 3 fighting games available on the Xbox One (DOA5, KI, and Divekick), yet I already own 2 sticks for the system. Note: While DOA5LR shipped with many issues on the Xbone including sticks not working, sticks work now. It may however be one of the very few fighting games that I actually prefer playing on a pad though. Early impressions.

There is no constructive reason for me to own more than 1 stick for the Xbox one but I just love fight sticks and when I see a new one I kind of want it. For 2 seconds I even considered getting the HRAP V5 for the Xbox one before talking myself away from the precipice ahaha. I guess its an extremely expensive habit. It is what it is.

I've probably only used this Tournament Edition 2 a few times. It mostly sits on a shelf near my video games as an ornament or player 2 device should someone come over for a throwdown.
I've probably only used this Tournament Edition 2 a few times. It mostly sits on a shelf near my video games as an ornament or player 2 device should someone come over for a throwdown.

It does mean though that I will probably play MKX and Chrono Phantasma Extend on the Bone. Prior to the Hori Real Arcade Pro V4 Kai being sold in the U.S. as of a few days ago there aren't a whole lot of PS4 sticks out there. Mad Catz did put out that TE2 for Ultra Street FIghter IV but its been sold out for a long time apart from small batches they have sold at events. I'll probably have to wait for the PS4 tournament edition 2's that are being sold again from late April (supposedly) for a PS4 fight stick to join my collection. That will bring me up to 5 fight sticks. Though, I may have to wait longer for them to be available domestically here in Australia.

The Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade Fightstick V.S. for PS3 (Also works on PC). Probably my favourite stick behind the Razer Atrox.
The Street Fighter X Tekken Arcade Fightstick V.S. for PS3 (Also works on PC). Probably my favourite stick behind the Razer Atrox.

I know that this isn't really a particularly large collection, I've seen people on the Shoryuken Forums who have many more than me. But 3 of these sticks I bought over the last few months. So it's a tad excessive ahaha. If any other Giantbombers here love fight sticks and fighting games, post pics of your collections!

At the moment i'm trying to find local people to play against as playing online is kinda sterile after a while and would appreciate a community aspect.

Pre vanilla SFIV photo from 2008 my first fight stick the hori real arcade pro 3.
Pre vanilla SFIV photo from 2008 my first fight stick the hori real arcade pro 3.

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Your TE2 is a thing of beauty!

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@flstyle: Yeah its a really nice stick. I kinda broke the lid mechanism that keeps it 100% latched shut though already. I was having a stupid day that day and I may have accidentally forced it. It obviously doesn't effect its usefulness and the lid is stiff hinged enough that you can just shut it and play it comfortably still. But it bugs the shit out of me. The Razer Atrox is a really nice stick too. But unfortunately the default art on it looks ... i dunno. I think the colours on the TE2 work together well with the design. I could always get some custom art for the atrox though. Regardless this is probably my favourite stick out of the ones i own. I prefer the lid style its got like a mini hydrolic gas strut arm as part of it and I think that part of it is better designed than the TE2. My only complaint about the TE2 though.

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I've never bought a fight stick myself but lately I've definitely been itching to get one. Maybe when SFV comes out or something. I'm really looking for a good fighting game controller for my PC but ideally I would want one which works with all consoles as well.

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@hassun: after a while some companies end up bringing out PCB's that you can mod sticks with that support different systems. You've gotta be careful though with PC compatibility. For example even though there are Xbox one controller drivers out now the trigger button equivalents on both of my xbox one sticks don't work on the pc. Doesn't even register they are there.

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@manachild: That sucks. Microsoft definitely seems to be the party pooper when it comes to allowing third party controllers on their console.

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@hassun: Yeah like my xbox one controller works perfectly on pc but any xbox one sticks all the buttons dont' register. They work great on the xbox one though so no complaints there.