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For the love of Fightsticks + Fighting games

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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An 8th Generation Ordeal.

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Today I went to a Jb Hifi with the intention of getting an Xbox One. I walked out with a better deal than I expected. The salesman threw in an extra game on top of what the bundle had in it already, and gave me a 3 month gold card for free too. I was pretty happy about all of this. I'd ended up spending less money than I'd anticipated.

I booted up the console, downloaded the update, set up my xbox profile and live account, and put in a game disc. Instead of it taking me into the install process it greeted me with a message requesting that I put in an Xbox one game disc, blu ray movie, dvd or music cd (0x80820002). So I tried ejecting and reinserting a few times with both game discs (the forza 5 was a download voucher), with no success. I tried a hard restart, and factory reset. Nothing worked. Though, the weird thing is that both blu ray movies and dvd discs worked. Just not any of the games I'd bought with the system. None of them had any marks or scratches on them (one of them was shrink wrapped due to a lot of stock so it was new and untampered with), but no. Nothing.

I took the machine back to the store and got a replacement and went through the exact same process with the same result. Really stressed out by this time I went back and ended up paying a little bit more for this:

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I'm sure that there are probably plenty of working Xbox ones out there and I just got twice unlucky. But honestly, by that 2nd time I'd become quite poisoned against the idea of trying a third time. Still a bit disappointed because I was looking forward to sunset overdrive, and I really like the dead rising series... but it seems it wasn't to be. Hopefully this was an isolated incident and other people out there are having a great time with their xbox ones.

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Whoa it's been a looonnng time..

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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Wow haven't been on this site for a while....

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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Wow it's been like... years since I was properly on this site.

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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Whoa .. It's been like 5 years since I've properly been on this site.

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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It's been an extremely long time since I was properly on this site.

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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It's been an extremely long time since I was properly on this site.

Wow... like 5 years or something. I have very very rarely checked out the Bombcast and front page stuff but I'd never interacted with anything beyond that. And during those years my interest in video games was a bit all over the place. I still owned a 360 but I never used it. And, apart from Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, The South Park RPG, I hadn't played any big titles during that period. When I did play something it was mostly indie games.

Over the last few months I've been getting into gaming again a bit more. I was in a situation where I didn't have regular access to a decent TV so most of my gaming over the last few months has been done on the Wii U. I get a lot of enjoyable use out of the off TV play function of that system. But, I still have a lot of first party titles to get through. In a couple of weeks I'm going to get either a PS4 or an Xbox One. My brother uses my 360 these days and i'm happy to let him hold onto it these days. Most of my friends that have taken the 8th generation plunge have an xbo so I'll probably get that. Also I'm a huge Dead Rising, and Remedy fan so I'm looking forward to playing those 2 games even though only one of them is already out.

These days I'm playing a lot of the Wasteland 2 early access. Seems to be shaping up to be a great game!

Despite my absence for so long I continued to keep in contact with a number of people I met on the site and even wrote music reviews for a blog started by a member who I knew from here. But there are others that I haven't had any contact with for quite a long time and it will be interested to see if they are still on here and if they remember me or not.

It'll be interesting!

-Dan

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