Hello everyone! I am extremely new to fighting games and come from a extensive background of casual console and selective FPS PC games ever since I was a kid. I want to make the transition to fighting games for a few reasons, one being the huge skill ceiling and another being because they just look so darn fun!
Here's my dilemma: I have been looking for the right fight stick for a while now and I need some advice before I finally buy one. I would like one that works on the PC because I can't bring my PS3 to college and the only fighting game I own right now is the SSF4:AE PC version. However, I would prefer not to buy an Xbox 360 stick because even though I know that will work flawlessly on a PC no doubt, if I do want to start playing fighting games on the console for some reason I'll be out of luck because I have no plans of buying a 360 in the near or distant future.
Right now there is a great sale on Amazon for a Madcatz TE stick for $110. I would buy this, but after reading around I heard the PS3 version of most Madcatz sticks requires a specific USB port to operate correctly with the PC (I don't want to use Motionjoy, it bluescreens my computer). I also read that Hori brand sticks do not have this problem, but they seem to be overall a little more expensive than the Madcatz ones, not to mention the TE has authentic Sanwa parts built in and other Madcatz sticks like the cheaper WWE brawlstick are very easily modable with Sanwa parts.
Are Hori sticks just as easily modable? Are the cheaper Hori sticks good enough quality to justify buying? Are there any other alternatives? Should I just forget about the PS3 thing and spring for an Xbox version?
Thanks in advance for helping.