The Hori PS4 VLX thread

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  • Nucking Futs!Nucking Futs! Joined: Posts: 1,279
    edited March 2015
    Chikalin wrote: »
    Sigmae wrote: »
    I definitely love the idea of a genuine Vewlix panel in stick form. Sort of like the Astro City Sega Saturn sticks.
    Aren't the VLX kinda prohibitive to carry around / use on-lap?

    I've handled a Vewlix control panel off of its mounting and it certainly doesn't seem practical to carry around regularly.
    I suppose there's the added weight of the glass, but the majority of it should still be metal unlike Astro/Egret3/etc.

    Seems ideal for stationary home placement or the occasional special event, though.

    I've never had a problem using either of my VLXes in my lap without the lap board ( in fact, the lap board made it awkward for me ). Carrying it around in hand is kind of tough, but I carried it around most of Evo '14 in the Hori travel bag with little fatigue.

    It seems like Splitframe's bigstick bag ( splitframe.net/collections/bags/products/fs-transporter-xl-fight-stick-bag ) may be more ideal than Hori's own hard-to-find offering though, on basis that it has a shoulder strap ( and backpack straps, but I'm less exited about that). Seriously, who makes a bag for an almost 20 pound stick without a shoulder strap?

    Speaking of Splitframe, though, I noticed a comment on ArcadeShock's Facebook about 10% off that XL bag from them, but I can't seem to find any mention of it now...

    It's actually 12-pounds but I can't imagine carrying it around. IMHO, it's more of a stationary stick due to the size & weight. I'm more of a table top player & when I use the VLX Diamond in the man cave, it's on top of a cushioned storage ottoman so the stability board helps. Although I can see where you're coming from if you're a lap player.

    BTW, if you buy this stick from Arcadeshock then the bag's 20% off. It's listed on the product page in the accessories section right above the pre-order bonus section.
    Current fav's the Hori RAP4 VLX! Like the MickeyD's commercial..."I'm lovin it"
  • Rice_EaterRice_Eater Now more Evil Joined: Posts: 1,828
    I already had a MCZ TE2 pre ordered but I went ahead and pre ordered this anyways. I'm going to try and sell 2 of my old sticks to pay for this new one. I'm willing to take a hit to do it because this new one is just too sexy to pass up.
  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 37,124 mod
    edited March 2015
    Roddy wrote: »
    I can't seem to find any info on this stick here in Japan. Is it US only?
    Hori Japan's site should sell it. At least that's what AS told us.
    Shenmue wrote: »
    The black metal kind of kills it for me. I really like the brushed aluminum on the Diamond edition looks a lot better.
    It's black because it's supposed to look like a Vewlix L. This completes the series with the Red looking like the original Vewlix, the Diamond looking like the Vewlix Diamond and the new one looking like the Vewlix L, which interestingly enough is also available with the Hayabusa lever and Kuro buttons.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    Hell even I took the plunge.
    I missed out on my chances on the last 2 VLX sticks, the OG and Diamond Blue.
    Although this one has kuro buttons, it does not mean I can't still swap parts afterwards.
    asiangrafx wrote: »
    hopefully mine wont come with these dimples. they were pretty common and such a shame because you can't check for them until you open it. once you do you're stuck with it. i still have a diamond that is sealed and it looks worse on the brushed aluminum.
    http://s15.postimg.org/k0jes3g6j/RAP4_KURO.jpg

    It looks like this time that part could be plastic instead of metal. I am not sure has i never had a VLX before.
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  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,884
    edited March 2015
    http://cdn.collider.com/wp-content/uploads/e3-2010-image-34.jpg
    Even a display model has those dents on the first one, I guess something to do with how the metals bent?
  • CoffeejuiceCoffeejuice Joined: Posts: 401
    i'm gonna try and snag one at scr this may. this will be the most expensive stick i've bought so far, i could use the extra time to think about it.
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    Could it be where the welds are on the inside?
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  • ReirakuReiraku Joined: Posts: 884
    Pre-ordered mine.
  • ChikalinChikalin Joined: Posts: 88
    edited March 2015
    d3v wrote: »
    Roddy wrote: »
    I can't seem to find any info on this stick here in Japan. Is it US only?
    Hori Japan's site should sell it. At least that's what AS told us.
    Shenmue wrote: »
    The black metal kind of kills it for me. I really like the brushed aluminum on the Diamond edition looks a lot better.
    It's black because it's supposed to look like a Vewlix L. This completes the series with the Red looking like the original Vewlix, the Diamond looking like the Vewlix Diamond and the new one looking like the Vewlix L, which interestingly enough is also available with the Hayabusa lever and Kuro buttons.

    Wasn't there also one with a silver panel with red lines and side panels?
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    edited March 2015
    i'm gonna try and snag one at scr this may. this will be the most expensive stick i've bought so far, i could use the extra time to think about it.
    If there any left at that time, this is a limited production run.

    Here info on Hori's US website
    http://stores.horiusa.com/real-arcade-pro-4-premium-vlx-for-playstation-4/

    I can't find the VXL on the Japanese site


    [Edit]
    Also the best line ever for a PS4 stick
    Hori USA wrote: »
    This product is not guaranteed to work with PlayStation®2 software.
    Post edited by Darksakul on
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  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 200
    my red one doesnt have the dimples, its random really. there are no welds or anything on that area behind what is definitely metal. its the luck of the draw.
  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 200
    now we need a red one with brushed aluminum for xbox one. make it happen arcade shock.

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  • d3vd3v Coughing DAT PINK SPIT Joined: Posts: 37,124 mod
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Could it be where the welds are on the inside?
    Probably.
  • bryanfrobryanfro Joined: Posts: 115
    UKK wrote: »
    lol I cancelled my order on amazon and caved in...dammit! That stick looks so good...

    I did the same... I had two of the RAP 4 Kais preordered on Amazon. Cancelled both and used the cash for the VLX preorder. I love these sticks.

    I just stumbled into a VLX Diamond for $100 at a local store. Needless to say, that absolutely made my day. Now I will have all three!


    BTW, if you buy this stick from Arcadeshock then the bag's 20% off. It's listed on the product page in the accessories section right above the pre-order bonus section.

    I didn't see it when I preordered... and I checked the rest of the site. I'll have to email them about it because $20 is a good incentive for that bag. I've been using the Qanba Defender. It gets the job done for now, but it feels like it'll far apart in the near future.

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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    d3v wrote: »
    asiangrafx wrote: »
    now we need a red one with brushed aluminum for xbox one. make it happen arcade shock.
    http://cdn-static.gamekult.com/gamekult-com/images/photos/00/01/15/85/ME0001158591_2.jpg
    Nobody plays fighting games on XBox One.

    /kappa
    Agreed, so far on the xbone there only Killer Instinct (2013) and maybe Mortal Kombat X (not yet released)
    On the PlayStation 4, there Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guity Gear Xrd Sign, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round up, Divekick, Skullgirls Encore, J-Stars Victory Vs+ , Zheros and there Narutard Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

    I don't count EA Sport's UFC as a fighting game (the offical title even reads EA Sports UFC), its a half-baked sports title
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  • buyproductbuyproduct Chemist for Hire Joined: Posts: 1,035
    edited March 2015
    I caved and bought this. Kept my preorder for the vx kai cause that will be my travel stick. Now to find room or a sturdy table to use with my setup. Also need to order parts. I wish Sanwa made RG's in black will most likely go with dark blue.
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  • skaloolaskaloola Joined: Posts: 172
    edited March 2015
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Agreed, so far on the xbone there only Killer Instinct (2013) and maybe Mortal Kombat X (not yet released)
    On the PlayStation 4, there Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guity Gear Xrd Sign, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round up, Divekick, Skullgirls Encore, J-Stars Victory Vs+ , Zheros and there Narutard Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

    I don't count EA Sport's UFC as a fighting game (the offical title even reads EA Sports UFC), its a half-baked sports title

    p4au is on or coming to ps4? is it Japan only right now?
  • Jasen HicksJasen Hicks JasensCustoms.com Joined: Posts: 2,383
    Darksakul wrote: »
    d3v wrote: »
    asiangrafx wrote: »
    now we need a red one with brushed aluminum for xbox one. make it happen arcade shock.
    http://cdn-static.gamekult.com/gamekult-com/images/photos/00/01/15/85/ME0001158591_2.jpg
    Nobody plays fighting games on XBox One.

    /kappa
    Agreed, so far on the xbone there only Killer Instinct (2013) and maybe Mortal Kombat X (not yet released)
    On the PlayStation 4, there Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guity Gear Xrd Sign, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round up, Divekick, Skullgirls Encore, J-Stars Victory Vs+ , Zheros and there Narutard Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

    I don't count EA Sport's UFC as a fighting game (the official title even reads EA Sports UFC), its a half-baked sports title

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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    edited March 2015
    skaloola wrote: »
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Agreed, so far on the xbone there only Killer Instinct (2013) and maybe Mortal Kombat X (not yet released)
    On the PlayStation 4, there Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guity Gear Xrd Sign, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round up, Divekick, Skullgirls Encore, J-Stars Victory Vs+ , Zheros and there Narutard Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

    I don't count EA Sport's UFC as a fighting game (the offical title even reads EA Sports UFC), its a half-baked sports title

    p4au is on or coming to ps4? is it Japan only right now?
    I could be wrong about that, while searching for PS4 titles, p4au did came up. But this could be a incorrect entry.
    From further searches it appears that p4au is exclusive to last gen systems. My bad.

    Then again PS4 has released more fighters than Xbone has even rumored.
    Right now even the Wii U has more fighters than the Xbone. Super Smash Bros, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 & Injustice: Gods Among Us (this does not include any retro fighting games from the virtual console)

    Source on Wii U fighters
    http://www.gamestop.com/browse/nintendo-wii-u/fighting?nav=131b0-69
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  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,884
    Didn't hear about P4AU but Blazblue CP Extend is coming to PS4(Xbone also)
  • benjiedudebenjiedude Joined: Posts: 699
    Damnit...I really didn't need this to happen. The look, the dual compatibility with PS4 and PS3, the need for PS4 sticks...I went ahead and preordered 2 from Hori USA yesterday. Damn Hori, damn.
    Gonna put a post up soon for my excellent condition SDCC PS3 TE and excellent condition OG PS3 TE to offset this fortune I'm spending. Gimme some time...in bed with the shingles. Maybe I bought 2 VLX's as a result of the pain meds.
  • PresidentCamachoPresidentCamacho Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Joined: Posts: 3,471
    I feel compelled to Photoshop vlx art and controls onto a full sized folding table.
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  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    edited March 2015
    Tensho wrote: »
    Didn't hear about P4AU but Blazblue CP Extend is coming to PS4(Xbone also)
    Fuck not the Xbone. Seriously I want that console to go to hell and die (or at least as far as the FGC is concern, the FPS crowd can keep it for all I care)

    But that good news the PS4 is getting Blazblue CP Extend.

    Yeah historically the Xbox consoles aren't FGC friendly (or even tournament) despite some fucktards in the west insisting of doing tourneys on the 360.
    And the rumors of DOA 5 on the Xbox One does not work with any current Xbone sticks.

    Okay yeah Xbone getting Titty Physics engine 5 I mean DOA 5, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (blarg Its DBZ the best evr derp) and Narutard Shitpuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
    The Fighter Within looks like some UFC game that uses the kinect. You think that sounds awesome, but it's a Kinect game made by Ubisoft.
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  • chrischunchrischun Joined: Posts: 110
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Tensho wrote: »
    Didn't hear about P4AU but Blazblue CP Extend is coming to PS4(Xbone also)
    Fuck not the Xbone. Seriously I want that console to go to hell and die (or at least as far as the FGC is concern, the FPS crowd can keep it for all I care)

    But that good news the PS4 is getting Blazblue CP Extend.

    Yeah historically the Xbox consoles aren't FGC friendly (or even tournament) despite some fucktards in the west insisting of doing tourneys on the 360.
    And the rumors of DOA 5 on the Xbox One does not work with any current Xbone sticks.

    Okay yeah Xbone getting Titty Physics engine 5 I mean DOA 5, Dragon Ball Xenoverse (blarg Its DBZ the best evr derp) and Narutard Shitpuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
    The Fighter Within looks like some UFC game that uses the kinect. You think that sounds awesome, but it's a Kinect game made by Ubisoft.

    Cmon man, no need to be so hateful.
  • kubebotkubebot Large Member Joined: Posts: 1,270
    edited March 2015
    Ok so I bought one.....probably going to sell my Red VLX I got last year to offset cost.
    The black is too sexy and having PS3/4 functionality is way worth it.

    I can't fucking wait to slap pink buttons on it! :o
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    The Draconian policies that MS announced at the Xbox One revile and 2013 E3 still left a bad taste in my mouth.
    And I was before than not a fan of the Xbox 360 (with the RROD and all).

    Despite the marketing and sales success Xbox made, they yet to really make a financial success, MS deep pockets is what keeping it aloat.
    MS do not even need the Xbox at all, they make more monthly from MS Office alone, or I could say Windows, Silver Light, even Internet Explorer (yes even IE which is given away for free) makes MS more money in a month than Xbox no the whole gaming and entertainment division of MS makes in a year.

    MS don't care about gamers, just how fast we can empty our wallets into theirs.
    That why I am so hateful.

    At least Sony and Nintendo is willing to meet us half way.
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  • TenshoTensho Joined: Posts: 2,884
    Not sure what's up with that VLX Diamond panel but hope that's not a common problem?
    http://i.imgur.com/jwvA74T.jpg
  • asiangrafxasiangrafx Joined: Posts: 200
    Tensho wrote: »
    Not sure what's up with that VLX Diamond panel but hope that's not a common problem?
    http://i.imgur.com/jwvA74T.jpg

    that texture is probably from the reflection of an asbestos ceiling. its as shiny as glass
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    Tensho wrote: »
    Not sure what's up with that VLX Diamond panel but hope that's not a common problem?
    http://i.imgur.com/jwvA74T.jpg

    Its the texture from the ceiling, the mirror like finish on the VLX diamond is reflecting how the ceiling looks
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  • Feargus001100Feargus001100 Joined: Posts: 989
    Darksakul wrote: »
    Agreed, so far on the xbone there only Killer Instinct (2013) and maybe Mortal Kombat X (not yet released)

    On the PlayStation 4, there Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guity Gear Xrd Sign, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round up, Divekick, Skullgirls Encore, J-Stars Victory Vs+ , Zheros and there Narutard Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4.

    You forgot to mention that Killer Instinct Classic and Killer Instinct 2 Classic for XBone. Don't want the few long suffering XBone early adopters out there to think there's only one fighting game on the system o:)
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  • donsanitydonsanity Joined: Posts: 34
    Caved in and preordered at Arcade Shock. Had to cancel my preorder for the HRAP Kai at Amazon so I could afford it. Hopefully my next paycheck I can still order the HRAP Kai, which I doubt. I already have the other two so might as well get this one.
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    You know, thousands of young men and one woman go to sleep every night thirsty, but more importantly they go to sleep hungry.

    Hungry for a better life, hungry for an easier set of options, hungry for better controls......

    These young men and maybe one woman are hungry.....for arcade sticks.

    Thats why I come to you all here in this thread today to tell you about a special fund that hopefully you can make a respectable contribution towards.....

    ChristianSticksFund.kp

    You see for 10 cents a day you can fund a young man and maybe the occasional girl in their quest to get a great arcade stick so the dear good lord can bestow upon them the abilities to do plinks into ultra 2's all day long.

    Take a young man right here who has to use a ps1 controller with a 2 frame lag adapter for ps3 just to play the inferior ports of all Capcom fighting games and those sinful atrocities known as the anime's. YOU can make a difference in his life.

    So brothers and sister I implore upon you to go to ChristianSticksFund.kp today and sign up to give 10 cents a day that will in no way be split in costs of hosting the website and then go towards our founders in their hunger for a VLX. We guarantee we will not buy up factory liquidations of Mayflash v1s, Hori VXs or MC SF4 standard edition sticks with you contributions.

    Amen
  • Pe4CeFu1Pe4CeFu1 Joined: Posts: 411
    Anyone know if someone makes replacement metal panels for the vlx, love the look of the stick but im not too fond of the layout. Also Arcadeshock needs to hurry up and ship them!!!
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  • ChikalinChikalin Joined: Posts: 88
    Pe4CeFu1 wrote: »
    Anyone know if someone makes replacement metal panels for the vlx, love the look of the stick but im not too fond of the layout. Also Arcadeshock needs to hurry up and ship them!!!
    AMP Up was, but he seems to have more or less shut down operation. I talked to Jasen Hicks about it before, but I think he passed on it since AMP took it up. I believe Jasen is still busy with life, so right now... I believe the answer is "no."
  • AriesnoAriesno Seimitsu's warrior Joined: Posts: 407
    1)The panel seems glossy and subject to fingerprints , no?

    2)Can you play with on the knees?I never see pleople with VLXin tournament...


  • LabanLaban KOF98 Player Joined: Posts: 2,558
    I wish there was an easy/affordable way to put in an Optical Hayabusa in this baby. Looked around the forum and saw the thread where a person cut through the PCB and casing of the Spark to put it in a Hayabusa. I'm too inexperienced for that. I could try to buy a V4 Midnight blue and take the Optical Hayabusa from there but buying a V4MB right now will cost more than preordering the Kuro VLX. Then I'd just have a V4MB case that I wouldn't care that much for, which I'd most probably stick in the stock Hayabusa from the VLX. I guess PS4 sticks are in demand and I could resell the V4MB but disclaimer that it wouldn't have the silent. It would be nice if Hori could directly sell Silent Hayabusa levers, even if just a limited production line of it.

    If only, if only
  • DarksakulDarksakul Your lack of faith disturbs me Joined: Posts: 24,247
    edited March 2015
    You forgot to mention that Killer Instinct Classic and Killer Instinct 2 Classic for XBone. Don't want the few long suffering XBone early adopters out there to think there's only one fighting game on the system o:)
    Killer Instinct Classic and Killer Instinct 2 Classic, man get the SNES and N64 games. I didn't count the SNES Super Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting for the Wii U VC so Xbone don't get the SNES KI.
    There still only one fighting game on the Xbone, Killer Instinct (2013).
    Laban wrote: »
    I wish there was an easy/affordable way to put in an Optical Hayabusa in this baby. Looked around the forum and saw the thread where a person cut through the PCB and casing of the Spark to put it in a Hayabusa. I'm too inexperienced for that. I could try to buy a V4 Midnight blue and take the Optical Hayabusa from there but buying a V4MB right now will cost more than preordering the Kuro VLX. Then I'd just have a V4MB case that I wouldn't care that much for, which I'd most probably stick in the stock Hayabusa from the VLX. I guess PS4 sticks are in demand and I could resell the V4MB but disclaimer that it wouldn't have the silent. It would be nice if Hori could directly sell Silent Hayabusa levers, even if just a limited production line of it.

    If only, if only

    You can always put the JLF with Flash 1 or sparky in place of the Optical Hayabusa.

    I am planing to take the Hayabusa and Kuro buttons out and put in a Seimitsu LS-40, some Seimitsu PS-14-KN Smoke, a Seimitsu PS-14-DN-K Smoke for the start button.
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  • GraymalkinGraymalkin Staggeringly tedious Joined: Posts: 660
    Darksakul wrote: »
    I am planing to take the Hayabusa and Kuro buttons out and put in a Seimitsu LS-40, some Seimitsu PS-14-KN Smoke, a Seimitsu PS-14-DN-K Smoke for the start button.

    I had an LS-56, OBSFs, and two button caps ready for the HRAPV Kai I had on order. Since I've cancelled that in favour of this, they'll be going in the VLX instead.

    Now I just need to figure out how to get one of those bags...
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