Some of you guys have bought my supergun. I built it for the general arcade enthusiast. What ended up happening was it ended up more in the hands of fighting game players. The pinout I used wasn't cross compatible with some of the stuff you guys use (and I am working on something for that as well). The next step for me was custom controls. I wanted everything to be high end on this thing.
Well, this is the next part of our line. Project Fierce is a fightsick that has both DB15 ports (for my supergun and neo geo) as well as neutrik usb connector running into a brook universal. A small custom pcb inside runs the db15 and controls the tournament lockout switch.
It has a 15 3/4" (400mm) custom steel enclosure that has been powder coated matte black. The enclosure is fabricated and painted local, right here in Chicago. 10" top to bottom. Designed with the lap player in mind, but has rubber feet so it wont slide everywhere if you are playing on a table.
The back panel has the Neutrik USB connector, the Tournament lockout switch, and the DB15 connector.
All those buttons on top have a purpose too:
I'm finding a lot of big sticks have those extra buttons tucked away on the back/sides of their enclosures and are hard to reach or are hard to use effectively when you want them. This puts everything within a hands reach of the player. There is ample room for your wrists to rest as well during play allowing for comfortable and varying grips and hand positions.
The stick makes its live playable debut at Midwest Gaming Classic this weekend. I'll be doing a live stream with a local fgc and this thing as well next week. After that they will be made available. It adheres to EVO rules and is tournament legal.
What do you guys think?