I got the stick too. all in all a great game. I played online too and it is pretty nice. A couple lag spikes here and there but not frequent. The stick i awesome too. No lag at all. Stock is pretty nice no need to upgrade til you really need it. I got my game at Kmart. Dont call and ask because they will say no, they check online. So go to the store yourself and check. And i will not post pics of the game too lazy so dont ask. It lives up to the hype. I also played the game with GC controller and it alritght, definitly prefer the stick. But it will work, so if u dont have money to fork over a stick the GC or classic controller is good.