Need to buy a arcade stick


#1

So i want to buy a arcade stick

I been looking for some over ebay… and the prices are crazy !

So i was like… dah i’ll just make one myself, and the part where you have to part wires, damn so complicated. :lame::crybaby:

O well so i go back on ebay and I find this

http://cgi.ebay.ca/USB-ARCADE-FIGHTING-STICK-FOR-PLAYSTATION-3-PS3-PS2-PC_W0QQitemZ400042101062QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item400042101062&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

and i was wondering if it would be a good stick to buy.

I dont want to buy a piece of crap but i dont want to buy a stick for 300$

thxs


#2

I wouldn’t buy this if I were you.

If you don’t wanna “waste” 300 bucks on a TE or even Us$ 170 on a HRAP (which I believe to be your best choice), you should go for a Hori Fight Stick Like this one:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/HORI-FIGHTING-STICK-3-JOYSTICK-FOR-SONY-PS3_W0QQitemZ220389951313QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Accessories?hash=item220389951313&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1215|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

If you just wanna a good stick and don’t mind stock parts, I believe you should go with this one, IMO.


#3

gasp 70$ shipping :open_mouth:


#4

Just build yourself one.


#5

I found the same one you were looking at for MUCH cheaper. http://store.videogamecentral.com/pc-ps2-ps3-usb-arcade-joystick.html


#6

That is a Mayflash Arcade Stick. I have one of those and they are not very good stock. The buttons it uses are the same ones found on a gamepad, except much bigger. I would recommend the Hori stick if you just want to go stock.


#7

i could build one myself

but i dont want to take the risk to brick my ps3


#8

How would building a stick brick your PS3?*

*Not being sarcastic, cuz I’m thinking about building one myself as well.


#9

Building a stick wont brick your ps3, unless you try attaching the stick to the actual ps3. lol


#10

Only thing you have a remote chance of bricking is the internals of whatever stick you’re building. USB standards dictate that any amount of increased voltage/amperage on a USB device should cause the device to cut power rather than allow whatever system to get fried. The result is you see 360’s and PS3’s getting what appears to be controllers that disconnect randomly, and reconnect themselves a second later.

That’s pretty much all you can do.