HAHA I can see some guys trying to set the record for longest arcade stick ever at Evo
What if one of the players on this Voltron stick gets salty and wants to bust a Gootecks and throw the stick across the room? “Dude, you broke my stick too” o_O
why would u want to have another stick connected while playing when its not in use. the extra weight on the left or right would probably make your execution worse because you have to counter balance the stick yourself
iirc he said he put his deposit.
its a lot glossier in the live stream… wonder what the bolt panel is for in the front…
I’ve been wondering the same thing. My best guess is that the main front and back pieces are identical, but the one on the back holds a cord compartment in the spot, and the front one just has the single plate over it. But then the headset jack hole would have to be seperatedly drilled on ‘front for Xbox360 version’ pieces after the molding.
Hey Markman, should we start a list of our questions?
2011: Year of the planking
2012: Year of the connecting
I asked on twitter, Mark said it’s for more personalization/customization. Gives the option for someone like blklightning to make RJ45 ready bolt on panel replacements? I dunno.
This basically equates to close to $500 (after all is said and done) for a 2-player Single-Console stick. Metal or no, why does that not seem reasonable to me?
It’s $420 for two brand new sticks and a connection kit. If the price isn’t reasonable enough, the price will come down.
It’s a brand new retail product. I don’t really see a problem with the price.
You are excluding tax and two separate shipping charges.
A bundle would be nice to avoid the duplicate shipping charges for pre-order items.
Here is a nice glimpse to the quality. It’s looking hefty.
You can start viewing from 3:00 in…
Dang… and here I thought the V.S. meant a free Vampire Savior download code in every stick.
Still, nice work Mark Man! That thing looks like a goddamn tank.
I like it. I know it will feel like the VSHG but with more room. metal=solid
Are the top panel’s dimensions the same as a full panel TE?
To me, the top panel on the V.S. looks wider…
The resident Mad Catz rep can clarify that one way or the other.
Both the FIghtStick Pro and V.S. look like they have wider aspect ratios than the previous TE designs. There are definitely going to have to be new art emplates made if people are thinking of pitching the original artwork and revamping their sticks. I’m pretty sure just looking at the pictures that the existing Art Hong templates won’t work for the new stick designs.
Needless to say, there are going to have to be new plexis coming out for these new joysticks hopefully later this year!
So far, I’m liking the FightStick Pro black revision and the Hori Soul Calibur V design.
The V.S. looks like a good alternative to the Sega HSS-0130 if anyone wants a dual-person stick.
Cheaper to buy two V.S. sticks with up-to-date hardware and PCB’s than revamping the HSS-0130 or building a twin stick from scratch.
I’d be more inclined to get two V.S. sticks than spend money on a Hori VLX at this point in time… Makes more sense to me.
eff the haters, nice new stick from markman and madcatz. I think the cool thing now is to hate on things because of the price rather than the properties or the quality of the product itself, and that is stupid.
Good shit Markman, keep’em coming. I hope you guys will release a VS stick that has neutral art though.
I wonder if Art or Tim would be wiling to make a double size acryllic/lexan top for when you combine two sticks together.
I was surprised to see this stick. Really interested to see how it feels, weightwise anyways. Also I noticed the screws on top which hopefully means easy access