I’ve been lurking these forums for a while now mostly for 3rd Strike and older game discussions and I find it nice to find a forum whose lingo I can understand. I started playing SF2 at the local Round Table during Middle/High School (Yeah I’m old) and stopped playing when after the local arcade, and along with it MvC2/SF3, disappeared. I was competitive on cabinets but not so much on consoles (Nobody in my group of friends will play seriously anymore) and I want to get back into being able to play against someone online else since I have the time now.
So my dilemma is this. Reading up on launch titles for next gen there is only KI, which is not my speed, and then there is also GG which is my speed but doesn’t even have an arcade launch date. There’s also a local mini golf/arcade opening up in my community, but my community is small so even if they get, for example, a SSF4:AE cabinet I’m not sure if there will be too many regulars. I also don’t want to be “That guy” who is always playing “That game”. Should I wait for PS4/Xbone to come out and get a discounted PS3? Will I have any issues buying a used one? (Is it Jailbroken, etc)
Bonus question: I was alright on playing on an arcade stick (In the arcade), but I did feel like I got better using a pad when SF2 hit the SNES, and I used the 15th anniversary Pad with the PS2 anniversary collection which was alright. I saw the MC/TE stick for a hundred bucks at gamestop, should I just get that too, or should I start off with one of those SF4 fightpads? I really don’t consider myself hampered by one or the other, though I do have the habit of standing when I play.
Sorry if this is long winded, but I’ve been watching you guys having too much fun on Streams while playing other s#!t like WoW, and getting bodied by some neckbeard in an MMO just isn’t the same.