General Discussion: The XBOX Thread


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Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

15 Feb 2009 22:17
ChrisAlright wrote: Been looking for an arcade stick for SF since the xbox D-pad is shit.

Found the Hori Fighting Stick EX2 but it's only available on eBay and are going for more than double retail. Any recommendations?

people in the know seem to be using these:

MadCatz Standard Edition FightStick PS3/360 ($70 PS3 / $80 360): Smaller than the TE (less hand space), joystick and buttons manufactured by MadCatz. What makes this stick a great value is the quick disconnects for all of the internal connections, which means you can get this stick, then easily swap out the buttons for real arcade-quality ones from somewhere like…Lizard Lick. No soldering iron/dremel required!

MadCatz Tournament Edition FightStick PS3 / 360 ($150): Larger than the standard stick (more hand room), comes stock with joystick and buttons manufactured by Sanwa, the most popular arcade controls in the world. The faceplate is removable for alternate artwork and has a cord storage department at the back of the stick. Has quick disconnects, so you can change parts just as easily as the standard stick. It has labeled pin outs, and a universal mounting plate and a bored-out bottom so that you can install any joystick on the market (Seth Killian keeps saying you can install an American stick in it, but MarkMan says you can't…guess we'll have to wait and see). There are screw holes in the bottom so that you can actually mount it on a stable surface.
Ruben
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10775 posts since 2/7/03

15 Feb 2009 22:22
You lot are putting me off, fucking geeks. I just used to like playing it on the arcade machine at the sports centre.
Hello World
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12174 posts since 7/3/05

15 Feb 2009 22:23
playing with friends of a fun standard of play will be a good laugh of course, online is for power gamers.
ChrisAlright
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1478 posts since 29/6/08

15 Feb 2009 22:38
Cheers HW! Think I'm gonna go for the Standard Edition if I can't find a Hori for a decent price, the Tournament Edition costs the same as an xbox lol.

Crackajack
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8200 posts since 21/4/05

15 Feb 2009 23:02
Hello World wrote: playing with friends of a fun standard of play will be a good laugh of course, online is for power gamers.

Organised tournament play is for 'power gamers' - online isnt precise enough due to lag etc but will still be fun.

Had a go on my housemates xbox and it feels really retro in a good, familiar way but with depth. Still prefer Marvel Vs Capcom and X-Men Vs Streetfighter though!
candidate
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2463 posts since 12/11/06

15 Feb 2009 23:26
whats the best way to go about getting a xbox game de-scratched?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 Feb 2009 23:27
take it to game, they do it for 3 quid.. garunteed i think
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

17 Feb 2009 10:37
pro evo just updated when i logged in - anyone know what the update is?
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

17 Feb 2009 10:45
january transfer window update
NumBerS
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3371 posts since 5/3/04

17 Feb 2009 12:49
Anyone got left 4 dead? thinking of purchase, GBP 25.00 from Play.
Crudeoyle
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965 posts since 2/9/08

17 Feb 2009 12:52
Left for dead is sweet, definatly worth 25. The online on it is great.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

17 Feb 2009 13:11
Noble Locks wrote: by the way, left 4 dead is the best game on that thing to my eyes.
NumBerS
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3371 posts since 5/3/04

17 Feb 2009 15:05
ordered - will advise when recvd.
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

17 Feb 2009 15:15
Popeye Doyle wrote: january transfer window update

really? no different on network Puzzled
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

17 Feb 2009 15:19
Nah, it's just a patch to fig some bugs. The transfer update is coming out at the end of the month.
Jesus
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6099 posts since 7/10/08

17 Feb 2009 15:23
well they didnt fix the shite fucking players pause for 10 hours when they lose the ball bug
mirrored
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1180 posts since 8/7/08

17 Feb 2009 18:33
left 4 dead is the most fun i've had on a game for ages, online or even with offline splitscreen
gf loves it too Cool
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

18 Feb 2009 18:12
this is prolly the best 3 quid you will ever spend in your life if you aint seen or got this already…so realistic, and playing some yank on-line is a proper head rush….go for it, i dare ya, i double dare ya.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-2-Table-Tennis-Xbox/dp/B000F22DNK/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s;=videogames&qid;=1234980053&sr;=8-8
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

18 Feb 2009 18:42
Jesus wrote: well they didnt fix the shite fucking players pause for 10 hours when they lose the ball bug

The update is up for the PS3, so would assume that it's available for the Xbox 360 too. They've tweaked quite a few players' stats and the squads are pretty much accurate.
NumBerS
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3371 posts since 5/3/04

19 Feb 2009 06:48
anyone d/l GTAIV lost and the damned?