Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Xbox 360 arcade stick @ JoysTiq

A few months back EB Games' website accidentally leaked information about an arcade stick for the Xbox 360. Due to some production hiccups we should finally have the Arcade GameStick next month. The joystick will include Xbox Live Arcade games Frogger, Time Pilot and Astropop. The joystick includes all the buttons found on the Xbox 360 controller, including the rumble feature and it can connect through USB to a PC. The MSRP is $49.99 USD.

It's about time this thing comes out. Playing a lot of the classic games on Xbox Live feels horribly awkward because the games were designed in a time pre-thumbsticks -- five minutes with Street Fighter II makes that abundantly clear. Now as long as the thing is made well and we can bang our joystick around like in the good old days without it snapping off, we'll be quite happy -- 'cause nobody likes to see their joystick snap off.

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