Razer Wants Help Designing Xbox 360 Arcade Stick

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reutnes

Nice to see they're bringing some light to the Fighting genre.  It's a lot of fun especially at tournaments but sadly not as popular as the RTS and FPS scene for some reason.

 

And to the haters;  Razer is a for-profit company.  They're going to do whatever they see money in, and with esports really starting to pick up in non-asian markets it's a good idea of them to be making this sort of peripheal. Outside of mice and their mechanical keyboard and a few of their mice, their products aren't especially popular in the esports arena.

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Holly Golightly

Oh come on Razer? Don't want to make more accessories for the PC? It was not long ago they were talking about "PC Gaming not dead" and now they make this arcade stick exclusive to the Xbox360 console? Tisk, tisk. You either go all in, or don't bother at all. Sigh, it is not like there is no Street Fighter for PC, because it DOES exist. Hopefully Razer will send out some drivers on their website for compatability.

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Fecal Face

You do realize that every Xbox 360 peripheral Razer has made works on the PC as well, right?

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Holly Golightly

Really? Well, time for me to go buy that Kinect then and hook that bad boy up onto my PC! Eh?

*Proof that not all of Xbox360 peripherals work well with the PC.

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iheartpcs

Perhaps, much like the 360 joystick, this will work on a Windows PC

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Holly Golightly

Here's hoping...

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bling581

What is your point? PC gaming is not dead and they did make that point but there's nothing that says they can't design accessories for other platforms. Didn't they just come out with some new PC stuff such as the Hydra and a gaming notebook? QQ more.

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Holly Golightly

Umm, point is, you either stick with you say or look like a total hypocr*te. Unless... You support hyp*cracy. You need to look harder.

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Slurpy

So because Razer claimed PC gaming isn't dead, they should be trying to kill console gaming by stopping compatible hardware production for consoles?

Since this controller will be able to be used with their new laptop to play Street Figher IV and other fighting games on Steam, etc., it's not hypocritical anyway.  But they want their design to be as strong as possible, which is why they're reaching out to the arcade community during the design phase, because those are the people who build their own control hardware and will have the best feedback to offer. 

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iceman08

This can be useful for arcade emulators, won't it?

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Holly Golightly

Yesssssssssssss (relive a classic on the better platform)

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Peanut Fox

I'll point out that Super Street Figher IV is available for PC.  How is this any different than if they made a race wheel? 

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Plutoxin

If you're not trolling I'll let you in on a secret; 360 controllers work with Windows. It's true!

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Holly Golightly

Umm... You do realize that this acrade stick is NOT a normal Xbox360 controller. Since it has just the one stick, and no D-Pad or start/back buttons, so chances are, it will have special drivers designed for the console and will require those special drivers to be installed onto the PC. Think!!!

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Plutoxin

Yeah, just like my wired GH2 guitar that I plugged in and used with Frets On Fire. Oh wait, it didn't need special drivers.

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Holly Golightly

Yeah... But your PS3, Kinect and Nintendo Wii Motes require the special drivers. Point is... We all do not know if this arcade stick will require special drivers or not. Not everything works like Guitar Hero, you know?

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Plutoxin

Exactly, we don't know, so the assumption that Razer would have to release drivers is moot.

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sallystudios

I highly doubt it. I have never heard of an arcade stick or fight pad that wasnt plug and play on pc

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Holly Golightly

Sadly enough, there are a few out there that DO require special drivers and software to work. I had a logitech controller that had its own program to install. It allowed me to program the buttons. Not everything is plug-n-play... Sadly enough.

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iceman08

sooo...you're saying we'll have to install new drivers for peripherals to work? what's new?

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Holly Golightly

Well, thats the problem... Are they? Or are they not going to make a driver for it? If not, that makes them hypocritical to the PC Gaming community... In my opinion.

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