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X-Arcade Tankstick review on IGN
« on: December 15, 2006, 05:06:18 am »

9 out of 10

I thought the first paragraph would be of special interest to people here, as I would consider this place the core of what they refer to, no?

X-Arcade is a brand of legend among retro-arcade enthusiasts the world over, but is somewhat under-known among the general gaming populace. The company has been around for years and specializes in building the highest-end arcade-authentic joysticks stick and trackballs available. The sticks and buttons used by the company are industrial quality and the cases are famously over-built and absurdly sturdy.

Highest-end?  Brand of legend?  Industrial Quality?? 

Say what you will about the product in question, but I feel it's rather disingenious to review something of this nature without comparison to other relative products on the market. Not to mention calling X-arcade an underdog when in relative terms they're the most well known of them all.  SlikStik?  Gopodular?  From what I've seen they're much more durable, quality, and worth the money, no?

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Re: X-Arcade Tankstick review on IGN
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 09:27:53 am »
I bought a tankstick when i was first getting into all this (since im not much of a carpenter I figured I would just do a pc based every now and then arcade) well then I bought Saint's book and got the itch to build a full upright so now a thousand bucks later and a bunch of parts sitting around im here finalizingmy plans to build.. but my thoughts on the tankstick sure its great out of the box but the trackball is junk.. its all klunky and doesnt roll as smooth as my happ's trackball that I have since purchased.. its a night and day difference in feeling.. other than my complaints on the cheap ball the thing is pretty slick for a plug and play option.. and for 200 bucks with no work whatsoever other than plugging it in to your pc its not a bad deal if you want 2player cp with trackball..