• FireCouch

    I don’t want to sound like a jerk, but the TE Fightstick was released a while ago, and isn’t this version the exact same thing but with shinier packaging? So we all knew that MadCatz redeemed themselves already.

    • Kris

      Well, aside from being a new, slimmer version of the TE (they dropped those additional plastic bits on the sides) and now being licensed by Sony, there isn’t a lot of difference. Part of the reason I wrote this was for people like me who haven’t used a TE stick before and were still wary of the MadCatz brand. It can’t hurt to have more evidence of the stick’s quality, right?

      I suppose if you already own a TE, there’s not much that I can tell you except for the fact that the Chun Li stick looks really good, and the slim redesign is pretty slick.

      • Exand

        This Chun Li version is just a special edition of the FightStick TE S (TE -> TE Round 2 -> TE S) that came out with SSF4 earlier this year :) There’s a black version and white version of the TE S. This one is special with the Chun Li color / clear case / artwork of course. It’s also unique in that it’s the first Madcatz TE stick to have specific Playstation branding (note the PS logo on the button). The regular TE S’s have a little “house” instead of the PS logo.

        • Kris

          Yep, exactly! I’m happy about the branding, because (hopefully) it will lead to backwards compatibility!

  • neo_firenze

    I saw this at Evo 2010, and it really is nice looking. Better in person than any picture could show – the lenticular print is really nice, and the deep blue plastic casing looks slick. If you like blue or Chun Li, it’s gorgeous.

    That being said, the actual stick is no different than the original Madcatz TE stick. Same parts, same size, same cord compartment, etc.

    If I didn’t already have too many sticks I’d be tempted.

  • Nite

    The ability to use it in Windows 7 really makes me want one. I’m sad I can’t use my TE stick to any of my PC fighting games or emulators.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      Xbox 360 TE stick can be used on window 7 (playing blazblue and street fighter IV with it). For emulation, you can use xpadder and map out the buttons. Playstation 3 TE need drivers…

      • Kris

        This one (PS3) didn’t require drivers for me… I think it must be on a case by case basis.

        • MisterNiwa

          Of course he would say that the Playstation 3 TE needs drivers, he has been trash talking the PS3 for the past weeks! TCH!

          I’m joking. Don’t take this too serious.

          • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

            ….what the hell…???

      • fermented

        The PS3 stick doesn’t need drivers, but it is incompatible with certain motherboard chipsets. This can be remedied by buying a compatible PCI USB card and plugging the PS3 TE stick through it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4MX22JRXGUQGM6LFC4RFCX3T4 Marcelo Abans

      Really mine just works on my Computer, maybe someone should post up a link of incompatible chip sets but as far as I know, and I have 6 computers in my house (4 PCs 2 Macs) it’s worked on all of them..

  • cmurph666

    OMG I WANT THAT~!!…………

    But alas, I just spent $192 on RB3 Bundle, $170 for a Mustang Pro Guitar, $51 for the Overdrive Stompbox, $80 for Audio-Technica ATH-EM7 Headphones…

    Canadian Prices Y’all.

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