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AtomicX

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Re: TV setup for a store
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 11:35:52 PM »
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think we may go controllers to start and charge a slightly higher entry/rental fee to borrow a arcade stick (considering there cost)

BYO has to be an option to attract the hard core but remember not everyone will be able to bring their own controller as some people have a different console at home, or no console, or they just forget so that's where you'll make some return with the extra fee for rent a stick. I heard the Next Level store in New York (from Team Sp00ky fame) lets players BYO stick BUT they also have rental sticks for players who don't have one.

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we are looking at 4x 50" panels that are 8ms (which i know from PC side is pretty decent for gaming) but i am unsure on how picky your players may be.

As Ziggy said refer to community for brand selection. For fighting games the monitor size is the least important with 24" being the most common size in fighting game tournaments. The "ms" response time listed on monitors has no relevance on input lag whatsoever. Input lag is actually never listed on monitor specs, you can only find out from online reviews or documentation like that site I linked you.

Sounds like you guys are serious so you definitely need to listen to the community. The casual crowd might not care about equipment but I guarantee they also won't stick around very long. Fighting game players can be picky about controllers or monitors but we are also a very loyal and dedicated community. And a community that continues to grow due to the exposure of streams, the emergence of fighting games on PC, and newer fighting games with poor online options. There hasn't been a dedicated home for fighting gamers since the removal of consoles and arcade cabinets from Good Games central (which was ran by the community) so there is a definite hunger for an offline space. I'm sure if you guys take the community's needs on board you'll be rewarded back in spades.

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Re: TV setup for a store
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 09:50:29 AM »
Hey guys I'm working with missingo on this. Thanks for all the epic feedback

We are looking at being pretty serious, yeah - we'll try to get more details on the monitors being used - but as per usual, they're at the discretion of the store owner. He'll take our feedback on board though.

Regarding the arcade sticks - I've done some googling and found it pretty hard to find TEs, but we're looking at these:

http://www.play-asia.com/Street_Fighter_X_Tekken_Arcade_FightStick_Pro_Line/paOS-13-71-dd-49-en-70-4ji6.html (uses Sanwa parts)

http://www.play-asia.com/Qanba_Real_Arcade_Fightingstick_Q4_3in1/paOS-13-71-1i-49-en-70-482w.html (seen other people recommend these before)

Would something like the Qanba be an acceptable minimum for the community to hire out?

AtomicX

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Re: TV setup for a store
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2013, 10:33:15 AM »
Both those sticks are good. The SFxT stick is the same as a TE.

Offline MadeManG74

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2013, 02:42:12 PM »
I don't have one but Qanba sticks are really good, I know a lot of people prefer them to the TE.

Offline maxsze90

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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2013, 02:51:31 PM »
The SFxT is a really nice stick, the quality is as good as you can hope for in a Tournament Edition stick. It's slightly lighter which may be less desirable in a static setup.

They are priced at $100 on Amazon, including delivery it's around $120 to your door. Really fast too. Might want to work out bulk shipping or something. Don't think you can beat that. Quality is comparable to a $200 TE stick.

I know the Qanba Q4 is pretty good too, but I enjoy the MCZ stick more, just from the positioning of the start button and being a fair bit more compact. Off the top of my head, the stoppers (rubber guards along the base) aren't as good though but it's nothing you can't fix. I put the stick on a small stool though, so it's probably just me, if you get those grip sheets there's no way the sticks will budge whilst mashing your heart out.

Depends really on how you propose to hire out your equipment/space, offering cheaper alternatives didn't hurt anybody and heck, I'd save a buck or two, because the 'standard' sticks are pretty darn close in replicating the better sticks (also I enjoy the 'dodgey' feel sometimes, in the way it makes you exaggerate your execution motions).

I've looked around for a decent stick when I started going to tournaments and the SFxT fightstick really can't be beat (parts/build quality), anyone that says the stick is inferior to another stick is just being silly, there is nothing you can't do on this stick that you can do on another. Here's the link if you're interested:

http://www.amazon.com/Mad-Catz-Street-Fighter-Tekken-FightStick/dp/B0072A4KU2

I'm also certain that the Qanba Q4 will fit the bill as well. If you want to spread setups to a PS3 as well, it may be something else you may want to consider. Quality of the Q4 is equal to any of the TE's, so no worries there. I do like the look of the Qanba stick though, it's highly professional in that regard.