Razer brings the arcade experience home with the Atrox Arcade Stick

By Shawn Knight
May 17, 2013
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  1. Razer is taking it back to the old school with the announcement of the Atrox Arcade Stick. As the name suggests, the gaming peripheral aims to bring the arcade experience home – specifically for the hardcore fighting game community.

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  2. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Guru Posts: 328   +89

    If it's developed for X360 and it's wired, there's a high chance it will work on a PC right out of the box. I use this to play Street Fighter on my PC.
  3. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    The one you list is a better price Alpha! An even better deal.

    If Razor can guaranty that this will work on Xbox Next or PS4, then it might be worth the money.

    As-is, on older hardware? I think I'd just hack apart an existing controller and buy some buttons and sticks from the arcade repair shop in town.
  4. StepnSteph

    StepnSteph TS Rookie

    This seriously is not worth the $200 price tag. You can get a Qanba Q4 stick that's very good quality for $160 to $170, and the Qanba is made to work with the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the PC. All three. Right out of the box. No hassle, solid product, solid reviews.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    I remember this type of control system when I used to waste my money on arcade games back in the 80's. This is definitely a niche product hence it's high price and could be worth it to gamers that enjoy that type of game. I can't see this thing lasting very long in the market though.
  6. StepnSteph

    StepnSteph TS Rookie

    Yeah, I've been playing these games since the 80s arcade days and I still play them. I have Soul Calibur V (sic), Street Fighter IV AE v2013, Mortal Kombat, and other fighters, in addition to the "collectable" Chun-Li fight stick. Heck, even my icon is Chun lol. I'm definitely the target market for products like these.

    This Razer stick isn't worth the price tag because as I pointed out, there are much better options available. I don't know what Razer is thinking, but either they don't know who they're competing with or they're hoping that people will see the name "Razer" and buy it. But really? Spontaneous purchase at $200? I don't think so!

    Real talk, if I see someone with one of these at a tournament I'm going to laugh then money match them because obviously they have money and they're aren't too smart.
  7. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    I took a POS chinese knock off stick, bought myself some arcade grade buttons from, made my own custom stick with custom artwork etc.

    I think the grand total was about $75 and it's comparable to my brothers. It's a little work, but nothing fancy at all, just need to know how to solder.
  8. Gimmicky products but they do have the balls to try.
  9. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +90

    Looks pretty close to the Mad Catz Pro fight sticks with a $70 premium.

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