First off, I don't really care about Al Gore. For some reason I misread something at work one time and thought it said "Fits like Al Gore" instead of "Fits like a glove." Dumb, I know.
I'm 20 and attending college. When not doing homework or watching movies, I'm probably playing some form of videogame.
Anyway I grew up with all the classic systems thanks to my brother being an avid gamer. From the original Pong only standalone to the Sega CD. Games like Snatcher and Street Fighter II remind me of my childhood. The first game I ever beat was the original Mario Bros. on the NES when I was 3 years old. Ever since then I've owned virtually every console that has come out and don't forsee myself ever growing tired of my hobby.
In my opinion the 360's achievements are one of the best innovations in gaming for a long while. It adds a lot more re-playability to games then there ever was before. Gives you something to strive for. Thankfully, my days of gamerscore whoring it up with awful games are over with. I just can't sit through another bad kids movie game for easy points.
Current Gen systems owned;
Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and PSP Slim.
Street Fighter IV
Left 4 Dead
Call of Duty 4
Well, I stopped into my local Game Crazy today to pick up my long awaited Street Fighter IV Ken fight pad for the 360. Seeing as the game comes out tomorrow and it'll be nearly unplayable with the 360's d-pad I was extremely excited for it.
Took it home plugged it in and...... it doesn't fucking work. Leave it to Madcatz to claim they were changing their image as a company to one that makes "quality products." All it does when plugged into the USB ports on the front of my 360 is barely light up all four lights around the guide button and never registers as a controller. Half the reason i was looking forward to the game tomorrow was to experience the new Street Fighter with a decent d-pad so this is going to put a real damper on that.
My local Game Crazy just got enough for the pre-orders so even if I return it I'll just get the money back and no worthy controller, and if I send it in to Madcatz for repair or replacement it can take upwards of a month so I'm just all around bummed. Sorry to comepletely bitch about it, I really did want to do a solid review but alas I cannot.
The positives I can say about the controller is.... well it's very well designed, feels like the PS2 Street Fighter pads that were made. If only it worked so I could try it out and give you a good review.
If anyone has had some positive experiences let me know!