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Unboxing: Real Arcade Pro 3 VLX Premium

UPDATE: Finally got my custom Bat Tops in the mail. The VLX gets a sleek hefty black aluminum top, while my old FS3 get's the black plastic top. I'm taking these puppies for a spin. I hope they don't puke in the back seat.

Here's the second of my unboxing filler posts. Back in the day when I was 13 I shaved a roman numeral 2 on the back of my head all fucking Vanilla Ice syle. What was it for you ask? It was for Mortal Monday, the day Mortal Kombat 2 hit home consoles. My brother painted it on my head with whiteout and my mom followed the lines with the clippers and the courage only an experienced Tri-State Beauty College Graduate could have. Check it.

I present you with my ridiculously bad spending habits Hori's Real Arcade Pro 3 VLX Premium Fighting Stick. Hori worked with Taito to get this stick stateside and if you love you some fighting games this is THE stick to get. Second to none. Mad Catz Tournament Edition figting sticks hold their own but this exact replica of the Viewlix arcades from Japan are a sight to be seen. You'll pay a hefty premium for this high grade stick but once it's on your lap you'll realize why. I grew up with the American Bat Top arcade sticks, known to the fighting game circuit as Happ Joysticks. Mortal Kombat was one such arcade cabinet that came equipped with this type of stick, so its only natural that I find the Japanese ball top a bit unnatural. Luckily I found them online for a cool $5. Shipment confirmed!

Enjoy the gallery!

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Unboxing: Little Big Planet 2 Collectors Edition

God damn it's been awhile. I've got plenty of stuff to talk about I just can't seem to put anything into words. I obviously picked up LittleBigPlanet 2 on launch but have only now gotten around to posting these unboxing pics. My lady and I have actually already completed the story levels and found about 98% of the stickers. I've also gone through all of Dead Space 2, picked up Bionic Commando ReArmed 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3 and a Real Arcade Pro 3 Premium Edition, Black Ops and a new Xbox 360 S (for the lady ofcourse), started preproduction on Ask An Enemy Studios first iOS Game, and put the wheels into motion for The Lipstick Device and still, nothing. I can't seem to find any words to dedicate to this blog lately. The world is spinning in my head but in real life it's as still it could possibly be. I'm at a stalemate. So in the meantime enjoy the following unboxings that I'll be posting up. As always, if you have any comments feel free to post whatever comes to mind. I'd enjoy the company.

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"Redesigned" Xbox 360 Controller? Not really, but it's still nice to look at

The newly "redesigned" Xbox 360 controllers are only slightly redesigned. Microsoft thought it would be nice to listen to gamers and fix the mushy, horrific d-pad it's had on it's controller for awhile. Did they succeed? Well, not necessarily. The new design is extremely nice, you have to twist the d-pad to raise and lower the cross shape but it's only aesthetically pleasing. It still feels mushy and soft. The face buttons have changed color as well.

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Unboxing: Presonus FaderPort

Here is the Presonus FaderPort Unboxing in video format (also available in the AAE TV section) instead of the usual picture gallery.  Once I completely wrap my head around it's feature list and put this sucka to the test,  I'll post up some thoughts on it.  If any of you use DAWs and have been looking for a simple and efficient host controller with an elegant design the Faderport may just be right up your alley.  As functional as the iPhone is with apps like ProRemote, the iPhone is still a phone so in the middle of a session you can still receive text messages and calls which can be distracting if not annoying.  Putting the phone in Flight Mode relieves you of that however that defeats the purpose entirely and besides fancy schmancy touch screens ain't got shit on tactile feedback.  I'll post up some solid thoughts soon. 

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Unboxing: Presonus FireStudio Mobile

My lovely lady got me the following gift for my birthday this past weekend. I need to put this shiz to good use so get your ears ready suckas, this may just bring about the return of the Ask An Enemy Podcast, creamage of pants from rocking Lipstick Device jams, or nothing. The choice is up to me and my mood. You better hope I'm pissed or you'll be listening to some Hootie style jams. Have you heard that shit disease he calls a Christmas song? It's called "Grandma got run over by a reindeer now she has no clue my real fucking name is Darius Rucker and not Hootie! It's NEVER BEEN FUCKING HOOTIE!!!" Nah, seriously it's called Shit DUZEEZ or something equivalent to that mental picture. Scheck out the gallery bro!

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Unboxing: Apple's Magic Mouse

Check out the gallery below. I've been meaning to post up these pics for awhile but the turkey got the best of me. It's called being lazy. If only I wrote for EGM or one of the good blogs I'd have the man on my ass day in and day out to get shit done. Now that's a mouthful, and that would probably be what he said, but I dig chicks. Literally. NICE!!! Maxim in the work place? That's hot yo!

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