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Friday, November 15, 2002
MacGamer Reviews the X-Arcade
9:57 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

Our friends at MacGamer have posted a review of the X-Arcade, an all-in-one gaming joystick from XGaming.

Here's a clip from the review:

The X-Arcade was designed with cross-platform compatibility in mind, and it shows - after purchasing the main X-Arcade game unit you can adapt it for the Mac (via USB), PC, XBox, GameCube, PS1/2, and the Dreamcast. Also, the X-Arcade doesn't need any fancy InputSprocket or HID drivers - the stick and buttons all emulate keyboard keys, so it'll work with pretty much any game out there. The default settings are the same defaults as MAME, and they're hard-coded into the stick so you don't have to waste time configuring and re-configuring MAME to work with it. You can also save alternate keyboard configurations in the X-Arcade's internal memory, but I've found it to be generally easier to configure the game's controls to the X-Arcade's defaults instead of reprogramming the X-Arcade. This can get mildly annoying sometimes, especially when playing with someone else, as when both players are mashing out of a throw or something you can get several accidental command-keystrokes out.
Be sure to check out the rest of the preview. And if you already haven't done so, don't forget to check out IMG's very own review as well.

IMG Review: X-Arcade
MacGamer Review: X-Arcade

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