iCore Arcade Stick for PlayStation 3

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With my fighting game craze still burning and a few CrossCounterTV videos later, I got the arcade stick hype. After a rigorous journey through the land of wonder and sorrow (ie Greenhills, wonder = all the stuff they have available, sorrow = how empty your wallet is after) I think I got one that suits my needs.

I present to you the iCore Arcade Stick for the PlayStation 3. This little bad boy has almost all the things I was looking for in an arcade stick. A price that won’t screw me over, a nice clicky stick with responsive buttons, enough spacing between the stick and buttons while leaving enough hand room plus blocky and weighty design.

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I got this over at Game Xtreme for 1200php which is a decent price over the wallet-rape expensive MadCatz and Hori sticks. It’s got all the basics, a cherry top stick, convex buttons and non-slip rubber feet which works like a damn charm if I may add. This is a wired controller but what can you expect from an arcade stick that’s under 2000php. The USB cable itself is quite lengthy so I don’t think you’d have too many problems distancing yourself from the console and a wired controller means no batteries required.

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“Long ass cable”

But that’s not all. Yes, I got two.


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I believe in fairness. Coming from pad, I find that playing games on an arcade stick, especially faster paced ones, is a little awkward and if I’m going to be awkward then so will you.

What better way to test these puppies out than with a violent afternoon of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Marvel vs Capcom 2, and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.


  1. kevin says:

    is this arcade stick okay? i mean do they feel like the one on the arcade places?

  2. Quash says:

    I’ve tried that arcade stick and it will do for the price given. Does it feel like the ones in the arcades? I don’t see much of a difference really.@kevin

  3. kevin says:

    so they are like the same? i really want to buy this arcade stick #1 reason is that they don’t suck all your moneys inside your wallets and 2nd is that i don’t really need to buy those expensive what they called “hori sticks”. by the way can i customize the buttons like replacing it with sanwa buttons?

  4. Migoy says:

    I don’t speak from personal experience but from what I gather, hori and madcatz are still the ways to go in terms of quality and precision but those prices are just outrageous. I do get misinputs with these sticks but for what I paid I don’t mind.

    As for modding, I read that the shapes of these buttons are different so other buttons might not fit perfectly.

    Checkout this thread, it will probably help you a lot more than I can.