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Graveyard Shift - Peripherals

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An hour or so ago, I left campus. That was the last time that I'll have to even step foot on over a week—because I just went on spring break! Woo! On an even better note, it also marks the end of my midterms, since I finished submitting an essay and it's being graded today.


To celebrate, I ended up picking up an arcade stick for my PS4. For whatever reason, my old Mad Cats Street Fighter 4 Tournament Edition stick didn't want to work on the PS4—but I guess it was because they were from different generations. And honestly, having one of those things makes all the difference in fighting games. There are so many characters that I just can't get my head wrapped around if I don't have a fightstick—so many inputs that I'll just repeatedly fail because I don't have the feedback that a stick offers. It's really odd, and I kind of hate myself for getting into them because of how expensive they are, but they also make for some of the most fun I've had playing a fighting game in years.

If you hadn't guessed it already, tonight we're going to be talking about peripherals in gaming. Have you ever used them? Are there any genres that you depend on something absolutely for—like a pad for macros? What are some of your favorites that you've seen over the years? Talk about them down below!

Do you scoff at the Mario Kart steering wheel? Are you just a fan of the basic controller? Well then, feel free to talk about life, love, gaming, or whatever else you desire. The Thursday Graveyard Shift is now open!

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