eastx wrote:You're not really thinking logically. When you have a problem and there is a solution that makes the problem go away, the smart thing to do is to act and solve the problem. Complaining about it and being unhappy for years on end is not a solution at all. If you're determined to own only one controller, you can always trade it your original to Game Stop for a small amount of credit or sell it somewhere else. Also, the Hori EX Pad 2 is only $35 shipped at Amazon, not $50. Surely you're comfortable enough ordering things if you own Japanese retail games and don't live in Japan.
Similarly, it makes little sense to get mad at your Xbox 360 and relegate it to some minor purpose instead of just playing whatever games you like for it. Maybe shmups are the only thing you like period, but there are plenty of great downloadable exclusives and some fair retail ones here and there in other genres.
Normally I agree about just jumping out and solving a problem when I can, regardless of cost, but in this case..... it really would be damn near useless. If I still had to use a 360 controller for the PC, now, THAT would be worth 50 or 35 or whatever, but I was able to (after alot of yelling and swearing) make the PS3 controller work, so that's not useful anymore.
As the console goes though, it really is just the shmups that I'm interested in. Hasnt been even one release on there otherwise (as disc-releases go, I mean) in..... er..... quite some time (at LEAST 2 years), so I gave the non-JP unit away. Havent missed it for even a second. Damn thing was a glorified doorstop. The PC is producing all the games I want that the consoles arent, so the consoles dont get used much.
And as for ordering things...... yeah, I just haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate doing it. I tolerate it for the shmups for one reason: They're shmups, and the genre is barely there (on consoles) outside of Japan. Also, Cave... it's the only non-hyper-irritating way to play their stuff. For ANY other genre (or any other type of product), I wont order for any reason.