Razer launches Atrox Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360
Excellent news for those of you who enjoy the feel of a good, responsive stick, as Razer announce their newest Arcade Stick for the Xbox 360 – the Razer Atrox.
Now, here’s where things get technical. I’m not ashamed to admit I don’t understand all these technical specs, but what I do understand is that the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick has been constructed with both modders and tournament gamers in mind, and it features premium quality Sanwa components. There are ten highly responsive buttons and a precision eight way joystick – and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that that’s code for party goddamn central when it comes to maintaining peak performance and reliability.
As mentioned, the Razer Atrox has been built with the modder in mind and nowhere is this more evident than when the arcade stick platform opens up at the touch of a button. Users are able to swap their own personal designs for a unique look, and they are also able to gain access to the internal compartments and structure for easy screw mounting.
Heh. ‘Screw mounting’.
Anyway, the internal compartment of the Atrox includes dedicated slots which allow users to store an alternate bat top joystick (handily included), the detachable cable and a screwdriver for modding. This pretty much turns the arcade stick into a one stop storage shop for all those gamers who travel to compete in tournaments. Assumably, you could also store other things in there, but we really wouldn’t recommend you storing your peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in there. Could be messy.
If you aren’t impressed with the modability and dedicated slots, then perhaps the ergonomically authentic arcade layout is the feature to put the wind up your skirts. No? Then how about the fact that the Razer Atrox Arcade Stick is the result of refining countless prototypes and an extensive beta testing phase. According to Razer, the Atrox is “bred to fight”. It’s basically the Krogan of arcade sticks. In fact, we just might call ours Wrex, as homage.
If you’re interested in spending your hard earned cash on this latest arcade stick, the Razer Atrox will set you back $269.95 if you live in Australia, and $299.95 if you live in New Zealand. You’ll be able to preorder the stick on razerzone.com on May 21st, with Japan orders available in May and worldwide orders available in June. For those tech aficionado’s out there, here are the Atrox’s official features:
- 10 tournament-grade Sanwa button
- authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top and additional bat top
- interchangable top plate allows for custom artwork finishes
- fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
- honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
- storage room for alternative bat top joystick and more
- 13 ft/4m detachable USB cable
- screwdriver included for modding
- 2.5mm audio jack for headset use on Xbox LIVE
And there you have it – the latest state of the art arcade stick for Xbox 360. A word of warning to those gamers who grab themselves one, however – if you’re playing with one of these bad boys and you still lose to someone using a controller – you really have no excuse.