DreamGEAR Attempts to Incite Fights...
Product: DreamGEAR's Arcade Fighter Lineup
Company: DreamGEAR
Date: 06/19/2009
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In what can only be described as a wreckless attempt to disrupt the peace, DreamGEAR has developed products specifically to encourage street fighting and general brawling among all Wii and PS3 owners.

That's right, DreamGEAR is acting as an "Enabler" to such anti-social behavior by introducing not one, but three different arcade fighter controllers.

Their heavy-hitter is the Arcade Fighter stick, which features full-sized arcade components on a large controller suitable for placement on a table or in the gamer's lap... as he/she bashes their foe with wreckless abandon.

Their Arcade Fighter Micro features a similar arcade-inspired layout, but with smaller components and a smaller overall footprint. I can only assume these smaller units are intended to be more easily smuggled past security.

Finally, the retro-ist, "old school" Arcade Fighter Classic Pads appeal to "classically trained" Console Fighter Ninjas out there, as they are available for Wii or PS3, but resemble the gamepads of yesteryear's consoles, bearing striking similarities to the SNES and Genesis controllers.

Additionally, DreamGEAR is further raising tension, undoubtedly, by segregating by color. All of the Wii controllers are white, while all of the PS3 controllers are black. (Seperate - but - equal, indeed!) I guess we all know what they are trying to say by that...

And, if that's not enough, while the industry recognizes that the "big three" consoles include not only the Wii and the PS3, but Microsoft's Xbox 360, as well... DreamGEAR isn't making any arcade controllers for this system, at all. One can only assume this is an attempt to cause further distrust between the different consoles' camps and, possibly, in the hopes of inciting riots.

Geck0 aka Robert Perkins

GameVortex PSIllustrated