Razer courts Xbox 360 community with ultimate arcade stick


Razer is an old hand when it comes to rolling out gaming peripherals, and you know by their pedigree that they do follow a no-nonsense procedure when churning out quality products. Well, this time around, it would be the Xbox 360 community who is set to benefit from what Razer has in mind – the company recently introduced a major closed beta program that intends to encourage community feedback on the design of a highly-customizable arcade stick for the Xbox 360.

Yes sir, it sounds as though Razer wants to endow Xbox 360 owners with an arcade stick that is set to stand the test of time – design-wise as well as in terms of build. This arcade stick will be developed with pro-gamer feedback, where it currently resides at the prototype stage.

Before the product is ready for commercial release, however, there will be more than 200 specially selected top-seed Street Fighter IV pro-gamers, influential modders, and members of the arcade enthusiast community to test out this arcade stick, sharing their feedback with Razer so that perfection can be achieved in the end. You know the drill – if it is good enough for them, it should be more than good enough for the average layman on the street.

If you think that you’re definitely part of the worldwide arcade community and want to participate in this beta program, then you are more than welcome to send your ideas Razer’s way. While a picture is worth a thousand words, I think that the team over at Razer would prefer you to include a short description as to why you should be considered to be part of the prototype testing process.

You can also do a favor for a friend by nominating him or her to the program, and all successful applicants around the world will see an arcade stick prototype arrive at their doorsteps in due time. No idea on whether these will make their way to eBay or not in the future, but do expect them to be of some value sometime down the road.

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