Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 for PS3

February 22, 2009

Well, I broke down and bought the Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 for the PS3 for use with Street Fighter IV. I got to say, this stick is wonderful. It has a Sanwa JLF-TP8Y-SK stick and Hori buttons from what I’m told are quite similar to the Sanwa OBSF30/24 buttons. However, if you do want to switch them out for the Sanwa button, apparently it has Quick Disconnects (QD) which make replacing the buttons a breeze. The difference between the OBSF30 and the OBSF24 are the size of the buttons. 30mm and 24mm respectively. Also, if you did want to replace the stick for a stiffer stick, you could get the Seimitsu LS-32-01. I hear that fits well. However, most people agree that the Sanwa JLF stick is not worth changing as it is a quality part. Most people also change the artwork, or even make it compatible with both the 360 and PS3/PC. I found a bunch of info here:


Also, to buy a bunch of those parts, go to


I tell you, I love the stick. it feels great. I play with it on my lap and it feels like I’m playing Street Fighter in the arcade again. Amazing!


SimCity 1.4.0 for iPhone released

February 7, 2009

I’m not sure how long it has been out, but apparently it’s suppose to increase overall stability. I have a city with around 350,000 people and it always crashes. Let’s see if it fixed it. I’ll report with an update later!