I was 6 years old when I was introduced to video games. My older cousins took me to a little basement arcade with coin operated machines. I still have vivid memory of playing Street Fighter 2 at the local arcade where I would spend the day. (I grew up in Asia and later moved to North America).
Even though I went though countless home consoles growing up, my love for the Arcade never died out. The arcades unfortunately did.
FGC made a huge come back in the last decade and with it the surge of beautiful fight sticks and tons of communities around it. I would love looking at all the modded tech on Shoryuken and now here.
But it seems just like the Arcades, the fight stick is now a dying breed. The ones that kept it alive are all switching to lever-less and this make me sad.
I am however proud that I have been able to pass my love of FGC and fight sticks on to my 3 kids.
By - intolaomair