Thank you to all of the customers who pre-ordered last wave! The list will continue to ship during the month of May until it is complete. If you are still waiting to receive your Hit Box, thank you for your patience.
The next volley of pre-orders are set to ship in the month of June, 2013.
Hit Box arcade controllers are continuing to grow in demand! The demand is such that availability has only been via pre-ordering since the beginning of 2013. Things have yet to slow, and Team Hit Box just announced its next volley of pre-orders to be sent in May.
Dustin Huffer: "We have seen a big boost in popularity since SCR, and we've been doing our best to meet demand. The pre-order process hasn't been fun to make our fans wait, but it's the best way to handle this volume. May will be the next official deadline, and we will continue to ship as fast as we receive parts."
Pre-orders will still be shipping throughout the month of April as Team Hit Box receives parts, but the official deadline for pre-orders is May, 2013.
Hit Box enthusiast Johan from Denmark keeps it classy with an impressive Dudley combo video in SSFIV:AE. Below the break we asked him a few questions about his video and experiences on the Hit Box.
1. How long have you been on the Hit Box, and how are you liking it so far?
I've been playing on Hit Box for about six months and I'm very happy with it so far. I got started on a pad, but since I never played a lot of games on console it just didn't feel quite right for me. I figured I better get a stick, the consensus seemed to be that it was the ideal controller for fighting games, but since I didn't grow up in an arcade either, that felt incredibly strange for me too. After some months of honest effort I was getting better, but it was still much more of a struggle than I expected. Since AE had come out on PC and I had been playing on that platform, I decided to try out playing on keyboard with a Hit Box layout for fun one day, and it didn't take me long to upgrade to the real thing after that.
2. Is this your first combo video, and do you have more videos in mind for the future?
This is my first full-length combo video and I definitely have plans to continue doing these and hopefully get better at it as I go along. I'm actually working on a Dhalsim combo video as we speak. I was quite surprised at some of the discoveries I made trying to find new things to do, though you never know if someone was there before you. Still it's a ton of fun for me, so this definitely won't be the last one and I hope to improve and expand my channel with more content like this, maybe even other games some day?
3. What words of wisdom would you give to people just getting started on the Hit Box?
I think the biggest advantage of playing on a Hit Box, besides a personal preference for buttons, is the ability to analyze and fix your execution errors much more directly than on a stick or pad. If you're trying to do a half-circle motion on a stick and you messed it up somehow, it can be hard to know exactly what to do different other than to practice and "just get better" until you land it every time. Because the issue is physically hitting the right inputs, it can be pretty intimidating for new players, it certainly was for me. With a Hit Box, every motion can be broken down into a sequence of button presses and releases. If you miss an input, you can easily tell what you did wrong by looking at the inputs and seeing where in the pattern you went wrong (whether you released a button too late or too soon etc.). To me that's much less arbitrary than hitting or missing with a joystick, you only have to worry about binary movements (press or release). You still have to practice, but you have more to work with.
4. Is the Hit Box helping your execution?
It's definitely helped from the get-go, but my execution has improved quite a bit in the time I've used it too. That said, there's no way around practicing and any timing in any game remains exactly the same. It's a fantastic controller, but unplinkable 1-frame links remain unplinkable 1-frame links (unless you're Sako).
Great video, Johan! Be sure to like his video and encourage more good stuff!
There were tons of Hit Box players competing at SoCal Regionals 2013 in Irvine, and we made sure to grab as many interviews as we could! We'll be adding 2 interviews a week for the next several weeks until we're finished. All the players we ran into were awesome good people, not to mention great fighters!
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Thanks for the interviews, and see you next major!
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The Hit Box Interactive Series has come a long way in helping you learn fighters faster! Our latest interactive tutorial focuses on the notorious Zero in UMVC3. Everything is all in one video, complete with transcripts to match. No more digging through old video or studying cryptic transcripts (or lack thereof). All you have to do is follow along at home!
Keep an eye out for more Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 content coming soon from Hit Box Arcade!
Take full advantage of your Hit Box with smart inputs! By the end of these two videos you'll be able to do Ryu's FADC combo without letting go of forward... how smooth is that! Sit back, relax, and let's get better at Street Fighter!
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In addition to our main thread, Hit Box is launching its first game-specific strategy thread: SSFIV:AE!
In addition to reading detailed guides and tutorial resources, join in on the the community! Share tips and tricks, ask questions, help new players, post your own videos and guides, and meet other Hit Box players! Feel free to join the discussion with the most basic questions, all the way to the most advanced topics! This thread is everything Street Fighter!