"Over the past two days or so, word has been circulating that the new Street Fighter 4 Mad Catz Arcade standard edition FightSticks are defective. This originated from a post made on the Shoryuken forums claiming that the standard edition sticks were experiencing some issues with sticking or getting caught in a certain direction, making it difficult to properly play or even navigate menus (see video below). Since then, numerous other posts have been made on a number of forums in addition to Shoryuken -- where the number of views on the original thread is rapidly approaching 40,000 -- including the Capcom Unity forums. The standard edition stick we have in the 1UP offices has encountered some of these very problems, while the tournament edition stick -- reviewed here -- has held up quite nicely. While there have been fixes documented, they require gamers to take the device apart, thereby voiding the warranty."