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A new look

Hi guys,

I’ve decided to change the VKBcontrollers.com theme after receiving feedback about it not working very well on mobile phones and tablets.

The result is a rather fresh looking site with a few more modern options, plus far greater compatibility on mobile devices. I hope you like it as well.

Until next time,

 

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Still waiting on official MCG news from VKB HQ

Hi guys,

still no official news from VKB HQ about the availability of the MCG series of grips. I know that the MCG is the topmost priority currently to get it ready and out of the door, but I still don’t have a good enough ETA (and up-to-date pricing info) to open pre-ordering at VKBcontrollers.com.

The same is true for the next batch of Gunfighter sticks (whose release will likely coincide with the MCG so they can be bundled).

As I learn more, you will get notified via newsletter. Hopefully it won’t be too long of a wait for everyone anymore!

PS: To be on the safe side, I’ve pushed the MCG and Gunfighter availability date into “late October”.

Until next time,

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Again, another server outage struck

Hi guys,

once again we had to suffer a server outage, with the hosting company to blame. Our webmaster then took the opportunity and moved the site to another host, which also resulted in a vast performance gain, making site access a lot quicker.

I hope that this measure will prevent any of these frustrating outages in the future.

Again, apologies for any inconveniences and concerns this might have caused!

Until next time,

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Apologies for the server outage

Hi guys,

for the better part of today (Aug 28), the VKBcontrollers.com website was down due to a server issue. This issue has been identified and addressed by VKB’s webmaster, and I hope that this will not happen again.

My apologies for any inconvenience (and concern) this might have caused!

Until next time,

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Getting Closer – A Look at the Finalized MCG Grip

Hi Guys,

a fresh look at the finalized version of the MCG grip while waiting for more news from VKB HQ on the availability of it and the next batch of Gunfighters. Hope you enjoy! Once I have a more firm ETA towards the release date, I will enable pre-ordering – so stay tuned!

Click for Imgur Album

Note: The MCG grips will be offered with Cyrillic or Latin text labels, and a no-label version will also be available when the time comes.

Until next time,

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Site News – Pre-ordering option coming soon!

Hi guys,

I’ve recently purchased and installed a pre-order option for the webshop and tested it successfully. I will start implementing this pre-order plugin for select items in the coming weeks.

Some highlights as to what to expect:

  • Less breaking of the site because everyone used to order a hot new VKB item at the same time with the server being slammed; this should lead to less frustration for everyone involved and less “F5 hammering”
  • You can order at the time you want, without the requirement of an item being “In Stock” yet
  • Most importantly, your credit/debit card will not be charged until the item actually ships – but at the same time you’ve already reserved the item as soon as you pre-order it
  • You can cancel a pre-order item at any time from your dashboard when you log in as a customer to VKBcontrollers.com

You can expect items that are currently in production (e.g., MCG), or items that are currently out of stock (e.g., Gunfighter, Gladiator Pro), or items that are part of a limited production run (e.g., 5-pin Extension Kit) to be available for pre-ordering sometime soon.

I hope that this measure will improve the customer experience at VKBcontrollers.com even further.

Until next time,

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A glimpse at the MCG …

Hi Guys,

Courtesy of VKB HQ – a little glimpse at one of the first pre-production MCG units while testing.

Notice the larger, adjustable palm rest, allowing the MCG grip to accommodate all hand sizes. Also, the “pinky switch” – added based on forum feedback – is easily reachable with the middle finger.

This is going to be a fantastic grip!

(click to enlarge)

(Note: button colors not finalized in this image)

Until next time,