Hi everyone, nice to meet you all This is my first post at Tetrisconcept so I thought I'd say howdy and also see if anyone can offer some advice. I saw a Kotaku post come up on Facebook with a video recording the AGDQ stream, and subsequently found KevinDDR on Twitch and have been enjoying his streaming. If any more of you from that stream (or hell, anyone else too!) have Twitch channels I'd love to follow them. Anyway, I've been playing Tetris for years, but only ever at the "fun" level. You think you're quite alright at Tetris, playing on Facebook in your dinner hour, until you see someone beating invisible Tetris in the credit roll... However, like many I'm sure, I've been inspired to take it up a level. I asked on Kevin's stream a similar question to this, but it's hard to understand, especially for a newbie like me and when Twitch chat flows quickly. So here goes... Firstly, I've only ever used my keyboard (or whatever console/pad) but I'd love to get a proper fightstick. I'm still trying to understand what's a good route to go down (and of course some preference comes in to it) but am I right in saying that it's a good idea to make sure I get a stick that can be converted to a 4-way, i.e. a diamond shape? I don't pretend to know much about these, I've never owned one. I presume you can't just buy these ready made? I have also heard JLF/Sanwa/etc but I'm trying to get my head around it all even after seeing posts like 8BitMissingno's recent one - do people tend to assemble their own from parts or buy them as a whole? Which sort of leads me on to the next part of my question. I recently got a Raspberry Pi and I was wondering if anyone had used one to emulate MAME for TGM1/2+/3? I thought it would be very cool to put the Pi inside the fightstick casing so it is effectively a Tetris console that I can plug in to my TV. I've seen PiPlay is a possibility here. I have TGM 1 working on OS X currently and it's fun but I definitely want to start using a stick, so I apologise for the long first post with far too many questions in, but if anyone wants to point me towards links/posts/reading that would be most appreciated!