Baby And I Are So Ready For Rock Band 4

Between flood damage and the inconvenience of moving dust-collecting plastic instruments to a new home on short notice, every piece of Rock Band or Guitar Hero equipment I once owned has been trashed, save one. Oh yeah, Baby and I are ready for Rock Band 4. » 3/07/15 12:08pm 3/07/15 12:08pm

Mad Catz Is Making Tractor Controls For Farming Simulator

While it's often the butt of jokes, Giants Software's Farming Simulator series is serious business — so serious that peripheral maker Mad Catz is creating custom Saitek-branded farm equipment controls for the franchise's most dedicated players. » 12/16/14 12:15pm 12/16/14 12:15pm

I'm Developing A Serious Racing Wheel Problem

Late last night, during my fourth day of playing Forza Horizon 2 with Mad Catz' Xbox One Pro Racing Wheel, I began to wonder if force feedback in my hands was enough. Why isn't my chair shaking? Shouldn't I feel the vibrations of the road beneath my feet? Oh no. » 10/06/14 9:00pm 10/06/14 9:00pm

Time To Crack Open The Mad Catz Xbox One Racing Wheel

I'm not a big fan of unboxings these days. There's a lot of cardboard involved, and if shot incorrectly my hideous feet might get in the frame. But in the case of Mad Catz' $400 Force Feedback Racing Wheel for the Xbox One, unboxing it on video was a necessity. » 9/07/14 7:15pm 9/07/14 7:15pm

A Gaming Headset With Bass You Can Really Feel

There's having sound reach your ears, and then there's having sound touch your ears. Outfitted with haptic technology, the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 4D Stereo Gaming Headset licks the inside of your ear canal with bass. It's more pleasant than it sounds. » 5/31/14 7:00pm 5/31/14 7:00pm

There's Pretty Much No Reason To Buy An Ouya Anymore

First came the Ouya Android microconsole. Then came Mad Catz's M.O.J.O. Android microconsole. Today Mad Catz announces the M.O.J.O. microconsole will be playing host to Ouya content. I am so confused. » 3/06/14 9:19am 3/06/14 9:19am

Auctions of eight Capcom Cup tournament edition fight sticks—awarded only to top finishers of the tournament last week—have so far raised $18,000 for relief to the Phillippines in its recovery from Typhoon Haiyan. Four more auctions close tomorrow, and will raise at least $6,300 more. » 12/22/13 7:01pm 12/22/13 7:01pm

Rad Combo: Buy An Arcade Stick + Donate To Charity

The Platinum Capcom Cup Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 isn't just a mouthful, it's one of the prettiest - and most exclusive - video game controllers around. The only people on Earth who will ever use one are the top placers at this year's Capcom Cup fighting game tournament. Oh, and maybe you, if you donate… » 12/20/13 2:00am 12/20/13 2:00am

The Tiniest Gaming Keyboard You Ever Did See

Who says a tablet-sized keyboard has to be rectangular, lifeless, and look like the inside of a leather case? Not Mad Catz. I reckon if they did say that it could potentially mess with the sales of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M mobile keyboard, coming this holiday season to a hand near you. » 10/29/13 5:00pm 10/29/13 5:00pm

Mad Catz's Ouya-Killer Priced, Dated And Potentially Deadly

At $249.99, Mad Catz's M.O.J.O. Android micro-console will cost two and a half times more than the Ouya when it's released December 10. It'll also be six times as powerful with the potential to stream games from your PC to your television set, so I'd say it evens out. » 10/08/13 7:30pm 10/08/13 7:30pm

Here's Your Xbox One Wireless Racing Wheel, Forza Fans

The launch of the Xbox One in November brings with it Forza Motorsports 5, and as nice as the new game pad's haptic feedback is, racing fans are going to need something meatier. Something with force feedback and foot pedals and genuine suede leather. Oh hi there, Mad Catz Force Feedback Racing Wheel for the Xbox One. » 8/21/13 5:00pm 8/21/13 5:00pm

The Xbox One Got A Lot Of Boos At EVO 2013

The awkward moment happened during a Killer Instinct demonstration at last weekend's EVO, when console accessory manufacturers Mad Catz and Double Helix showed off their upcoming gadgets for the game. The Xbox One got mentioned—and got booed. » 7/15/13 8:15am 7/15/13 8:15am

Mad Catz Enters The Android Console Market With M.O.J.O.

There's just no stopping Mad Catz's mad expansion plans. The peripheral maker has turned software publisher over the past couple of years, and this holiday season it takes a stab at console manufacturing with the M.O.J.O. Android console. » 6/11/13 12:52pm 6/11/13 12:52pm

Street Fighter X Sanrio Arcade Fightstick Pro: The Kotaku Review

How many times can one website review the same fighting game controller with different graphics on it? Let's see, one, two, three... three times. There is nothing else to say about the hardware itself. It's lovely, certainly worth the $159.99 asking price to a hardcore PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 fighting game player. » 2/25/13 9:20am 2/25/13 9:20am

Mad Catz's Mobile Hardware is Just as Pretty as Its PC Peripherals

As promised last week, Mad Catz has drawn back the curtain on its new line of mobile peripherals, each (well, not the headset) featuring its fancy GameSmart technology to ensure compatibility across a wide range of mobile devices. If it supports Bluetooth Smart (and it should), your mobile jam could be enhanced by a… » 1/07/13 8:30am 1/07/13 8:30am

Mad Catz Plans to Create Mobile Gaming Controllers. And Mice. And…

Power A has the MOGA. Nyko has its PlayPad. Steel Series has gone Free. Everybody's trying to get into the mobile gaming controller market, looking to deliver a game pad solution that all game developers can embrace. Mad Catz isn't just building a mobile game pad. They're creating a universal Bluetooth technology… » 1/03/13 4:55pm 1/03/13 4:55pm

Japan's Most Talented Pro-Gamer Is Now Appearing in a Japanese Manga

As far as Street Fighter players go, they don't get much bigger than Daigo Umehara. He has an endorsement with peripheral maker Mad Catz, and he even authored a book. But it doesn't stop there. He recently popped up in a Japanese manga. » 11/12/12 5:30am 11/12/12 5:30am

You Can Voice-Chat On the Wii U While Gaming, But There's a Catch…

The Wii U will support in-game voice chat, but you'll be forgiven if you're not sure exactly how that will work. Nintendo hasn't shown an official headset for the Wii U and the Wii U's Pro Controller—the one that looks a lot like an Xbox 360 controller—doesn't even have a port to connect one. » 10/18/12 11:15am 10/18/12 11:15am

Assembling the Most Insane Gaming Keyboard I've Ever Typed On

I've gone through dozens of gaming keyboards during my decades of PC gaming, from generic off-white Wal-Mart specials to elaborate, fully-programmable, back-lit monstrosities. The Cyborg S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 from Mad Catz is the first gaming keyboard I've had to screw together before using. » 9/07/12 2:00pm 9/07/12 2:00pm