In 2007 Mad Catz purchased relatively venerable PC peripheral maker Saitek for $30 million. After nearly nine years of flight sticks and farming controllers, Mad Catz is passing Saitek over to Logitech for a mere $13 million.
Last night, Lupe Fiasco beat Daigo Umehara in Street Fighter V. The result was unexpected, and some believe, perhaps, staged.
Real farmers do not operate their tractors using keyboard and mice. They don’t operate their tractors using Saitek’s $300 Heavy Equipment Precision Control System for PC either, but it’s much closer and a hell of a lot more entertaining.
It’s a good time for Rock Band 4 (as made famous by Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, LEGO Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band and Green Day: Rock Band.)
Warning: Rock Band 4 may cause a person to sing Scandal’s “The Warrior” with an external mic active, upload the resulting video to the internet and post it on Kotaku along with their initial impressions of the game. I’m so sorry.
The next generation of Rock Band launches October 6, and instrument bundles now up for preorder—$130 for the guitar and $250 for guitar, mic and drums. Sounds like a good time to hunt for used instruments!
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.
Mad Catz' engineers have gone insane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.