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11:00 AM on 01.26.2011

Mad Catz bringing you more Gears of War stuff this fall

Expect more Xbox 360 accessories with COG logos and smatterings of blood this fall. Mad Catz has announced its entered into a deal with Epic Games to produce Gears of War peripherals to coincide with the release of the third ...

Nick Chester

11:00 AM on 01.19.2011

Mad Catz bringing new 'Brawl' Stick/Pad for WWE All Stars

Here's something you probably never expected! Yes, Mad Catz and THQ have teamed up to release a special Arcade BrawlStick and BrawlPad for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The new WWE All Stars plays a lot more like an arcade ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 01.08.2011

CES: Mad Catz has 3DS accessories, mini Wii controllers

Getting a 3DS and need accessories? Mad Catz is on the case. Or, they're making cases for the 3DS. They're making cases, styluses and screen protectors. I saw their new line-up at CES yesterday, where all of this was on displ...

Dale North

11:08 AM on 01.08.2011

CES: Rock Band 3 Midi Pro Adapter hits shelves full force

The Rock Band 3 Midi Pro Adapter technically came out at the end of 2010, but they're still pretty hard to find out in the wild. Best Buy had a few at launch, but that was about it. Those musicians that wanted to try connecti...

Dale North



The Destructoid Christmas gift guide photo
The Destructoid Christmas gift guide
by Hollie Bennett

Don’t you just love Christmas? You get to spend a ton of money buying gifts for people you can’t stand or have endless difficulty buying the right gift for the significant other in life. Since I am the resident shopaholic on Destructoid -- I swear it has nothing to do with my womb -- I decided to make a list of some of my favourite gamer gadgets, clothing and general collectibles that I have seen throughout the year that would make perfect Christmas gift for someone you know

Or as a treat to yourself because lets face it, Christmas can be a bit sh*t.

  
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8:30 PM on 09.05.2010

PAX 10: Pushing Chun-li's buttons with Mad Catz

Since I love you all so much I have decided to grace you lovely lot with two video interviews with Alex from Mad Catz; I assure you his energy is contagious. This time we take a look at Mad catz limited edition Chun-Li fight...

Hollie Bennett





10:00 AM on 09.04.2010

PAX 10: First look at Call Of Duty: Black Ops headset

Alex, global PR for Mad Catz, is PR incarnate. The man is brilliant to interview with more energy and enthusiasm than you can shake a stick at. Once I saw him at the Mad Catz booth here at PAX Prime, I knew we needed to do a...

Hollie Bennett

11:15 PM on 08.19.2010

GC 10: Rock 'n' rolling with Mad Catz

If at any point you had convinced yourself that I wasn't rock and roll, this video will indeed disprove that notion! Meet Alex, the global PR for Mad Catz, a company who specialize in peripherals with one of their biggest li...

Hollie Bennett

9:30 PM on 06.14.2010

Mad Catz bringing Sonic-themed DS travel cases

Sonic has been getting around lately. We've got Sonic 4 arriving on multiple platforms, Sonic Colors for the Wii and DS, and now the Kinect-enabled Sonic Free Riders for the 360. With all this Sonic love in the air, Mad Catz ...

Tony Ponce

7:30 PM on 06.14.2010

Mad Catz ready with Kinect accessories

Microsoft officially demonstrated Kinect earlier today, and already third-party accessory maker Mad Catz has announced a line of molded plastic for use with the new motion-control peripheral. Excuse me while I put on my surpr...

Tony Ponce

11:10 PM on 06.10.2010

Pre-E3: Keyboards and Pro instruments for Rock Band 3 detailed, priced

Sure, you'll be able to pop the Rock Band 3 disc in and start rocking using all of your existing instruments. But if you want to really take advantage of what the game has to offer -- updated support for a keyboard peripheral...

Nick Chester

9:40 AM on 06.01.2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops Mad Catz accessories incoming

I'm not entirely sure how many controllers one needs, but MadCatz is banking on you needing at least one this November, and that you want it branded with Call of Duty: Black Ops crap. The peripheral manufacturer has announced...

Nick Chester

1:40 PM on 04.27.2010

Street Fighter champ Daigo Umehara signs with Mad Catz

If your parents told you all of those hours spent playing Street Fighter at the arcade were wasteful, send her a link to this story, please. Mad Catz has announced that it has teamed with fighting game champ Daigo Umehara (pi...

Nick Chester

4:20 PM on 04.23.2010

Mad Catz now a peripheral partner for Rock Band

Harmonix and Mad Catz are now buddying up. The accessory maker is now the principal peripheral partner for their Rock Band music game franchise. First Capcom's Street Fighter and now Rock Band? Damn, look at you, Mad Catz! Wh...

Dale North

5:20 PM on 04.05.2010

Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 VLX Edition will eat your soul

Despite many thinking that Japan only produces rape games, there was once another product that would shock and awe western gamers: the Hori Real Arcade Pro series of joysticks. Having recently had their supremacy challenged b...

50ft. Samurai



Peripherally Speaking: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom FightStick photo
Peripherally Speaking: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom FightStick
by Jonathan Holmes

Over the years, the prestige surrounding "arcade stick" controllers has ballooned into something epic. Back in the days of the NES Advantage, stick controllers were made to help ease old-school gaming fans, who weren't as comfortable with the NES "joypad," into the new world of gaming. Like the Wii's Classic Controller, these sticks were relatively cheap and easy to come by, and were made specifically for people who weren't too keen on Nintendo's latest innovation in game control.

It was only after Street Fighter II transformed the fighting game genre into a multi-million-dollar business that "fightsticks" came into being. Unlike the NES Advantage and its brethren, "fightsticks" are extremely expensive, highly scrutinized, frequently home-modified, and supremely cherished by those who value their power. Fightsticks, and the cult-ish devotion they garner, stand as a testament to the dedication a fighting game fan has developed to their chosen sport.

The latest stick to hit the market is from Mad Catz, and was made specifically for the Wii exclusive Tatusnoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, though it works with a lot of other non-motion-controlled retail games, as well as many Virtual Console titles.

Hit the jump and I'll tell you what kind of fun I've had with this thing.

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