Mad Catz Emerges From Bankruptcy

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MusenMouse

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Wow Mad Catz back from the dead. I always enjoy rooting for the underdog and I still have fond memories of unusual, somewhat sketchy, but useful Mad Catz products like their 32x Gamecube memory card.
 

Giroro

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Mad Catz had been putting out some good console accessories recently, but the name of the brand is the absolute last thing they should be trying to save.
A very large portion of their audience will always remember Mad Catz as the cheap off-brand garbage that wasn't very comfortable to use and broke almost immediately.

I would -much- rather see their (good) fighting sticks and similar revived under a new brand name, instead of "All new" products under the tainted name. Did the quality of the new designs drop back down again? I'll probably never find out, because there's already hundreds of great mice/keyboards/headsets being sold by more reputable brands.
 

Eximo

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I think I bought a bluetooth madcatz controller for my brother's tegra 3 phone. Included a grip to hold the phone kind of like an Nvidia Shield and a battery to keep the phone alive longer while gaming. I thought that was a pretty neat product.

In my youth we always managed to track down used OEM controllers and such at re-use places, so I don't think we ever ended up with any MadCatz console accessories.
 

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I completely agree. The only Mad Catz item I'd consider was their fighting stick lines; but there was always equal competition such as Hori and Mayflash. As for their other accessories, every one of them were worse than competitive lines:

Keyboards: DAS, Ducky, Topre, etc
Mice: Logitech, Steelseries, etc
Headphones: Corsair, Sennheiser, etc

It is more than just their bad past reputation (PS2, GC era and earlier) that put Mad Catz into bankruptcy; they just weren't able to compete well enough.
Recently, they were going for strictly gaming brand reputation; but Razer is in the way. Overpriced garbage imo, but each their own and they're still better than Mad Catz outside arcade sticks.

As with Saitek, the only item I ever owned was their Eclipse II keyboard. The 'g' and 'h' keys starting becoming hard to respond after about 6 months; so the quality wasn't that good there either.
 

Jay_29

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Honestly, the products in the video don’t seem interesting or innovative to me at all. I’ve come across some of their products and I can’t see myself using them. The products I did find impressive was the flight and fight sticks, but they sold Saitek off. The mice and keyboard with all the gloss and bleeding LED stems as suggested by the vid cheapens everything imo. I honestly don’t think they can compete with the likes of Logitech and should stick to creating console peripherals and accessories.
 

mihen

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I really liked Saitek before they were bought by Mad Catz. The first 2 keyboards I liked where the Saitek Eclipse, and Eclipse II. Everything I bought from Mad Catz broke. They were either junk on arrival or broke a few months later. Dealing with their returns process was easy except they just shipped you other broken stuff. Eventually I just gave up trying to get a working part from them and shipped them all their stuff back telling them to keep it.
I don't think I could ever see myself buying something from them.
 
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