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Mad Catz returns from the dead, showing new products at CES

Mad Catz is dead, long live Mad Catz. The third party peripheral giant used up all nine lives and died in March last year, but is due to return under new management, showing a collection of products at CES 2018 next week ahead of a full relaunch. Mad Catz was …

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What Happened to Mad Catz?

Mad Catz was one of the most recognisable names in games peripherals. Its history stretched right back to 1989 and incorporated other well-known brands such as GameShark, Joytech, Saitek, and Tritton. It sold peripherals for practically every console, including every generation of PlayStation to date. The company also made the …

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Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

Hardware manufacturer and long time sponsor of the fighting games scene Mad Catz has filed for bankruptcy.  The company has been in financial difficulty for some time, mostly thanks to the failure of Rock Band 4, which Mad Catz published. Since then the company has let multiple staff go and …

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Mad Catz has filed for bankruptcy

The gamble that was Rock Band 4 has ended in the worst possible way for Mad Catz. Two years ago the video games world was taken by surprise when it was announced the longstanding peripherals specialist Mad Catz was to assume publishing duties on the rhythm action title’s comeback. Later …

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Mad Catz could be delisted from the NYSE if share price doesn’t increase

Troubled peripheral maker Mad Catz has received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange warning that, due to the company’s low selling share price, the company will be delisted unless it can show "a sustained improvement in its share price" within the next six months. Mad Catz received the …

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Mad Catz is selling Saitek to Logitech

Logitech is to become the new owner of peripherals brand Saitek courtesy of troubled owner Mad Catz. Mad Catx acquired Saitek in 2007. Included in the deal are rights to and inventory of the company’s line of flight, space and farm sim controllers. Eight R&D workers will also jump ship. …

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Mad Catz needs to shift Rock Band inventory as losses rocket 470%

The Rock Band 4 gamble has not paid off for Mad Catz. The company suffered a $11.6m loss in the financial year ending March 31st, with operating losses growing up 470 per cent. CEO Karen McGinnis, who was put in place following an exodus of staff from the company, says …

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Rock Band 4 parts ways with Mad Catz, signs PDP as co-publisher

The news just gets worse for Mad Catz. Harmonix has announced that PDP is its new co-publisher for Rock Band 4, seemingly replacing Mad Catz. The company isn’t formerly admitting that its former partner has been dropped, simply saying that Harmonix and Mad Catz are continuing to work together” and …

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