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Mad Catz to make Rock Band instruments

With the absolute flood of third-party guitars for the Guitar Hero series, it's not that surprising that accessory-makers are jumping on the Rock Band-wagon, too. Well, at least one is. Mad Catz today announced a "multi-year licensing agreement" with MTV Games to produce "both wired and wireless...

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Mad Catz profits pounce into the black

Peripheral manufacturer Mad Catz got back to black with a $700,000 profit in fiscal year 2007. It was a far better outcome for their fiscal year, which ended at the end of March, compared to their $3.3 million loss in FY2006. Sure, $700k isn't insanely fantastic, but it's still better than being...

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Mad Catz producing Halo 3 merchandise

Mad Catz could have just sent out a release saying, "We like Halo 3 if you please, we like Halo 3 if you don't please. Now we lookin' over our new contract here, and we realize making money off this is very clear." Sadly, all they said was "Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ... has entered into a...

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Mad Catz to create official Halo 3 merch

Video game peripheral creators Mad Catz has fought for and won Microsoft's heart and has been awarded the honor of creating exclusive Halo 3 merchandise for the next few years. They also stated that there should be Halo 3 faceplates out before the game launches this Fall. Sorry Pelican and Nyko, you...

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Nyko Wii-charge station now available

We've been waiting a while for this Wii-charge station to save us from the Wiimotes vampiric treatment of batteries and now she's out. Nyko's charge station is currently a Gamestop exclusive and will be available at other retailers mid-April. Apparently this is a good deal for Gamestop because...

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Joystiq hands-on: Mad Catz Arcade GameStick (Xbox 360)

After accidentally bursting on the scene last year following an EB Games website error, the Mad Catz Arcade GameStick is the peripheral that looked to bring a more authentic (and less clunky) experience to much of the Xbox Live Arcade line-up. The game stick delivers that authentic experience, along...

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Wii Warm Up: Bring on the 3rd party Wiimotes

The rumor about Mad Catz Wiimotes isn't exactly the most reliable bit of gossip we've heard all year, but it does raise an interesting topic. Would you buy a third party Wii remote? Certainly the lack of regular Wiimotes on store shelves is a problem, but does that balance against the general...

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This is how NOT to extend battery life

Hmm... I guess I should've saved my Frankenstein homage for this beast of a device. Mad Catz's Power Pak "doubles" the battery life of the PSP ... by having it protrude oh-so [sarcasm] inconspicuously [/sarcasm]. Mad Catz: let's not forget that the PSP is a portable device too: I want it to manage...

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Mad Catz finally appoints new CFO

Mad Catz has named journeyman financial exec Stewart Halpern as its newest CFO, replacing Cyril Talbot III who left the position nearly four months ago. Halpern will officially join the company on January 15. Halpern leaves Rockstar, where he was head of finance, to join the peripheral maker....

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Raffle: Xbox Live Arcade GameStick and 14 XBLA games [update 2]

Buy an Xbox Live Arcade GameStick bundle raffle ticket [Update: This raffle is closed! Congratulations to winners #89 and #173!] The Child's Play raffle continues! Remember, you've only got one more day to purchase a ticket for the Neuros Recorder 2/PSP bundle. Tonight, we've got two identical...

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