Great news for MadCatz controllers’ fans! Major League Gaming is teaming up with MadCatz to provide us with new Premium Controllers and Fight Sticks for Professional Competitors and Gaming Enthusiasts! Read the rest of the entry for the full agreement between the two companies.
Mad Catz Signs Agreement with Major League Gaming to Collaborate on Premium Controllers and Fight Sticks for Professional Competitors and Gaming Enthusiasts
SAN DIEGO, Jun 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (NYSEAmex/TSX: MCZ), a leading third-party interactive entertainment accessory provider, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Major League Gaming Inc. to develop MLG-branded PC and videogame controllers and fight sticks for the professional and high-end consumer gaming markets (“MLG Products”). The multi-year deal gives Mad Catz an exclusive global license to use MLG’s marks in connection with MLG Products developed pursuant to the agreement. In addition, Mad Catz will become a sponsor of MLG Pro Circuit Competitions.
“Both professionally and as gaming enthusiasts ourselves, we have tremendous respect for MLG and its talented competitors,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “This new affiliation provides us the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the world’s best gamers and is a further example of Mad Catz’ commitment and capabilities to develop and globally distribute accessories which provide an unsurpassed gaming experience to professional competitors and hard-core gamers.”
“As one of the world’s leading gaming accessories companies, Mad Catz is the ideal partner for MLG as we look to take our gameplay to an even higher level,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and interim CEO of Major League Gaming. “Our competitors demand the highest quality accessories available, and that’s why we chose to work with Mad Catz. Their commitment to excellence is unsurpassed, and we can’t wait for our competitors and fans to have a chance to play with the upcoming line of Mad Catz MLG Products.”
And when I though this year couldn’t be any better for fighting game fans…
I might actually pick up the SFIV stick, but they are nowhere to be found anyone know where i can land one ??
Sticks can’t be any better than they already are.
After Madcatz made SFIV TE stick everything is the same. You cannot improve something that is the best.
I mean when you have all SANWA parts -how can stick become any better? Every stick HORI and Capcom are making are the same now. All top quality!
– The joystick is SANWA
– The buttons are SANWA
– The layout is like Taito Viewlix
– All have build-in-compartments for storing the cable
– They have wings for easy pick up
– Easy to open and mod with tighter spring and bat-top handle or octogonal restrictor-gate
– Easy to disconnect buttons
– Easy to change the artwork
– Heavy sticks with great build-quality
These are the main criterias in a perfect stick and almost every new stick out there is following this.
Trust me, I can make the TE stick better.
Oh jeez, there goes more of my paycheck.
So you accept the challenge?
I have 4 sticks (SFIV TE, SFIV TE round 2, SSFIV and HRAP3 SA) which I have modded to my likings.
I would like a bit more difference in the sticks that are out there. My suggestions:
– sticks with rund restrictor gate
– sticks with octogonal restrictor gate
– sticks with bat-top handle
– sticks with shorter throw-distance on the handle.
– sticks with tighter spring on the handle
This made me curious, MarkMan! :O Please elaborate
bat top FTW!!
man i hope your right
Mark, what is the timeframe on these?
Dunno why bat tops aren’t used globally
Because more people prefer the standard of what’s in Japanese arcades.
Hopeful that Korean style sticks will be on the menu. Also wondering if we might expect FPS shooter sticks (mouse on a stick base with stick buttons, etc). Very curious how that could work because you know those Halo players at mlg want sticks.
i know this may be a lil off subject…but after seeing this vid right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghgg_fukbvU …. i think its safe 2 say that im picking up Panda/Kuma…
di jon uploaded the rest of royal rumble the finalm is freaking epic