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R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

Old 03-31-17, 11:03 AM
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R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

Mad Catz ceased operations yesterday, they've filed for bankruptcy, and they're in the process of being liquidated.
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Old 03-31-17, 11:09 AM
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Old 03-31-17, 12:02 PM
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Re: R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

were they still partnered with Harmonix? They had big layoffs yesterday too.
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Re: R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

Loved the SF4 peripherals that they put out.

Kind of sad to see them go though, but the last few generations seem rough for peripheral makers. Seems like everyone these days prefer official controllers versus back in the day where after market controllers and things were a plenty.
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Re: R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

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were they still partnered with Harmonix? They had big layoffs yesterday too.
No, PDP took over that business last year (and supposedly their controllers are massively improved over Mad Catz's).
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Old 03-31-17, 01:43 PM
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Re: R.I.P. Mad Catz: 1989 - 2017

They went high quality with the Street Fighter sticks, but that's kind of a dying genre and I'm sure the SF V debacle didn't help. Then they went all in with Harmonix in another dying genre. But yeah when 1st parties are making elite, 80 to 100 dollar controllers and have proprietary wireless tech, it's hard for a peripheral company to compete unless they get the license.
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