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Rock Band 3 Back on Tour this Holiday Season Thanks to Mad Catz

Considering MTV Games has dissolved, selling off Harmonix to a holding company and discontinuing the Rock Band franchise until notice, this might be a sign of revival for the music game genre. Peripheral maker Mad Catz has purchased publishing rights to Rock Band 3 with plans to re-release the title this holiday season, obviously bundled with Mad Catz’ officially licensed guitars, drums, microphones, and keyboards. It does stand to note that Mad Catz can only confirm this re-release on the Xbox 360 for now, with more specific bundle details yet to have been released.

If the relaunch fares well, this may just be the first step towards Mad Catz becoming the next EA or Activision, with their own in-house studio and now a well-known franchise in their ranks.

(Source: Joystiq)

Mad Catz To Branch Out Into Game Making

Mad Catz might not be the first company you think of when it comes to games, but theyve been quietly taking over the peripheral market for sometime now since 1989. Over the years, they’ve acquired other peripheral companies such as Joytech and were trusted enough to create the limited edition arcade sticks and six button controllers for Street Fighter IV as well as special controllers for the last two Call of Duty titles, asked for by Capcom and Infinty Ward respectively.

 

They’ve built up a healthy capital, and are now persuing the path of creating games, as Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz announced the creation of ThunderHawk Studios. What will the fledgling studios first task be? Creating a Flying Simulator MMO – no, I am not kidding. To quote the Press Release on their website…

 

“The addition of flight simulation games should leverage the market share leadership and global distribution enjoyed by our flight simulation hardware products,” from Mr. Richardson himself

 

Will this be a shrewd move, predicting the new fad? Or will this sink faster than a rock?

 

(Source: www.madcatz.com)

Mad Catz's Marvel vs Capcom 2 Arcade Fightsticks: Tournament Edition for 360 and PS3

When it comes to home consoles the D-pad is generally used for fighting games by casual players, but players who want control identical to the arcade counter parts go for arcade sticks. While any arcade stick for the 360 or PS3 should work, Marvel vs. Capcom fans should be happy to be able to their hands on Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Arcade sticks from Mad Catz whose collaborating with Capcom again.

The Arcade stick will be exclusive to U.S. Gamestops, but will also be available for purchase through Capcom’s online store or Mad Catz online store.  Full sized glamor shots after the jump of both PS3 and 360 sticks.

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Mad Catz’s Marvel vs Capcom 2 Arcade Fightsticks: Tournament Edition for 360 and PS3

When it comes to home consoles the D-pad is generally used for fighting games by casual players, but players who want control identical to the arcade counter parts go for arcade sticks. While any arcade stick for the 360 or PS3 should work, Marvel vs. Capcom fans should be happy to be able to their hands on Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Arcade sticks from Mad Catz whose collaborating with Capcom again.

The Arcade stick will be exclusive to U.S. Gamestops, but will also be available for purchase through Capcom’s online store or Mad Catz online store.  Full sized glamor shots after the jump of both PS3 and 360 sticks.

Continue reading Mad Catz’s Marvel vs Capcom 2 Arcade Fightsticks: Tournament Edition for 360 and PS3