It looks like Mad Catz will have some special treats in store for CES this year. The company is teasing a new line of mobile gaming peripherals called GameSmart, and will consist of a full line of mobile gaming devices that include game controllers, mice, keyboards, headsets, and other specialty controllers.
I think every gamer whether you play on a PC or console knows that sometimes you need a good set of headphones. Many professional gamers only use headphones because it makes it easier to hear all the little nuances of sound that can tell you where an enemy is. Mad Catz has a large array of headphones that it offers for gamers of all kinds and the company is now shipping a new set of headphones for console gamers.
Mad Catz has announced that it has shipped a new headset that falls into the companies Tritton audio line. The headset is called the Kunai, and the new version is made specifically for the Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game consoles. The headset is available in three different colors, including white, black, and red.
World War II is something that we haven’t seen in too many games lately. It used to be that World War II was the focus of a lot of military shooters – the Call of Duty series was all World War II before Modern Warfare came along, and the Medal of Honor and Battlefield series did their part in making sure that there was never a lack of World War II games. Then, World War II as a setting for war games seemingly vanished, thanks in no small part to the fatigue players began feeling after a while.
Mad Catz has been pushing controllers for console and PC gamers for a very long time now. The company is back with its latest video game controllers branded to support the Major League Gaming association. The controllers are called the MLG Tournament Edition Fightstick. The new controllers are approved by the MLG and has MLG associated artwork.
Mad Catz is on hand at E3 2011 and has unveiled a new range of gaming headphones for the Xbox 360 game console. The headphones are offered in three different models that have different features to meet the needs of different gamers. The headphones are all branded as Tritton offerings and are set to ship in time for the holiday season of 2011. The most interesting set is the Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby Wireless Surround Headset.
Mad Catz, a gaming accessories developer, has entered into a licensing agreement with Microsoft to produce a range of co-branded, licensed headphones for the Xbox 360. These will include a wireless headset with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The headset will be produced under the company's Tritton brand.
One of the more popular characters in the world of gaming is the classic Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega. Sonic has been around for a long time a now and has been in games on multiple consoles. This is the first time I have seen the blue guy on a gaming accessory though.
With the official announcement from Viacom and developer Harmonix that the two companies would be splitting up, and the latter would be considered an independent studio again, there was some confusion as to what the future of downloadable content (DLC) would look like for both games. We previously reported that Harmonix said that DLC for Rock Band would continue right on schedule, but there was some confusion as to whether that had anything to do with Viacom, or if it could change at any given moment. The developer has confirmed to Joystiq that they do indeed still own the IP rights for both games, and that everything is still up to them.
You don’t hear much about the Philips amBX stuff anymore. A few years back the gear was going to be the next big thing in gaming. The core system was speakers, fans, and lights that made the room colors look like the game and blew in your face when you were doing things like driving or flying to make it more realistic.