Mad Catz News


Rock Band 4 DLC for November 24: Van Halen returns

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 23, 2015 10:48am PST

As promised, Van Halen is back for another round of Rock Band 4, with Harmonix adding a six-pack of the band's classic tracks tomorrow.


Rock Band 4 legacy DLC fixes are trickling in on Xbox One and PlayStation 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 02, 2015 9:36am PST

Legacy DLC implementation has been a cumbersome process for Rock Band 4. Today, Harmonix has offered an update with a couple of fixes that should make things a little easier.


"All these problems basically mean less sales and/or trades back to Gamestop or worse - it gets ..."

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Rock Band 4 review: For Those About to Rock, We Salute You!

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 05, 2015 7:00am PDT

Rock Band 4 is ready to bring back the plastic instrument era, but has the magic already passed? Or is it time to grab a plastic guitar and rock out one more time? Our review.


"Cant rock, game freezes like crazy and the guitar misses notes for no apparent reason on the ..."

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U2 makes its video game debut in Rock Band 4

By Daniel Perez, Sep 28, 2015 7:56am PDT

Rock Band 4 will feature select tracks from U2, making this the first time the band's music has ever been included in a video game.


"They chose those songs? Pity. I guess makes sense from a business perspective, given the ..."

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Rock Band 4 wraps up initial setlist with Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons, and more

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 14, 2015 10:25am PDT

Harmonix has revealed the last batch of songs set to debut on the Rock Band 4 disc, with an eclectic mix that features past and present rock hits and even some country music.


"I know theyve said you will retain most(all?) of the DLC you bought for the previous RB games ..."

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Rock Band 4 Adds The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, Rush and More to Setlist

By Steven Wong, Aug 03, 2015 7:20am PDT

Rock Band 4 announces a new setlist of 17 songs to round out its eclectic song collection.


Rock Band 4: the setlist so far

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 13, 2015 11:30am PDT

Over 20 songs have been announced for Rock Band 4 with more on the way. For those that are losing track of what's been announced, Shacknews is here to help. (Updated: 9/14/2015)


Rock Band 4 welcomes new tracks from Aerosmith, Foo Fighters, and more

By Daniel Perez, Jul 13, 2015 7:09am PDT

Harmonix has announced eleven new tracks for its upcoming music game, Rock Band 4. The new tracks includes songs from Aerosmith, The Cure, Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, and more.


"Sweet! I am pretty sure I exported everything while I still had my 360, including Green Day \ ..."

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Rock Band 4 preview: the song remains the same

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 01, 2015 7:00am PDT

Rock Band 4 isn't about to dazzle fans with a glut of new features, but it's absolutely next-gen Rock Band. And during a recent hands-on where we picked up and played some new (and old favorite) songs, Shacknews felt that this was more than enough.


"This game will solely be responsible for my purchase of a next-gen system."

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Rock Band 4 will be co-published by Mad Catz

By Daniel Perez, Apr 21, 2015 7:25am PDT

Mad Catz isn't only working with Harmonix to deliver peripherals for Rock Band 4 when it releases, but they're taking their relationship to another level by becoming co-publishers.


"Somewhat - they were bought in 2007, 8 years ago. They X52 Pro was launched around the same ..."

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Street Fighter 5 FightSticks and FightPads coming from Mad Catz

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2015 8:23am PDT

New FightSticks and FightPads are coming from Mad Catz in time for the release of Street Fighter 5.


Mad Catz Mojo embraces Ouya Anywhere, gets price cut

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2014 1:30pm PST

Once upon a time, the prospect of Android microconsoles like the Ouya was so exciting that several companies pushed out their own devices. In reality, there's barely interest in even one. Perhaps sensibly, they're banding together. Mad Catz today announced that it's teaming ...


"seems like a good move. Better for both companies and it means game makers have their stuff on ..."

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Mad Catz plans Android console: 'Mojo'

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Mad Catz is also getting in on the Android microconsole business, vying for the same audience that Ouya is currently targeting.


"WOAH WOAH WOAH! Your telling me Mad Catz makes products that will last more than 6 months? What ..."

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Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 03, 2012 7:00am PDT

Mad Catz's plane 'em up Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII has been on the horizon for a while but flying low, as if attempting to dodge radar. Today it soared up to drop a formal announcement with clusters of screenshots and videos. Chocks away and tally ho!


"damn I want this for the Xbox flight stick alone, hope other games are gonna support it."

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Mad Catz forms game dev studio ThunderHawk

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 01, 2011 7:00am PDT

Not content with merely making peripherals for others' games, Mad Catz has formed a game development studio of its own. ThunderHawk Studios will focus on flight sims, expecting to launch its first in 2012.


"...that or expect their games to not work on certain hardware revisions of consoles. I had ..."

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