Interview: Going hands-on with Mad Catz E.G.O. Fightstick

Mad Catz is back with a brand new gaming fightstick. Take a look at what they've got in store.

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For as long as there have been video game consoles, there have been peripherals that allow us to play in different ways. Many of which are manufactured and distributed by companies separate from those who created the console. Mad Catz has dominated the market of third party gaming peripherals of generations. From controllers, to fight sticks, and more, Mad Catz has quite the catalog of gaming accessories. 

It’s been several years since Mad Catz released a fight stick, the gaming peripheral that’s become synonymous with the fighter genre, along with many retro titles. They’re returning to this market with their latest product, the E.G.O. Fightstick. Our own head of video production Greg Burke caught up with Mad Catz to learn more about their new device. 

Creating retro-style peripherals in the modern day can be a bit tricky, considering how far the technology has grown over the years. Mad Catz is wary of this and has designed the E.G.O. Fightstick in such a way that captures the authenticity, while still accommodating for all of the input controls of a PS4 or Xbox One controller. 

Another interesting tidbit from the interview is how Mad Catz designed the hardware in a way that allows it to be used on a variety of platforms, instead of being exclusive to one. The Fightstick is plugged into the controller, and then the controller is connected to the console or PC. 

If you’re interested in the Mad Catz E.G.O. Fightstick, it will cost $179 once released. For more hands-on and interviews, subscribe to Shacknews and GamerHubTV on YouTube.

Contributing Editor

Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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    January 31, 2020 4:35 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Interview: Going hands-on with Mad Catz E.G.O. Fightstick

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      February 1, 2020 7:14 AM

      Didn't click video. What stick and buttons does it use?

      • rms legacy 10 years mercury super mega
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        February 1, 2020 7:55 AM

        Sanwa Tenchi(?) buttons

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          February 1, 2020 8:04 AM

          Saw part of the video.

          No switch support.

          10 button layout is so wack. 6 button for life.

          It works by hooking up to a wireless controller a la wii classic controller. Not feeling that either.

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      February 1, 2020 7:59 AM

      I thought they went bankrupt after building too many rock band guitars

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