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Product Review: Soul Calibur V FightStick

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Product Review: Soul Calibur V FightStick

My extracurricular activities in junior college were ruled by the art of Street Fighting. Through careful conditioning I was able to master the FightStick – I daresay I received a Master’s Degree in the science of FightStick Defense. But sadly, the arcades quickly began to dwindle in numbers, and so did my skills. I’ve always kept a close eye on the FightStick market, promising myself that one day I would return.

Madcatz has stepped into the ring and brings it with a wide variety of FightSticks, most recently a new version for the release of Soul Calibur V. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one and jumped straight into the ring. How does this FightStick compare to others? Does the controller make the fighter?

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Mad Catz has created a Cylon equivalent mouse

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Mad Catz has either created the first prototype for a small Cylon or a very bad ass looking gamer mouse.  Sadly, its the later.  The new completely Mad Catz designed gamer mouse, R.A.T. (Really Awesome Technology), will be shipping to stores this Spring.

“Cyborg is best known for ergonomic and fully adjustable flight sticks, gaming mice and keyboards. The new mouse range incorporates the same market leading design principles and applies them to gaming mice. For the first time ever on a mouse, the key points of contact between the gamer’s hand and the mouse are fully adjustable allowing it to be customized for any grip preference” commented, Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The Cyborg mouse range was developed entirely in house and I believe they are the most comfortable gaming mice you’ll ever use. Besides, they just look cool!”

There are 4 different R.A.T.s to choose from. They give each mouse model a number and each have their own number of features.  In my opinion they should just market it them as leet, pro, basic, nub.

Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Wireless, Fully Adjustable, 5600dpi laser; Programmable,; Weight System; Powered by Rechargeable Batteries
  • MSRP: $129.99/ £99.99 / €129.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Fully Adjustable; 5600dpi laser; Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
  • MSRP: $99.99 / £79.99 / €99.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 5 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: Adjustable Length; 4000dpi laser, Programmable; Weight System; USB powered
  • MSRP: $69.99/ £49.99 / €59.99

Cyborg R.A.T. 3 Gaming Mouse

  • Features: 3200dpi laser; USB powered o MSRP: $49.99 / £34.99 / €49.99

Full press release here via

New Madcatz Tournament Sticks and Gamepads

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Photos from Shoryuken forum troll, ohgee, snapped the photo above of a new Street Fighter 4 tournament stick design. It looks like Madcatz and GameStop will be pushing out more tournament stick and gamepad designs for you fighting game junkies. For more photos of the new designs, go past the break.  There is also a (Disney/)Marvel VS Capcom 2 design. Read On