Mad Catz Gone Bankrupt: But Who Were They?

It’s true – Mad Catz have gone bankrupt, but if you’ve never seen their range, let Timlah take you through just who were these UK games hardware specialists.

Video game fans from the 90s and beyond will fondly remember the name Mad Catz, for cheap controllers and for arcade sticks that didn’t break your bank (or your parents). They were the controllers and sticks you gave to your friend when they came over as player 2. They were the people who made gaming accessible, rather than a luxury and we will miss them dearly. Sad news passed that they filed for bankruptcy on Friday, so alas, the time has come to shut the door on their peripherals. You’ll still be able to get them for a little while, so grab some while you can. Here’s a reminder of what Mad Catz have done for the games industry and how much we’re going to miss them in the process. We’re going to need a new Mad Catz like company to come and fill this rather sad void…

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