The Life & Death of Mad Catz [LGR Tech Tales]

This episode covers the story of Mad Catz, the company behind everyone's least-favorite controllers and surprisingly good arcade sticks. Join me in LGR Tech Tales, looking at stories of technological inspiration, failure, and everything in-between!

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"Nautical 2" by Loscil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpjlqXaC6ys

"Anekbah Theme"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmdgZkWgfUE

Werewolfdance, Streetlight Conundrum 1, After The Storm 3
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"Twin Shine"
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● Sources for this episode's info:
https://books.google.com/books?id=jYodBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA95&dq=mad+catz&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwixz-Sa1uDTAhXKQCYKHfnXBXYQ6AEIKzAB

http://www.retrogamingconsoles.com/consoles/nintendo-entertainment-system/nes-accessories-3rd-party/

http://library.corporate-ir.net/library/69/690/69024/items/163013/annreport03.pdf

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/techreviews/games/2001-07-30-spotlight.htm

http://hexus.net/gaming/news/hardware/84473-continued-survival-mad-catz-depends-rock-band-4-success/

http://www.zdnet.com/article/electric-shock-game-controller-has-great-potential/

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/28780/Mad_Catz_Acquires_Gaming_Headset_Company_Tritton.php

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/265502/Mad_Catz_lays_off_63_of_staff_in_restructuring_plan.php

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/274144/Mad_Catz_reports_11M_loss_following_bad_Rock_Band_4_deal.php

http://fortune.com/2015/11/05/esports-boosts-mad-catz/

https://web-beta.archive.org/web/19980502180214fw_/http://madcatz.com:80/press_frame.html

http://segaretro.org/Mad_Catz

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=69024&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1533559

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/8202/mad-catz-acquires-gameshark-brand-from-interact

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110228005714/en/Mad-Catz-Acquires-Assets-Max-Simulation-Corporation

https://www.engadget.com/2008/06/19/mad-catz-apt-to-release-rock-band-instruments-next-week/

https://web.archive.org/web/20121107032809/

https://www.gamespot.com//news/mad-catz-buys-saitek-6182902/

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/169903-Mad-Catz-Delisted-from-New-York-Stock-Exchange

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mad-catz-dreamcast-peripherals-unveiled/1100-2566095/

http://ir.madcatz.com/mobile.view?c=69024&v=202&d=3&id=aHR0cDovL2FwaS50ZW5rd2l6YXJkLmNvbS9maWxpbmcueG1sP2lwYWdlPTEwOTc3MzU0JkRTRVE9MSZTRVE9NCZTUURFU0M9U0VDVElPTl9QQUdFJmV4cD0mc3Vic2lkPTU3

http://ir.madcatz.com/mobile.view?c=69024&v=202&d=3&id=aHR0cDovL2FwaS50ZW5rd2l6YXJkLmNvbS9maWxpbmcueG1sP2lwYWdlPTU3NTQxNDYmRFNFUT0xJlNFUT00JlNRREVTQz1TRUNUSU9OX1BBR0UmZXhwPSZzdWJzaWQ9NTc%3D

http://ir.madcatz.com/mobile.view?c=69024&v=202&d=3&id=aHR0cDovL2FwaS50ZW5rd2l6YXJkLmNvbS9maWxpbmcueG1sP2lwYWdlPTE5ODM0NDEmRFNFUT0wJlNFUT0wJlNRREVTQz1TRUNUSU9OX0VOVElSRSZzdWJzaWQ9NTc%3D

https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20020415110348/http://www.corporate-ir.net:80/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=MCZ&script=2100

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/07/02/mad-catz-reports-debt-warning-and-additional-credit-to-ship-rock-band.aspx

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2008/06/mad-catz-rock-band-accessories-revealed/

https://www.polygon.com/2017/3/31/15137812/mad-catz-shut-down-bankruptcy

http://gizmodo.com/5161299/mad-catz-street-fighter-iv-fightsticks-review

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/mad-catz-warns-of-substantial-doubts-about-surviva/1100-6428626/

https://web-beta.archive.org/web/19980502173546/http://madcatz.com:80/home_frame.html

https://www.engadget.com/2013/06/14/mad-catzs-android-console-now-just-mojo-pulls-games-straight/

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/31/technology/playing-games-gets-serious-and-painful.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2003/01/20/daily38.html

https://www.fgiww.com/stories/mad-catz-interactive/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-taketwo-sale-unit-idUSWNAS366220070907