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Mad Catz Teams Up with EA for Titanfall Peripherals

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Mad Catz and Electronic Arts are teaming up to produce Titanfall peripherals.

Gaming accessories company Mad Catz today announced a new partnership with Electronic Arts that will see the peripheral company produce a range of Titanfall-branded products. Mad Catz didn't go into too much detail on the Titanfall product line, but the company did say that we can expect the product range to include Tritton gaming headsets, R.A.T. mice, S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards, F.R.E.Q. gaming headsets and G.L.I.D.E. gaming surfaces.

"Titanfall has earned critical acclaim and won numerous awards, including Best of Show, Best Original Game, and Best Online Multiplayer at this year's E3 conference," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "Mad Catz is excited to bring a range of cutting-edge, innovative, Titanfall-branded products to gamers in connection with one of the most anticipated game launches in recent history. The Titanfall license builds on Mad Catz' strategy to align our product portfolio with AAA content that appeals to passionate gamers."

FPS Titanfall is due out early next year, so you won't be able to get your hands on these new peripherals until then (at the earliest). You'll also have to wait a while on pricing or images. We'll keep you posted!

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    clonazepam , October 3, 2013 4:38 PM
    I have a madcatz tritton headset with the black ops branding. It performs adequately, but still really irritates my ears, even after replacing the ear pads. Still not ready to invest in a new set just yet. The cod branding isn't outrageous and pretty subtle. I just happened to be what was on the shelves at Fry's during a particularly fun spending spree.
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    Cons29 , October 3, 2013 10:31 PM
    what i don't like about these things is the price, there's this headset, forgot the brand, it's almost the exact same headset except for some changes externally related to diablo 3. and the price went up soo much
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    Joshua Carter , October 4, 2013 5:26 AM
    Steelseries Siberia remain my favorite headsets, I've had bad luck with the RAT mice, but other Madcatz peripherals I've had good success with. I'll have to look into some of these, I'm in the market for a new mouse pad :) 
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    shin0bi272 , October 4, 2013 8:53 AM
    Why didnt they just throw fagtality in there as well? Then they could have doubled the already high prices for crap hardware.
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    Marcus52 , October 4, 2013 9:28 AM
    I have a Mad Catz R.A.T. 7, and it is an awesome mouse, but it is finicky as heck. If you buy one of their mice, go to their website and look up troubleshooting for it first thing, and follow the instructions, regardless of whether or not you appear to be having trouble.

    Plug it into a USB2 port, not USB3, especially if your mainboard provides some kind of acceleration. Uncheck "Enhance pointer precision" in Windows. There is also an optimization program that is good to run. Currently my only problem is that it seems to pick up dirt over the optics easier than other mouse and requires a wipe with a clean cloth. I like it so much I hate to recommend against it, but on the other hand there are less finicky mice out there that also do a great job, just aren't as adjustable when it comes to fitting your hand.