Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Jan 16, 2012

Mad Catz Releases MLG Pro Circuit Gaming Controllers

Remember when you were a kid and you’d go over to a friend’s house to play video games? You would get there and get ready for some sweet GoldenEye action, and he’d hand you your controller. It didn’t quite look or feel right. Upon closer inspection you saw the two words that no one wanted to see: Mad Catz. The company was well-known for its cheap controllers that never worked as well as the ones that came with the console. Now it would seem that the tables have turned.

For the last few years Mad Catz has been working hard to make a better name for themselves by releasing quality goods. With brands like Saitek and Tritton on their side, they’ve been doing a pretty good job. However, these new MLG Pro Circuit Controllers have finally brought the company full circle.

Rather than trying to produce cheap imitations Mad Catz has teamed up with Major League Gaming to produce controllers that are worthy of pro gamers. These controllers are supposed to have some of the best analog sticks around, to provide the most accurate targeting possible. You can also switch between different faceplates (you’ll be able to get them customized for your team or clan, if you choose), and even modify the weight of the controller. But that’s not the best part.

If any of you owned a Saitek Cyborg Rumble gamepad, then this will sound pretty familiar. On that older PC gamepad, you could swap the position of the analog stick and D-pad. This new controller takes things even further, by allowing you to choose between two different analog sticks, and two different types of D-pads. If you’ve ever wanted to use a PS3-style D-pad on your 360, this is exactly what you can do.

Final touches include a 3 meter braided, detachable cable that screws on, and a carrying case for everything. In the near future, you’ll be able to purchase a variety of different accessories, including colored cables and specially-tuned analog sticks. The controller, which includes several different swappable accessories out of the box will run you $100, and is available now.


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