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Mad Catz Announces the M.M.O.Te Tournament Edition Gaming Mouse for PC and Mac

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the M.M.O.TE Gaming Mouse. Designed in conjunction with e-sports professionals, the M.M.O.TE is a tournament-focused addition to the Company's award-winning R.A.T. range of gaming mice, and has been created to service the needs of the competitive MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) gaming community.

Joining the already released R.A.T.TE, the M.M.O.TE is an evolution of the Company's award-winning M.M.O.7 Gaming Mouse, and has been created to appeal directly to the e-sports professional. Unlike the R.A.T.TE, the M.M.O.TE targets MMO gamers specifically, delivering a finely-tuned specialty mouse with an ultra-lightweight chassis and high-precision performance. In addition, a new ergonomic design places up to 60 programmable commands at the fingertips of the gamer, all instinctively available via intelligent button placement.

Mad Catz Announces S.T.R.I.K.E.TE Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE Tournament Edition Keyboard. Designed in conjunction with e-sports professionals, the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE is a tournament-focused addition to the Company's S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboard range, and created to service the needs of the competitive gaming community.

Incorporating a strong aluminum chassis and no fewer than 109 'brown profile' mechanical keys, the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE is the only keyboard in the S.T.R.I.K.E. range to feature a unique 'tournament grade' design which offers ultra-quick key response and 30-key rollover anti-ghosting functionality. Favored by the worlds' leading e-sport athletes, the Brown Profile mechanical keys are renowned for their reliability, having a life extending beyond 50 million keystrokes. The S.T.R.I.K.E.TE features multi-zone illuminated backlighting, dedicated macro buttons and advanced programming software capable of calibrating multiple keystroke macros to within 1/1000th of a second.

Mad Catz Ships the S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc announced today the shipping of the S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Keyboard. Designed around a compact tablet sized footprint, the S.T.R.I.K.E. M is designed for home or mobile use and can pair with up to four devices simultaneously.

The key feature of the S.T.R.I.K.E. M that sets it apart from all other Bluetooth keyboards is that it has an Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) Mouse Sensor that allows the user to navigate on an Android device or connected TV with the familiarity of controlling a mouse cursor on a computer screen. The OFN feature makes navigation and game play immediately familiar to mouse and keyboard gamers and anybody who has ever surfed the web. Powered by a rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery with up to 45 hours of battery life, the S.T.R.I.K.E. M features illuminated backlighting, dedicated media buttons, and on board memory used for storing multiple macro commands.

Mad Catz Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Financial Results

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ), today announced financial results for the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended June 30, 2014. Fiscal 2015 first quarter net sales declined 10% to $16.7 million, driven by a 17% decline in net sales in both EMEA and the Americas, offset partially by a 49% increase in net sales in APAC. Gross margin for the fiscal 2015 first quarter improved to 30.2%, compared to 28.7% in the prior year quarter. Total operating expenses in the fiscal 2015 first quarter decreased 17% from the prior year period to $6.2 million.

Diluted loss per share was ($0.02) for the fiscal 2015 first quarter, compared to a diluted loss per share of ($0.03) in the prior year quarter. Net position of bank loan, less cash, of $5.3 million at June 30, 2014, compared to $4.1 million at March 31, 2014 and $8.4 million at June 30, 2013. Highlights also include shipping of the new range of Tritton Xbox One licensed headsets, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard for iOS, Android and Windows; the Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. System for Windows PC; the R.A.T.TE (Tournament Edition) Gaming Mouse for Windows PC and Mac, and the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Wireless Gamepad for Amazon Fire TV, PC, Mac, and Android Smart Devices. The company announced participation in Needham Interconnect Conference on August 6, 2014.

Mad Catz Ships New Range of TRITTON Xbox One Licensed Headsets

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of the first products in its range of licensed audio headsets for Xbox One under the TRITTON gaming audio brand. Previously announced at E3 2014, the range of headsets has been specifically tuned to the needs of the gamer. Headsets now available include:
  • TRITTON Kama Stereo Gaming Headset: A fully featured stereo headset featuring audio controls and precision-balanced 40mm speakers. Kama is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices.
  • TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset: Designed for extreme comfort and extended gaming sessions, the Kunai comes to Xbox One with superior stereo audio, high-quality build and an eye-catching design. Kunai is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices.

Mad Catz Announces New Range of TRITTON Xbox One Licensed Headsets

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ) announced today a new range of licensed audio headsets for Xbox One under the TRITTON gaming audio brand. Each headset in the range has been designed to deliver exceptional audio quality specifically tuned to the needs of the gamer. Headsets launching include:
  • TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset: Designed for extreme comfort and extended gaming sessions, Kunai comes to Xbox One with superior stereo audio, high-quality build and an eye-catching design. Kunai is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices.
  • TRITTON Kama Stereo Gaming Headset: A fully featured stereo headset featuring in-line audio controls and precision-balanced 40mm speakers. Kama is also compatible with MP3 players and a wide variety of audio devices.
  • TRITTON Kaiken Mono Chat Headset: An ideal upgrade to the communicator found in pack, Kaiken can be worn on the left or right ear and features in-line controls for volume and chat.

Mad Catz Announces New Range of Xbox One Licensed Headsets

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today a new range of licensed audio headsets for Xbox One under the TRITTON gaming audio brand, expected to start shipping summer 2014. "We're excited to announce our upcoming range of headsets for the Xbox One platform," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "Over 45% of our sales are derived from gaming headsets, and we believe the addition of Xbox One headsets will make a significant contribution to our return to growth and profitability in fiscal 2015."

Mad Catz Ships The TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset For PC

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the shipping of the TRITTON 720+ 7.1 Surround Headset for PC.

The 720+ brings affordable TRITTON surround sound to the competitive PC gamer. Connecting directly to the USB port, without the need for additional power, setup is simple making the 720+ highly portable and ideal for tournament play. In addition, the in-line controls can be easily detached at any time, revealing a 3.5 mm jack, allowing connection to a wide variety of mobile and smart devices.

Mad Catz Announces R.A.T. TE Gaming Mouse For PC and Mac

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the R.A.T. TE (Tournament Edition), a new mouse designed for the professional and competitive gaming community.

Expected to ship early 2014 for PC and Mac, the R.A.T. TE has been designed to appeal to the e-sports professional. With a newly developed Phillips Doppler-laser sensor, the R.A.T. TE provides reference quality tracking with speeds up to 8200 DPI.

Mad Catz Announces Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. System for PC

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today that the Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. (Hands On Throttle and Stick), a product designed and developed to give flight simulation enthusiasts the most realistic flight experience at an affordable price, is expected to ship to consumers in early 2014.

The X-55 RHINO is styled after modern fighter jet control systems and was built from the ground up to deliver a multitude of customizable options never before seen in an H.O.T.A.S. system. Whether flying a modern fighter, single- or multi-engine aircraft, or even a retro single-seat plane, the X-55 RHINO supplies all the control surface options required to achieve the exact level of aerial performance aspiring pilots demand. The X-55 RHINO features enhanced 16-bit hall-effect sensors in the axes, four swappable springs for the joystick so you can dial in your preferred stick tension, and twin lockable throttles with a friction adjustment knob that can be set on the fly.

Mad Catz Begins Shipping the M.O.J.O and C.T.R.L.R

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android. Ideal for gaming, productivity and multi-media use, M.O.J.O. features the advanced NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.80 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM, and comes complete with the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad, a revolutionary controller featuring Bluetooth 4.0 technology for exceptional battery life and lag free gaming.

The perfect solution for internet browsing, the C.T.R.L.R is capable of replicating mouse movement on the big screen, comes with a full complement of media hot keys and is compatible with Bluetooth enabled Android smart phones and Window PC's, delivering the core gaming experience to multiple devices.

Mad Catz Reports Fiscal 2014 Second Quarter Financial Results

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., today announced financial results for the fiscal 2014 second quarter ended September 30, 2013. Commenting on the results, Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz, said, "Our fiscal 2014 second quarter results were significantly impacted by the ongoing console transition around the upcoming launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. Sales were generally down across the board during the quarter, with Saitek-branded PC and Mac products being the one of our three brands showing a gain over the prior year. Our Tritton headset business was impacted by a significant shift towards lower price point products, while sales of our legacy controller products and non-recurring games, specifically Damage Inc., also contributed to the decline in net sales."

Mad Catz Ships TRITTON Kunai Mobile Stereo Headset

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the shipping of the TRITTON Kunai Mobile Stereo Headset.

The TRITTON Kunai Mobile Stereo Headset is compatible with most popular handheld consoles, Windows PC, and Mac, as well as smart phones and smart devices. When used with compatible Apple products, the Kunai provides the ability to adjust volume, answer calls, and control music on-the-fly via the convenient in-line audio controller.

Mad Catz Announces S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.M Mobile Keyboard. Expected to ship in time for Holiday 2013, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M features a tablet sized footprint, ideal for mobile use and designed to interface with a wide variety of platforms and smart devices including the Company's forthcoming M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android.

Part of the Company's range of GameSmart mobile products, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M features NFC technology allowing gamers to connect the keyboard simply by tapping it to a compatible device. For products without NFC compatibility, integrated Bluetooth allows for use with a wide variety of hardware including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Mad Catz Teams with EA and Respawn to Create Licensed Titanfall Peripherals

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Electronics Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) to create a range of Titanfall-branded gaming products. Expected to be in stores for the launch of Titanfall, the Titanfall-branded product range includes 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. 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," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "The Titanfall license builds on Mad Catz' strategy to align our product portfolio with AAA content that appeals to passionate gamers."

Mad Catz Ships S.T.R.I.K.E.3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows PC

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the shipping of the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows PC.

Previously announced at E3 in June 2013, the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 is designed with the competitive gamer in mind, featuring a unique membrane key-bed designed to offer the full tactile feedback of mechanical keys but without the excessive noise or the need to 'bottom out' the keys.

Mad Catz Ships the TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the shipping of the TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset for Windows PC and Mac.

Previously announced at E3 in June 2013, the TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac features four separate drivers in each ear cup for true 5.1 surround sound, alongside an in-line remote with Selectable Voice Monitoring (SVM), allowing users to choose if they hear their own voice in the headset.

Mad Catz Reports Fiscal 2014 First Quarter Financial Results

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.(NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ), today announced financial results for the fiscal 2014 first quarter ended June 30, 2013. Commenting on the results, Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz, said, "We entered fiscal 2014 with several key objectives, including furthering the transition of our business toward higher-value products, positioning the Company to take full advantage of the shift towards mobile gaming, and strategically leveraging our resources to best benefit from the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles during the upcoming holiday season.

"As expected, we saw a decline in our console-related product sales during the first quarter due to the consumer anticipation around the upcoming console transition. However, this decline was partially offset by continuing strong sales growth in our PC and Mac products. We continued to grow our presence and market share across emerging markets, and were especially pleased with the on-going growth in Europe where we grew market share in the face of considerable headwinds."

Mad Catz Ships TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset for Windows PC and Mac

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. ("Mad Catz") announced today the shipping of the TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset for Windows PC and Mac.

Previously announced at E3 in June 2013, the TRITTON Kunai Stereo Gaming Headset features striking aesthetics, 40 mm Neodymium speakers and an in-line remote offering easy access to volume and chat controls.

Mad Catz Announces The C.T.R.L.R Wireless Gamepad

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.R Wireless GamePad for mobile and smart devices expected to launch Summer 2013. "Smart devices have made considerable inroads in delivering all forms of entertainment including music, movies, books, social media, and games. Mobile gaming is a vibrant and exciting space and we don't see controller-based games replacing touch screen games, we expect them to enhance and enlarge the smart device gaming experience to include the living room experience. The C.T.R.L.R delivers the performance, interface modes, and connectivity to deliver a console-quality experience from the broadest range of mobile and smart devices," said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. "We believe the C.T.R.L.R with proprietary GameSmart technology fits perfectly with our long-term strategy of designing innovative products for passionate gamers."

Mad Catz Announces F.R.E.Q.4D Gaming Headset for Windows PC And Smart Devices

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the F.R.E.Q. 4D Gaming Headset for Windows PC and Smart Devices, expected to ship fall 2013. Part of the Company's GameSmart range, the F.R.E.Q. 4D is the first Mad Catz headset to feature ViviTouch 4D Sound. Designed to add a new dimension of sound perception to the gaming experience, ViviTouch 4D Sound combines muscular bass with sensory feedback, producing an actual physical sensation to the gaming audio. In addition to gaming use, the F.R.E.Q. 4D is equally at home with movies or music, featuring multiple EQ settings and a detachable in-line cable which allows for easy conversion from USB to 3.5mm to support standard stereo audio on iPhone, tablets and most smart devices.

Mad Catz Announces S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows PC

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 Professional Gaming Keyboard for Windows PC. Expected to ship fall 2013, the S.T.R.I.K.E.3 has been designed with the competitive gamer in mind, offering an impressive feature set and a unique membrane key-bed designed to offer the full tactile feedback of mechanical keys but without the excessive noise or the need to 'bottom out' the keys.

"The S.T.R.I.K.E.3 demonstrates our commitment to providing gamers with a product range that meets their budgets and exceeds their expectations," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive. "Our range of S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards has captured the imagination of passionate gamers and we are pleased to expand the range with the S.T.R.I.K.E.3."

Mad Catz Announces TRITTON Kunai Universal Stereo Gaming Headset

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the TRITTON Kunai Universal Headset. The new console stereo headset is expected to ship Summer 2013. The TRITTON Kunai Universal is compatible with most popular consoles, Windows PC, and Mac, as well as smart phones and smart devices. The TRITTON Kunai Universal features striking aesthetics, 40mm Neodymium speakers, and an in-line remote offering easy access to volume and chat controls.

Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said, "The TRITTON Kunai range has proven popular thanks to its balance of performance, value and aesthetics and today's announcement will allow us to reach passionate gamers on virtually any platform."

Mad Catz Announces TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the TRITTON Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset for Windows PC and Mac expected to ship Summer 2013. Based upon the Company's critically acclaimed TRITTON Pro+ console headset, the Windows PC and Mac version features four separate drivers in each ear cup for true 5.1 surround sound. The TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac features an in-line remote and Selectable Voice Monitoring (SVM), allowing users to choose if they hear their own voice in the headset.

"The TRITTON Pro+ headset resonates with passionate gamers thanks to its advanced feature set and multiple speakers which deliver highly accurate sound separation, ideal for online gaming," said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. "We believe the TRITTON Pro+ for Windows PC and Mac will enable us to further strengthen our leadership position within the high-end PC audio category."

Mad Catz Ships R.A.T.M Wireless Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today that the Company has begun shipping the R.A.T.M Gaming Mouse, the first in a new range of GameSmart mobile gaming accessories.

The R.A.T.M is the first mouse to combine Bluetooth Smart (4.0) technology and a gaming grade laser sensor, providing market leading battery life, universal compatibility and the performance expected from a R.A.T. gaming mouse. Delivering up to a one year battery life, the R.A.T.M is compatible with a multitude of devices from PC and Mac through to next generation TV's, smart phones and tablets. For devices that do not feature Bluetooth Smart mouse support, the R.A.T.M comes equipped with a nano dongle. For platforms running Windows 8 with native Bluetooth Smart mouse support, the R.A.T.M can be connected directly. The R.A.T.M features a patented adjustable palm rest, 12 action buttons (10 of which are programmable), and a power efficient 6400DPI twin-eye laser sensor. The R.A.T.M uses an all new Windows and Mac compatible drag-and-drop programming interface, allowing gamers to intuitively program commands with speed.
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