Mad Catz's Major League Gaming Controllers Can Change The Way You Play

With swappable thumb sticks and directional pads, a special compartment for adjusting weight, and a cable that unscrews from the base when not in use, the Mad Catz Official Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controller is a serious controller for the serious gamer.

Mad Catz has teamed up with Major League Gaming to create a line of controllers and accessories specifically geared towards big league pro gamers and players that want to feel like them. Gear like the Major League Gaming Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition, the MLG-themed version of the controller that Mad Catz releases every time a new fighting game sneezes. It's an excellent controller, but come on, that's just a paint job. We want something new.

Something like the Official Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controller.

It's the sort of controller you keep in its own (included) case until it's time to play. The kind of controller you never wrap your cable around when you're done playing -- the braided ProCable unscrews for storage and travel. It's the kind of controller with a cartridge-based weight system built-in, giving players the ability to add or remove up to 70 grams of weight.

Most importantly, it's a modular controller. The thumb sticks and d-pads can be swapped about any way the player choses, courtesy of Mad Catz's trademarked ProModule system. Make your Xbox 360 controller feel like a PlayStation 3 controller, or vice versa. Hey, it's OK. Some gamers need to have the d-pad closer to their tongue. Mad Catz plans on selling special d-pad and thumb stick modules separately in a bevy of custom colours, shapes, and textures.

On top of all of that, the Pro-Circuit Controller features removable top and side plates, giving clans, guilds, and teams an easy way to make sure their signature weapons match.

It's the gaming equivalent of bringing custom-made golf clubs to the green, or only bowling with your lucky ball. You walk into the room, unzip the case, screw in the cord; it's like your very own weapons-strapping action movie scene. It probably requires its own theme song. I want one. I might need one.

The Mad Catz Official Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controller ships this year at a price that's likely to be beyond my controller budget. The silly FightStick can be preordered today for $US159.99.


Comments

    That modular idea is cool - I've often wondered why controllers didn't take this approach, allowing people to set it up the way that's most comfortable for them. So if you like the XBox layout you can have it on PlayStation, and vice versa. Or the hellbound, left-handed freaks can swap everything over to the other side to at least make their gaming more comfortable while they await their inevitable damnation.

      Well, it would make designing on-screen control guides a massive PITA, for starters...

    This article reads like a bad infomercial...what?

    Would rather just use my razer Onza.
    Not made by Mad Catz so it is actually good.

      I had two Onza's within a week, both faulty. I've had my Mad Catz SFII TE Fight Stick for over a year. Not one problem...

      Thats about the most accurate thing I've ever read

    Curious to find out what sort of batteries are involved, lithium ion and charged via usb like the PS3 controllers offer or AA batteries like the 360 offers. Personally would hope both controllers offer PS3 style lithium ion usb charging. It's probably the one thing that stopped me getting a 360.

      It has a cable so i would guess power would be coming through the cable

    I am still really funny on the idea of these "pro" controllers. Been putting off replacing my original 360 controllers for months, living on hope someone can convince me other brand controllers are worth it. So far, original still seems the best.

    I still swear by my Onza tournament edition.. it's amazing!

    Onza TE for me thanks.

    Just get a Razor Onza. The non-TE is the best gamepad I've ever used, the microswitch buttons remind me of the old Atari/C64 joystick accuracy and control.

    Oh, and it's WAY cheaper. I just wish there was also a PS3 version.

    well, there goes my last excuse for not getting a ps3....

    "Hey, it’s OK. Some gamers need to have the d-pad closer to their tongue."

    Wait, what??

    Why not just make them cross platform too?

    i really really really want a ps3 controller with the dpad and thumb sticks layed out like the 360 controller... but this sounds too pricey

    Really the only question for me is, is the d-pad not complete ass?

    Adjustable weight? Really? In a controller?

    Holy shit. A PS3 controller with the left thumb stick placement of the 360... dream come true.

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