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    Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    This mobile hybrid controller will be available from March.
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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    £250 for a controller? I paid around that price for my racing pod and G25 steering wheel (admittedly the wheel was second hand but still...)

    Seems savagely overpriced.
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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    Christ. You could buy most of a new-gen games console for that kind of cash.

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    Get a a DS4 and some Meccano and I will make you one for only £150, any takers?

    Are they serious at that price?

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    Have Mad Catz become a premium brand in recent years?

    I've always had them down as being a company who makes lots of cheap and nasty tat for consoles - particularly really bad 3rd party controllers or headsets. Then the past few years they have started to make really expensive products like this (still all tat like!) and their STRIKE 7 keyboard.

    I'm curious who is buying all of these things up - do they appeal to new gamers who don't have the same association of "crap"?

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    I'm with Spud1 - I also associate the brand with tat, now they appear to be producing and selling premium tat!

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    I don't associate the brand with tat or premium either way and I appreciate the price is ridiculous, but is there another product out there that offers the same functionality as this?

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    Not entirely fair to think of them like that - many years back they produced the only official steering wheel for the PS1 at the time, which was a rock solid piece of kit. They also produce the Fightstick which is a premium and very tough piece of equipment.

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    Re: Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.9 is a £250 ($299) controller for PC and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I've always had them down as being a company who makes lots of cheap and nasty tat for consoles
    I thought they were the ones who bought all the really good Saitek peripherals and then started manufacturing them with cheaper components so they broke...

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    I'm curious who is buying all of these things up - do they appeal to new gamers who don't have the same association of "crap"?
    I imagine the same kind of gamers who think all the pritty pritty lights on Coolermaster cases means the ULLTIMATE IN GAMING COMPONENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111ELEVENTYWTFOMGLOLZ sorta-thing...

    If it looks like a Transformers reject, it MUST be kewlz, yeh?

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