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ONLIVE AND MAD CATZ BRING POWERFUL GAMING POSSIBILITIES TO ANDROID WITH GAMESMART HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY 

 

Play the Games You Want, Where and How You Want   -   With the OnLive App and Mad Catz GameSmart Mobile Hardware

 Mountain View, California — July 25, 2014 — OnLive, the leader in cloud gaming, and Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/ TSX: MCZ), today announced that OnLive streamed games are now compatible with the range of Mad Catz® GameSmart™ mobile gaming products. This means that gamers can play hundreds of AAA games on their current Android phones and tablets using a GameSmart controller, keyboard and mouse, and/or headset, and enjoy premium gaming on the go.    Designed to work wirelessly and seamlessly with a wide range of Smart Devices, the GameSmart ecosystem brings core gaming experiences to leading mobile devices. Gamers can opt for a PC-like experience with the tablet-sized Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E.M Wireless Keyboard and R.A.T.M Wireless Mobile Gaming Mouse, or, they can opt for traditional gamepad controls with the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad, a full-size, ‘Tournament Quality’ controller which features future-proof technology and premium engineering. Mad Catz’ F.R.E.Q.M  Wireless Mobile Gaming Headset provides sublime, crystal-clear wireless audio for a fully immersive gaming experience anywhere.
 
All GameSmart peripherals work seamlessly with the OnLive cloud gaming service, which empowers Android gamers to stream and play more than 250 popular and AAA games from the OnLive PlayPack™ game bundle, as well as their own PC download game libraries using OnLive’s new CloudLift™ subscription. OnLive CloudLift, now just $7.95/£4.95 per month after a free 7-day trial, supports more than 50 top PC games, with more being added every week.    “Our GameSmart hardware has been designed to deliver a core-gaming experience to mobile platforms offering seamless control to passionate gamers, no matter where they want to play,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “Combined with the OnLive Game Service, we can now give mobile users a quality gaming experience, with incredible games and powerful control, on the devices they already use.”
 
“OnLive’s mission from the beginning has been to offer gamers freedom of choice,” said Rick Sanchez, VP of Product and Marketing at OnLive. “Our partnership with Mad Catz enables gamers to play the way they want to play, whether it’s on Mad Catz M.O.J.O.™ micro-console or their everyday tablet, via gamepad or keyboard and mouse. And with our new CloudLift service, gamers have more exciting games to choose from than ever before.”   OnLive and Mad Catz first announced their partnership at E3 2014, where they unveiled the optimization of the OnLive Android app for use with the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. micro-console and C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad.
 
For more information about the OnLive Game Service, including available games and a free trial of CloudLift, visit games.onlive.com.
 
For additional information about Mad Catz GameSmart hardware, visit http://madcatz.com/products/gamesmart/
 
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows® PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com
 
About OnLive
OnLive is the originator of fast-twitch cloud gaming via the internet, innovating the delivery of real-time interactive experiences and rich media over any network. With ground-breaking video compression technology, OnLive harnesses cloud computing to instantly deliver full-featured, media-rich applications anytime and anywhere, across a range of devices. The OnLive Game Service -- with its CloudLift and PlayPack subscriptions -- gives gamers the freedom and convenience to play their games on PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones and HDTVs. OnLive Go brings the benefits of cloud gaming to MMOs, virtual worlds and other graphics-rich interactive applications. Having pioneered powerful cloud solutions for the most technologically challenging segment, fast-twitch AAA games, OnLive has hundreds of patents and that cover its innovations. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. More information is available at www.onlive.com and www.onlive.co.uk.
 
OnLive, the OnLive logo, PlayPack and CloudLift are trademarks or registered trademarks of OL2, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved.  Mad Catz, the Mad Catz logo, S.T.R.I.K.E.M, M.O.J.O., F.R.E.Q.M, C.T.R.L.R and GameSmart are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., its affiliates and/or subsidiary companies.  Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. Android and Google TV are trademarks of Google, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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