I forgot to post about this when it was first announced as I’ve been very busy with work… If you know me, you’ll know I’m very passionate about video games. I’m especially fond of fighting games. The TEKKEN series is one of my favorite franchises of all time and the fighting game that introduced me to competitive gaming.
Introducing TEKKEN 7’s newest fighter… Josie Rizal. The first character of Philippine descent in the TEKKEN series. Her name is a tribute to one of the heroes of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal. I was very happy to help work on this and name this character with the TEKKEN Project Team. =D Thanks Harada-san & team for involving me!
If you’re interested in trying out TEKKEN 7, I’ll be bringing the game to upcoming events with Mad Catz. This weekend we’ll be in Houston for Texas Showdown 2015 and later this month we’ll be at Combo Breaker 2015 in Chicago during memorial day weekend! Get ready for the next battle!
Life is a lot busier than I thought it would be at this time of year. Mostly in good ways. I haven’t been able to post here often but I’ve been at it on twitter and instagram. I have until mid-next week to have some “me” time so I’ll definitely be catching up with this site and everything I love until I’m off and around the world again. Keep following. I promise I’ll have some cool stuff for you.
With 2014 coming to an end, I already find myself reminiscing over the last year. The emotion highs and lows. Success and failure. What could have been and what’s to come. So much to think about. I’m going to think hard over the next few days as I’m actually on vacation (yay) and want to come up with some relevant data to present to the peeps in the street. Here’s what I’m thinking so far for my year in review!
- Favorite Event
- Travel Destination of the Year
- Best Sneaker Pick-Up
- Best Gaming Pick-Up
- 2014 Game of the Year
- 2014 Manga of the Year
- 2014 Anime of the Year
- 2014 Movie of the Year
- New Experience of the Year
- Girl of the Year
- Homie of the Year
- Nostalgia Trip of the Year
I will thoroughly report on the above and have something to you sometime after New Year’s. Until then. Thank you so much for 2014. ❤
I was in Japan for about 2 weeks. It was quite the experience. I don’t know how else to put it. While it was fun, it was also tiring. While I enjoyed it, I also hated it. Either way… The best way to express myself is to show you what I experienced. Below is gallery of photos and some commentary about my most recent trip. Enjoy!
Tokyo Game Show 2014 is this coming weekend! While I can’t go into detail yet… I wanna urge everyone to watch the action if you can’t be there with us! Stay tuned to madcatz.com and twitch.tv/madcatz for more details!
I had a blast at this year’s Comic-Con International. I took the entire work week off from my Mad Catz duties and decided to focus on having a good con. It was a good move on my end as usually my July month is filled with stress and planning for a number of events and shows. We just got back from EVO 2014 a few weeks ago so going into Comic-Con I was a bit excited just to see some friends that I only usually see/hang out with once a year.
This year I hosted another panel for Bandai Namco Games. Working closely with the TEKKEN Project Team and big boss Katsuhiro Harada is always an honor… This year was focused entirely on their upcoming free-to-play PC title, Rise of Incarnates and the forthcoming TEKKEN 7. Here is a link to the panel, just in case you missed it!
Other than the above responsibilities… My Comic-Con is just pure enjoyment now. I don’t care about the panels, the exclusives or any of that as much as I care about pleasing my team, loved ones and those I care about more. Thanks for letting happy flow, Comic-Con!
Don’t let this post make you think I’ve lost my geeky touch though. I can get shit done at Comic-Con like no other! Until next year! 😀
I had the honor of doing commentary (along with Aris from ATP) of the top 8 finals for TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 during this past weekend’s EVO 2014! Some of the best TEKKEN players from around the world gathered to battle for the title of EVO CHAMPION! Also! On Sunday right before the main event finals, my friend and boss man, Katsuhiro Harada took the stage to make an amazing reveal. TEKKEN 7 was announced at EVO 2014! Click below to check out all the action (in order)! Read More
UPDATE: The comment contest is now over and all entries after 10:00 AM PST on May 28, 2014 are not eligible to win the prize! Thanks everyone (all 400+ of you) for your entries! The winning entries are pictured below (click thumbnails to view)! Congratulations to Evan & Lenn! Our panel of judges picked you as the winners!
Alright followers! I wanted to do a cool giveaway for Memorial Day weekend! I’ll keep this short and sweet. This contest is open worldwide, so don’t hesitate to enter! The TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Arcade FightStick TE S+ was a VERY important project for me. It was the FIRST official TEKKEN stick I worked on for a community that I love with all my heart. That being said, I want to give away one of these to you! They’re no longer being made, so this is your chance to win!
CONTEST PRIZE: 1 TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 Arcade FightStick TE S+ for PS3 and 1 Arcade FightStick Carrier (Messenger Bag) by Mad Catz
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell me WHAT got you into fighting games? My coworkers will help pick the winner on Wednesday, May 28, 2014! (Make sure you scroll all the way down to find the comment/reply box)!
Last month at NCR 2014 I sat down with one of SRK’s newest writers, Paul ‘superfx’ Dziuba to just talk about everything going on in my world. We talked about a lot of things… About the fighting game community, about TEKKEN, time, balance and just life in general. I promise it’ll be an interesting read and ask that you check it out. Click below for the full interview!
June is when it starts to get busy. It starts off with a bang with the 2014 Electronics Entertainment Expo, better known as E3! One of the most wonderful times of the year where the gaming industry comes together to show off their big guns and set the pace for their year. I have the privilege of working in the game industry and I will be busting my ass off to prepare for E3 & beyond! I’ll need a little break though. Sometimes you NEED to take some time off and just enjoy life. That’s exactly what I’m doing after E3. Vacation destination? Tokyo and Singapore.
I’m no stranger to these faraway lands, quite the contrary. I’ve been there a few times each the past couple of years. I’ll be doing my usually GEEKMODE hunt of sneakers, arcade sticks, gaming goods and whatever else tickles my fancy. While in Singapore I’ll be representing Mad Catz and attending SEAM 2014 (South East Asia Majors), a major fighting game tournament for the surrounding countries. Stay tuned to my twitter & instagram for the latest pictures of food, cool stuff and whatever else I encounter.