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JOSIEI 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!

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COLDLife 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.

2014_Year_In_Review

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. ❤

comic-con_panelI 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! 😀

EVO_COMMENTARY_FINALSI 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