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001.jpgAt this past EVO 2016, I announced a special project that I’ve been working on. EVO JAPAN. I had the honor to make the announcement alongside two individuals that are pillars within the gaming industry & for fighting games, Mr. Katsuhiro Harada (TEKKEN) and Mr. Yoshinori Ono (Street Fighter). More information will be announced at this coming Tokyo Game Show in September.

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MEGATRONRemember the awesome awesome Transformers X SEGA collaboration from awhile back? The Mega Drive Megatron!? Well now we have a LIMITED EDITION SEGA Genesis version coming out in Japan (WTF the Genesis name was never used in Japan??)! Limited to just 1000 units, this is sure to make your inner geek scream out SEGA! Check out more pics and info (in Japanese) at the link below.

PS20TH

Dear PlayStation,

It was a cold winter’s day in December of 1994 when you came into the world. I remember those times well. December 3rd. The world was busy with everything else going on at the time… but I was patiently waiting for the revolution that you led.

Street Fighter the movie with Jean Claude Van Damme as Guile (haha) was just released in theaters. It was cool to me at the time, but what did I know then? TLC was at the top of the US Billboard charts with their single “Creep” and just like you, they were creepin’ on the down low. I was but a 12 year old boy and even though you wouldn’t release until September 9th the following year. Your marketing team was right. URNOTE.

I never fathomed the idea that 20 years — 20 MEMORABLE years of GAMING and ENJOYMENT — would be because multiple failed attempts to work with other companies in creating this new medium of gaming, the PSX. Michael Jordan was quoted saying that “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Well, Michael Jordan is also considered the greatest of all time. Like Mike (heh), I consider you guys to be the greatest gaming company of all time.

It is because of the PlayStation that I seriously pursued a career in journalism and learning more about the gaming industry. It is because of the PlayStation that I have found success in the gaming industry and I credit all that to your little revolutionary console. Thanks for everything. Mr. Kutaragi, if you ever read this or even if Mr. Yoshida reads this. Thanks for keeping the brand going throughout the years.

I’ll be tweeting all about it today, I just know it.

Your PlayStation fan,

MarkMan

P.S. – I’m definitely going to try and import the 20th anniversary PS4. Wow that’s so cool!

While on a short hiatus, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Part III: Stardust Crusaders has been *ahem* STAND-ing tall with an amazing translation from the source material. The series will continue with the climactic final part of the story starting January 2015. Check out the new teaser above!

If you’re not up to date on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, you can check out the entire series up to date OR even watch a re-edited cliffs notes version at crunchyroll NOW!

UPDATE: The Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Arcade FightStick TE2 will be released in North America as well! Make sure you check out all the info here.

The sequel to Persona 4 Arena is finally hitting consoles in Japan! Later this week with Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold will make it’s debut alongside Mad Catz’s latest arcade stick, in TE2 form! Check out this preview video of the Persona 4 – The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Arcade FightStick TE2 for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4! The stick is currently slated for a Japan release only however Mad Catz is keen to release it in other regions very soon as well.

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It’s a me! Mario on your sneakers! I’m just gonna leave this here. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Converse One Star J sneaker model, Converse is teaming up with Nintendo to create two snazzy limited edition leather One Star J designs that feature Mario & Bowser from the original Super Mario Bros. Check out the awesome pics below! Slated to release this week in Japan only, best wishes trying to get your hands on these!

playstation_prime_01Gaming fans probably took notice of of the SEGA Mega Drive Megatron Transformer that Takara Tomy is releasing in October. Autobot fanboys were probably up in arms about the lack of gaming representation on their end… However just not too long ago, Takara Tomy announced and released concept art for their forthcoming Sony PlayStation Optimus Prime (which REALLY got me excited)…

If you’ve been following the site or my social media, you’ll know I am a big fan of the PlayStation brand. Everything from the games and hardware, to lifestyle things such as PlayStation sneakers, etc. I just love the brand that I grew up with. So when I woke up early this morning…

Today, courtesy of Radio Kaikan we have our first actual photos of the work in progress Autobot leader, donning the classic PlayStation styling.

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The Transformers X PlayStation Optimus Prime is slated for release in early 2015.