At 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.
Remember 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.
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,
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!
Now this might be obvious to those with high midi-chlorian rates or even those attune to the geekmode… However for most people in the world, they’d be hard pressed to believe that the reason why basketball is so BIG in Japan and Asia is because of a little comic series (manga) called SLAM DUNK.
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!