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Last night played host to one of the greatest gaming exhibitions of all time. Music sensation, Lupe Fiasco went up against Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara in an epic bout to ring in the launch of Capcom’s much anticipated STREET FIGHTER V. How did it go? Read the report below.

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I saw that the news is out there. I wanted to thank everyone I’ve worked with at Mad Catz over the last 8 years.

As you probably have heard. Mad Catz has been restructuring and the company work force has been affected by layoffs. I was laid off last week as a result of this. I have nothing but deep love and admiration for Mad Catz. MCZ is a company that believed in me and a community that I love. Even though everyone knew I was planning on leaving, they decided to take care of me and let me go, which I am very grateful for. Thank you Mad Catz.

We grew that brand to be something amazing. I’ll always cherish the memories, knowledge, friendships and connections we’ve shared. I wish Mad Catz nothing but the best in the future.

I’ll still be around gaming. I’ll still be involved with the fighting game community. What’s next? You’ll find out soon. Thanks everyone for the love and support over the past few years.

Much LOVE and RESPECT,

Mark ‘MarkMan’ Julio

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The upcoming Street Fighter V ‘Chun-Li’ Arcade FightStick TE2 from Mad Catz was stealthily teased at the recent Capcom/Street Fighter panels at Comic-Con 2015. This is a preview product for our imminent SFV range of products. It’s also the second in the ‘retro’ throwback series of arcade sticks that we’ve been releasing at Mad Catz. The first was the ‘RIVALS’ TE2, which was a retro throwback to the 2009 Comic-Con TE. More coming soon!

Street-Fighter-V1-1020x574I’ve been at Mad Catz for 8 years now. It’s been a wild ride. The team at MCZ has been working on this one for quite some time now and we finally announced it this morning. This isn’t just going to be another arcade stick. This is going to be the best range of products we’ve ever made. I can’t wait to go into more detail and show the world what we’re cooking up. More importantly I feel very blessed to be part of the Mad Catz family as we venture into the new generation of gaming with Capcom and PlayStation for this momentous title. Sure, it’s early… but I have the directions and it’s telling me to go down, right, fierce. ❤

SOURCE: Mad Catz teams with Capcom for Street Fighter V!

TE_MADCATZThis cool guy just celebrated it’s 6th birthday (Street Fighter IV & this product launched in Feb. of 2009). It helped create a legacy and new age within the fighting game community for Mad Catz​. This past weekend at Cannes Winter Clash, the winner of the Ultra Street Fighter​ IV tournament (Poongko, S. Korea) used the original SF4 Tournament Edition FightStick to claim victory. It’s been a wild ride. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

To celebrate the 6th anniversary of the original Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick, Mad Catz will be giving away a special prize package this week! One lucky winner will win this legacy pack including the two below FightSticks!

– Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition for Xbox 360
– Ultra Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick TE2 for Xbox 360

Stay tuned to twitter.com/MadCatz for more updates!

TE2I work with arcade sticks. Something I really like. One of the projects I worked on awhile ago was the design of the award winning Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2, the successor of the original Tournament Edition FightStick that I worked on back in 2008. The TE2 was first introduced with Killer Instinct on Xbox One but now we (at Mad Catz) are releasing it for other consoles & tying it into other games. Click below for a mini-gallery of all our TE2 FightSticks that are just about to release!

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photoMadonna anyone? Okay never mind, I think I’m too old. Anyways like a prayer… More work-related stuff coming that was announced by our partners at ATLUS recently! The Persona 4 – The Ultimax  Ultra Suplex Hold Arcade FightStick TE2 by Mad Catz is on it’s way to Japan (yes, Japan only for now)! This marks our (Mad Catz) first time working with ATLUS to collaborate on an official arcade stick release. I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve been a fan of the Persona series since the original Revelations: Persona game on the original PlayStation. With how much the game has grown/changed (Persona 3 to Persona 4, notably) from an RPG to now a full fledged fighting game series, I am so happy that the series and it’s fanbase has really taken off to bigger and better things! I love Persona and fighting games, how could this go wrong? It didn’t. 🙂 Check the announcement blog post from the official Persona site below!

markjulio01When I was in Singapore I sat down with a brilliant friend and journalist, Jonathan Toyad (formerly with GameSpot Asia) to discuss just how things happened the way they did with myself and Mad Catz… It was a thrilling moment of recollection and emotionally challenging to realize huge change that happened because of “luck.” Check out all the fun stuff and my version of the story below!

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Just earlier today, Mad Catz Japan announced their latest collaboration with Capcom in the form of the Ultra Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2! Two models were detailed, one for the Xbox 360 and one that is compatible with both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4! Currently only slated for a Japan release, but Mad Catz did mention they are working on bringing it out to other markets. Click below for all the info!

Also, on a personal note. I was so excited for the announcement of this project. We worked really hard on this one and I’m just in love with the blue PS3/PS4 design. Please look forward to more news, SOON!

TE2_FUNOne thing that you NEED to know about me. I love arcade sticks and the sub-culture that it’s developed over the past decade that has dedicated itself to the pursuit of tech related goodness. Just earlier today I got together with fellow Mad Catz employees @userSDK & Nasty @n8nmonster to showcase what you can do with our latest flagship arcade stick controller, the Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2! Click below to check out all 5 videos!

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