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rzrThis past November I officially contracted with Razer as a consultant for their initiatives with the fighting game community & for their fighting game related products. Razer is global brand that leads by example with their design, innovation and constant evolution of the gaming experience. For gamers, by gamers. I couldn’t be happier to join such a great team as we venture to helping grow the fighting game genre to the next level. Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan and I originally talked about the fighting game community at E3 2016 in passing by. It was a great conversation that had an impact on me. His understanding of the balance between business & community really showed me that he had a deep appreciation for the game & everything that comes with it. Shortly after the announcement of teaming up with Razer, we announced the Razer Panthera for PlayStation 4. For more information on Razer’s new PS4 arcade stick head to: rzr.to/panthera

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I forgot to mention here! As of last month, I am now officially contracted to work with Bandai Namco Entertainment as the Brand and Community Advisor for TEKKEN. If you didn’t know. I love the TEKKEN brand and series of games. Looking forward to doing a lot more with TEKKEN across the globe!

This isn’t my full time gig, but just another thing I’ll be taking care of as I evolve to my final form. ^_^

I’ll be taking TEKKEN 7: FATED RETRIBUTION with me to various events across North America. Next one? NORTHWEST MAJORS taking place near Seattle, WA next weekend! See you there!

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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

madcatzThe good people at GameStart Asia announced new stages and characters for their newly released iOS / Android compatible retro action title, GameStart 2015 – The Game! The latest update features Mad Catz themed stages and new playable character ‘MARKMAN’ — a hero who uses his love for FightSticks and sneakers to battle the forces of evil, lol. 🙂 

You can find more information on the title at this link. Check out the video trailer below as well!