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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!

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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!

DSC00510I have a lot of things that I’m fond of. Arcade sticks, video games and sneakers. One of my geekmode passions is studying design and history of products and the culture that stems from them. To me, that’s the best stuff… History. It may or may not be relevant to the general public, but to those in the know… It is a wealth of information that is appreciated and timeless. That’s what I love.

It was my birthday yesterday. I’m old. Forgive me if my tastes do not align with yours, but it’s okay πŸ˜‰ ! I decided to post my first quarter (first 4 months of 2014!) review of sneakers I’ve acquired or ‘pick-ups’ so far this year. Some of them crossover with my other passions, which you’ll notice right away in the video below!

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