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.
Looking forward to Square-Enix’s I am Setsuna in July! The title is billed as a homage to the Japanese RPGs of yesteryear, specifically Chrono Trigger, which it’s battle system is inspired from. I can’t wait! The title will be released on PC and PlayStation 4. Check out the teaser trailer and screenshots below!
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!
Hello everyone! Wanted to share that I am now the Global Business Development Manager for Gaming at EVO. I’ll be focused on bringing more business and eyes to the fighting game community (FGC)! See you at EVO!
BTW. Working with EVO/FGC was something I always did. It’s not my main job, BUT it will be a main focus. I’ll tell you about my full-time gig soon.
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.
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
The 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!
I had the honor of hosting the ‘Pokkén Tournament’ Invitational from the Pokémon World Championships last month. Along with xD1x on commentary, we were able to showcase the title officially with some of the gaming community! The Pokémon Company International just uploaded some of the footage to YouTube for your viewing pleasure! Click below to check out all the action!
I don’t have any major travel duties until the 19th of this month! So I need some feedback from people who follow/enjoy gaming. What games should I play/stream regularly? The goal is to stream at least one hour a day from now until travels kick in again. Your feedback will be appreciated!