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!
This is probably going to be my last EVO with Mad Catz. No, nothing is wrong with me or MCZ (in fact, I think the company is in the best position it’s been in a long time). I just want to shift my life focus. After I complete the Street Fighter V range of products and help launch them to market, I will be taking a seat back from gaming and focusing on other passions. More importantly, my daughter is going to be starting high school later this year and I’m going to focus on being a better father — a full time one for her. I won’t be leaving the FGC, so you’ll still see me around. That being said. Let’s make this EVO (and next year) an amazing one.
Mark “MarkMan” Julio
P.S. – I’m a die hard Mad Catz fan and supporter. I will do my best work ever until my time comes. *salute*
Life is a lot busier than I thought it would be at this time of year. Mostly in good ways. I haven’t been able to post here often but I’ve been at it on twitter and instagram. I have until mid-next week to have some “me” time so I’ll definitely be catching up with this site and everything I love until I’m off and around the world again. Keep following. I promise I’ll have some cool stuff for you.
With 2014 coming to an end, I already find myself reminiscing over the last year. The emotion highs and lows. Success and failure. What could have been and what’s to come. So much to think about. I’m going to think hard over the next few days as I’m actually on vacation (yay) and want to come up with some relevant data to present to the peeps in the street. Here’s what I’m thinking so far for my year in review!
- Favorite Event
- Travel Destination of the Year
- Best Sneaker Pick-Up
- Best Gaming Pick-Up
- 2014 Game of the Year
- 2014 Manga of the Year
- 2014 Anime of the Year
- 2014 Movie of the Year
- New Experience of the Year
- Girl of the Year
- Homie of the Year
- Nostalgia Trip of the Year
I will thoroughly report on the above and have something to you sometime after New Year’s. Until then. Thank you so much for 2014. ❤
Today was a great day. Other than some big news happening behind the scenes at work… I also got my 20th Anniversary PS4 consoles in the mail! I waited for FedEx to drop them off the headed to the Mad Catz office this morning. We filmed this earlier today! So check out our unboxing and a teaser for our future giveaway!
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.
Sony announced the limited edition 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4 console today and… >.> I’ll just put this here while I camp out on trying to preorder one for myself. >.> (watch the video above)…
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!