Earlier today, NIKE posted an ‘Inside The Vault’ retrospective on one of their most coveted collaborations, the PlayStation Air Force 1. Within it, they briefly detailed the conceptual process and even teased about the future. It makes you think… can we see a retro release of the original full grain leather design? Either way, let’s take a look at MY story and how I acquired a pair of one of my favorite sneakers of all time…
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.
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.
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 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!
It’s no secret that the Air Jordan XI “Columbias” are my favorite sneaker of all time. You can imagine just HOW excited I am for the Dec. 20th release of the Air Jordan XI “Legend Blue” ! The originals were released in Feb. of 1996 and they were later retro’d in 2001. The 2001 retro did not have the original blue tint to the sole, however the 2014 version will have the iced out blue sole (which is the single thing that has me going crazy) !
P.S. – Much love if you know that old Capcom game “Legendary Wings” lol.
Click below for some very detailed and awesome pictures via Ken Lu.
I 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!
I was in Japan for about 2 weeks. It was quite the experience. I don’t know how else to put it. While it was fun, it was also tiring. While I enjoyed it, I also hated it. Either way… The best way to express myself is to show you what I experienced. Below is gallery of photos and some commentary about my most recent trip. Enjoy!