my name is Michael Y.Kwon also known as “MYK” within the fighting game community. Recently I had a need to go to the emergency room at a local hospital, since the health center at my university was not able to diagnose the problem. The school’s doctor recommended me to go to the Emergency Room at the nearest hospital. This whole hospital/health center deal has been a stressful month long process and I wanted to say that I couldn’t thank you guys enough for everything you have done.
I was in immense pain, as I wasn’t even able to walk without the pain being multiplied. I didn’t know what (more…)
Hey everyone, sorry this took longer than expected to put together, but I finally have all of the prizes in front of me and ready to send out. A big thanks once again to Mad Catz, EightArc, Capcom, and Namco Bandai Games for their donations to the raffle, and of course another big thanks to everyone that donated. MYK has a thank you he’ll be posting on the website in a few hours, but I wanted to announce the winners as soon as possible. All winners, an email has been sent to the email address you donated from, please reply with your shipping info. Thanks!
4x Mad Catz SFxT FightStick Pro – C. Dinkins, A. Tralare, A. Nguyen, F. Febles Mad Catz Soul Calibur V PS3 Stick – R. Nguyen Hori Soul Calibur V PS3 Stick – F. Reyes EightArc Fusion – S. Johnson Pac-Man Belt Buckle – E. Ma, J. Jip Street Fighter x Tekken Special Edition – PS3 – J. Stuckey Street Fighter x Tekken Special Edition – XB360 – I. Mundy Street Fighter x Tekken – XB360 – D. Ball Street Fighter x Tekken – PS3 – D. Daniels Soul Calibur V – Collectors Edition – XB360 – R. Ebanks Tekken Hybrid Limited Edition – PS3 – D. Murat
Wow – I truly did not expect the response to come in so quickly. A big thank you to Shoryuken, Capcom Unity, MarkMan, Mad Catz, EightArc, FilthieRich and everyone else who helped promote this donation drive and/or donated prizes to the raffle for giveaway. I am taken aback and I’m sure MYK will be as well. A HUGE thank you to everyone who donated. Its amazing how fast just a little bit from so many people can add up. The original end date for the raffle/donation drive was May 11th, but I’ll bump up the raffle as soon as I can once I talk to everyone who donated extra prizes. EightArc stepped in and threw in an EightArc Fusion Ebony, Namco threw in some games, and Capcom added in some prizes as well so lots of stuff there for everyone who was able to pitch in. Hoping to get it figured out this weekend. Will get MYK to write something on the site as well. Thanks again everyone!
Every now and then there are members in the Fighting Game Community that go through tough times. Either it be from a disaster, or someone just in some dire need of help/support. Today we have one of Level Up Your Game’s very own, Michael “MYK” Kwon, calling out for the support of the community. MYK has been diagnosed with a dangerous skin disease that required him to be transported to the ER. With himself and his family going through many financial difficulties in the past few years they are stuck with an enourmous medical bill that he will not be able to pay off alone.
With the many years of hard work and dedication he has shown to the community we are starting this donation drive to help him in this difficult time with the goal of raising $3100.
MYK has also offered up his Hori Soul Calibur V stick, still new in the box, to be raffled off in this donation drive. The more you donate, the more chances you will get to win. Every $5 will get you 1 entry, with every $20 getting you a bonus entry. Every donation of $100 or more will also receive a free Level Up Your Game t-shirt.
If you tuned in to this past Electric Wind God Friday’s stream you may have already heard this announcement. We filmed a short video of it as well which will be up later tonight, but in summary, Level Up Your Game is now officially partnered with Machinima. So who is Machinima and what does this mean for you? Machinima is one of, if not thee largest, video game networks on YouTube with over 25 million subscribers. For our viewers, this means that future episodes of Level Up Your Game and Bogus Journeys may appear on Machinima’s network of channels separately from the Level Up Your Game channel (If this happens, we will be providing teaser clips on the Level Up Your Game channel to redirect you to the full video). For us, this means that we will finally be able to run ads on our videos, giving us more incentive to create more videos and keep providing them free of charge.
Level Up Your Game has now been around for 2 years and with this partnership I expect we will stick around awhile longer. Be on the look out for our next Level Up Your Game episode to be released this week as well as a new Bogus Journeys episode! We also have a LOT of plans for the website as well, so stay tuned!
Lost a tiny bit of stuff in the upgrade, so there are some kinks to be worked out (particulary with IE8), but overall, I’m liking it a lot more. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Heading to the ATP EWGF Stream now, so I’ll fix the bugs later tonight/tomorrow. Also, look forward to more content for the website. News has been slow this week, but its because I’ve been busy.