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12:00 PM on 12.04.2014

Mighty Gunvolt's DLC levels are worth the few bucks they cost

Mighty Gunvolt has just acquired some DLC and it's cheap, ringing in at $2.99. So what do you get? Four stages, and subsequently, four boss battles. That's it. There's no fanfare for the new levels or new story -- they'...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 12.01.2014

Here's all the new Mighty Gunvolt DLC in action

Mighty Gunvolt is no longer a pack-in for Azure Striker Gunvolt -- it's a separate 3DS eShop game for $3.99. To celebrate there's now a $2.99 DLC pack that adds in some extra levels, bosses, and enemies into the ga...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 12.01.2014

The new demo for Mega Man 2.5D is the best one yet

Peter Sjostrand set out to create a pretty awesome Mega Man fan game that trumped a lot of others currently out there. The goal was to create a 2.5D experience spanning multiple titles, and it's looking great so far. Of...

Chris Carter



How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan photo
How a little girl from Lebanon went on to develop games in Japan
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Last week on Sup Holmes, we did a lot of stuff. First off, we launched a contest for a signed CD by famed Mega Man composer Manami Mastumae. You can still enter if you want. Check out the show for details. 

Fittingly enough, this week's guest was Mastumae-san's friend Dina Abou Karam, the community manager for Comcept (Mighty Number 9). Dina is my new definition of a hardcore gamer. Against all odds, her love of videogames has driven her down a life path that's been packed with unlikely and amazing events. From a little girl playing bootleg copies of JRPGs and gold farming in Final Fantasy VII to developing an autobiographical game about naked people in Japan and working for Mega Man cocreator Keiji Inafune, it's always been videogames for Dina. They are what excite her, motivate her, and fascinate her. Her passion is palpable and infectious. It's no wonder that Comcept chose her to be the online face of the company.

We talked about a lot of things -- Bayonetta 2's awesome design and mismatched marketing, Dina's first commercially released game (Plushed),  the first game she ever remembers playing (a weird monkey-infused version of Tetris), videogame enthusiast culture in Lebanon, and a lot more. I hope this isn't the last time Dina appears on the show. I imagine she'll be in this industry for a long time. It will be exciting to see what she creates next. 

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9:00 AM on 11.10.2014

Beck just got a slight redesign for Mighty No. 9

The Mighty No. 9 team has revealed a new design for their hero Beck, as well as a new Japanese box art design. Apparently Beck is going to be more white themed from now on, Director Koji Imaeda explains, "From the very b...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 11.08.2014

Target Acquired is the new game from famed Mega Man composer

Some games are worth playing just for the music. As much as I love the Mega Man series, I have to admit that they can be a chore to play with no music, especially if you keep dying. An endless array of problems can be a trea...

Jonathan Holmes

11:30 AM on 11.05.2014

Sweet! Mega Man Battle Network 2 coming to Wii U

The first Mega Man Battle Network came to the Wii U Virtual Console a few months back, along with a bunch of other Mega Man games from Capcom.  Now, it seems my favorite in the series, Battle Network 2, is comi...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 11.04.2014

Rockman Xover's soundtrack rocked, man

As we know, Rockman Xover is ending as a "gaming service" (lol modern gaming) next year. It is the only "living" Mega Man game currently for mobile devices in certain regions, and even though the game isn't that gr...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.31.2014

Comcept seems to think we want Mighty No. 9 DLC before the game is even out

Comcept has released its newest plans for Mighty No. 9 -- post-release DLC. The DLC goal is $190,000 in additional funding, and involves a new rival boss character for Beck named Ray (a name that could be changed). Yep, ...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 10.27.2014

Watch some footage of the Mega Man theme park event

Not too long ago I reported on a Mega Man themed event at the Hanayashiki theme park in Japan. It ran until October 26, and Capcom Unity has a new video out showing some of the merchandise and booths that were present. The main thing that appeals to me here is the food in Wily Cafe. It's still amazing to me how relevant Mega Man is without a new videogame anywhere in sight.

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 10.21.2014

Rockman Xover is ending in March, 2015

Whenever people asked about a new Mega Man game, some would often joke "but there's always Rockman Xover!" For those who aren't aware, it's a free-to-play game for Android and iOS that's only available in certain re...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 10.15.2014

Mega Man Zero is coming to the Japanese Virtual Console next week

Keiji Inafune was vital to the creation of the Mega Man series and its continued success, but he didn't actually create the character of Mega Man single-handedly (the original design was Akira Kitamur...

Chris Carter



Watch me beat the third and final Mighty No. 9 beta level, out today photo
Watch me beat the third and final Mighty No. 9 beta level, out today
by Chris Carter

The Mighty No. 9 beta has updated with its third and "final" stage, the Power Plant. This morning I decided to give it a go, and here are the results of my second playthrough of it. As usual this is a zero death run, quick and simple through the level.

I would say that this is the easiest stage on offer, and although it has a few cool concepts, some of them are half measures. Comcept will definitely have to step it up if they want to make Mighty No. 9 as memorable as some other recent platformers, but so far it's not bad at all.

If you missed the first and second levels you can check out my other videos linked herein.

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3:30 PM on 10.13.2014

Okay, this Mega Man armor for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is cute

Man, Capcom is killing it with these Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate crossovers. And by "it," I of course mean Sonic the Hedgehog. He never stood a chance. This Palico armor styled after Mega Man is super cute but, admittedly, it'...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 10.13.2014

The best Mega Man character is a trophy in Smash Bros. Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. "Pic of the Day" series, it was revealed that Bass and Zero will both make an appearance as trophies in the Wii U version of the game. As you may know from my "top five Mega Man games of all tim...

Chris Carter





9:00 AM on 10.10.2014

This new Mega Man X figure is looking pretty rad

What started as a potential April Fools joke ended up becoming a real thing. One of the minds behind Maverick Hunter and Mega Man: Powered Up has crafted a new take on the Mega Man X character, and I really dig it. ...

Chris Carter