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10:30 PM on 03.03.2014

Farts 'N' Crafts: Batman's Giant Robot

Hey everybody! Here's the second episode of Farts 'N' Crafts, the show where I draw pictures of stuff related to what's going on in gaming. Today, there's a lot of buzz about a new Batman game from Rocksteady, and Titanfall ...

Max Scoville


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Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties photo
Dumb Idiot Ideas: Metal Gear Solid ski gloves and panties
by Max Scoville



Hey, did you see those Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes track jackets and sneakers that Puma's making? They're pretty cool, but a franchise with such awesome character and mechanical designs really deserves more creative merchandising. Here are a few ideas.

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1:30 PM on 02.11.2014

The original Descent is now on Steam

Oh I tell you, it brings a small ray of sunshine to my old and tired heart to load up Steam and see an old favorite of mine has been added to the service. Today is another one of those days as the original Descent has been ma...

Alasdair Duncan



Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy photo
Chibi-Robo's buttcheek censorship controversy
by Max Scoville

In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist removal of cartoon buttocks from Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder.

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11:45 AM on 12.02.2013

Call of Duty: Online throws robot zombies into the mix

Call of Duty: Online -- the Chinese-exclusive, free-to-play, online only title -- has a new trailer. The fact that it exists isn't necessarily significant; the fact that it contains menacing robot zombies is most certai...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Bot Colony promises a voice-controlled adventure game

Controlling a game with your voice has long been a dream of some developers but most of the time, technology isn't able to cope with the complexity of speech. Bot Colony is an episodic, sci-fi adventure game from C...

Alasdair Duncan



Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U photo
Mighty No. 9 now OFFICIALLY coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U
by Tony Ponce

You better believe I've had my eyeballs on the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter like a vulture. I wanted to spread the news as soon as the console port goal was finally cleared.

That's right! Mere minutes ago, the donation amount crossed the $2,200,000 threshold, ensuring that comcept and Inti Creates will put Mighty No. 9 on PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U. I always knew this stretch goal would be met, but I didn't think it would happen with a full two weeks left to go before the Kickstarter closes. I don't know if it'll be able to hit the $3,300,000 mark required for the PS4 and Xbox One ports, but never count out the massive influx of funds that typically pour in the last couple of days of a crowdfunding campaign.

By the way, have you guys seen Mighty No. 3's design yet? Isn't she just the most adorable Japanese thunder god?

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11:30 AM on 09.16.2013

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man

Archie has released the cover art for Mega Man #33, which immediately follows the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc currently running. What's amazing is not the regular newsstand cover but the variant, featuring the infamo...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 09.14.2013

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco

I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Fina...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 09.10.2013

Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions

With Archie Mega Man #29, the "Blackout: The Curse of Ra Moon" arc has officially begun. All the world's technology has been disabled by an EMP wave, causing untold collateral damage that could take years to recover from. Meg...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 09.09.2013

Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots

As somebody who has had ideas for using games as tools for education, things like Mecanika are particularly interesting to me. Though physics has become more prominent in games as time has passed, developer CREO wants to uti...

Darren Nakamura







Review: SteamWorld Dig photo
Review: SteamWorld Dig
by Tony Ponce

On paper, SteamWorld Dig sounds like the most mind-numbing slog that you could possibly imagine. The object of the game is to dig, exchange the minerals you unearth for better equipment, then dig some more. And when you think you've dug deep enough, you start punching the rocks and pick up the pace.

Being forced to perform a singular action ad infinitum can severely impede fun and enjoyment in a videogame. Ironically, the cornerstone of many popular games is the repetition of seemingly mundane tasks with the goal of discovering ever more efficient ways to accomplish said tasks.

What makes the grind in SteamWorld Dig so exhilarating is that each upturned patch of soil is another step towards some grand new discovery. That is, as long as you don't mind digging. A lot.

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8:00 PM on 08.17.2013

Details on Mega Man The Board Game sound wild

While Jasco Games' Mega Man CCG is more or less ready to ship out the door, Mega Man The Board Game is still a work in progress. However, Jasco did go into some detail at Gen Con about how the game will progress and how it ca...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 08.16.2013

Mega Man card game will make me even more poor

Jasco Games, the company currently making that Mega Man board game, is using the same license to produce a set of cards as part of its Universal Fighting System line. I say without any sarcasm or cynicism that I think this is...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 08.12.2013

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32

This month's Archie Mega Man issue ends with all technology on the planet shutting down. Planes in mid-flight plummet towards Earth, hospital monitoring equipment ceases to function -- we're talking an apocalyptic scenario he...

Tony Ponce

9:00 PM on 08.05.2013

Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28

It's over! It's all over! It's all... PSYCHE! You think I'd stop covering the Mega Man comics just because the crossover is finished? Who do you think I am? Though the evens of "Worlds Collide" are technically canon to the ma...

Tony Ponce