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7:06 PM on 03.01.2011

Would you support Stephen Colbert in Marvel vs Capcom 3? If so, spread it!

Stephen Colbert has history in the Marvel Universe. For starters:

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Despite having withdrawn from the presidential race, Colbert continued to be referred to as an active candidate in the Marvel Universe. Colbert '08 paraphernalia appeared in the artwork of various Marvel comics,[49] and Colbert himself teamed up with Spider-Man in the October 2008 comic Amazing Spider-Man #573.[50] On November 5, 2008, Marvel announced that its fictional newspaper The Daily Bugle was reporting Colbert's victory over both John McCain and Barack Obama.[51] However, several hours later Marvel released a second Daily Bugle article correcting its initial reports, stating that while Colbert had won the popular vote Obama had secured more electoral votes, thus winning the presidency. "Oops, our bad", said Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada of the confusion. "We completely forgot the Marvel Universe reflects what happens in the real world."[52]

Of interest is that Stephen Colbert was given Captain America's shield by Marvel. In real life. Seriously. You can see it on the shelf in any episode of the Colbert Report. Marvel also created a mock comic cover for his own series, which doesn't actually exist yet.

Stephen Colbert is, in fact, now a substantial Marvel character.

The current idea that I'm really stuck with is that this would be regular, suited Stephen Colbert wielding a large American flag as a polearm, since it's generally understood that this is his primary weapon. Naturally, he should also be able to occasionally use Captain America's shield. Other than that, you know the creative teams at Marvel and Capcom are more than capable of giving him a viable, interesting moveset. But for speculative purposes -

Special: Commanding Stephen Jr. the eagle to attack.
Special: Throwing Captain America's shield.
Hyper: Pulling his teleprompter out from behind the screen and beating his opponent with it.
Hyper: This:

Level 3 Hyper: Raising his hands to summon hundreds of words describing him from the ground, doing damage to the foe, then jumping high into the air, over a final word or phrase, then meteor-slamming his opponent with his flag, causing a huge shockwave which coats the area in pure patriotism.

Victory pose: Planting the flag while he says something, then the camera zooming into his face while he raises one of his eyebrows.
To Wolverine on round start: "When I'm finished with you, you're gonna need that free health care."
To Captain America on round start: "You think you represent the American people?"
To Sentinel on round start: "I never did trust robots."
To Dr. Doom on round start: "This has been a long time coming, Doom."
To Spider-Man on round start: "I know you're in there, Miller!"
On round start: "Ha ha ha! Beatdown."
Victory quote: "I put the 'US' back in 'Contusion'."
Victory quote: "If you'll excuse me, I've got a traditional American family to get back to."
Victory quote: "Today's Word: I Win."
K.O.'d quote: "NOOOOOOOOOO!"


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10:58 AM on 01.27.2011

Shining! Sega brings out next wave of Genesis Classics to Steam

Sega has released another batch of classic Genesis games to Steam for your retro enjoyment. Now growing up a Genesis kid (with Sega Channel) the one game that I always loved to play was Shining Force, and Sega has seen it fit to finally bring it to Steam, along with its prequel Shining in the Darkness and it sequel Shining Force 2. But if you are not in a strategic mood they have brought 7 other classics with them, including fan favorites like Alien Force, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage, Streets of Rage 2, Light Crusader, Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair and Landstalker: The Treasures of King Nole. Landstalker was Sega's answer to The Legend of Zelda, and it doesn't do a bad job at it.

Each game is 2.99 each or you can buy them all in one bundle for 7.50. Not a bad deal at all for 10 games, don't you think?   read

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