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2:51 AM on 02.03.2012

Ever since Capcom's recent announcement that Mega Man and Pac-Man would be joining the already impressive roster of characters in Street Fighter X Tekken, Mega Man fans have been irate. You might think that they'd be happy, as the surprise inclusion of Mega Man in Street Fighter X Tekken would seemingly make up for his absence in both Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. But you'd be thinking wrong.

You see, while Capcom's inclusion of Mega Man may seem like a gesture of good will towards fans to those of us who aren't crazy, a few sharp tacks out there have managed to see the truth behind Capcom's actions. They've grown wise to the fact that this was not intended as a gift to Mega Man fans, but rather as a blatant attack on them.

For you see, the Mega Man that Capcom has chosen to include in Street Fighter X Tekken is not the particular version of the character that fans wanted, but is instead a different version of the same character. What the fuck, Capcom?! How can you do this to Mega Man fans after how loyal they've been to you? They've stood by you through your most difficult times. They were the ones there for you when you were getting those death threats for cancelling Mega Man Legends 3. Sure, they were the ones sending the death threats, but the point is that they were there.

Even if you're not a Mega Fan(as Mega Man fans are commonly referred to by me just now), surely you can relate to the Hell that they must be going through. We've all been through similar situations at some point or another. We all know what it's like to have a friend go out of their way to get us a Starbucks latte, only to find out that they got us caramel when they know we like chocolate! We all know what it's like to start up our copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the first time only to find that, to our horror, they used the Twilight Princess Link when we wanted Wind Waker! We all know what it's like to have to smash said copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl into pieces in a fit of rage, only to feel stupid later when we find out that Wind Waker Link actually was in the game as an unlockable character!

Well I for one am tired of being made to feel stupid! It's time we stood up to bullies like Capcom and let them know that we aren't going to take it anymore. It's time we threw that latte right back in Capcom's face, and told them that they'd better go back to Starbucks and get us chocolate Mega Man like we asked for! (I mean this figuratively, of course. Mega Man fans might hang themselves if they made Mega Man a black guy.)

Because, if we don't take a stand against this sort of thing now, then where does it all end? Mario Kart with blue Yoshi instead of green? Soul Calibur with skimpy outfits that are pushing it instead of skimpy outfits that are going too far? Glover with memorable parts instead of referrences that escape me at the moment?!!

We have to take a stand here and now. This is where we draw our line in the sand. It's time that we told Capcom that we aren't going to support Street Fighter X Tekken under any circumstances. Unless Blanka is in the game. In that case, you're on your own, Mega Man fans. Blanka is way better than Mega Man. He's like a combination of The Hulk and Donnie from the Wild Thornberrys. Plus he can make electricity. None of the other characters can do that. You don't count, guy from Infamous. I don't get why you're even in the game.



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