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Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to

Mighty No. 9 is probably one of the most anticipated games of 2015. After a massive Kickstarter, creator Inafune and developers Comcept and Inti Creates have kicked off a long line of products to hype it up, including Mi...   more

Mighty No. 9 feels great, but the core concepts take some getting used to photo

Take a gander at the new Figuarts Mega Man Zero toy

Although the D-Arts line is no more in terms of name-branding, they have melded with the Bandai S.H. Figuarts line, which will still be pumping out high quality Mega Man toys. As we've known for a while the latest model ...   more

Take a gander at the new Figuarts Mega Man Zero toy photo

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy

We've shown off Jed Henry's Japanese woodblock renditions of game characters before. I'm still in love with that original Samus one. But Henry's catalog is growing, to my wallet's growing concern. Shadow of the Colossus, Fina...   more

More beautiful game-inspired woodblock prints you can buy photo

Dr. Wily gets a shot at being good in Mega Man #36

The Archie comics Mega Man and X backup event will debut in Mega Man #34-35, but after that, Issue #36, "A Chance at Redemption" will drop in April. This story will deal with Dr. Wily as a free man, cleared of all h...   more

Dr. Wily gets a shot at being good in Mega Man #36 photo

Mega Man X & Zero return in Archie's Mega Man #34-35

The regular Mega Man Archie comics storyline will continue as planned for the foreseeable future, but Mega Man X and Zero have decided to cut in with their own tale to tell. As the second half of Issues #34 and 35, ...   more

Mega Man X & Zero return in Archie's Mega Man #34-35 photo

The Curse of Ra Moon comes to an end in Mega Man #32

The Mega Man comic keeps on chugging, and now, the "Curse of Ra Moon" arc is coming to a close in issue #32. This time, Dr. Wily stands with Mega Man as they battle the titular Ra Moon together -- something that rarely h...   more

The Curse of Ra Moon comes to an end in Mega Man #32 photo

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...   more

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man photo

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...   more

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

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...   more

Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo


Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo
Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo
Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo
Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo
Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo
Mega Man #29 sample pages and miniature anime conventions photo



Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9

For all of you who wanted Capcom to do Mega Man justice with a brand new HD style game, prepare to have your prayers answered by the big mega gaming man himself, Keiji Inafune, with some help by his company comcept, Inti Cre...   more

Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo


Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo
Inafune Kickstarts spiritual successor to Mega Man, No. 9 photo



Inside every Mega Man is a Meat Boy

You've crossed the fans for the last time, Capcom! How DARE you infiltrate the Uwajimaya Asian grocery store in Seattle and reshape the deli meats to resemble Mega Man and Cut Man instead of using all of that wasted time to a...   more

Inside every Mega Man is a Meat Boy photo

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...   more

Details on Mega Man The Board Game sound wild photo

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...   more

Mega Man card game will make me even more poor photo

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...   more

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32 photo

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...   more

Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo


Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo
Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo
Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo
Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo
Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo
Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28 photo



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a...   more

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo

Mega Man to get not one but TWO... nanoblock sets

Day 224 of Mega Man's 25th anniversary new game watch. No sign of movement on the horizon. No... wait... wait! Target in sight! Stations everyone! Stations! Magnify the image! More! More! It's... IT'S... just a pair of really...   more

Mega Man to get not one but TWO... nanoblock sets photo

UDON brings a Mega load of new books to SDCC

The blue beauty pictured above? That's the Comic-Con exclusive blue laser foil hardcover edition of MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. This thing is heavy, packed with over 400 pages of content -- everyt...   more

UDON brings a Mega load of new books to SDCC photo

SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy

San Diego Comic-Con kicks off next week, and UDON will be there with a mountain of convention-exclusive tomes. Being the guy I am, I only have eyes for MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works, the 432-page fol...   more

SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo


SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo
SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo
SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo
SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo
SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo
SDCC-exclusive Mega Man 25 art book looks sexy photo



The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31

I've been so busy diving into Sonic and Mega Man's "Worlds Collide" comic mini-series that I've neglected to talk about Mega's post-crossover story arc. How do you raise the stakes after a dimension-bending war against both D...   more

The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo


The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo
The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31 photo



Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover?

If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad ...   more

Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover? photo

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books

As it does every year, comic and videogame art book publisher UDON Entertainment will be attending San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of event-exclusive goodies in tow. Technically, all these books will be available elsewhere i...   more

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo


UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo
UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo
UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo
UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo
UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo
UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books photo



Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero

Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...   more

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero photo

Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8

With the Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover, "Worlds Collide," I've been doing impressions posts every set of three issues. What I have to say about these works simply cannot be condensed into short three-paragraph news posts ...   more

Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo


Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo
Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo
Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo
Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo
Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo
Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8 photo



Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer

[Update: Mega Man's character bio is up on the official Smash Bros. website.] No doubt many of you have heard that Mega Man is invading the Smash Bros. universe in the next Super Smash Bros. game for the Wii U and 3DS. As yo...   more

Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo


Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo
Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo
Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo
Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo
Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo
Mega Man kicks some ass in new Smash Bros. trailer photo



Mega Man's robo-dog Rush, now in tissue box form

Amidst Capcom's schemes to appease us with Mega Man-themed paraphernalia in the absence of an actual game announcement, I've more or less remained as reserved as could be. When Mega Man Xbox Avatars appeared, I kept my mouth ...   more

Mega Man's robo-dog Rush, now in tissue box form photo

Sample pages from the Mega Man 25 Complete Works art book

Close enough to taste it, the wait is almost over for the UDON release of the MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works art book. To tide you over, here's some sample pages of the upcoming book by way of Capcom-...   more

Sample pages from the Mega Man 25 Complete Works art book photo

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls

D'AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWW!!! Etsy member Sam Wilding loves making pixel art. Sometimes, his partner in crime Natasha will take Sam's pixel art and transform them into "amigurumi," crotchet dolls whose sole purpose is to sit there ...   more

Too cute! Mega Man, Mr. Saturn, and Samus crotchet dolls photo

Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection

Ladies and gentlemen, a new Archie Mega Man graphic novel is arriving this Wednesday, May 22. I have confirmation from fellow editor Chris Carter that he's been picking up back issues and graphic novels to prep himself for th...   more

Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection photo

Mega Man and X team up for 25th anniversary statue

My wallet is still recovering from the $100 Mega Man commemorative figure that Capcom was recently taking pre-orders for, and now here comes another one, proving without a shadow of a doubt that no one should ever trust me to...   more

Mega Man and X team up for 25th anniversary statue photo

Maverick Hunter character designer releases X concept art

It's been a while, my little chickadees! I've been out for a few days putting my nose to the grindstone, so you haven't been blessed by my sparkling presence. I therefore apologize if you've already seen the above artwork, bu...   more

Maverick Hunter character designer releases X concept art photo

Archie's Mega Man hits the 25-issue milestone!

While Capcom continues to laze on announcing any proper plans for Mega Man, Archie Comics has been propping up the Blue Bomber as an important pillar of its comic book empire. Now with the arrival of issue #25 on newsstands t...   more

Archie's Mega Man hits the 25-issue milestone! photo

This Mega Man X Sigma figure is absolutely amazing

Remember when we briefly mentioned that non-posable Sigma figure during the announcement of Ultimate Armor X? Well we have final confirmation pictures compliments of the Tamashii Nations Facebook, and it's pretty damn badass....   more

This Mega Man X Sigma figure is absolutely amazing photo

Ultimate Armor Mega Man X figure in all its glory

Rockman-Unity in Japan recently revealed that X's Ultimate Armor form would be the newest star in Bandai's D-Arts Mega Man toy line. We now have pictures of the figure in the flesh -- so to speak -- and my goodness, does it l...   more

Ultimate Armor Mega Man X figure in all its glory photo

Wallpaper get! Logo-free Sonic / Mega Man comic covers

The Sonic / Mega Man comic crossover series "Worlds Collide" is well underway, and it's like I'm back in elementary school. Just seeing these two blue titans together on the same page is enough to make me go over the moon. An...   more

Wallpaper get! Logo-free Sonic / Mega Man comic covers photo

Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue

I'd like to think us Mega Man fans have been pretty patient thus far. Capcom has been celebrating the Blue Bomber's 25th anniversary with soundtracks and custom USB sticks, and that's cool and all. Buuuuuuut... we're still wa...   more

Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo


Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo
Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo
Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo
Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo
Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo
Take a picture with this life-size Mega Man statue photo



The next Mega Man D-Arts figure will be Ultimate Armor X

For April Fools, Rockman Unity proposed four different potential figures that would become the new official D-Arts toy of choice for their Mega Man line. Well, the wait is over, as they have just officially revealed that we'l...   more

The next Mega Man D-Arts figure will be Ultimate Armor X photo

Download a sneak peek at the Sonic / Mega Man crossover

It's almost here! Before the non-videogame videogame crossover event of the century begins in a few short days (weeks if you aren't an Archie subscriber), you can bring yourself up to speed with a sneak preview over on online...   more

Download a sneak peek at the Sonic / Mega Man crossover photo

PAX: UDON releasing updated Mega Man art book

Hyrule Historia is pretty awesome. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog is not bad either. But for me, the best game series bible is Mega Man Official Complete Works. Released to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, it co...   more

PAX: UDON releasing updated Mega Man art book photo

This is the dumbest Mega Man toy I have ever seen

Network execs will go to some disgusting lengths to separate parents and their money. Just slap the logo of a popular cartoon on any ol' crap and a kid will foam at the mouth until mommy and daddy break down and give in to th...   more

This is the dumbest Mega Man toy I have ever seen photo

The Sonic / Mega Man comic fangasm continues

Destructoid exclusively revealed a pair of cute variant covers for Part 9 of Archie's upcoming Sonic / Mega Man event "Worlds Collide." Archie distributed similar exclusives around the web, and I'm here to round 'em up and th...   more

The Sonic / Mega Man comic fangasm continues photo

D'aww! Sonic and Mega Man chibis adorn these comic covers

HNNNNNG! My heart can't take much more of this! I think I'm going to slip into a coma before the Archie Sonic / Mega Man crossover even begins. But I've got to hold on! Just one month left! To bring everyone up to speed, the ...   more

D'aww! Sonic and Mega Man chibis adorn these comic covers photo

Showdown! Proto Man makes his move in Mega Man #23

First things first, focus your peepers on the "Worlds Collide" counter in the top-left corner. It means that Archie's massive 12-issue Sonic / Mega Man crossover event finally kicks off next month! My anticipation is palpable...   more

Showdown! Proto Man makes his move in Mega Man #23 photo

Working replica of Dr. Light's capsule is so boss

Most of the pieces on display at the Mega Man Boss Tribute art show running all month at San Francisco's Gauntlet Gallery are of the 2D drawn / painted variety. But the X series incarnation of the good Dr. Thomas Light was r...   more

Working replica of Dr. Light's capsule is so boss photo

Mega Man the laptop is Capcom's ace in the hole

For a minute there, I was worried that Capcom was dragging its feet, unable to think about the proper way to revive the Mega Man franchise. I should have had more faith! Taking a page from Sega's playbook, Capcom has announce...   more

Mega Man the laptop is Capcom's ace in the hole photo

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster

Did you guys get a chance to check out "The Game Over Tinies" in brentalfloss the comic? Once again, co-writers brentalfloss and Dan Roth and artist Andrew Dobson created an abecedarian comic of videogame character deaths -- ...   more

Game heroes died so that you can have this poster photo

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme

A couple weeks back, brentalfloss the comic began an arc parodying the dark comedy children's book The Gashlycrumb Tinies -- that book's author, Edward Gorey, is the subject of today's Google Doodle, by the by. Anyway, "The G...   more

Even more 'Game Overs' in storybook rhyme photo

Brilliant! Mega Man X life meter candy dispenser concepts

I frequently think about game items and how they could have feasible real-world applications. For example, a scale model of Eddie from the Mega Man series would make a great novelty cooler, which would sync up perfectly with ...   more

Brilliant! Mega Man X life meter candy dispenser concepts photo

BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US

Like that D-Arts Bass action figure I talked about the other week? Pretty sexy, ain't it? And remember how I said it was highly likely that Bandai would try to bring it to US retail? Distributor Bluefin has got your back! Not...   more

BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo


BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo
BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo
BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo
BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo
BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo
BASS in yo' FACE! New Mega Man toy coming to US photo



The alphabet of 'Game Overs' in comic strip form

Superfans of brentalfloss might be aware that he has his own self-titled webcomic. He doesn't draw it -- doodles are provided by one Andrew Dobson -- but he co-writes along with series creator Dan Roth. And whenever there's a...   more

The alphabet of 'Game Overs' in comic strip form photo