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Disco Dodgeball

I didn't know I needed Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball in my life


But I've seen the light, and it looks an awful lot like an incoming ball
Feb 19
I never got much into my high school's favorite rainy-day activity, dodgeball, but it was fun to half participate in, half watch. Our gym teacher would roll out carts full of fluffy, foamy, definitely-not-rubber balls and ab... read
RE5734L3R

Abandoned title 5734L3R reboots as RE5734L3R


Although I'm skeptical, I really hope that this game sees completion
Dec 13
5734L3R (pronounced Stealer), the intriguing post-apocalyptic robotic future title that seemed to disappear as quickly as it had arrived is back, perhaps; or at least this shiny new teaser trailer for it seems to indica... read
SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig will have a cross-buy discount in Europe, but not in North America


Nintendo of America is apparently to blame
Aug 27
SteamWorld Dig is hitting the Wii U on August 28th, and if you happen to live in the EU, AUS, or NZ regions, you'll get a 25% off discount for owning the 3DS version. But wait -- why isn't this cross-buy discount availab... read
Wii U

Steamworld Dig is better on the Wii U


Best of both worlds
Aug 25
This isn’t the first rodeo for SteamWorld Dig -- the cute mining adventure game first arrived last year on the 3DS eshop, followed by a Steam release. Now it’s making a comeback to the Wii U this week on August 28... read
Japanese indie games!

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser jets to Steam in June


Go, go, Vulkaiser! Bring peace to the Earth!
May 29
Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is pretty much love at first sight. A shoot-'em-up inspired by the cheesy animes of yesteryear, Vulkaiser takes place in an alternate 1977, where a bunch of kids in bizarre outfits and a giant ro... read
Arkhamfall
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 ... read feature

Do you think fashion can bloom on the battlefield?
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. read feature

Retro

The original Descent is now on Steam


Nostalgia goggles are primed and ready
Feb 11
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... read
Excerpt from Podtoid #278
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. read feature

Call of Duty: Online

Call of Duty: Online throws robot zombies into the mix


Not robots and zombies, robot zombies
Dec 02
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... read
Bot Colony

Bot Colony promises a voice-controlled adventure game


This episodic sci-fi title will apparently respond intelligently to spoken English
Oct 01
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... read
$2,200,000 in the bank, son!
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 cro... read feature

Archie Mega Man

Archie Mega Man vs. Bad Box Art Mega Man


Mega Man #33 variant cover is the dream fight
Sep 16
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... read
Mega Man art

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


It's like it was made just for me
Sep 14
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... read
A brief chat with new Mega Man comic penciller, Mike Cavallaro
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... read feature

Mecanika

Mecanika wants to teach Newtonian mechanics with robots


Robots in motion tend to stay in motion; robots at rest tend to stay at rest
Sep 09
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... read
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig in your mine the whole day through
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... read feature

Mega Man board game

Details on Mega Man The Board Game sound wild


This ain't no Candy Land
Aug 17
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... read
Mega Man card game

Mega Man card game will make me even more poor


Get equipped with Trap Card!
Aug 16
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... read
Archie Mega Man

Wily and Mega Man team up in Mega Man #32


Cover art for the last issue of the Super Adventure Rockman arc
Aug 12
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... read
Archie Mega Man

Dr. Wily wets himself in Mega Man #28


We now return to our regularly scheduled programming
Aug 05
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... read
Archie Mega Man

The world has been shut down in Mega Man #31


Peek at the cover art for Mega Man's latest "super adventure"
Jul 09
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... read
OHMYGODYOUGUYS!!!
Guys. I met Keiji Inafune at E3. I interviewed Keiji Inafune at E3. I've achieved everything I've wanted to accomplish in my relatively short career as a games journalist. There is literally nothing else for me to do except p... read feature

Archie Sonic / Mega Man

Eggman and Wily feel the heat in Worlds Collide Part 8


Sonic Universe #53 brings Act Two to a gripping close
Jun 18
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 ... read
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer takes a page from MadWorld


"Honor and death go together like hot sauce and my balls!"
Jun 07
GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does... read
Mega Man X

Mega Man X pew pews onto Wii U eShop on May 30


X gon' give it to ya
May 25
Do you know why the above trailer is so amazing? Because X throws a Hadoken at Vile's ride armor at the 0:22 mark like he just doesn't give a f*ck. Of the games in the Mega Man X series, the first is definitely the best. S... read
Mega Man reboot?

People actually like the Maverick Hunter reboot concept


Fans call for Capcom to revisit the project
May 22
Some time ago, we learned off a rather odd project from Capcom -- a gritty Mega Man X FPS idea that never saw the light of day. Yep, Keiji Inafune gave ex-Retro Studios alumni the idea to re-imagine Mega Man similar to Metroi... read
Archie Mega Man

Hop through time with the fifth Mega Man comic collection


Mega Man Vol. 5 arrives this Wednesday
May 20
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... read
Maverick Hunter

Maverick Hunter character designer releases X concept art


It's not the worst thing in the world
May 12
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... read
A chat with writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski
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... read feature







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