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Mega Man X marks the… vacant Mexican real estate?

The sheer amount of our seemingly discarded franchises that remain popular South of the Border never ceases to amaze me. Just last week I had my mind blown by the baffling announcement of a new theatrical, 3D film starring Hanna-Barbera’s Top Cat, who’s apparently found life-after-Boomerang following a decade-long stateside irrelevance. Then along comes this billboard, which while considerably less official, is… if I may resurrect some freshman year Spanish, *ahem* “muy mucho spectacularios!”


Above: Roughly translates to "Mega Available!" I, for one, very much gusta

These images have been making the rounds on Spanish-speaking blogs for some time now, but they’ve only just come to my, and more importantly, Capcom’s attention, very recently. Again… there hasn’t been a new Mega Man X game in damn near seven years (give or take a Collection.) Does the “Hombre de Roca Equis” still hold that much sway over the Mexican populace? Hmmm... perhaps Capcom should look into a future ambassadorship before equipping the Gavel Cease-and-Desister Weapon (earned following the defeat of Mega Man X6 boss, Legal Beagle. Know your Mega Man history, folks!)

Feb 28, 2011

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11 comments

  • rabidpotatochip - March 1, 2011 3:44 p.m.

    @erodut - Mangling someone else's language is the same as insulting their genetics? Does this mean all those lolcats are secretly mocking those of us who are fluent in English? I'm in ur caption insulting ur heritage? Feline racism is the worst kind of racism. But seriously, do you really think this article was written just to upset you? If all you took away from it was that Chris mangled a language rather than the fact that he poked fun at his lack of his proficiency in it you may want to consider skipping over the articles that are meant to be funny.
  • BlackElement17 - March 1, 2011 5:27 a.m.

    Mexico, you so crazy.
  • CaptainSpatula - March 1, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    I've been south of the border 3 times now, twice to Mexico and once to Ecuador. I've gotta say, there is practically no existing copyright law in those countries. You can use Pikachu to sell your tacos if you want because you cannot imagine the immensity of the fuck that Nintendo does not give if some homeless Mexican wants to violate their intellectual property.
  • IceBlueKirby - March 1, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    Dude, we just wanna talk about Mega Man, not the intricacies of the Spanish tongue. So, yeah, this is awesome, it's just too bad that Capcom doesn't have that kind of love for one of it's former stars.
  • Longnuts - March 1, 2011 12:13 a.m.

    ^ | | What?
  • erodut - February 28, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    Chris, As a native Spanish speaker and a proficient sociolinguistics researcher, your use of mock Spanish is disheartening and discredits the sensitivity of your writing. Much like you wouldn't use the N word to describe a black person or the F word to describe a gay/queer individual, I suggest you refrain from using language constructs that constantly damage an entire ethnic demographic. If you are unaware of what mock Spanish even is, I suggest you read up on the topic. Might save you from losing readers. I recommend you begin with this: http://language-culture.binghamton.edu/symposia/2/part1/index.html
  • BlindMarksman - February 28, 2011 11:17 p.m.

    Over here in mexico there are TONS of these things! You turn to the left and see an image of Mario plastered on a poster promoting a restaurant. To the right, you see Master Chief Promoting a Ciber-Cafe. And right in in front of you, you´re bound to see Sonic promoting plumber services! It´s like no one cares about copyright here!!!
  • Transmatrix - February 28, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    There's a car body shop in downtown Phoenix that has Lightning McQueen as part of their logo/sign. I've been meaning to snap a photo, but the light rail train goes by it too fast...
  • suicidali - February 28, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    So -that's- why Megaman's not in MVC3, he's too busy raking it in with Mexican real estate... Why none of you didn't see this coming is beyond me.
  • Triscuitable - February 28, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    Duna na na na na na na, NA NA, na NAH!
  • chriszewski - February 28, 2011 9:53 p.m.

    I guess if George Clooney can advertise batteries in Argentina and an energy drink in Japan, Mega Man can certainly sell a vacant building in Mexico.

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