All week we've been posting articles about Mega Man, one of gaming's most beloved and long-lived characters. Capcom's official count puts him in at least 120 games over the past 20 years, a number that surely must beat out all other popular characters and mascots (save Mario).We've got a massive retrospective, an exclusive hands-on with the latest game in the series, Mega Man 9, a bad ass contest packed with 10 super-cool prizes... and that's not even all of it.
Two minutes. One video. Fifty-five perforated skulls.
Two massively important reveals happened this past weekend. One, Blizzard announced Diablo III, one of the most obvious and expected sequels of all time. The other was a bit more surprising, but still known due to weeks of random information leaks. That would be Mega Man 9, finally confirmed via scans from Nintendo Power
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FROM: Pokémon series/Portal
Oh, shit! We were totally rooting for the Companion Cube to win this thing, but we forgot it's weak against fire! Um, um... the Companion Cube is so scared for its life that it pulls out a pair of nickel-plated revolvers and fires them wildly while falling down a
Late last year we published a story about PixelBlocks, LEGO-like building blocks that are perfect for recreating classic 8 and 16-bit sprites. Their size and shape make them ideal for 1 to 1 comparisons between retro images and the blocks you have at home. Yes you can do the
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We're on to the second day of our massive, winner-take-all character battle, and already we've lost half of our combatants to death, emotional trauma or reasons too ridiculous to discuss here. With the battlefield winnowed down to 32 contestants from yesterday's 64, who will emerge to claim the title of best character ever?
Five of GamesRadar's most powerful
Yesterday we dropped a massive Mega Man retrospective, packed with tons of information and custom art. If you're really into the retro scene, you're gonna totally freak out over these hand-made wallpapers designed by submitter Joshua Hines - he hand-ripped most of the sprite
Sony’s great new mod-friendly game LittleBigPlanet is the most notable of a new breed of videogame about to sweep through the market. And we don’t just mean games populated with girly looking sack creatures. It has no discernible story, no bosses and, bucking the current trend, no cutscenes. In it, you will race through levels built from scratch by you. Or by your mates.
FROM: The Legend of Zelda series/Final Fantasy VII
Cloud’s too busy being an emo bitch to notice the fight's even started. Instead, he sits around cutting himself and absentmindedly breaking pieces off of his brittle hair. Link lunges out from behind Cloud's couch and snaps Cloud’s Fall Out Boy CD collection. Cloud cries. Link wins.
FROM: Tomb Raider series/Disney Skateboard Adventure
If there’s one thing us gamers love to do, it’s sit on our asses. And rarely are we ever tempted away from blowing the crap out of zombies and Nazis to partake in the sportsman-like area of gaming. Hell, anything involving increased blood flow, stretching or rapid movement is a waste of time if there’s no cutscene for our rewards. Even sports games can be our kryptonite (your older brother who buys nothing but Madden and