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  • Blog Post: Five Video Game-Based Comics Worth Reading

    What works well in one medium doesn't always translate over to another. For example, Super Mario Bros. is a great video game series, but it was a terrible film . Superman is a great super hero, but most of his video games have sucked. The Cat in the Hat was a terrible film, but an excellent examination... More
  • Blog Post: Moments – Figuring Out Mega Man Bosses Have Weaknesses

    I was a young gamer when my brother and I first played Mega Man X. We tackled it without any help from the Internet or even word of mouth from friends who were playing the game at the same time. We worked on it for weeks, tag-teaming bosses and frantically writing down 12-digit passwords whenever they... More
  • Blog Post: The Confirmed Stages For Super Smash Bros.

    When Nintendo announced the next Super Smash Bros. during E3 2013 , a lot of the buzz centered on the announcement of Mega Man, Animal Crossing's Villager, and the Wii Fit Trainer as playable characters. The multiple videos that Nintendo released for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games also quietly... More
  • Blog Post: Talking With Archie Comics About Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide

    Sonic and Mega Man have some obvious similarities. They’re both iconic blue video game heroes that battle robots created by mustachioed evil scientists. They started their careers on the opposite sides of the track, with Mega Man exclusively on Nintendo systems and Sonic on Sega’s hardware... More
  • Blog Post: Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide Comic Book Review

    I remember stumbling upon the very first issue of Archie’s Sonic the Hedgehog comic during a family vacation over 20 years ago. I read that series for years, following the exploits of Sonic, Princess Sally, and the other Freedom Fighters in their fight against Dr. Robotnik. I eventually fell off... More
  • Blog Post: In The Year 20XX: Celebrating Mega Man's 25th Anniversary

    In issue #238 of Game Informer, we celebrated Mega Man's Anniversary, which turned 25 last December. Here is a full reprinting of that article. Fresh-faced Capcom employee Keiji Inafune was just finishing up his work on character art for the company’s fledgling fighter, Street Fighter, when... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 1/11/13

    We made a substantial dent during the holiday break in our collective back logs, but it wasn't enough! This weekend we're still playing catch-up on all the amazing games from 2012. Reiner: For fear of the flu, I'm not going to visit the outside world this weekend. Kelly and I are going to... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Discovering Mega Man 2’s Boss Order

    I remember playing video games in my cousins’ dark basement when I was a little kid. My family had the Sega Master System, his had the Nintendo Entertainment System. We had Alex Kidd and Shinobi, they had Mega Man and Mario. Mega Man 2 specifically wowed me. I was wowed the first time I saw the... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 12/7/2012

    It's snowing here in Minneapolis. To most people that means icy roads, itchy scarves, and bad drivers, but to us it's just a great excuse to stay in and play video games. Andrew Reiner: If I don't shoot a handful of endangered animals in Far Cry 3, this weekend is a failure. If you haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay: Mega Man Legends 2

    We had a ton of fun recording our Super Replay of the first Mega Man Legends . Cans were kicked, ruins were explored, and servbots were swooned over. But let's be honest: That playthrough had its fair share of rough patches. We frequently got lost and I may have accidentally sold all of our best... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Invaluable Gaming Items & Abilities

    Many games give you tons of weapons or endow you with more abilities than Inspector Gadget. But there are a few potent abilities and items that stand out from the pack. From shape-shifting vampire powers to the common bottle, these are ten items and abilities that permanently change the way you play... More
  • Blog Post: Which Gaming Icon Would Survive Best On A Desert Island?

    Sometimes it’s the big questions in life that really matter. What is the meaning of life? Who shot first? Team Edward or Team Jacob? Other times, people just ask dumb questions and smarter, more superior people try and answer them as best they can. This brings us to the big question that is on... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels That Nailed It

    There are good games with good sequels, and then there are good games with phenomenal sequels. You know, the sequels that if you want to introduce your friend to the franchise, you will tell them that they can skip right to the second game. It's no easy task, but these are some of the most memorable... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Talks Mega Man, Franchise Fatigue And More

    For our article "What's Happening at Capcom" in issue 225 of Game Informer, we spoke with Christian Svensson, Capcom’s senior vice president of strategic planning and business development. We talked about Capcom's role in the Japanese game market, the fan fallout over Mega Man... More
  • Blog Post: Super Replay – Mega Man Legends

    In 1997, Capcom rolled the dice with the aging Mega Man formula by releasing an open world action game. It infused the blue bomber's new quest with RPG-like progression, an actual story, and a brand new universe. Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune's experiment was a critical success, and the PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Popcorn Fodder: Five Noteworthy Fan Films

    Have some spare time this long holiday weekend? Stranded with family and no gaming console in sight? Check out GI’s playlist of fan films (perfect popcorn fodder) below. Unwilling to wait for their favorite franchises to hit the big screen, these fans decided to take matters into their own hands... More
  • Blog Post: 20 Namco Vs Capcom Matches We'd Love To See

    The hot rumor this week is that two blockbuster crossover fighting games are in development – Namco vs. Capcom and Capcom vs. Namco. If these rumors are true, the former will run on the Street Fighter IV engine and the latter will feature the Tekken 6 engine. With each company featuring an absurdly... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Of The Worst Twists In Gaming

    From the golden era of 8-bit gaming to our modern, cinematic blockbusters, the road of video game storytelling has been packed with twists. Some plot curveballs are visible from a mile away, while others pop up out of nowhere with a pleasant surprise. Some, however, are like opening up a pudding cup... More
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