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Of course I supported “Mighty No. 9″. Why wouldn’t I?!

For many of us gamers, Mega Man has a special place in our collective hearts.  Some more than others.  Admittedly, I didn’t start playing with the Blue Bomber until the X series.  That shit was the tits.

However, the blue bomber’s been gettin’ the shaft from Capcom as of late, and after his creator Keiji Inafune bounced from Capcom, he formed his own indie studio and made a bunch of games (Hyperdimension Neptunia, a game franchise Ferris refuses to let me buy), and he got a kickstarter going to help resurrect the Blue Bomber in a brand new franchise.

Mighty No. 9 kickstarter

The outpouring of support as soon as the announcement was insane, and Inafune-sensei has already reached his initial goal to get the game off the ground.  Now it’s a matter of whether or not it’ll reach its stretch goals, of a console release.

I found this picture on tumblr, and it’s pretty dope.  With no new Mega Man games on the horizon, it seems that the torch has indeed been passed on to Beck, Mighty No. 9’s titular new character.

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I couldn’t be prouder of Inafune-sensei.  Not only is he realizing his dream of resurrecting Mega Man, he’s doing it with the collective geek spirit of everyone around the world.  Fucking briliant.

And before you ask, I contributed to the kickstarter as well.

 

WonderCon 2013

March 30, 2013, 3:30 AM, I awake to start a long day in Anaheim for WonderCon. My camera was ready to go, along with my DSi and PSP in case I needed them. By 4:45, my brother and I were out the door and heading up the freeway towards Anaheim.

We arrived at 6:15 and parked. Had to go all the way around the convention center to find the line for professional registration. Obtained my pass at around 8:30 and soon after walked to a nearby 7-11 to pick up some Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper. Walked back to the fountain area outside of the convention center and watched as more people started to appear and checking out the food trucks parked nearby.

Outside the Anaheim Convention Center...

Outside the Anaheim Convention Center…

By 9:30, I had my camera out and ready to go…and that’s when I started taking pictures…

Soon after I started taking pictures, the exhibit hall opens and I decided to head in…

As with any convention celebrating the popular arts, there’s plenty to be purchased…

Plushies...

Plushies…

Cosplay items...

Cosplay items…

Toys...

Toys…

Let's not forget about comic books...

Let’s not forget about comic books…

There was definitely a lot to see and do…

For me, the one thing that stuck out the most was none other than the playable DuckTales Remastered demo at the CAPCOM booth…

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DuckTales Remastered

I had a chance to play the demo and it plays just like the original NES game. The original voice actors are in the game as well, though I have to admit Uncle Scrooge and the Beagle Boys don’t sound the way they used to… I was able to record a little bit a footage of the game play, which you can see below…

The best part of the day was running into a small crowd at a booth, only to see that Grant Imahara from MythBusters was there chatting with a guy at the booth!

Grant from MythBusters at WonderCon...

Grant from MythBusters at WonderCon…

And now, without further delay, I present the cosplayers that were found throughout the day (not including those already shown above)…

Before I knew it, 6:30 PM was fast approaching and it was time to head home, especially since I was only able to make it to this convention for just one day…

One last look...

One last look…

Food trucks...

Food trucks…

Random tree shot...

Random tree shot…

Overall, it was a nice change of pace from what Comic-Con has become. Much easier to get into, halls not overcrowded, no other events taking place simultaneously. However, WonderCon did sell out two out of the three days, so it is getting up there with Comic-Con. Parking wasn’t too much of an issue, but I did hate the fact that I had to walk all the way around the convention center just to get to the registration area. Other than that, there weren’t any other major issues.

And to top it all off, I survived the whole day on nothing more than a two liter bottle of Dr. Pepper. The reason for this is simple. Having lost my job just two weeks prior, money became an issue. There was only enough money for gas to make it to Anaheim and back and parking. My brother and I ended up spending only $5 for soda the entire time at WonderCon. It was a rather tough thing to do, but it was better than spending the day at home staring at my laptop…

If WonderCon ends up in Anaheim again, I may attend, hopefully under much better circumstances…

Next up, Anime Conji…

Super Street Kineda II

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Had a chance to check out Kineda’s SF Hyper Collection yet? It’s signature Kineda art, plus you’re favorite Street Fighter II characters. The only thing that can top that is if they made more tee’s with SF4 characters… *cough, cough CODY…ahem.

I’m not big on graphic tee’s anymore, not since 05/06 or so but, Looking through the Kineda Store. I must admit i’m tempted to pick up a few things (I personally like the “Shoryuken” snapback). So if you’re big on Streetwear, still “hypebeasting”, a Capcom supporter, Street Fighter fanboy/girl. I suggest taking a look at the store and dropping some of that tax return money on some fresh shit.

Crossing Over: Street Fighter X Mega Man

….he must be asleep.  Or he’s at work?  Neggy?  You there?

……

Okay, here goes.

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Normally, Neggy’s the one to handle anything Capcom related, but I figure I’ll fill in for now.  I have no idea why the fuck I’m awake anyway.

Since two of Capcom’s most popular IP’s are celebrating their 25th anniversaries, Capcom decided to give the little blue bomber a brand new game….featuring the characters of Street Fighter as bosses.  Sounds pretty legit, doesn’t it?
I’ll be honest with you all.  I never got to play very many Mega Man games.  My NES was taken away from me at a relatively early age, and shipped off to the Philippines where my cousins plugged it into a 220v outlet and fried it.  I stated out playing Mega Man X on the SNES, and beating Mega Man X4 and X5 on the PlayStation 1.   I bought Mega Man 2 for my cousins on their Wii, and man…that shit was fun.   So suffice it to say, Mega Man isn’t one of my personal favorite IP’s of Capcom.  Doesn’t mean the IP sucks, by no means, it’s just not one of my favorites.  And I’m glad that they’re doin’ stuff with Mega Man, because I still think he should’ve been in MvC3.

Now Street Fighter….well, that’s a whole other story.  I devoted an entire week to Street Fighter, so I’ll leave that alone.

I am excited for this, and it’s free!  A FREE PC DOWNLOAD FULL MEGA MAN GAME WITH STREET FIGHTER BOSSES.  HOW CAN YOU LOSE?  It’ll be on the capcom-unity website on the 17th.

Fighters of Cap?…OMG!

I know i’m probably late to this but the word on the street is that Capcom trademarked the title ‘Fighters of Capcom‘. If you know anything about me by now, it’s probably something to do with my chronic cycle of reflection mirror/window checking or the fact that I go ape shit over anything involving Capcom. I don’t know what it is but, I love Capcom fighting games and beatem ups. I’m not any good at them but i’m usually the first to reserve them at gamestop. Let’s hope that it’s the greatest fighting game in the WORLD and NOT some turn based card system game. If my prayers for this game to be the Greatest of all time comes true, I’ll go ahead and forget about Capcom Fighting Jam. All is forgiven.

Have a PS3 or 360? ADD ME!
XBOX: MF JUSTIN
Playstation: MF_JUSTIN

I really want to take one of these to go.

Crossing Over – Project X Zone

Another crossover game. And we’re probably never gonna see this.

Capcom, Namco, crossing over must be working out for you, because you decided to throw Bandai and Sega into the mix.

Project X Zone is another crossover game featuring characters from the franchises mentioned in my previous sentence.  I can probably go over the plot with you.  World crisis threatens the dimensions all the characters live in, and they all have to team up to defeat whatever world crisis is threatening them.

However, in past attempts, their efforts were marred.

Namco X Capcom – Horribly slow-paced gameplay.  Everything else was cool though.  Serious.

Cross Edge – Clunky and needlessly complicated game.  EVERYTHING WAS COMPLICATED.  I wondered just how the flyin’ fuck they went to the bathroom, what with all the menus and shit.  And it was a grind-fest.  YOU NEEDED A STRATEGY GUIDE PLUS ALL THE DLC JUST TO BEAT THIS GAME.  UGH.

This game seems to have solved the problems marring both previous crossover attempts.  See this trailer and judge for yourself.

And here’s some pictures I jacked from the internet.  Because I care :)

Jill, Ryu, Xiaoyu, and Yuri. Some shit’s gonna get real.

And a partial list of the characters featured in the game:

Jill Valentine X Chris Redfield – Resident Evil
Ryu X Ken Masters – Street Fighter
Zephyr X Leanne (Reanbell) – End of Eternity/Resonance of Fate
Chun-Li X Morrigan – Street Fighter/Dark Stalkers
X x Zero – Mega Man X
Yuri Lowell X Estelle Sidos Heurassein  – Tales of Vesperia
Dmitri X Dante – Dark Stalkers / Devil May Cry
Jin X Xiaoyu – Tekken (Namco is shipping them soooo hard nowadays.)
Those two people from some game where you drive tanks and kill people with moe moe kyun camera shots (Valkyria Chronicles III – LOL BOZZ DEAN EDIN COLAK THIS IS FOR YOU HAHAHAHAHA)
That one game with those characters that date and fight robots and shit in a past Tokyo (Sakura Taisen)

OH LAWD THEY PUT X IN THE GAME OH LAWD CAPCOM TAKE MY MONEY

I really want to take one of these to go.

Crossing Over #2

People were on a Street Fighter X Tekken binge a while back.  Not exactly my cup of tea, but I digress.  That wasn’t the first time Namco and Capcom have crossed paths with each other.  Take a look at this clip from the RPG “Namco X Capcom” (pronounced Namco cross Capcom, because they’re so edgy and cool in Japan).

If you can name ALL of the Namco characters used, then you are a bonafide otaku and you need some sunlight.  I can name only a fraction of them, and even then I’m not sure they’re accurate.  There’s Stahn and Rutee from Tales of Destiny, Mitsurugi and Taki from the Soul series, Klonoa, Jin Kazama…..

I don’t know why Capcom has so much beef with other franchises.  They’re always starting shit with other companies.  Like SNK.

Or even Tatsunoko.

If you can name all the Tatsunoko characters used, you are some sort of otaku deity and you really need to get laid.  Seriously.  There’s Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan from Gatchaman, Casshern….um….shit.  WHERE ARE THE SAMURAI PIZZA CATS?!

-Francis

 

NERD ANGRY! NERD SMASH!!

whoa! whoa! whoa! I can see that your mad and I know why. It’s because this ANIME/WEB COMIC blog has been overrun by stupid stuff like “fashion” and clothes as of late. Here’s the opening to Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei followed up by the Phoenix Wright remake/parody. Hopefully that gets us back on track. chill out ya’ friggin NERD.

try playing them at the same time.