Capcom looks back on Mega Man robot masters: Guts Man

Number: DLN-006

Weapon: Hyper Bomb

Weakness: Fire Storm

A robot who, together with Guts Man, used to clear land for development. Be sure to damage him before throwing the Hyper Bomb.

As a Light Number robot, Bomb Man was originally intended as an instrument of good. His Hyper Bomb and overall knowledge of demolition tools made him a great asset out in the field... until Dr Wily reprogrammed him and set the events of Mega Man 1 into motion.

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RARE co-founder shows the computer that made Donkey Kong Country


Man, Donkey Kong Country's visuals were such a big deal at the time. I vividly remember being blown away by DKC when I first saw it. Couldn't believe my eyes. I thought game graphics would never get better!

Random Time! - Graduate student credits Pokemon with his academic success

What are some helpful hints when trying to get into/through college? Studying hard is certainly a good idea, but one successful graduate student says playing Pokemon is also a key to success.

“Because of playing this game (Pokemon), I developed my logical thinking skills and, perhaps, that was beneficial for even getting into this university."

Not only does this student say that Pokemon helped him to develop thinking skills, he also believes the game helped him get into college in the first place. In other words...stop doing that homework and get back to playing Pokemon!

Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains Bundle Now Available in Europe

IRVINE, Calif. - July 2, 2015 - It's time to save humanity from the gaping maw of the Titans! The ATLUS published action game Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains is now available in Europe beginning today for the Nintendo 3DS™ system. Play as several of the characters from the Attack on Titan manga and anime series and join them in their fight to eradicate the Titans from the city and beyond. The game's World Mode also extends the adventure beyond the main story, letting players fight against the Titans with customized characters in 1-4 player local or online multiplayer.

Plus, purchases of Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains will also include a bundled North American and European-exclusive "Attack on Titan" 3DS theme. Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains is available for €29,99 on the Nintendo eShop. Additional information can be found on the official website at http://www.atlus.com/titan/.

Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains also includes Sasha Braus and Levi as playable characters. Originally released as DLC in Japan, these two characters have been included as parts of the main package of the North American and European release of the game!

Main features in Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains include:

Titan-slicing Action - Fast-paced combat keeps players one swing ahead of death by Titan thanks to the Omni-directional Mobility Gear. Time swings perfectly to line up critical attacks and lay to waste the Titan menace!

The Expansive World Mode - Customize a Scout Regiment member in either the likeness of your favorite character or as an original creation! Take your new frontline recruit out into the battlefield to slay Titans, collect materials to craft better equipment, and earn money to recruit and train soldiers to join you in battle!

Dynamic Multiplayer - Join a team of up to four players as you cut a swath of destruction through Titan corpses. Save teammates from the clutches of death, use specialized weaponry to rout fearsome hordes, and coordinate battle tactics to take down the most formidable Titans.

Included DLC: Sasha and Levi - Originally paid DLC in the Japanese release, story gameplay for Sasha Braus and Levi are included in the European release of Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains. You can now experience the main adventure through their eyes, and upon completing their chapters, can customize your World Mode Scout Regiment member with their looks!

The action game Shingeki no Kyojin: Humanity in Chains is rated PEGI-18 and is now available digitally on the American and European Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. For more information, visit the official website: http://www.atlus.com/titan/.

New NES game Star Versus getting physical cartridge release

- Four playable characters
- Four arenas with varied hazards & obstacles
- A deep, complex combat system
- Unique special attacks
- Random bonus items
- Options menu, to play in new ways
- Single player campaign

Grab your copy here

A bit of controversy surrounds Fire Emblem Fates' handling of sexual proclivities

We're going to speak in generic terms on this one, simply because we don't have the full information. There are fan-translations of details going around, but I don't want to comment on the situation without having 100% confirmation on translations.

We've already covered the topic of bisexual characters in Fire Emblem Fates, but it seems there might be some storytelling going on that could be considered demeaning. This content directly relates to the character of Soleil. It's unclear whether Soleil is bisexual or gay, but one particular storyline has Soleil being drugged to alter her perception of the opposite sex. Soleil seems to be more interested in women then men, but some claim there's talk of her being bisexual. Either way, she's given a drug that makes her see men as women, thus allowing her to become attracted to someone that's not actually a woman.

Some people find this offensive...the idea that you can give another person a drug and make them sexually desire a sex that they're not into. It does seem a tad creepy, but again, we need to get official translations to better understand the situation. I'm thinking this content will be heavily altered in the English version of the game, so this entire point may be non-existent in non-Japanese versions.

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest and Birthright available for preorder via Amazon


Batch of SEGA 3D Classics hit Australia

Our poor Aussie friends have been waiting patiently for multiple SEGA 3D Classics, and it was starting to seem like they would never get them. Then today comes along and BAM!, a batch of games hit the service! Now available are 3D Outrun, 3D Fantasy Zone, 3D Fantasy Zone 2 and 3D Thunder Blade. Let's hope our Aussie friends don't have to wait long to get the next round!

Amazon - Legend of Zelda battle pad preorders now open