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Free Game of the Week: Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch (PC)

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Normally I don’t do fan-developed games in this column, but this was too cool to ignore. Created by Cutmanmike, Mega Man 8-bit deathmatch is a modification of the Doom Skulltag source port which gives Doom an 8-bit makeover. Taking control of either Mega Man or one of several robot masters, players will battle each other using several familiar Mega Man weapons. Players can either play in Multiplayer, or a single player story mode which spans 60 levels. As the game is based upon a Doom engine, players can mod the game, creating new maps and skins. Check it out here. Between this and Mega Man vs Street Fighter, Mega Man fans are doing more to keep the franchise alive than Capcom has done as of late!

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Maximum Letdown: Mega Man Soccer (SNES)

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As with any great franchise, there is the potential for spinoffs. As with any spinoff, there is also a chance for it to get out of hand. This is one of those times it got out of hand.
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Powetcast 147: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now

We’re long overdue, but that is what you get with a holiday break. This episode was recorded a few weeks ago but I assure you the title and image header would’ve made no more or less sense then.
We’ll talk Safety Not Guaranteed, Mega Man X Street Fighter, Spider-Man 700 and more. Its a surprisingly fun show to listen to. Panel is Captain Genius, Adam, Will and myself. Of course we laugh a lot.

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“Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” – Little Feat

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$20 er…….Free Game of the Week: Street Fighter X Mega Man (PC)

25 years ago, Mega Man made his debut on the NES. Over the years he became one of gaming’s most iconic characters, and the games he starred in have became synonymous with classic platforming action. This year is the blue bomber’s 25th anniversary. although Capcom has been a bit lax with the series as of late. Thankfully a fan created this title merging Mega Man with another iconic Capcom franchise: Street Fighter. Instead of giving it the cease and desist treatment, Capcom swooped the game up and decided to release it free on the http://capcom-unity.com website. SfXMM is a classic Mega Man style title, but instead of WIly’s 8 robot masters, you fighter 8 Street Fighters. The game is typical Mega Man: you’ll select what order by which to complete the stages, make your way through various hazards, and fight the level’s boss at the end. The music is composed of Street Fighter anthems, remixed 8-bit style. While the stages are a bit shorter than other Mega Man games, and there is no save feature, this is an excellent fan-project and a great celebration of two of Capcom’s biggest franchises. Plus, we’re getting it for free, so I’ll withhold any complaints.

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Top 5 Geeky Gifts For the Holidays

Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond.

Figuring out the perfect gift is hard. Today, we’re gong to take a look at five gift options across the spectrum of price, media, and franchise. What do these ideas all have in common? They’re perfect for the geeky one in your life, and they’re all totally awesome. 

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New Street Fighter X Mega Man game coming Dec. 17th

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A new free game will be released by Capcom next Monday which will combine their two greatest franchises. Street Fighter X Mega Man uses Mega Man style game play and graphics but pits him against the World Warriors from the Street Fighter franchise! A trailer, included later in this post, as well as this blog post with details teases us with quite a bit of information.

Street Fighter X Mega Man fighting Chun-Li

It would appear this game was largely developed by a fan Seow Zong Hui with the music done by A_Rival. While the blog post and video mention it will be available on PC on December 17th it’s not clear if this is in reference simply to “Personal computer”, what PC really means, or the layman’s term used to mean “Not a Mac” or more accurately (as if layman’s terms are accurate) “Windows”.

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Powet Top 5: Top 5 Video Game Remakes

Welcome to the Powet Top 5, where we explore the top (and bottom) 5 items we think are relevant to any of a variety of topics that span the imagination. Sit back, read, and respond.

Screenshot from the forthcoming Rise of the Triad remake, rebuilt from the ground up using Unreal Engine 3.

It’s quite easy to remake something, be it a tv show, movie, or video game. Maybe that’s why there are so many of them. At worst, a remake can be nothing more than a simple cash grab aimed at nostalgic fans. At best however, it can bring back what fans loved about the original work while introducing it to a whole new generation of fans. It’s not hard to make a good remake either, especially in gaming. There are 4 simple steps to making one:

1. Preserve (and enhance when and where necessary) what worked the first time around
2. Fix (or get rid of) what didn’t work
3. Add in new features that enhance the original experience without diluting it
4. Give it a graphical makeover. It doesn’t have to use today’s cutting edge graphics (and in some cases, it probably shouldn’t, just so as long as it looks better than it did the first time.

Here are 5 of the best remakes in video games. They’ve gone above and beyond simply reskinning and re-releasing the original game, they’ve added to it, and in some cases changing it completely while preserving what players loved about it so many years ago. Check them out, and sound off below if there is a remake that you enjoyed or that you want to see.
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Powetcast 117: Not Safe For Witchers

Adam and Zac are joined by Jim from Not Safe For Watercoolers, proving that the only qualification for being on the show is the ability to talk and laugh loudly.
Topics of discussion include Fez, bare knuckle boxing, Sour Patch Kids, The Avengers, The Simpsons’ home town of Springfield, and the forthcoming video game The Witcher 2. Or at least we tried to talk about these things.

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