More Mega Man Mashups

Many Many Mega Men by DeviantArtist captainslam

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It’s no secret that I can’t get enough Mega Man in my life.  So anytime someone like captainslam here is going to go to the effort of putting together a buttload of fan art, AAAAND throw a bunch of my favorite games of all-time into the mix, I’m going to take notice.  Well played, sir.

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Introducing Clayton Carmine: the New Rookie in Delta Squad

Gears of War fans were treated to a new unveiling this week at Comic Con, when they were introduced to the third member of the Carmine family.  For those unfamiliar with the character and/or game, Carmine is basically the video game equivalent of South Park’s Kenny McCormick.  Continuing the legacy of Carmines in the Gears of War franchise, Clayton Carmine will play the role of “the new guy” through the first act of Gears 3 when it launches in April 2011, before he is undoubtedly torn to shreds by some behemoth monster.

But wait, there’s a twist!

With a little cash and a big heart you might be able to save Gears of War 3’s rookie from certain, gruesome death.

Starting July 29, players can purchase avatar gear on Xbox Live marketplace to determine the fate of rookie Clayton Carmine. All proceeds go to the Child’s Play Charity. If you want Carmine to die just purchase a “Carmine Must Die” shirt for your avatar. If you want him to live buy the “Save Carmine” shirt.

Kotaku

Touche, Epic, but we all know that Carmine must die.  It is his purpose.  The character exists to let the player that there’s hardcore shit up ahead when the seasoned veterans don’t bat an eye, and to introduce bosses or epic gunfights with comic relief by being the first one to meet his gruesome doom.  It’s a plot device, and it’s perfect the way it is.  The last thing we need is another guy hanging around just to throw one-liners out there.

Although, I gotta say the guy does look significantly more badassed than his cracky-voiced, shaky-handed brothers, so maybe he does have a chance at making it through the game after all.  I mean, look at him going all Mortal Kombat on that Grub.  Dude may be a frosh but he’s ripping throats at a graduate level.  Head over to Kotaku for more pics of Carmine in action.  Gearsofwar.xbox.com also has a video of Cliffy B’s demo at E3, which shows off some of the new features coming to the Unreal Engine in GoW3.

Kotaku << Epic Games

Lots of Goodies for Gamers at Comic-Con

Speaking of Comic-Con, fans of the Xbox 360 will have their fill of gaming next week in San Diego, where they’ll get some hands-on time with Microsoft’s most anticipated offerings of 2010.

Microsoft brings out the big guns at the 40th annual Comic-Con International, with a line-up of panels and playables featuring Kinect, Gears of War 3, Fable III, Halo: Reach, and more!

Things kick off on Thursday, July 22 at the Xbox 360 booth on the show floor, where fans will be able to get their hands on Halo: Reach, Fable III, Gears of War 3, and the Summer of Arcade titles for Xbox Live Arcade.

The highlight for me here is obviously Gears of War 3, cuz I ain’t no punk-bitch.  You Spartans go ahead and fawn over Gaylo as much as you want. Fable players, don’t forget to check out the Real Touch review I just posted.  And if you’re truly itching to invest in a Kinect, I’d suggest you think long and hard about the pros/cons of your girlfriend taking over your Xbox.  Remember how you never wanted to share with your little brother? If you though Mel Gibson sounded ridiculous screaming about the Jacuzzi? Wait until it’s you yelling at your girl about how you need to get back on Call of Duty for some ranked games.  BUT BLOW ME FIRST!!!

Kotaku