Why sissies? Because the notoriously hard Mega Man game has finally included an Easy Mode for people who are terrible at it, a group in which I firmly include myself. I’d feel slightly more ashamed of myself, but, unlike Mega Man, I can duck and shoot up. At any rate, this trailer gives the plot, some Proto Man action, and a look at some of the stages and bosses. And it gives us another great 8-bit soundtrack. Seriously, Capcom, when you put this thing on WiiWare and Xbox Live and PSN, give us the soundtrack as well. I’ll buy it.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.