Don’t let the slow start fool you — you’re about to watch something beautiful and awesome. It’s classic, 8-bit Mega Man… takeninto a Doom-esque 3-D shooter. I’m talking 2-D sprites for characters, 3-D stages and battles, and different powered Mega Men, all the different evil Wily robots and shit, and everyone’s running around like crazy. It’s insane, and IT’S TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME. Right now, this is just a trailer; head here to keep track of when it’ll be released. Infinite thanks to Dan Marek for the tip.
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.