Just a heads-up, for those of you who like watching other people talk about games while playing games: 1UP is hosting a Mega Man X edition of their Retronauts call-in program tonight at 3:45 p.m. Pacific time/6:45 p.m. Eastern. Following their podcast, Jeremy "Toastyfrog" Parish, Christian Nutt of Gamasutra, and Scott "Solid" Sharkey will talk about the original game and the series it inspired for an hour, and will proceed to play the first game for another 30 minutes after that. Details are as follows:
- Where to call: 415-547-8778. It's a U.S. number, but VOIP telephony shenanigans and other such trickery can help you keep international call costs down.
- When to watch: Tomorrow (Friday, April 29) starting at 3:45 p.m. Pacific time (which, obviously, is 6:45 p.m. Eastern). We'll start taking calls about 15 minutes later! (If you're watching the show, you'll be able to tell when the phone lines open.)
- Why to watch even after the podcast is over: Because Mega Man X is great, and we want to play it for you.
- Why to watch: Because, like X, you can't help what wonder what you're fighting for. And we have the answers.
When the time comes, this is where you'll want to be for the show.