Mega Man Olympics, STAGE 7!!!!!!!

Been a little while since we had an update to the Mega Man Olympics. The pacing is slowing as we reach the dramatic conclusion. Today, though, we come to part seven of the competition, the Heat Man stage. CLEARLY THE BEST STAGE.

And things literally do heat up, as the challenge this time is a jalapeno pepper eating contest! Ucchy-san managed to grab a surprise win under his belt the last time, but what will happen in this longest and most grueling challenge yet? The ending may surprise you...!

Only one more episode left after this. Who will be crowned Mega Man Olympics champion!? And if you're just joining the nonsense now, here's a much needed recap: event 1, event 2, event 3, event 4, event 5, event 6.

Via Rockman Unity.

Hear Heat Man Talk Mega Man 10 (And More)

I've come to the conclusion that Heat Man has an elaborate plan to make me look like a pushy jerk-face by forcing me (at Atomic Fire-point) to plug WingDamage.com 2 days in a row. This time, Heat Man joins me and a few others on our weekly videogame podcast. Mega Man comes up in several ways as Heat bears his soul in the form of his history with Mega Man fan sites. He also shares with us his experience at CES including the time he spent with Mega Man 10.

You'll also hear the usual talk of "what we've been playing" followed by a discussion of some of the game related news items of the past week. But let's cut to the chase. You're really going to listen to hear Heat's sultry voice. So what are you waiting for? Head on over and grab the podcast!

News Credit: WingDamage.com

Heat Man terrorizes the UK in Gamesmaster

gamemasterYou have to admit, as cheesy as they were, old videogame shows from the 80s and 90s were way cool. It's a shame that today gaming is much too "sophisticated" for stuff like that (unless you live in Japan, where you have the awesome Game Center CX). One such show from the 90s that I was unaware of is the UK show Gamesmaster, where kids faced challenges in various games from the eponymous "Gamesmaster" to win a golden joystick trophy. Reader Viper has alerted us to this video from an episode where a kid must clear "the satanic Heat Man stage" in under three minutes without dying. Can he make it? Well, you should watch the video to find out! Though it is probably a bad sign that the challenger is not a big fan of Mega Man. Also, if you're wondering why it seems a little slow, Viper informs me this is due to PAL conversions for NES games at the time.

Everything about this video is corny but fun. I love the setup. I love the host's reactions to little enemies like the Springers. I love the audience cheering. This is not a TV show about gaming being awesome. It's a show about gamers being awesome.

Thanks Viper!