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Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch game night 2!
Community, posted by Dr. Cossack on 22 December 2011 at 1:01 [Link]

We'll be hosting this Friday, the 23rd, a new round of battles on Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch!

The beginning time has been set for 9pm Eastern Time, lasting as long as we have players ready to shoot each other! Everyone is free to join us, experts as well as newcomers to the game! For extra details, including the server IP, please keep an eye on this board topic.

See you there this Friday!

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Visit the Creepers Lab!
Gaming, posted by Dr. Cossack on 25 November 2011 at 23:47 [Link]

After weeks of preparations and feedback obtained from the message board's members, I'm ready to announce here that the Creeper's Lab, our own Minecraft server and website, is now available!

The server is currently running Beta 1.9 Pre-release 5, awaiting for the required plugin support before moving to 1.0. The game is set in Survival mode, with mobs enabled. We've already made several buildings, and are planning to add a lot more! Come play with us! We welcome newcomers as well as Minecraft addicts.

For more information, please visit the Creeper's Lab!

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Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch game night!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 15 September 2011 at 23:10 [Link]

A few weeks ago, the fan game Mega Man 8-bit Deathmatch has seen a major upgrade fixing several bugs and improving game balance. To celebrate the event, as well as to have some fun, we're doing a game night so we can play together!

We'll be online around 10pm Eastern time this Saturday (the 17) and you're free to join us! The details on where to find us will be available in this board topic while I'll be sticking around in the chatroom to answer any possible questions.

People from all skill levels are welcome, even if you never played the game before!

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Mega Man: Dr. Wilys Revenge on the eShop
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 15 September 2011 at 21:27 [Link]

Nintendo released today Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge on the 3DS eShop for the North American market. The first game on the GameBoy line brings along six stages, eight robot masters and the introduction of Enker. You can download it now for 3.99$.

The release of this game can only mean that it's four sequels will eventually follow suit. In the same pattern, the Rockman Complete Works titles have been made gradually available on the Playstation Network; while the original NES games are coming out one by one on the Wii's Virtual Console.

Source: IGN

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Mega Man Double Pack announced
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 11 August 2011 at 22:34 [Link]

It has surfaced this week that Capcom will be releasing the Mega Man Double Pack in North America a few short weeks. This low-cost package will include both Mega Man: Powered Up! and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X for the Playstation Portable. Both games can still be found in several stores, although not for the low price of this pack.

We can expect to see it up for sale on September 5.

Source: The Mega Man Network|Capcom-Unity

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Mega Man Legends 3 cancelled
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 18 July 2011 at 23:06 [Link]

Like an echo from a close past, it was officially announced today that Mega Man Legends 3 has been cancelled. This includes the Prototype version that was originally supposed to launch alongside the 3DS's eShop.

This comes as quite a surprise to many, especially since this project had been aiming from the beginning to involve the fan base. While updates on that front had slowed down a bit lately, it could have easily being justified by the work required for E3 alongside preparations for the launch of the Prototype.

Where does this leave the future of Mega Man games? As you can tell from looking at the current list of release dates, nothing is currently known outside of merchandise and books. The upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2011, from September 15 to 18, could shed some light on what to expect for the future.

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New oekaki drawing applet
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 26 June 2011 at 20:38 [Link]

The oekaki board has been updated today with the addition of a new drawing applet: ChibiPaint. This powerful tool includes advanced features similar to what is offered by Shi-Painter pro, including layers, brushes and filters. Feel free to go on the oekaki board, and try this new tool for yourself!

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PC games at Capcom
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 11 May 2011 at 14:40 [Link]

In a rare hindsight into the inner workings of the company, Capcom's Sven has posted a detailed explanation on the way that PC games are considered within the group, and how their support for the platform is set to be expanded.

I know that several of you like to play games on your PC, and this makes for an interesting read. If you'd like Capcom to spend more time on PC versions of their games, including of course the Mega Man series, you might want to use their suggestion box to make your voice heard.

Source: Sven's blog

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Eleventh Anniversary!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 6 May 2011 at 9:28 [Link]

That's right folks, this site is now eleven years old! The past year saw the announcement... and subsequent cancellation of Mega Man Universe, along with the surprise release of the first few Rockman Complete Works games on the PSN. More importantly, Mega Man Legends 3 was finally announced after 10 years of waiting! There haven't been a lot of game releases, but the merchandising front has been doing well with several new figurines and books released and upcoming to the North American market, a rare occurrence nowadays. Site updates have included the ability for you to comment news posts and FanArt, while work steadily continues behind the scenes on a major project.

As always, thank you for visiting and being part of this community!

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New affiliate: Dustman`s Domain
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 26 April 2011 at 23:34 [Link]

Today holds the appearance of a new affiliate that could also be familiar to long-time visitors of the website: Dustman's Domain is back!

This website is dedicated to Dust Man, Dust Man, and more Dust Man. A comic strip forms the core of this labor of love, but you'll also find other sections pertaining to that single character, such as music, sprites and more. Follow through!

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Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype announced
Legends Series, posted by Dr. Cossack on 21 April 2011 at 12:06 [Link]

Once thought to be a mere demo set to be available in select events, Capcom announced today on their blog that an early version of Mega Man Legends 3 will be available for everyone to download as soon as the Nintendo 3DS eShop is available!

The blog post includes for the first time several screenshots of the game in action, including actual gameplay. As dark as the future of the game looked to some people, this Prototype version shows that solid progress is being made toward an actual release.

The actual opening date of the 3DS eShop is still unknown, but is expected to happen within the next month or so in North America. Soon enough, you'll get a chance to play this by yourself!

Source: Capcom Blog

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Nevermind the board revamp!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 2 April 2011 at 0:28 [Link]

You can safely ignore yesterday's update message, it was this year's required April's Fools Day gag. ;-) The message board did receive some software updates, though. Why don't you join us?

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Message board revamp!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 1 April 2011 at 0:00 [Link]

APRIL'S FOOLS!

Considering that we're now in 2011, a lot of things evolved on the Internet. In order to stay relevant, and to bring new features and options to all visitors of this site, I've completely revamped the message board. Meet IOSoBo!

The new format, based on a social platform, puts exchanges between members forward. Talk with your friends about the latest Mega Man news, share your thoughts on everything and anything, play games, and more! For the full details, please read the newly posted announcement. Please join us, this should be fun!

See you... on the Stream! :-D

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Mega Man Universe cancelled
Original Series, posted by Dr. Cossack on 31 March 2011 at 7:23 [Link]

The news fell today: on the Japanese site for Mega Man Universe, a message explains that the game has been cancelled and as such won't be released. Considering how it had been several months since the last news update, several people assumed that the game was being retooled after it's initial display.

This means that the only Mega Man title currently set for an international release is Legends 3, although that still has to be confirmed. With the usual set of Spring press events coming up, including E3, it's entirely possible that Capcom will reveal something new in the coming weeks.

Source: Joystiq

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Rockboard soundtrack available
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 28 February 2011 at 23:25 [Link]

I've added to the Music section something that should have been there a long time ago: the Rockboard soundtrack. At 15 items, it isn't the longest or most impressive score of the Mega Man series, but it does have a few catchy themes that you might want to listen to.

Happy download!

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New feature: comment on FanArt!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 30 January 2011 at 21:46 [Link]

In the same line as the previous upgrade allowing you to speak up on the news, you now have the option to comment on any picture included in the FanArt gallery!

As before, in order to post your opinion of each picture, you'll have to register on the message board. Each art piece is displayed in it's own topic, making it easy to share your thoughts with the other members. The posts will be displayed on both the board and the gallery itself.

If you were thinking about submitting some pictures but never got around to it, now is a good time! You can also get your friends to join and give you some feedback publicly!

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Rockman Complete Works (1) on the PSN
Original Series, posted by Dr. Cossack on 18 January 2011 at 0:09 [Link]

In a surprising move, it was announced today that the Rockman Complete Works version of Mega Man 1 will be hitting the Playstation Network in North America tomorrow. Set at 5.99$, this is the improved port of Mega Man 1 that was released in Japan a decade ago on the Playstation One. The game will most likely be untranslated from it's original Japanese, but this should be no big deal for a platformer.

It has been my firm opinion over the past several years that the Rockman Complete Works versions of the six first games are the definite ones to own, thanks to their extra features and minor tweaks (saves!) that improve the overall experience without losing anything. If the five other games also make it, we're in for a treat.

Source: Protodude's Rockman Corner|PlayStation Blog

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New feature: comment on the news!
Site news, posted by Dr. Cossack on 16 January 2011 at 22:42 [Link]

A new feature is now available to you today: the ability to comment on the updates! You can now click on each news' title to see the ongoing discussion, if any has already started, along with a link allowing you to comment. Simple!

To be able to join in the discussion, you'll have to be registered on the message board. Come to chat with us, we're a friendly bunch! Once registered, you'll be able to read the topics linked to each news update, and reply back. Your messages will then be displayed automatically on the board and on the site itself.

Try it out!

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