Marvel VS. Capcom 3 Review


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Marvel vs. Capcom 3, even if you have had no history with Capcom’s popular fighting game series, the title alone gives away what it is about. You know it’s Marvel and that conjures up images of Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Wolverine to most nerds. For gaming nerds, Capcom conjures up images of great gaming such as Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Mega Man. For those unfamiliar (or hiding under a rock from gaming news for the past two years) fighting games have comeback with a stunning resurgence, starting with Capcom’s Street Fighter IV, prompting releases and announcements of all kinds of new fighting games like Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Mortal Kombat 9.


So here we are finally with Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds finally in our hands, how does it play? Does it have enough characters? Is it fun? For the most part Capcom has succeeded in creating a fun, accessible game that both comic and fighting game fans will enjoy. MvC3 is a 3-on-3 fighting game, pure and simple, and Capcom didn’t mess with what has worked in MvC2 here. So what was the hype over Marvel vs. Capcom 3, well ‘Mahvel Baybee’ is pretty much essential watching (and yes Mango Sentinel has returned).




Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC as well as downloadable titles as well. Also, just like last week, leave a comment on what else you want to see or have us do different here at NerdBastards and we’ll try to implement it next week. So what are y’all waiting for Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry! (more…)

TGS 2010: Trailers Galore Part 2


Sony and Microsoft has their press conferences and both showed quite the games with Microsoft’s focusing more on Kinect games that i being worked on by Japanese devs, such as a Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Kinect game (remember how the game had a $100 controller that was ridiculous). Sony revealed that the PS3 will finally be able to play 3D movies via firmware update available Sept. 21st.  Also, they announced some games (Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Ico/Shadow of Colossus HD Collection) will be playable in 3D.

In other news, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 added two more female characters in the form of Tron Bonne (Mega Man Legends) and X-23. Anyway, check after the jump to look at some new trailers of games that were just announced and some game play video as well.

Source: Joystiq 1, 2



The first day of the Tokyo Game Show happened and three companies have announced some games so far. EA revealed a new trailer for Alice: Madness Returns, which is a sequel to American McGee’s Alice. They also revealed a new game, Shadows of the Damned, which is a collaboration game of a team that includes  Suda51 (No More Heroes, Killer7), Shinji Mikami (creator of Resident Evil), and Akira Yamaoka (did the music for the Silent Hill games).

Capcom also revealed some games as well, such as Asura’s Wrath, which some are already saying the story is like an Eastern/Asian version of God of War. Right off the success of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, the 360 once again gets another exclusive DLC episode titled Dead Rising 2: Case West. Case West will be an epilogue to Dead Rising 2 and will star Dead Rising original, Frank West. Capcom’s biggest reveal was DmC: Devil May Cry. That’s right, Dante is back and this time… his a lot younger and doesn’t have the trademark silver hair (which is already causing a $h!t storm in the gaming community). DmC is being developed by Ninja Theory (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West).

Other notable news is that Tecmo has announced that the Itagaki-less Team Ninja is developing Ninja Gaiden 3. Also, all signs are pointing that the PS3 will be getting an ICO/Shadow of Collossus HD Collection. Anyways, check after the jump for the trailers of the game that are mentioned above and see if there are any that you are excited for.

Source: Destructoid


Resident Evil Afterlife: Review


I am known for always giving movies a really positive review, even if it doesn’t necessarily deserve it. Well folks, we’ve all been HAD! Times are about to change.
I’ve always maintained that the resident evil films didn’t have ONE thing to do with the video games! Besides character names, the Resident Evil Franchise has been dragged in the mud and lynched up a tree! I don’t know any other franchise that has been as disrespected except perhaps the Fantastic Four.


First Look At Mega Man Universe


Back when Comic-Con 2010 started, we got a neat announcement trailer for Capcom’s upcoming Mega Man Universe game. While it didn’t show any game play, it did show Mega Man changing into Street Fighter’s Ryu and Ghost ‘n Goblins’ Arthur fighting memorable Mega Man enemies. We also got a glimpse of the bad box art version of Mega Man. Well, with PAX around the corner, it seems that Capcom decided to release not one, but a few different trailers.

While each one starts off with Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man, talking about how the announcement trailer has led to to folks discussing what kind of game Universe is, he goes on to say that he hopes that people will get even more excited by the new trailers. From the trailers, it seems that players will go through stages like any other Mega Man game but with different characters. That’s right, there are three trailers and each one has a different version of a “Mega Man.” Also, each trailer ends with a tease of Ryu being chosen but no game play was shown.

I’m calling it now, players will be able to create stages for others to play and that a variety of Capcom characters will be playable, such as Viewtiful Joe and Dante. While I’ll be working during my Labor Day weekend, I’ll try to post any news and update from PAX about Mega Man Universe. Meanwhile, why don’t y’all check out the three trailers, where the other two is available after the jump, to check out the other playable Mega Mans.

Source: Destructoid, Gamespot, 1UP


Street Fighter X Tekken Rap


The game that was announced at Comic-Con, Street Fighter X (Cross) Tekken, has been making a lot of buzz. Just the fact that fans now have the glorious chance to have Zangief wrestle/fight a bear is already Game of the Year material. Recently, a rap was made about the game which features Vega and Balrog talking/rapping about the possibility the game has and what they think about it.

The rap is done really well and fans of both franchise will find something to chuckle at while listening to the rap. If anything, this rap has help me think of few more possibilities, such as Alex/Roger going against Balrog…you know you would pay money to see that in real life.

Source: Dorkly

Street Fighter 2 Sings The Doraemon Theme


People out there like to mash some things together to see what comes out of it (in my case, that would be food since I’m a poor college student and would eat whatever I can make… and cause I’m fat). Over at Dorkly, they found this video that uses the Street Fighter 2 sound/voice clips to sing along with Doraemon’s opening theme song from the anime.

What? You dunno who or what Doraemon is? Well, he is a blue robatic cat (that lost his ears) that came from the future, who has a pouch that is filled with awesome tech stuff that he uses to help a boy named Nobita Nobi. Yeah…I’m n0t making this stuff up. Check the video out as I’m sure most of you would be saying the WTF at it.

Source: Dorkly


Marvel vs. Capcom 3 isn’t the only cross over that’s coming out in the near future as it seems that both Capcom and Namco Bandai have a nice present for fans of fighters. They have just announced at Comic-Con today that we will be getting both Street Fighter X (cross) Tekken (developed by the Street Fighter team) and Tekken X (cross) Street Fighter (developed by the Tekken team).

I don’t know about you guys but….OH, OH HELL YEAH! I am a fan of both franchises and this is one cross over I can approve of (even though I suck at both games). It’s also neat to see how we are getting two games, made by two different teams, to satisfy both fans. Of course, that means some folks will be paying $120 to get both, which is probably the plan by the two greedy companies.

What do you guys think? Does the news excite any of ya’ll or does it do nothing? Also, check after the jump to seem some videos and some pictures from Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken and see if it does anything for ya.

Source: Destructoid 1, Destructoid 2



Just like how Nintendo loves to whore the hell out of Mario, Capcom loves doing the same with Mega Man. Recently, Capcom released it’s Comic-Con teaser for upcoming Mega Man Universe. The teaser didn’t really revealed anything other than it’s awesome remixed music. However, it did show Mega Man changing into Ryu (Street Fighter) and Arthur (Ghost ‘n Goblins).

At Comic-Con, Keiji Inafune (creator of Mega Man) explained that Mega Man Universe is a game where everyone portrays what they think Mega Man is. With the guest appearance of other characters, Inafune is hoping to gamers from around the world to get into the “Mega Man Universe.” While the explanation was vague on EXACTLY what the game is, he did tease that they may announce something that fans has been asking for. What it is, who knows, but the first thing that popped in my head was Mega Man Legends 3.

What do ya’ll think? Does Mega Man still does anything for ya’ll? Does Universe interest any of ya’ll? Also, what new game do you think will be announced and what do you want it to be? Tell us after the jump.

Source: Kotaku, Destructoid