While we’re on the subject of Mega Man, I should remind you that you have an important decision to make today: the retro-tastic Mega Man 9, available for download on the Wii (with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions coming in the next few days) or Lego Batman, available on every console known to man? I’m mighty excited about Lego Batman, but as you can see from the video of Mega Man 9 boss fights, Mega Man now has a gun WHICH SHOOTS BEES. I can’t even stand how awesome that is. Ata any rate, I’m not sure there’s a wrong decision here.
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.