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BC Weekly Field Report: #5Vote Now!

Ben Judd, Thursday 03-07-2008, 10:47:19

With this week's special guest host: Ben Judd!

So July is a HAWT HAWT month over here at the FSA Headquarters Japan Branch! We've got some major events coming up in the near future with E3 and Comicon right around the corner. So many in fact that Gearoid and I are going to have to split and conquer!

That's right everyone's favorite, favorite Irishman will be leavin’ on a jet plane to the good ol' US of A for E3 (<-- Damn, that's a lot of letters) and you know what that means... "we got some new stuff to show you".

But enough about him. Let's talk about me! I will be going to one of my favorite cities in the US... San Diego. Even as a kid who was making the transition from comic books to video games, I always felt that Spencer was a hero that really fit comic books as well. It's one of the reasons I pushed to get some major talent for the serial comic book (and wait until you hear who is doing the cover!) and we will be making a huge splash at Comicon. Although Saturday has been sold out for a while, we actually have secured the largest presentation hall in Comicon for a special 1 hour Bionic Commando presentation from 5PM to 6PM. The show is going to packed with some pretty cool guests, some "RAD" merchandise, and rumor has it we will be holding a BCR multiplayer tournament to see who is the king of the swingers!

But wait! That's not all! (Thanks for the "upsell tips" SchwannyT)

Word on the street is that Ben Judd will also be participating in a special panel about how to "break into the industry". To be honest, I'm old and can't even remember how I broke into the industry... well, I'm sure it involved a lot of brown-nosing! So gimme me some hints! If I get a good one, I promise to list that as one of the ways to break into the industry during the presentation. Let's try not to go too overboard... we don't want to get Ben Judd thrown into jail right!

We'll have more detailed info on Comicon over the next few days so keep checking back in! And the image above might just be a clue…

Competition Answers

The competition to win retro Rearmed t-shirts is now closed and we are counting up the first 10 winning entries right now. In the meantime, we’d like to put you out of your misery by showing the correct answers. So many entries came within one question of success! And don’t worry, we were not counting the “Bonus Question” in #5 for the entries. 

1.      In what year was the original Bionic Commando game released in the arcades in the US?
A: 1987
2.      What is the full name of the hero of the next-gen Bionic Commando and Bionic Commando Rearmed?
A. Nathan “RAD” Spencer (we'll accept just “Nathan Spencer")
3.      What is the title of the song that plays on Area 12 in Bionic Commando Rearmed?
A. “Rise of the Albatross”
4.      What computerized warning is issued to you by the Area 05 boss in the NES version of Bionic Commando, and then again by the D-1 Beetle in Bionic Commando Rearmed?
A. “Pi pi pi”
5.      Who gives you the bazooka in the original Bionic Commando? Bonus points if you know this character’s updated name in Bionic Commando Rearmed.
A. Hal. The character is named Haley in Rearmed.
6.      What does Spencer’s nickname, “RAD”, stand for?
A. Research and Development
7.      What does FSA stand for in the new Bionic Commando games?
A. Federal States of America
8.      What is the name given to the executive order that outlawed development and possession of bionics, which ultimately created a bionic terrorist movement?
A. The Bionic Purge
9.      What is Super Joe’s last name?
A. Gibson
10.  What are the codenames of the two prototype bionics that Spencer is ordered to assassinate following the events of the NES game/Bionic Commando Rearmed?
A. Forge and Shrike
11.  Who composed the music for the Commodore C64 and Amiga conversion of the Bionic Commando arcade game?
A. Tim Follin
12.  How many times do you fight the Bio-soldier (AKA Groeder) in the original Bionic Commando game for the NES?
A. 3 times
13.  The Gamma communicator is used in which areas of the original Bionic Commando game for the NES?
A. 7, 8 and 9
14.  What is the name of the evil mastermind seeking to put Project Albatross into action?
A. Generalissimo Killt
15.  In the Japanese version of Bionic Commando for the NES, what is the name of the character who gives you Super Joe’s machine gun?
A. Schwarzenegger (no, seriously)
16.  How long do you have to escape the last area before the base “explods?”
A. 60 seconds
17.  What is the name of the special ammunition round that Spencer uses in “Chain of Command”?
A. SCRAM
18.  What year is Joe’s memoir dated in Bionic Commando for the NES?
A. 2010
19.  Which Bionic Commando game features online multiplayer?
A. Bionic Commando (NOT Bionic Commando Rearmed)
20.  Who is the Director of Bionic Commando Rearmed?
A. Simon Viklund

That’s it for this week folks. Congratulations if you read all the way down here!

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