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Go Go Go BionicVote Now!

Ben Judd, Monday 07-28-2008, 07:57:56

Well, Comic Con is officially over. It was a rough one but a lot of people got the chance to play the build, win a Gearoid-designed T-shirt, and get some signed BC posters, so it was worth the trip to San Diego.

While at Comion one of the things I got special permission to show was one of the Japanese promo videos we created. It's a collaboration between one of the most famous Japanese anime song vocalists, Ichirou Mizuki, and Kouhei Tanaka who is responsible for creating some of the songs for the Sakura Wars series. It was truly a match made in anime heaven and getting to tie that into the Bionic Commando series was really nice (personally, I can't wait to sing it at Karaoke).

Ichirou Mizuki is really a great guy. Not only has he been on the anime scene for 40 years, he is an avid gamer and the first time I met him he was telling me about how he liked playing as Tofu in Resident Evil 2. I mean, in order to unlock Tofu, he must have been pretty hardcore! He was even prepared to take the trip to Comic Con to sing in person, but he unfortunately had a previous engagement and was unable to attend. So in his stead, he created this nice video letter for all the fans.

Since the promo video itself is only for Japan, we are technically not allowed to host it here, but check the link before for the video at our Bionic Commando Japan site (click on the left most movie image at the bottom to play).

It truly is Japanese to the core but it's extremely cool to get the chance to have not only a comic book by the artist responsible for the Watchmen, but also a cool anime intro using one of the most talented anime lyricists. Go Go Go Bionic!

Ben

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07-28-2008

very interesting news??

Love that trailer :) but one thing is bugging me... last night i discovered this comment written by Ben Judd:

"Release date info: check the internet on Monday for some very interesting news!"

Guess what Ben, its monday! where on the web are the interesting news???

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07-28-2008

nevermind.

the OFFICIAL japanese site says xbox release 30 juli, and PSN release juli 31.... thats for us too right? please, please, please :D
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07-28-2008

please merge theese posts if its a pain

just realized that the dates on the japanese BC were in a news story about them not counting anymore.. it's all about context :(, now i really wanna now whats going on... and sorry for all the mess here
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07-28-2008

Patience

Good things come to those who wait man. You should check Nelson's blog around noon, that's when he normaly posts new arcade games
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07-28-2008

What's the word Ben?

Are we getting Bionic Commando Rearmed on August 13th?

http://darkzero.co.uk/game-news/bionic-commando-rearmed-set-for-august-13th/

Keep up the great work!
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07-28-2008

What the **** guys?!

Come on and release the damn game already! Delay after delay after delay is getting old as hell. Does the word vaporware mean anything to you? Do you have any idea what have a word like that attached to your company can do?

All we want to do is give you guys our money. And you continue to bull**** us and tell lies. Awesome.
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07-28-2008

@SantanaClaus

They're at the mercy of first parties who decide release dates (Sony/Microsoft).

Vaporware isn't a name to use for this software, though - as it is finished and is playable, though it has yet to be released. This isn't Duke Nukem Forever.

For once, I'm glad Rearmed isn't out right now, because I'm busy with FF4 on the DS. One of my favorite SNES games got a treatment similar to Rearmed and it's an absolute joy to play. The challenge/difficulty was ratcheted way up, and there's lots of new stuff. If you have a DS, this is a must play game. It's that awesome.
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07-28-2008

No new games?

I went to Nelson's blog and he hasn't posted any new games... does that mean nothings coming out this week? That would suck if both the comment Tom made was true, AND no new releases to hold us over with. till then.
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07-28-2008
Lockdown:

Geometry Wars 2 will be released this week at least. The release posts are generally made at about 12 Eastern (or 9 pacific).
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07-28-2008

Aug. 13th!

At least we know now that the count down of dayz can be started! Absolutely cannot wait anymore to play this game. All the videos just make it look too good to be true and the way "squashed" been talking about it.....this game should be godlike. I am in great anticipation for my 1st swing-let go-attach & swing again!! Just want to feel how smooth that control is and what it will sound like on 7.1 surround sound! Anywayz, Grin/Capcom= Awesome.
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07-28-2008

Geometry wars 2?

Where did you go dvincent to find that out? I can't find this weeks releases anywhere.
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07-28-2008

@lockdown

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/07/25/geometry-wars-2-release-moved-up-to-next-week

Mentioned sometime last week.
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07-28-2008
well, I played Rearmed at the con (and was one of the participants of the panel) and I say if it takes a few more months, do it. Im not in no hurry. I got homework and Soul Calibur 4 to worry about.
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07-28-2008

August 13 is official

According to Major Nelson, at least. he's about as official as it comes.

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/07/28/announcing-the-summer-of-arcade-and-geometry-wars-retro-evolved-2-releases-this-week.aspx
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07-28-2008

Yeah, boys (and girls)

Not only do we get Bionic Commando on the 13th, but we get a chance to win prizes from Xbox for playing it? Sweet deal! Hook a gamer up! Hopefully I'll get enough out of BCR before Castle Crashers dream-crushes us all in keeping BCR up top for more than 2 weeks. *sniff*
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07-28-2008

"Go Go Go Bionic"

Definitely an excellent anime style song intro. Kind of reminds me of Fist of the North-Star "You are Shock".
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07-28-2008

omegasun73

can they give a damn date,this is getting really old
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07-28-2008
@jdunmorejr: Are you asking Capcom (or Ben)? Then you are barking up the wrong tree and should research a little. The game has been finished but BCr had to wait for microsoft (and sony?) to give them a time slot since they didnt get their first one.

And:
http://www.capcom-unity.com/kramez/blog/2008/07/28/bionic_commando_rearmed_available_for_download_in_n_america_on_aug_1314
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07-28-2008

What about PC?

Is August 13th also the release date for the PC?
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07-28-2008

@ DarkJediNova

Worldwide, simultaneous release across all platforms. They've been telling us that for months.
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07-28-2008

FINALLY!!!! A RELEASE DATE!!!!!

Looks like Major Nelson(the OFFICIAL person who announces what games are coming out on Xbox Live) has said that BC:R is coming out on August 13th. And since the game is being released on all platforms simultaneously... looks like August 13th is the day!!!

So my question is, what company will be handling the PC release?
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07-28-2008

@SantaClaus89

I know they have been saying that for months, I have been on this site almost everyday, but I have went to some of the links posted and it mentions the Xbox Live release and the PSN release but nothing is mentioned about the PC release.
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07-28-2008
You'll be able to get it on Steam, Direct2Drive and other PC digital distro services.
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07-28-2008

Thanks Ben!

Thanks Ben for posting the important news! No mention from you about the release date but you make sure to share how hot the bathrooms are when your taking a dump. You piss and moan like a baby! How about this, have some pride and integrity in your work, so that there would not be any further delays. Once you have actually delivered something, then you can have posts pretending to be the next "Howard Stern."
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07-28-2008

@dvincent

I sure hope it comes out at the same time, I am so tired of waiting for bionic commando rearmed to come out and all the delays that seem to keep happening.
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07-28-2008

TomVanDamm

Woa man, I thought I got mad on here...
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07-28-2008

@ DarkJediNova

Hey, I have to keep it real. You tune into this website for info on the game not to hear how horrible it is to work for Capcom and how he's too cheap to by himself a t-shirt. He turned this website into his own personal belly-aching forum. The website is hot because of the game not because anyone finds him mildly interesting. He tries to portray himself as the only reason for BCs return by taking credit for everything about this game. He's a tool and guranteed if he left Capcom today, the game would still come out, with or without Ben.
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07-28-2008

@TomVanDamm

I understand what your saying, you need to read a comment I left awhile back, here is the link: http://bioniccommando.com/us/blog_entries/view/292, if you want to read it, I knew that other people on this forum felt the same way as I do, its nice to finally see somebody else voicing their complaints like I was awhile back.
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07-28-2008

@TomVanDamm

If you decide to read that link, just use your find option and type in my name DarkJediNova, it should find it.
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07-28-2008

Lucky Number 13!!!

HOLY MOTHER LOVING EXCREMENT EXPLODING PILE OF BODACIOUS BASTARD FLAKING STEPFATHER EXCUSING DENIAL EXPLOITING PIECE OF FIDDLE-STICKING TRASH THROWING UNDER-APPRECIATING SOCIETY STOPPING ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Guys we have a release date!!! HOLY SHUCKS!!!!!!!!!! It's not even that long from now, personally I would have rather been kept in the dark until it was released so I wouldn't be counting down the days...still HOW BAD-ASS IS THIS!!!

Thanks Ben for keeping us entertained until the release I seriously appreciate it, although it kinda looks like a lot of the people turned on you and are thirsty for blood.

Thanks Capcom/Grim for making this dream a reality.

Thanks Vertex Guy & Simon Viklund for evolving music beautifully.

Finally thank you Ichirou Mizuki for bringing to life one of the funniest commercials I've ever seen in my entire life, and being a really nice/cool guy.

I don't think I'm forgetting anyone...

(That top part in all caps isn't supposed to mean anything it's just a bunch of verbs strung together, I wouldn't read into it.)
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07-29-2008

@ DarkJediNova @Ben

As I see it, he has to be getting some flack from Capcom cause he hasn't discussed how hot and sweaty his ass has been in Capcom's bathroom while pinching a loaf.
Also Ben, great idea in dropping the commando boots for some white reebok high tops. Exactly what I remembered from the original and completely believable. That's almost as brillant as when you took a red headed character and turned him into a rasta. (That's sarcasm Ben)
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07-29-2008

Comic Con was great

Ben! it was really nice to meet you and Simon at Comic Con! Plus the games were really fun to play! Im really stoked to buy them both. Its great to know that Rearmed is only a few weeks away. Oh and thanks for the autograph, the poster is being proudly displayed in my room. Thanks again!
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07-29-2008

Sigh...

This summer contest thing sucks. Why can't they have done a double release like normal? Now I've got to wait another 2 weeks to play this game. Ah well, at least we got a release date, now I'm just waiting for a release date for the new "xbox live dashboard experience bonanza" or whatever the hell it's called.
There is one good point though, since microsoft announced the summer contest thing for every week being a specific game it's very unlikely that we will see any more delays in release, and where are all the promo videos and demo's for BC:R??? They have had the same single video on the XBLA marketplace since it was anounced. I need something to hold me over till Aug. 13, since I only have 800pts to spend and need that for BC:R. I have been saving those points for about 2 months now.
Also I hope that BC:R's online play isn't screwed up like other XBLA games. Like in metal slug or puzzle fighter where you can't find anyone, or in N+ where you can barely play from all the lag. Please be all that I hoped BC:R.
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07-29-2008

Pricing for the PC

ohh one more thing, it seems that the price for the PC version has still yet to be officially announced. I'm just curious how much it's gonna cost for the PC since that's the only platform I have access to, lol.
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07-29-2008

@Tom

Calm the fork down homie! If it weren't for Ben and everyone else over at GRIN working their arses off, this game wouldn't even be a reality..or what its going to be when your unappreciative arse downloads it come the 13th. You shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. This title for 10 bux is much more than you will get than in most regular "next-gen" titles for 60 bux. Be thankful that they put the blood, sweat, and tears into this game because if it sells well (which it should) they will most likely be getting the chance to remake other classics and give them the same level of love as they did with BC:R.

So yeah, calm down and shut the fork up.
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07-29-2008

A great toast to all "TRUE" Bionic Brothers!!!

Yeah, you've been waiting. Yeah, you've been wanting this game even before the zygote of inspiration existed in the minds of Grin and Capcom. Like I've said multiple times before and been backed up by the most heartfelt Bionic brothers. If you are SO impatient for this game I would say to you get a *FIDDLESTICKS* job and a hobby or six to keep you from spewing forth such a multitude of angry posts about this game not being done on YOUR *FORKING* time. If YOU could produce said product faster and better, then do it! I'm a total free market dude when it comes to putting your money where your mouth is. For all the angry teens bitching about this game not being out; I say "do what your parents did and get a job sir!!!!" For all of the adult gamers bitching about this game not being out yet; you have no *sporking* excuse. Be a *FIDDLESTICKS* adult and quit whining like a bunch of idiots that need to have someone hold your limp gripped little hand while you get your driver's permit. Thanks Ben for putting up with all of this *SHIRT*. Those of us who are fans, are waiting and wanting but understand of all the red tape you dudes must go through on a daily basis. Thanks to all the Bionic Brothers out there and "F" that's right.... *FIDDLESTICKING FORKS, SPORKS, FUDGE* and I quote....May your whole fam damily go buck fuffulos for all I shiv a git you bun of a sitch too all the whiners on this page. Rock on my Bionic Brothers!!!!!!
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07-29-2008

@666

Preach on! lmfao!
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07-29-2008

@Typhon

Tell us how you really feel, dude. ;) I've waited 20 years, what's another two weeks, eh?

Unless I get hit by a bus in the interim. Which I don't plan on happening!
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07-29-2008

Sorry guys.

That was a bit of a drunken shredding last night. I think I got in touch with my inner Big Lebowski though.
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07-29-2008

official release date. Source: Capcom

Augest 13 for xbox 360 (800 points)
Augest 14 for PS3 ($10)

Sound too good to be true? That's what i said when i heard they were remaking bionic commando in the first place. So read it for yourself:
http://www.capcom-unity.com/kramez/blog/2008/07/28/bionic_commando_rearmed_available_for_download_in_n_america_on_aug_1314

We all will be swinging and shooting sooner than we can thank Capcom.
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07-29-2008

Getting a little worried....

I remember listening to a BC:R podcast a couple of months ago and the guys said that the second they had a confirmed release date, they would let everyone know. I find it odd that we're hearing confirmations from capcom-unity.com and majornelson.com but not a single word has been said here... Its obvious that if Major Nelson knows when the game is coming out, the guys here obviously do, and I'm wondering why they didn't tell us. Makes me wonder what else they're not telling us...

Also, I keep hearing about 360 and PS3 release dates and prices but I haven't heard a single thing about the PC release date or price. I'm starting to get a little worried that the PC version might be delayed or even worse, not happening.

Guys, PLEASE give us an offical update on ALL platforms PLEASE!!!!
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07-29-2008

@silverfox64

Your damn right, when it comes out I'm getting it. You mention me being unappreciative. Not really, Capcom is the one bringing forth the game, like Capcom did 20 years ago. I come to this site for updates/info and instead I have to hear about nonsense about the bathroom or how much Ben loves you, it's just garbage. You tune into a podcast and half of the words in it are curses rather than anything of real value, for a fan, it is disheartening and discrediting to those working on the project. My message is clear, if you want people to take you seriously stop with the whole "I'm a slacker routine." It's because of this method of communication and delivery of information, people are frustrated and get pissed off about delays because Ben has discredited the team with his ridiculous posts. Also, it is not like he invented the game and some decisions that I see with the new game aren't the best -i.e. white Reebok high-tops. So yeah I'll include that with my comments because I want the game to be the best. All I'm saying is, shape up and do the site, the team, Capcom and the fans some justice by presenting the materials and info on the game instead of the current means of communication. Then everyone with an IQ above a 8th grader will appreciate it and be more understanding.
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07-29-2008

@typhon

Uh, ok, no offence, but I just want to let you know typhon, and everybody else on here, Ben is not gonna pat you on the back for defending him. It seems that the only stuff he really cares about is everything else except rearmed. Just go look at all the other stuff on this website and you will see what I mean. At the time of this writing he has still not posted the release date officially on this site, but you go to another site that has information about the game, they usually have a link so you get MORE information here!! HAHAHAHA that really is as stupid as it sounds, imagine, getting more information here, but, there is more information about the game everywhere else, doesn't make alot of since does it? That, is what I call a LOAD OF CRAP. All the people on here defending him quite frankly need to shut their mouths. If we relied on him for the release date, it seems that we wouldn't know until a day or so before release, although, I bet we would know what every booth at comicon has in it. And enough with that lame "FIDDLESTICKS" crap, its not funny, and if you think it is, you obviously have never heard a joke before in your life. I don't even want to tell you how weird FIDDLESTICKS sounds. And Typhon, dont point your finger at adults when your on here saying FIDDLESTICKS, i mean really, come on. Your ragging people who are complaining, but the people complaining are the ones who know that this site is about bionic commando, not some producer who thinks he is some rock star and telling us about his life or a bunch of people yelling FIDDLESTICKS everytime I turn around. If your gonna point your finger at people, point where it needs to go.
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07-29-2008

@TomVanDamm

That's what I'm talking about.
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07-29-2008
I always thought that this was kinda a developers blog and the podcast was a way a means of entertainment... frankly, I like everything that has been on the site.

I remember I used to have a Macintosh and I heard that Doom 2 was being ported... I was so pumped, but it got delayed for like over a year from the release and I had nothing. I didn't have any developers telling us what's going on, I didn't have any idea how far the project was along and frankly it really sucked since I pre-ordered it.

I think that you guys need to view these posts in context, they are basically a blog.
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07-29-2008

Disclaimer: the following comment contains no sarcasm.

I agree with Hyakitaki. I enjoy everything that's posted on the site. Especially the podcasts, nuthin' quite like listening to a bunch of guys talk about games and conventions and tradeshows and Japan and Mega Man and to voice actors and to other developers and to game journalists and sometimes even about actual Bionic Commando stuff IMO.

But maybe that's just me, can't expect everyone to enjoy that sort of thing.
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07-29-2008

Do my eyes decieve me?

Am I seeing a release date posted in Wired? The next ? being what's the delta between Japan's release and US?
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07-30-2008

@DarkJediNova

On the contrary, I do appreciate Typhon's comments and everyone else's here. Even yours, although they are quite disheartening.

The problem with having a discussion like this over the internet is it is too easy to go full throttle with your emotions and end up in a pissing match. There are several paths I can take and one of those is just to ignore the haters since very little good will come from trying to present my opinion since it would seem to differ from yours.

Sure, I can tell you have the last 2 weeks have been extremely brutal and that I have literally averaged only 2 hours of sleep per day. I can mention how hard I have fought to get this game off the ground and been doubted by many along the path here. I can even tell you that I understand your frustrations because I feel them myself.

But at the end of the day, it's your opinion and you are entitled to it. If you don't like the blog posts about what it's like to work at Capcom Japan (with my slightly skewed view of things) or if you don't like the joking atmosphere of the podcasts, I urge you to do the only logical thing... spend your time doing what you like! The podcasts certainly aren't for everyone and neither is the style of blog posting that I use.

In the end, it's about Bionic Commando. It has always been. My love of the game has pushed me down this path and while the recent bumps have been tough, I'm just happy to have some other BC fans to talk to. That's all. No agendas. Just gamer to gamer.

Ben
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07-30-2008

Keeping my fingers to myself.

Sorry y'all. What can I say.. Pointless rants are just kind of fun every once in a while but often hard to justify the next day. I know when the game is coming out, (probably) and have no complaints. I'm usually in jackass mode after rehearsal and tend to say some pretty dumb things. I hope to be getting tore up by all you guys in a bionic way as soon as possible. Only two weeks. ROCK!
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07-30-2008

Now that I'm thinking about it..

I honestly have absolutely no ill will in me towards anyone in daily life or this site. I've got to say though that the image of my scrawny long haired ass yelling at some random person across the street to "go buck fuffulos" is pretty damn funny. I say to you DarkJediNova and anyone else who takes the time to read all this silliness that I have the utmost respect for you and yours as a fellow BC fan. I will say though that I really do enjoy the podcasts and some of the more bottom feeding humor that gets thrown around on this site. Sophisticated it is not, but humor it is if it gets a couple o' laughs. All of the July 4th posts had me rolling. Thanks y'all. And thanks Ben for not kicking me off for that last torn up post I made.
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07-30-2008

@ Ichirou Muzuki

Ok well I feel that Ichiro Muzuki isn't getting enough credit here so I'm gonna tell you about the first time I saw the music video for BC:R.

First of all I knew it was going to be funny, but I had no idea how funny.

So I clicked play and within the first 30 seconds I was pissing all over my pants as I rolled on the floor laughing gasping for breath. That is I literally laid down a plastic sheet, took my pants off, laid them on-top of the sheet and then began immediately urinating all over them.

It was like most ridiculous video I've ever seen, and the vocals (even though I have no idea what they mean other than the random thrown in "BIONIC!!!") were perfectly in sync with the video. Seriously though even though I had no idea what you were saying I could hear the places that you stressed the words and it was incredibly perfect. Thankz for the awesome video, I never thought I would see a modern Bionic Commando commercial lol.

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Can we get some subtitles for that video? I'm dying to know what exactly they're singing.

Also, I got a secret package in the mail today. Kinda like the ones Spencer gets in the various levels. It contained something so undeniably awesome that I could only avert my eyes as it shone upon my girlfriend and I as we opened it.

It was an "I Rescued Super Joe" shirt. And it was glorious. It's a shame I can't wear it since the shirt was an M (probably all they were made in) and I require an XL (with my classic football player's build) but my GF posited the idea of framing it. I think that's what we'll do. Because honestly, wearing and washing that shirt would be sacrilege.

Keep up the good work, fellas. And Ben, in two weeks time, I will keep my word on beating the game on the mystery difficulty. May death come quickly to my enemies!
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07-30-2008

@Ben

Look, I do apologize for my rudeness and although I have never been in a situation such as yours, look at it from my point of view. I have been playing games since I was 5 years old when I got an atari(I cant remember the type of atari, it didn't look like the classic one, heck, it may have not even been an atari, but it was the system I got before my NES.)so needless to say I have been playing games for years. The point I am trying to make here is is that I don't get excited about video games, but I am extremely excited about this one. Bionic Commando is one of my favorite games of all time, so when I found out Capcom was making a remake, I was thrilled. So, I kept checking this site, getting mad about all the delays, and finally a date is announced, Aug 13 for Xbox live, and Aug 14 for PSN. Do you see whats wrong here? THERE IS NO PC RELEASE DATE!!!! If its not one thing its another, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel for this game and then all of a sudden we don't get a PC release date! It always seems to be one more thing, so when are we getting the PC release? What company is holding you up this time? The other release dates are announced, why isn't the PC's? What "first party" is taking their time? I see indie type games and mods on steam all the time, and I doubt they have to wait very long. It just doesn't make any sense. There is no reason to hide release dates anymore! WHEN ARE WE GONNA GET A PC RELEASE DATE?!?!?
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I'm also not trying to start any crap with anybody on this site either. I come on here everyday to see whats going on in the Bionic world. To me, this site as stated by other people keeps us-the fans-entertained and up to date with whats going on and has a very positive feel to it. The community here is also great but when a couple people go throwing negative stuff around, well, it kinda pissed me off a little. I also apologize for whatever negative statement i may have said in the defense of BC. Its all love. Come Aug. 13th, everyone will be way F'n happy! Peace~
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07-30-2008

@ DarkJediNova and silverfox64 and everyone else.

Awesome comments my brothers. I will do one final digressing statement by thanking you both for being true Bionic Brothers and logically slapping someone (me) upside the head for acting very "un-dude" on this site. It is incredibly stupid to say anything remotely offensive to strangers that one has no frame of reference to make any statement for. But as far as what this site is really for.... I am so exited for BCR and 3D BC that I can hardly contain myself. All the fans that are communicating here have very valid and heartfelt things to share about what they want the games to be and why they are exited for them. I was really bummed myself that the game didn't come out it May. I can only assume that the delays were created by some kind of 50's style horror movie monster that used red tape as it's means of destruction. The more people that are involved within a project, the more people that have to stamp the seal of approval. Then it's sent off to god knows how many other stampers to get things done. Thank all y'all!
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07-30-2008

I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO RESCUE SUPER JOE!!!

Hell ya I got my shirt today also!!! Before I go on I would like to mention that I did not get all the questions right, which leads me to believe that the whole "top 10" people was a discouraging factor to weed out all the not so X-CORE Bionic Commando fans.

With that being said I would just like to call Ben Judd an ULTRA BAD-ASS for doing it that way because it truly was the best way to please the fanzz.

Ok now on to when I first got the e-mail... It was an incredibly scary and short e-mail that asked for my personal information, I had to wonder whether this was really from Capcom or if it was Ben Judd himself just trying to hunt me for BLOOD SPORT. Idea were flinging through my mind, but I realized I could probably take Benn Judd 1v1 (unless he has remote controlled rockets), and I entered my home address.

I can only assume that Capcom then quickly sold my information to the highest bidder.

Still I was basically like "Well the shirt should get to me in 6-8 months". I already had a picture in my head of some minority group, begging for money on the street and here comes Capcom dropping the package in his open guitar case, and maybe giving him a sandwich as payment for delivery. I even had a chuckle imagining them swimming across the North Atlantic Ocean.

Still to my surprise on the day of our lord "Tuesday July 29th 2008" I got a thin grey padded envelope.

Note: I got the e-mail on July 23rd and responded the same day.

On the front of the envelope was my address crudely sprawled out in black pen in all caps, as if written by a 7 year old slave child. The return address was in London, and there was a vibrant red stamp on it that clearly read "AIR MAIL".

Now I was cautious because I still thought it might be a trap, since Capcom or Grim was found no where on the thing. I cautiously smelled the envelope slowly at first, but then with increasing force. To my dismay it smelled only of paper.

Slowly I peeled the glue end open, I was trembling slightly in excitement. What I found inside was incredible, there was a letter something else that I had to investigate later.

I opened the letter to see that it was typed by a female named "Laura Skelly" of Capcom Europe. My eyes quickly shifted to the back of the page and there was a large red lipstick lip imprint. I smelled the lipstick and it smelled slightly of strawberries. Every crack and crevice of the lips were revealed through this carefully imprinted copy.

Below the imprint clearly read "Ben Judd "Heart"". From here I was thinking about saying something like, I quickly pressed my lips up against the dried lipstick....but I decided that since I was lying about the lipstick in the first place that I wouldn't.

So I pulled the shirt out of the envelope, and removed it from it's plastic cage. It's grey color and neon greens were most prominent. Since you guys have all seen the shirt I will save the extreme details and just tell you that I found it kind of funny that Capcom is printed about 4 times larger on the back than Grin.

It is a medium shirt, and it's a little bit long on me right now but upon closer inspection it's 90% cotton made in Honduras (doesn't mention preshrunk). Still I like my shirts a little bit long and I'm somewhat afraid to wash it for that reason...

Still I'm gonna wear it proudly, and use it with my favorite pickup line that goes a little something like this:

"Hey Baby" I moan. Then the hottest blonde chick you've ever seen looks over at me.
"Guess What" I whisper into her ear, making care to exhale a little bit of extra hot breath into her ear.
"What?" She says being extremely annoyed.
"I'm naked......under these clothes" I say while grinning and winking suggestively.
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07-30-2008

Awesome Hyakitaki

Damn...I really should have entered some of those contests. I...I got nothing....Rock the shirt and rock it with Bionic pride brother!!!!
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07-30-2008

Attention Ben: Character name suggestion

Hey Ben- I was wondering if you would consider the name Blaze Ironton for a character name in a future game- he could live in Drackett Tower and build his strength at the Larkins gym
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07-30-2008

Attention Ben: Character name suggestion

Hey Ben- I was wondering if you would consider the name Blaze Ironton for a character name in a future game- he could live in Drackett Tower and build his strength at the Larkins gym
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07-30-2008

@Blaze Ironton

I will certainly consider adding a character named that! What an incredibly tough-sounding name! Matter of fact, I think I'll name my son that. But I wouldn't want him to go to Drackett Tower... nothing but douche bags and losers over there!

Ben
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@hyataki

I think what happened with the contest is that there were very few (or perhaps no?) people who got all twenty right, so they probably went through and got the "runners up" with 19, 18, etc right until they distributed all the shirts. I know I got one question wrong (the damn gamma communicator) so it's a likely hypothesis.
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07-30-2008

Glad your still alive Ben

Hey Ben glad to see you back here. I can only assume your working on something, and that's why nothing has been posted here right?
I'm so excited to have a definite maybe on the release date!! Things are going to get really quiet around here the middle of Aug. Rock on (Gender non specific) Brotheren!

As for the podcasts, posts, and base humor... well its perfect really. When I'm sitting on crapper, right here in little Logan Utah, with sweat running down my pack, pinchin' off a loaf, I think "Man I could be a sexy Capcom video game Producer!". Then the moment "passes" and I have to go back to my hum drum life as a web programmer. But for that one moment I get to share in the excitement, and for that I THANK YOU Ben. You are the man!

Oh and if you really loved the fans you'd let us buy t-shirts (I know you love. See what you can do)
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07-30-2008

stop whining

@BEN and everyone else heh.

This site has been pretty awesome at giving us little tid bits and things to keep us interested until the game is released.

Keeping a buzz going is very logical from a marketing point of view. Ben and his team are just trying to give us more than the average game company and anyone who doesn't realize this needs to take a harder look.
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07-30-2008

Ok, now I'm REALLY worried...

As I stated in my previous comment, I was getting a little worried about the PC release of BC:R, since there literally hasn't been ANY info about it in weeks. Well now I'm REALLY worried, because I'm sure Ben has seen all comments regarding the PC version and he hasn't said ANYTHING about it, not even simple addressing the one MAJOR concern, if its even coming out still!

Ben, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let us know if this game is still coming out for PC in your NEXT reply! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE just give us that much!!!
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07-30-2008

@SchwannyT

I feel your pain my friend. I think I'm going to need to start researching the possibilities of a personal bionic air conditioner for my ass with the central Texas heat being the way it is. 104 degrees and swinging..a.. I mean climbing.
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07-30-2008

@Ben

Man, I just don't get it, why wont you tell us about the Bionic Commando Rearmed Release date for the PC? Why is everything so secretive? It doesn't make any sense. Both of the other release dates have been announced. Man, I want to be nice about all this and stop giving you flack, but if its not one thing, its another. Please give us PC users some relief and tell use the release date!
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07-31-2008

Geez

And I thought fighting between girls were bad. If you've been waiting for x years for Capcom to make a sequel, waiting an extra couple of months won't kill you. Annoy, maybe, but not kill you. I'm sure there's a valid reason for keeping mum about the release date. Maybe they're doing planning something special for the podcast or some contest? Or maybe they're just busy working on other projects?

Anyway I enjoy the podcast and the off-topic posts. It keeps it interesting for me. If it went the serious route I'd probably lose interest in the podcast.
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07-31-2008

???

Can anyone tell me when no online multiplayer was announced? I just bought Geometry wars 2 and found out it didn't have online multiplayer, then I find out BC:R has no online multiplayer. WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON???

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