Hey! I just had a question for someone more experienced with this sort of thing. Since the official site for the new game (which is now up in full (yay!)) not only confirms that Nathan Spencer IS the same person as the NES version of Rad Spencer despite the different name, but also gives "Rad" as a nickname based on his codename Research And Development #1, or RAD #1, would it be all right if I moved info from the Nathan Spencer article to the Rad Spencer article? Or is that too hasty? Thanks for listening! Dinosaur bob 12:54, 24 December 2007 (MST)
Thanks. I'll try to figure something out. Also, I've started getting info from the new-and-improved Official Site up regarding the new game, so if it's an article I posted but it doesn't sound familiar, that's probably the reason. Dinosaur bob 21:16, 24 December 2007 (MST)
No problem! Bionic Commando is one of my favorite game series, and I'm just so excited they're making a new one that I started looking for a Bionic Commando wiki. When I found this one and noticed there was so much work that needed to be done, well, heh, I guess I just went right to work at it! So really, thank YOU for getting this up, and for your earlier effort (the ORIGINAL Bionic Commando Database)- easily my favorite BC fan site out there. Dinosaur bob 21:23, 24 December 2007 (MST)
Hey there! Yeah... finally returning. Sorry I just disappeared off the map. But hey- there's a TON of new stuff on the official site, and I DO have a question.
In particular, regarding the Wired Gunner boss- apparently, the team doing Rearmed have given him a backstory and name- as well as a redesign- and dubbed him Gottfried Groeder.
Don't believe me? Check it- it's on the official site! http://www.bioniccommando.com/us/pages/NG_Key_figures/id:32#content ^note the Wired Gunner's mugshot up there on his profile. Like with Super Joe, they put his NES likeness up on the profile.
Then comes the question- there isn't a page for the Wired Gunner yet, so, should I create the G.G. page and just let you redirect the Wired Gunner to it (since I don't know how to do redirects, TBH)? Or should I just let you handle that?
Anywho, sorry again for just dissapearing like that and leaving you to do all the work yourself, but hey- I'm back NOW, and, well, yeah. Dinosaur bob 19:31, 21 July 2008 (MDT)
All right, I'll get on it. Another question, though- as you've probably already gathered by my recent edits to Super Joe's page, the team behind the new BC titles have finally made the link between the Commando series (well, at least the first two, released Stateside as Commando and MERCS) and the Bionic Commando series official. See here to get it straight from the horse's mouth: http://www.bioniccommando.com/us/pages/CBC_History So, that begs the question- should we start putting more in-depth information on the Commando series in this Wiki as well? I mean, they've come right out and explicitly stated that Rearmed and the sequel's Super Joe is the Super Joe from Commando, and also, they didn't give him the name "Joseph Gibson" as an accident-
Note that this is one of the three main characters from the Commando sequel, MERCS. Thus, they've tied together at LEAST Commando, MERCS, and the BC series into one canon here- not sure about Commando 3 yet, have to see what's up when they release it.
Anywho, since they're now considering it one big metaseries... should we or shouldn't we here on the Bionic Commando Database? Like I said- it's a good question. Dinosaur bob 14:16, 22 July 2008 (MDT)
No problem- two heads workin' on this are better than one, right? Also, found a flyer distributed by Capcom around the time they released the arcade version of Commando and on the back, it does, indeed, refer to the main character as "Super Joe" several times- so while neither the game nor the cabinet name him, he is referred to as Super Joe in official game-related material. Check it out:
And I'm getting around to Gottfried Groeder- right now, I'm listening to the latest podcast. ;) Dinosaur bob 14:46, 22 July 2008 (MDT)
I know doing the Merchandise articles is your department, but I thought I could at LEAST upload some images of some of the newer stuff. Here they are- the "The Evolution of ComMANDo" T-shirt given out at Comic Con, and the prototype of the Nathan Spencer action figure, to be made by NECA:
In addition, here are some images I wanted to ask about using in the Bionic Arm article- the concept model they used for the Bionic Arm, and what I think is a better pic of the arm in action than the one currently being used:
Well, hope ya like 'em! Dinosaur bob 17:45, 1 August 2008 (MDT) One other quick thing: Going back over the Newswire, I found a few interesting bits I missed back whe I let the stuff pile up: the reveal of how each characer in BCR's multiplayer will play differently, and the big reveal of every weapon in the game. I gotta say, that's a lot for just ME to do, so would you mind lending a hand? Especially with figuring out which NES weapons, if any, have equivalents with the BCR weapons- such as how they confirmed that Joe's Machine Gun will be returning, and, with no machine gun on the list, the basic equivalent seems to be the Plasma Rifle. Either that or the machine gun seen about halfway through this Making Of featurette, which would make it the ??? weapon on the list.
If that's true, then rejoice- they've ubered-up Joe's Machine Gun to the point that it actually IS the "ultimate weapon in the game" it was made out to be in the NES version. http://www.bioniccommando.com/en/blog_entries/view/198 http://www.bioniccommando.com/en/blog_entries/view/206 Dinosaur bob 19:21, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
Yeah, yet ANOTHER thing- I'm gonna need help merging the Hal and Haley articles- turns out my "idiotic suspicion" about them being meant to be the same character (similar names, similarly both considered "dangerous", Haley being a weapons nut and concept art showing her with a bazooka in her pack, several other things) is anything BUT stupid- check out Question Number Five out of that one Bionic Commando quiz competition on the official site a while back:
'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.'
Also, the final release date for BC:R has been confirmed on the site: August 13th. So we have to update any articles referring to the release date of said game.
Yeah- we have a LOT of work ahead of us lately, don't we? XD Dinosaur bob 22:04, 1 August 2008 (MDT)
Thanks. I pretty much figured that was too much for one person to do alone. XD Dinosaur bob 13:41, 5 August 2008 (MDT)
Okay. In any case, I'm gonna leave the merging of the Hal and Haley articles to you, as well as doing the merchandise. I'll get to work on the new weapons info and such. ;) Dinosaur bob 13:44, 5 August 2008 (MDT) Botherin' you yet AGAIN! Anyways, I FINALLY managed to find a screenshot from the 7th Gen BC title that has Spencer's feet on the ground and his bionic arm attached to something at roughly a 45 degree angle- it fits rather nicely with the OTHER pics on the Bionic Arm page, even better than the LAST one I found! What do you think? Dinosaur bob 17:10, 5 August 2008 (MDT)
Just popping by to let you know I finally fixed some technical issues with my PC (incompatible video card (or whatever the heck you call it- don't ever let anyone tell you I'm computer literate XD)- wasn't until AFTER I'd purchased the game that I found out that the requirements were more specific than the specs I'd printed off)) that was keeping me from playing my copy of Rearmed. I've already beaten it halfway through, and DANG is there a buttload of stuff I'm gonna have to add- like the game reveals that Spencer had a long-lost wife, each of the weapons (not just the Revolver and the Shotgun) have designations, so the weapons from Rearmed are all gonna have to have their pages moved or renamed or whatever, and all that other good stuff, and even returning enemies have new names- Robots, for example, are now Mini Tank Droids.
Soon as I beat the game, I'm gonna start the hefty task of helping to update the wiki. Thank goodness the pause menu has a database function with the names of and info on all the equipment you've gotten, places you've gone, enemies and hazards you've encountered, etc., so at least THAT much is gonna be simplified. Dinosaur bob 13:41, 6 November 2008 (MST)