How Its Done: 20XXs creator bottles that Mega Man soul

Here’s the thing about Mega Man: getting it right is not easy. Over the more than three dozen Mega Man games made over the past thirty years, most of them aren’t that great. The dizzying highs of Mega Man 3 and Mega Man X are often paired with ghastly lows like Mega Man X7 and the Wonderswan version of Rockman & Forte. (Yes, it’s that bad.) That’s why we’re so impressed with Batterystaple Games. 20XX, its new game paying homage to the Mega Man classics but with a co-op spin, captures some of that elusive soul. We’re talking to Batterystaple’s Chris King about how he did it on How It’s Done, live today at 4:30PM ET/1:30PM PT.

Dig the show? We’re here four days a week, Monday through Thursday so make sure to follow our Twitch channel! When are we live? Here’s our schedule:

Monday: What’s Happening
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Maxwell McGee and company take you inside the world of gaming this week, playing what’s new and discussing everything that’s happening in the news.

Tuesday: I Got Next!
3:30PM – 5PM ET/12:30PM – 2PM PT
Anthony John Agnello hangs out with fascinating folks from every walk of life, playing their favorite games. This is you chance to chat with creators from the world of music, film, comics, and everything else under the sun.

Wednesday: Departure Lounge
6:30PM – 8PM ET/3:30PM – 5PM PT
Sometimes you just look at a game and wonder: what in the f*&% is that?! Hosts Ludwig Kietzmann, Ashley Reed, and the rest of the GR+ crew check out gaming’s strangest treasures.

Thursday: How It’s Done
4:30PM – 6PM ET/1:30PM – 3PM PT
Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Maybe that’s why video games seem so remarkable. We meet with the creators of the best games to demystify the process.

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