Rejected ENN Stories – Jan 20, 2010
January 20th, 2010

Posted by Jeremy

Every week, Paul, Graham, Kathleen and I get together to write ENN. Over the week, each of us actually writes stories separately, then we get together on Fridays to choose what to use, what to revise, etc. Sometimes the stories we throw out aren’t very good; other times, they are too obscure for a wider audience. Even so, sometimes very good stories have to be thrown out because there is just not enough space for them in the episode. Here are some of those stories for this week’s episode:

Mega Man 10

Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed the names and abilities of the evil robots in Capcom’s upcoming Mega Man 10. While the roster mostly consists of predictable entries, like Blade Man and Chill Man, a few, like the “Thunder Wool”” wielding Sheep Man have Mega Man enthusiasts scratching their heads. Capcom Character Designer Keiji Inafune defended the choice saying, “What? Sheep are scary! With their big horns and magical lightening powers, who knows what they’re up to?”

Coming this Fall!

While many developers are working on Project Natal games, a feature by developer trade publication Develop, has revealed that many companies are concerned Natal will need a “killer game” to ensure market success. According the feature, only one company has shown extreme enthusiasm for Natal — NBC-Comcast, who are looking to premiere “Naltarded!” a hidden camera show of gamers using the Natal in its 10pm weeknight timeslot this fall as a replacement for the Jay Leno Show.


Director James Cameron has rebutted allegations that his hugely successful film ‘Avatar’ references the visual style and technology of Halo, noting that Halo itself draws heavy inspiration from his own properties, most notabily Aliens. Reports as of today place Cameron at a playground near Bungie Studios’ Kirkland, Washington offices, in an attempt to confront founder Jason Jones on so-called neutral ground. “My daddy” noted Cameron “Could totally beat up his daddy”, as he put down his backpack and ET thermos in preparation for the altercation.


  1. I would have enjoyed that shot at Leno and NBC-Comcast. They need to be reamed consistently and thoroughly.

    Comment by AK4186 — January 20, 2010 @ 6:18 pm

  2. I really liked the HALO-tar story. I feel like either Graham or Kathleen would have done that really well, especially the “My dad could totally beat up his dad.”

    Comment by tak197 — January 20, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

  3. Wow I love the Natal/Leno bit. Watch as a new feud develops between “Naltarded” and “LOL CATZ”, two new shows vying to replace both Leno and Conan on NBC.

    Comment by meowmixman — January 20, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

  4. Halotar sounds hilarious. I wish you guys could have made that one. You should have put Dale as Cameron and you would have had gold

    Comment by NJT — January 20, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

  5. You should have run the Natal story. It’s brilliant.

    Comment by Numbert — January 20, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

  6. while I also like the natal one, I don’t know that I would replace anything in this ep with it

    Comment by cc — January 20, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

  7. Thanks guys. I wrote the Natal story, but I didn’t feel it was as strong as some of our other stories. Jer’s Halotar story was hilarious, and cut only for time reasons.

    Comment by kathleen — January 20, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

  8. I made a similar Megaman quip when I told my brother some of the new bosses and got a puzzled look regarding Sheep Man. It made me look dumb though because I had neglected to mention the horns and lightning powers.

    Visual Aids!

    Comment by Keith K — January 21, 2010 @ 4:59 am

  9. Well, I at least got the Mathnet joke. One down I guess, nine to go. I remember as a kid loving Mathnet and not even caring about the rest of the show.
    I guess it was due to those ‘awesome’ sketches and music videos.

    Comment by DHos — January 21, 2010 @ 6:45 pm

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