Do you remember EA’s Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects videp game? If you don’t, it’s entirely possible that you’ve repressed it, your mind trying to shield you from how fucking awful it was (you should check out the video below, and refresh yourself). Anyways, EA was making another Marvel fighting game…until Monday, when EA and Marvel announced they were stopped their deal.
This is good news, people; for whatever reason, the only country that can make good games based on American comic book superheroes is Japan, like Capcom’s Marvel super Heroes, X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom, etc. In Capcom’s games, you can select dozens of Marvel’s greatest characters (and a lot of the shitty ones, too, actually). In EA’s game, you can fight villains named?and I’m not making this up?The Wink, Johnny Ohm, and…Niles Van Roekel. The terror! (Via Gametap)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.