Have you heard of WiiWare? It’s like a second Virtual Console on your Wii, except of downloading old, often terrible games, you can download new, fantastic ones. Seriously, every trailer I’ve seen for a WiiWare game has been bizarre and great. The most baffling one is World of Goo:
I have no idea what’s going on, how you play or what you’re supposed to do, but I’m intrigued, which is more than I can say for anything that’s come out so far for the PS3. If the mysterious goo isn’t doing it for you, you’re welcome to check out the Strongbad game (do people still watch Strongbad? Is that what you kids are into?) and the Major League Eating game, which including licensed eaters like Kobayashi and bazooka barfing.
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.