I nearly forgot. WiiWare?the thing that’s exactly like the Wii’s Virtual Console but has new cheap games instead of old cheap games?is launching today with six different titles. I’m most exacted about the manic Defend Your Castle as I absolutely love brutality against stick men (enough so that this is the second time I’ve posted the video above), but I imagine most folks will be downloading Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King. That leaves Lost Winds, which I haven’t heard of until today, as it’s being advertised in many places that are not TR, something called Pop, then VIP Casino Blackjack and TV Show King, which are a waste of my time to even type and waste of your time to even read. My apologies.
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.