I doubt many of you come to Topless Robot for your hard-hitting PC game coverage, but even I noticed that Blizzard announced Diablo III this weekend, and that buzzing sound you hear is the hordes of computer nerds simultaneously reaching orgasm. GameTrailers has about a million videos of the game, but none more indicate of the game that this 19-minute gameplay demonstrating full of hacking, slashing, more hacking, pretty graphics, a bit more slashing, and a terrible voiceover explaining what’s going on.
I’m not a PC guy, but everyone knows this is just Gauntlet, right? All gussied up? I’m not insulting it, Gauntlet‘s a great game. I just don’t know if the kids today are aware.
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.