Sorry to get you excited, but the beloved Halo machinema Red Vs. Blue will not be getting a Saturday morning cartoon, as awesome as that would be. But Rooster Teeth, the folks behind Red Vs. Blue, did debut a rather fantastic actual Red Vs. Blue cartoon at PAX this past weekend. They’ve admitted they have no plans to make more, but they do have some hope (for some terrible reason, they also have no plans to put the clip online, which is why you’re getting this bootleg). It appears some game sites are calling it anime, which does not appear to be true, and certainly, Rooster Teeth hasn’t claimed any Japanese studio worked on the thing. Something tells me most Japanese studios wouldn’t be beating down the doors to work on a low-budget, barely authorized short work for a cult American audience based on an American game. Still, it’s a hoot to watch. (Via Joystiq)
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.