There Will Be Brawl – Episode 1 : Twilight Ruin from There Will Be BRAWL on Vimeo.
I’m begging you here; if you watch one video on Topless Robot, please let it be “There Will Be Brawl.” I don’t want to tell you anything about?you’ll be most rewarded for just watching?but rest assured, it’s not a There Will Be Blood parody as much as a pitch-black look at a corrupt, crime-infested Super Smash Bros. Brawl world, with shockingly competent production values (however, if anyone can design an “I Eat Your Mushroom” shirt, send me a damn email).
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.