Matt Hazard and I clearly disagree, Of course, Matt Hazard is a fictional videogame character voiced by Will Arnett, which either makes his opinion less or significantly more important than mine. A few new clips of his Eat Lead game were released yesterday, and for all you TR readers who couldn’t give a shit Japanese RPGs, I think you’ll find a kindred spirit in Hazard as he meets a JRPG hero himself.
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.