…that she’s the star of a shockingly fun-looking online game. I’m not a fan of real-time strategy games, because other than my bastard-sword-like wit (powerful and requires two hands to hold) I’m pretty slow of mind, but the action elements and humor of Fat Princess are such that it looks like I’d enjoy it anyways. Of course, Fat Princess is only coming to the PS3’s online network, meaning I’m screwed until someone at Village Voice Media has some kind of brain tumor that causes them to buy PS3’s for all their bloggers. I’ve got my fingers crossed!
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.