The Tokyo Game Show is currently on-going, and the only announcement that has currently rocking my world so far is that Dead Rising‘s Frank West will be a playable character in the upcoming U.S. release of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Even if you weren’t impressed with Dead Rising or have no desire to buy another Vs game, I defy you to watch this video and tell me that Frank West is not the greatest fighting game character of all time. His basic moves include using the gear he could grab in the Dead Rising mall, including shovels, baseball bats, and shopping carts. Hell, he can send out zombies after his opponents. But really, just watch his special moves — they’re divine. This might be the first Wii game I end up buying since early 2008, frankly. (Via Kotaku)
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.